Drama for Life by Poets of the Fall

‘Drama for life’ is the first single released from the album Clearview, by the Finnish alternative rock band from Helsinki, who go by the name of, Poets of the Fall. The album releases on September, the 30th , 2016.

It is hoped by the authorship that the readers may find the publication to their taste, even as some delicate, metaphorical nerves of human existence are touched upon. The mundane cataclysms of life, the not required opulence, the stuff that is often left unattended. That which conglomerates into a situation of notorious note with the passage of time. The stuff that fuels the angst within. That which simmers and eats from within, feeds like a monster and has never stopped, unless by uncertainty, or the square sum of speed of light.

Depression is not a quantifiable entity, yet it has modes of expression. Our mind is the stuff of canvas.  The state of the mind is one of the most volatile feature of our existence, at par with the mood of the bowels. And yes the mind and the intestine are cousins. They even probably belong to a family of miners who have sea weed for breakfast. Staying with the drift, the happy juices in our body operate on a queer modus vivendi. They provide, they run out, they replenish and take their own time. They may not get their fair chance of running the entire course, as per procedure albeit queer, deep down somewhere, obscure to our better judgment, and sense of pragmatic understanding, the hormones of sorrow get secreted.


original artwork from the album

This is where the perfectly formed pieces fall into place. This is where we make sense of it all. That is what the basic understanding of depression could be said to bring about. Depression needs no logical reasoning to manifest itself upon the psyche of an individual. It is pretty much of a trash and treasure situation. An ardent function of time. As early spring and verses and Wordsworth keep crossing my mind, like a chant embossed on some charged nerve of the mind, like that when in the sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to my mind. Care not for the quotes, for the essence is just as sublime.

Poets of the Fall perhaps would have been like any other alternate age rock bands, if it was not for their lyrics. If you are still doing the alternative rock in 2016, then you got to be special and dedicated. The impression the words make, makes a Metallica. Yes, there are guitars and amps and pedals, and processors, and keys and note arrangements which perhaps categorizes the genre. Yet the words my friend, is what you could not consider as just mere sounds. The words, depending on its understandability, may categorize you as popular or poetic.

The lyrics of the song, Drama for Life, pretty speak for them self. Life is not a story. Even if it seems to be for some time, you might just want to get your souvenir and escape. There is a ‘madman’ inside all of us. It is only a matter of expression. The world is a stage. We are all, ‘sentenced to drama for life.’ You might as well get on with your own lines, rather than been lost in quotations.

original artwork by the band

This is what the songwriter himself had to say about his compilation.

“The song is about the workings of the wonderful machine that is the human mind. The machine that can create unique and brilliant new ideas but also cause us so much trouble. So often our minds drive us towards these checkmate situations as if we had this internal designer playing an aggressive game of chess against ourselves.”




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