a great challenge idea... but the music I listen to I don't know if I would want to find myself in that. I think I have a song lyric but we can't reproduce lyrics because of copyrighting, right? well so I guess that is the challenge. Ok off to think about this one.
Ok I don't know if this is what you wanted, the song is MY Little Empire BY Manic Street Preachers.
words " " are by Nicky (Wire) Jones. I know it is not exactly "shiny happy people" the song is about living in your own world, isolation but also that the isolation that comforts can also destroy.
It is a sad little melody,
opening with an electric guitar,
and acoustic bass lines, wrapped in
sombre cellos and gentle drumming.
Two voices, one deadpan the other one
with restrained gusto, melt over the music,
as it revolves in simplicity barely
changing tone or texture.
Yet in its basic form lies its beauty,
In its sadness lies its hope,
like the overcast skies
underscored with ebbing light,
"All of my sins are attempts to fill the voids
All of my voids they are filled with sin
All of my demons they are kept within
And all my violence it does not exist"
These words speak to me, that gentle
Un-intrusive way of living, content isolation
Yet the awareness that while walls protect
They also imprison,
" My little empire
I'm bored of being bored"
But whatever the existence
sadness surrounds blankets and dulls the outside,
wrapped up to myself, sleep brings solace,
as the music lulls me to a tranquil sigh.
"My little empire I'm happy being sad."
"an afixiation a fix on anything the line of life the limb of a tree
the hands of he and the promise that s/he is blessed among women".
[This message has been edited by brian madden (edited 09-23-2000).]