My Fantasy Is Too Lousy (1) & Tears and Fears (2): Songs Lyrics

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Song 1: My Fantasy Is Too Lousy

Summary: Esther Greenwood’s agony that makes her life more miserable.

I never thought life would be this hard

Cause the things I never expect happen to me

As I walk through the crowd and still feel alone

Feels like I am trapped in a strange world I never want to live in

I never thought how pathetic my life would be

Waiting for a sign of happiness that I know will never come

I want to reach all the things I want

But it feels like they’re running away from me. Why?

Reff:

Take me back to the start

Cause life’s too hard

Heal my aching heart

Stop me from being awkward

Happiness is only a fantasy

Only darkness that I can see

My life’s too lousy

Better drown me in the sea

I never thought life would be this hard

Cause the things I never expect happen to me

As I walk through the crowd and still feel alone

Feels like I am trapped in a strange world I never want to live in

I never thought how pathetic my life would be

Waiting for a sign of happiness that I know will never come

I want to reach all the things I want

But it feels like they’re running away from me. Why?

Reff:

Take me back to the start

Cause life’s too hard

Heal my aching heart

Stop me from being awkward

Happiness is only a fantasy

Only darkness that I can see

My life’s too lousy

Better drown me in the sea

Thank you to Nandi Wardhana for making the instrumental.

Reference:
– The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Word Count: (244)

Link for work dramatization: https://soundcloud.com/moniqueariica/my-fantasy-is-too-lousy

Song 2: Tears and Fears

Summary: The disappointment of Esther Greenwood towards herself.

Free, I wanna be like a loon

I don’t wanna feel ill

This pain will be gone soon

Do you think I can heal

My open wound?

I can and I will

But help me expel the gloom

Can you cure my wound

And the twitching scars?

Can you bring me the moon

And make me forget the past?

I don’t think you can

Would you send

The happiness that you meant

That would not come to an end?

Reff:

Never thought life would treat me like this

I feel so alone walking through the breeze

What did I miss?

I feel like I’m insane, oh geez!

Can you expel

My unstoppable tears

And also my fears?

Never thought life would treat me like this

I feel so alone walking through the breeze

What did I miss?

I feel like I’m insane, oh geez!

Can you expel

My unstoppable tears

And also my fears?

Thank you to Pink Floyd for the wonderful instrumental.

References:
– The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
– Wish You Were Here (Instrumental) by Pink Floyd

Word Count: (153)

Link for work dramatization: https://soundcloud.com/moniqueariica/tears-and-fears

4 thoughts on “My Fantasy Is Too Lousy (1) & Tears and Fears (2): Songs Lyrics

  1. Astari Amaliah
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    Both of the songs sound so pathetic and miserable that I feel so empathy from understanding the lyrics. The first song is about a depressed woman who does not believe in reality to gain a happy life but in the second song, she starts to expect someone for healing her wound. I can see her implicit hope through the “Do you think I can heal my open wound?” and “But help me expel the gloom” lines that clearly she uses word “you” to point a person. I love the way the author mix the words into lyrics without using too much unworthy expression. I mean that the author deliver her messages in a decisive way and without introductions. If the songs are turned into a plotted story, I am very curios to hear the ending.

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  2. 180410120061/E

    Actually, two of the songs are good, both lyrics and music in each other. Both of the songs, in my opinion, tell about a woman who is full of sorrow that is showed in the first song and the second song tell about the woman’s desire to rise from slump. The songs have the same name character. In the context, the text is easy to understand what kind of theme in the two songs. But when I listen to the music and the sound of the songs, it is no indicates that the theme in both songs talks about sadness. Honestly, I am not really understood with kinds of music. As a lay listener, both songs were inspired of the Bell Jar which is actually very great because the novel is a popular work in its era.

    (137 words)

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  3. 180410120062
    Class B

    These two songs are very beautiful, especially the story that inspired by the figure of Esther Greenwood by Sylvia Plath and the music that adapted from Pink Floyd band. It was really creative. It looks like you are a fan of Sylvia Plath and Pink Floyd. Such a dedicated fan. You are also have a very beautiful voice. Also salute to the guitarist who is able to make us the listener drown into the songs. As a reader of Plath’s Bell Jar, I become curious what part of Esther’s life that you made into a song? Is it about her disappointment that she cannot make it to the magazine’s training? Or her disappointment of her married life? However, keep up the good work! Love your songs! (Word: 128)

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  4. Tasha Rizka Putri
    180410130071 / A

    Since I am one of the people who read The Bell Jar, I think that both songs represent Esther Greenwood very well. You have successfully done a great job in portraying her thoughts, her feelings, and her fears through the lyrics. The choice of words is really good and with the help of both instrumental from Pink Floyd and your friend, the songs turn out to be beautiful yet heartbreaking at the same time. It made me feel like I am the Esther Greenwood with all her insecurities and fears. In addition, I’d like to say that I personally love the “Tears and Fears” better than “My Fantasy Is Too Lousy”.

    (112 words)

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