NaBloPoMo | Music and Me… #23 – Crash and Burn, by Savage Garden

Written as part of NaBloPoMo Day 23.

NaBloPoMo November 2016

#23 – Crash and Burn

More often than not, when a friend is upset or feeling hopeless, I recommend writing it out as a solution. I find writing to be cathartic. But music is just as cathartic too. And so is friendship. Not everything can be talked out perhaps, but being there for a friend makes all the difference at times. I remember being the one feeling hopeless, and some friends just being around me so when I wanted to, I could express it, or just to let me know I’m not alone. I found this song, Crash and Burn by Savage Garden, when I was searching for songs on friendship. It has been a friend to me after.

This is one song I love for its lyrics. It has some lovely wordings that express friendship and it’s one that I feel can cheer anyone up. It’s one that I have recommended to friends when they’ve felt upset. It also has this peppy beat that helps the lyrics shine further.

The part of the lyrics I love the most?

When you feel all alone,
And a loyal friend is hard to find,
You’re caught in a one way street
With the monsters in your head,
When hopes and dreams are far away and
You feel like you can’t face the day…

Let me be the one you call,
If you jump I’ll break your fall,
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night;
If you need to fall apart,
I can mend a broken heart,
If you need to crash, then crash and burn,
You’re not alone.

To feel that there’s no one you can trust, to be alone and let every wrong, hopeless thought bite into you, and feel withdrawn from the world, that’s something very depressing. And I can relate to that. There were friends thankfully who did care, who told me that if I wanted to vent out, that I should and that they’re not going anywhere no matter how badly I vented out. Sometimes, it’s that escape from the sad thoughts that’s needed to realize and embrace the happy ones. And I try my best to be there for those friends who need me as well.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 23rd Nov, 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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