Monday Meditations: A Nightmare

This week we descend into the frightening twists and turns of our our own nightmares… as conveyed by a Top 40 artist.

SONG OF THE WEEK

“Day N Nite (Nightmare)” by Kid Cudi

Yes. It’s a Top 40 hit. It also happens to be one of the most haunting, artistic Top 40 hits I have ever heard in my life. Hear the unsettling beats in the background, and the hypnotic lyrics, and tell me that this isn’t a masterpiece. Music video only makes it more spooky.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Here are the lyrics for “Day N Nite”…

“[Kid Cudi:]
Day and night (what, what)
I toss and turn, I keep stressing my mind, mind (what, what)
I look for peace but see I don’t attain (what, what)
What I need for keeps this silly game we play, play
Now look at this (what, what)
Madness the magnet keeps attracting me, me (what, what)
I try to run but see I’m not that fast (what, what)
I think I’m first but surely finish last, last

[Chorus:]
’cause day and night
The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night
He’s all alone through the day and night
The lonely loner seems to free his mind at night (at, at, at night)
Day and night
The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night
He’s all alone, some things will never change (never change)
The lonely loner seems to free his mind at night (at, at, at night)

[Kid Cudi:]
Hold the phone (what, what)
The lonely stoner, Mr. Solo Dolo (what, what)
He’s on the move can’t seem to shake the shade (what, what)
Within his dreams he sees the life he made, made
The pain is deep (what, what)
A silent sleeper you won’t hear a peep, peep (what, what)
The girl he wants don’t see no one into (what, what)
It seems the feelings that she had are through, through

[Chorus]

[Kid Cudi:]
Slow-mo (what, what)
When the temple slows up and creates that new, new (what, what)
He seems alive though he is feeling blue (what, what)
The sun is shining man he’s super cool, cool
The lonely nights (what, what)
They fade away he slips into his white Nikes (what, what)
He smokes a clip and then he’s on the way (what, what)
To free his mind in search of,
To free his mind in search of,
To free his mind in search of,

[Chorus]

At, at, at night…”

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