We call people nuts all the time. It’s something about that notion I was talking about the other day, the one about being afraid of our inner mind’s darkness. It’s funny that the mind is only capable of showing what it contains via distinct behavior that we choose (or sometimes not choose) to display. That is what causes society to deem us as “normal” or “weird” or “insane”. The concept of this song is simple: put yourself in someone else’s shoes. And when you do that, go the next step: enter their mind. Try for a moment, to think the way they think. It’s pretty impossible! Even with the people in my life that I love the most, it’s difficult for me to remove myself from my body and mind for a few moments to try and imagine what they are thinking and how they are reacting to life. It’s because there will always be that underlying hidden thing, that one secret that no one ever knows and will never know, that is so crucial to the way a person behaves. Or maybe it’s not crucial at all — it’s existence, however, deserves to be noticed and the only one who will give it attention, is the keeper of that secret.
I love this video. I found it really bizarre and eery at first, especially with Kimbra all up in our faces, but I also realized that she just couldn’t care less. Maybe she is performing, or maybe she’s just trying to show a tiny bit of her personality that the publicists and media don’t want her to really play up. After all, she is stunning with fantastic talent. And those two parts of her personality, and perhaps even mind, are definitely played up in her public display. But what I really love to see, is the woman whose mouth opens so widely, and whose arms flail so wildly that we start to question her sanity. She’s not insane though, she’s just expressing herself. And there’s something to be said about that.
Credit needs to be given, and she’s got my respect.