Written and Voiced by: Claire Jirah Dacay
Animated by: Judalyn Ferrer and Rafelle Marie Timog Allego
Music: Everdream Composer: Cesc Vila Aulina (SGAE)
Album: Sigma (https://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/sig…)
This was created as the final output for our Media Production class. Roughest of animation attempts, but it was fun making it. Sound kind of a fail though…but we’re pretty lucky to have found a song that matched the feel we wanted though!
Every day you hear the monotonous hum of your phone turning on
Then get sucked into this world where you live through other people’s lives
And you continue to walk on your own path while wishing you were in someone else’s
Suddenly you see your hair isn’t as shiny as hers
Your belly not as tight as his
And you spiral down into a hole of self-pity and eventual personal destruction.
Your cup of coffee turns into a cropped photo, all in for the show
Because what else can you do? What else needs to be done?
We show how to live a life all at the same time losing it all for the gram
This facade you keep while slowly losing your grip
Like an addiction, but far, far worse
We rush and run and go round and round
And we sometimes just forget to STOP
And look around
Look at yourself, do you still think you’re you?
You want to run the short marathon to nab the trophy that shines
Not realizing the best marathon won has the longest miles
We see what we don’t have and translate that as having less
We feel broke, we feel empty, we feel alone and we feel depressed
And we find the need to quickly succeed, telling the world I’m gonna be rich, you’ll see.
But silver and gold don’t hug you when you sleep,
And popularity don’t count when you’re 7 meters underneath
You are more than a deadline
You are squiggles of rights and wrongs and boundless possibilities
A seed that can grow into any tree
Cultivated not by the thoughts around you, but your thoughts about everything else
You see, you forget that you can be anything
Because at times you already see yourself as a nothing
Which puts a dot into a sentence that was never meant to end.
When you go outside you can see that the trees don’t compete with the bushes
When you wake up you don’t even realize your body worked hard to keep you alive
Drink your water, walk with your friends, and eat your greens
Whether the sun rays hit your cheeks or the rain kisses your feet
Because you’ve been living way too fast and you don’t know how to slow down
All this time you wonder why. Maybe, just maybe, that’s all because you forgot.