Also, I just really love this part of the lyrics:
"Swim with your sorrows
And try delusion for a while,
It's such a beautiful lie.
You've got to lose inhibition,
Romance your ego for a while.
Come on, give it a try.
Suddenly my eyes are open,
Everything comes into focus, oh,
We are all illuminated,
Lights are shining on our faces, blinding
We are, we are, blinded,
We are, we are, blinded."
~Illuminated by Hurts
When life is boring, overwhelming or just undesirable in any way, I tend to escape inside my mind--and that's kinda what this song represents to me--that escaping from reality into your head, awake dreaming. Which, today is definitely one of those days. I sometimes feel bad about it, wasting so much time in the false lives in my head (the beautiful lies), but its how I cope with things. It makes things easier to tolerate.
The video...well, I just thought it was pretty. There are other videos set to this song, more popular, but I like this one.
I posted this video on my Facebook a few days back and really didn't get much of a response, which is kinda a shame because this song is really great for transporting your mind away from whatever is currently going on and the visuals are pretty eyecandy. I enjoy it for its value to take my mind off of anything but just a sense feast (oh, man, love that effect at 2.15 in the song, I think 2.04 in the video?).