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Music Prompt #30: “Land of Confusion” by Genesis

I keep a list of songs that I use for the prompt. Last week whilst looking for a Valentine-appropriate song, I found this beaut. I know what you’re thinking: “It’s a hella strange,” and “This isn’t the Muppet Show!” I hear ya. I am not afraid to state the the lyrics may not inspire poetry.

But here’s the thing: I was very inspired by the style of the video. It reminds me of “Take On Me” and “Video Killed the Radio Star.” A time long past when sex wasn’t always the selling point. When it was OK to make a video that made little sense to the viewers.

This week, I throw down a gauntlet of sorts: Create art. Bad, stinky art. A doodle. Collage. A work in progress. Go wild, meter-less. Ignore the lyrics if needed 😀 I’ll join in too. 

“Land Of Confusion”

I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street.Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But I can see the fire’s still alight
There burning into the night.There’s too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh Superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago –
Ooh when the sun was shining
Yes and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago –

I won’t be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We’re not just making promises
That we know, we’ll never keep.

Too many men
There’s too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.

Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we’re given
Stand up and let’s start showing
Just where our lives are going to.

Image Courtesy of DeduloPhotos

Use the above song as inspiration for any form of creative expression (including but not limited too short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, covers, music/dance videos etc.)

Alternatively,

If you are a musician use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

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About Rose

I am... cautious, labyrintine, secretive, lost, confused, brazen, independent, indestructible, miraculous, devastating, trapped, please others for approval, scars inside and out, addiction, hiding, erasing, running but past always catches up, adventuresome, sadness, disconnect, various drug treatments for depression and anxiety, discovering, foolishness idealistic, stubborn, belief in love, sympathy for others, capable of great kindness, neglect, selfishness, poor choices, thoughts of death, exclusion, lonely, distinct, vivid, real, belief in Random Acts of Kindness, teacher, patient, supportive, contemplating, academic achievement, lost and broken dreams, second and third and fourth chances, unique, resourceful, professional, humorous, loves children, curious about neuroanatomy and linguistics, people-watcher, introspective, reader of multiple books at a time, intermittent Spanish student, disgraceful at math, hate politics and violence, non-voter,sensitive, stressed, participant in NaNo, novelist, music lover, inspiration finder, searcher for Wisdom in everything, traveler, caver, photographer, afraid of oceans, childish, awestruck, proud of my children, breathing..

5 comments on “Music Prompt #30: “Land of Confusion” by Genesis

  1. Pingback: Music Prompt #30: “Land of Confusion” by Genesis – Edges of Our Mind | Morpethroad

  2. taleweavering
    February 19, 2016

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitting_Image might help give context to this music video if you’ve never heard or seen Spitting Image — which was absolutely hilarious, right on, and did the wildest music videos. Wilder than this one.

  3. Sanaa Rizvi
    February 21, 2016

    Fabulous prompt Rose 🙂 I posted!

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