Talk Talk, It’s My Life: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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It’s my life, it never ends

This is the mantra of It’s My Life, a song released in 1984 by Mark Hollis’s Talk Talk.

The cry in the refrain smells like desperation and sense of freedom.

The song starts with a lively rhythm, in a monologue, a dialogue between the singer and the love for his woman. He asks himself about the involvement of both of them, he focuses on the fear of losing a part of himself, Because love can make you blind.

Funny how I find myself
In love with you
I’ve asked myself
How much do you
Commit yourself?
Funny how I blind myself
I never knew
If I was sometimes played upon
Afraid to lose

But rationality leads nowhere. The same act of thinking about love leads to the defeat of thought. And reasoning has no end.

If I could buy my reasoning
I’d pay to lose
One half won’t do

Rationality is the last anchor to not get lost, but at the same time it’s the greatest obstacle to living love.

Talk Talk - It's My Life (Official Video)

But when everything seems desperate, with his questions without solution, here comes a new awareness: life never ends. It is infinite in every aspect. That’s the cry in the crescendo of the song.

It’s my life
Don’t you forget
It’s my life
It never ends

“Don’t you forget” is repeated in the monologue / dialogue, mainly to himself. And again:

It’s my life
Don’t you forget
Caught in the crowd
It never ends

A beautiful passage, a sudden zoom on our own personal life, even in the middle of the crowd.

This song is about the unthinkability of love. Love is the obstacle of the reason, it’s its torment, it makes us vulnerable and sensitive. And it shows us that our life is infinite.

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