Thursday, 13 September 2012

What You Want

“Do what you what you want, you don’t have to lay your life down
(it isn’t over)
Do what you what you want till you find what you’re looking for
(got to remember who you really are)
But every hour slipping by screams that I have failed you

Hello, hello remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain there must be a way to believe”

What You Want – Evanescence

This song has a very important message in it: you should forget what others say and forget those thoughts which haunt you and do what you want until you succeed, because you can overcome your doubt and negativity. If you want more on these kinds of musings, check out my blogs I Will Not Bow and We Weren’t Born To Follow. These are dedicated to inspiring you to meet your dreams without tripping over on your way to the top. You see, there is another very important aspect of Evanescence which I want to touch upon here and What You Want also happens to sum this up perfectly.

Amy Lee is a babe.

Yes, my precious blog readers, I want to bring to your attention how hot the lead singer of Evanescence is. Girl. Crush. Alert.

I love Amy Lee for a variety of reasons, the first of which being her beautifully haunting voice which is rare in the music industry. She’s built herself a huge fan base through her writing, singing and overall style – a weird hybrid of old school glam gothic pop rock which no one but Amy Lee would ever be able to pull off. Furthermore her overall attitude which she portrays through her music is fabulous, whether she is telling us to follow our dreams or kicking her ex, Seether’s Shaun Morgan, to the curb in the song Call Me When You’re Sober. And, who could forget, she’s classically trained in piano making her equal parts talented and gorgeous. Her overall persona makes me believe her when she tells us to do what we want while remembering who we really are. And look at her – she has clearly done what she wants through music and style, and what we know of her personal life, and come out on top. Amy Lee? I idolise her.

Or rather, I idolise the image she portrays. See, I can muse all day long on here about how great she is, but the bottom line is I will probably never get the chance to meet her and see what she is like in real life. And while I’m fairly confident she will be as wonderful as I’ve just described, it is likely I will never know.

A few weeks ago I was listening to the radio and the host suggested idols are someone we know and can be mentored by. I took his point, and since then I’ve started to feel a bit torn about whom I consider idols – from Amy Lee to Sally Pearson to Princess Diana, these are people who inspire me but I can never meet. Even past family members who made achievements but are long gone and I cannot meet, meaning I would technically not be able to idolise their heroics. And if I never meet them, I am just idolising what I’ve read and heard about them and thus being inspired by an image.

It’s a bit tricky and I’m not sure where it leaves me. Sure, I can continue to be inspired by these famous people and take the lessons they publically give, but perhaps not idolise them in the same way I once did.  
Just thought I'd include a picture of Amy Lee so you be reminded of what a babe she is.

No comments:

Post a Comment