Mayday Parade's third album is ingenious realy. It is all very deep, with real
emotions, with just plain out fun melodies to it. Derek Sanders is clearly
enjoying singing what he is.
What I really love is the track, "Bruised And Scarred". It has such an upbeat melody to it, but when you really listen to the lyrics, its actually a heart breaking song. "I'm bruised and scarred, save me from this broken heart. All my love will slowly fade and fall apart." Its so sad, but unless you're paying attention, you won't notice the actual mood of the song.
Actually, the more I paid attention to the lyrics over the beat of the album, I
realized most of the album is more on the darker side. "The Silence", "If You
Can't Live Without Me Why Aren't You Dead Yet?", even "Kids In Love". "Kids In Love" is just reminiscing on memories.
This all being said, there are some fun ones too, like "Get Up." "Get up, get up. Sing it like you're screaming at me." Its all about getting up and having fun at a concert.
This is a very emotional, but fun album, and I recommend it or anything else by Mayday Parade.
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