Can I play with Madness?


“You just have to trust your own madness.”

Why do I think about Iron Maiden at a quote like this?

The lyrics of the first verse of “Can I play with Madness?”   seem to point out about breaking free from the same old routine and exploring the rest of the world, or, breaking free from a bad place. I know a lot of people can take this to a literal sense but it means you can improve the situation rather than feeling bleak. I suppose, I feel as though our lives drive us to the point where we cannot think clearly because we have so many things to worry about.  These things clearly drive us to the depths of either: creative genius or depression.

So the song “Can I play with Madness?” Is it just an orgmentation of life?

I feel as though it is. Music demonstrates we have the ability to be flexible in mind and it can be quite soothing. As I look at the second and third verse of Iron Maiden it is like an argument of your id, ego and super ego. As Sigmund Freud discovered layers to your mind with the sub conscious and the conscious state of mind. I feel it gives me piece of mind to  think about the world on a sort of a basic sense of your whole wellbeing.

Your conscious battles with the tasks you have to carry out in day to day life. I feel everyone has this conscious – a tussle between right and wrong in the mind. The last verse just plays a part on how many of us feel: as though we are being judged for not making the right choices – therefore there is no right or wrong but you can harm someone or other’s through your decision making.

The out come of the decisions can be predestined or a hypothesis can be made. The mind can see and justify things which may happen but you can avoid – this leads to over analysis;  so a quick glance at what may occur without too much worry means – basically you just have to not let it affect you or sway you. I feel certain people create conflict,  but, just take it as a ‘pinch of salt’: bitter parts of living you cannot change, therefore, it’s okay to ignore.

Can I play with madness?

Give me the sense to wonder
To wonder if I’m free
Give me a sense of wonder
To know I can be me
Give me the strength to hold my head up
Spit back in their face
Don’t need no key to unlock this door
Gonna break down the walls
Break out of this bad place

Can I play with madness?
The prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness?
There’s no vision there at all
Can I play with madness?
The prophet looked at me and laughed at me (ha ha) He said:
Can I play with madness?
He said you’re blind, too blind to see

Said you’re too blind to see

I screamed aloud to the old man
I said don’t lie, don’t say you don’t know
I say you’ll pay for this mischief
In this world or the next
Oh and then he fixed me with a freezing glance
And the hell fires raged in his eyes
He said you wanna know the truth son?
Lord, I’ll tell you the truth
Your soul’s gonna burn in a lake of fire


Listen to me, said the prophet


Can I play with madness?

As we argue with our thoughts it is seen as madness. There are different moments in our lives where we feel we cannot shrug the past off. We toy with the idea and never think why do we:
just go with crazy?

This is why we are so weird and wonderful.

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