Descobrindo The Bergamot com Ceasefire

Há músicas que, sem dúvida alguma, se tornam importante e crescem em nós pela mensagem que transmitem. Foi assim que conheci a dupla The...


Há músicas que, sem dúvida alguma, se tornam importante e crescem em nós pela mensagem que transmitem. Foi assim que conheci a dupla The Bergamot, pelo seu belíssimo tema "Ceasefire". Abordando temas como a depressão e a violência, estamos perante uma música que tem um instrumental que cresce em nós qual luz ao fundo do túnel, para além das vozes de ambos que se complementam e nos levam por um caminho de esperança. Longe de achar que "Ceasefire" é um tema político, sem dúvida que a inspiração por trás da música nos leva à reflexão e à tomada de consciência que ainda existe um longo caminho por percorrer para conseguirmos uma maior pacificidade e harmonia, mas temos de começar por alguma lado, não temos? Existe melhor "arma" que a música? Fiquem com as palavras de The Bergamot sobre "Ceasefire".

'Ceasefire' takes aim at depression and gun violence with the lyrics and the music. 'Ceasefire' paints the images of someone struggling through the trenches of psychological warfare. The lyrics combine colors with imagery, hallucinations, and holographic fears to create a surreal landscape. The song starts "No I won't, no I won't, fuel the pain. Smoke filled cabins in my head" exploring a darkness within myself, while emphasizing the idea of combustion being so close, yet somewhat inevitable for just about anyone.

As wars rage abroad, the term 'Ceasefire' has become tightly associated with the war and peace process - but only in physical warfare. However, as we have seen depression rates and gun violence spike in the U.S. with suicide death rates up 34% across the US since 2000 (Business Insider), 40,000 people were killed in shootings last year amid a growing number of suicides involving firearms (The Guardian), all combined with 1,981 mass shootings since 2012 (Vox) yet the music industry has continued to proliferate physical and mental abuse, the use of firearms, and stayed silent on mental disorders.

No ceasefire is in sight. The song attempts to sympathize with a depression sufferer while painting a world seized with violence and hate. In the end, the song pivots musically and lyrically revealing that hope can start from within and lifts the listener up with a euphoric drop and musical swell.




No I won't
No I won't
Fuel the pain
Smoke filled cabins
In my head

I feel as if I have no hope
No way out of here
But I won't
No I won't
Fuel the pain

Then I hear
No ceasefire
No ceasefire
No ceasefire
No ceasefire

The moan I hear
From another
Worried I will show
My fear
I feel a crawling cover
A great mistake

No ceasefire
No ceasefire
No ceasefire
No ceasefire

Can lift me up
And lay me down
No I won't
No I won't
Be afraid

These holograms
In my head
All I need
Is inside of me
There is a way out

Then I hear
A ceasefire
A ceasefire
A ceasefire
A ceasefire

Yeah
Oh
Yeah
Oh
Yeah
Oh
Yeah
Oh

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