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Silverchair aka Kerusi Perak – Suicidal Dream, Stomp the frog!


If you are thinking I am going to write about politics just by reading the title, you are wrong.. :cool:

I am walking down the memory lane! Friends and I were talking about ehem.. how it is a suicidal move for any component party from BN to accept any of the toads.. then suddenly of to talking about suicidal dreams.. :arrow:

Suicidal Dream by Silverchair

I dream about, how it’s going to end,
Approaching me quickly,
Leaving a life of fear,
I only want my mind to be clear,
People, making fun of me,
For no reason but jealousy,
I fantasise about my death,
I’ll kill myself from holding my breath,

My suicidal dream,
Voices telling me what to do,
My suicidal dream,
I’m sure you will get yours too,

Help me, comfort me,
Stop me from feeling what I’m feeling now,
The rope is here,
Now I’ll find a use,
I’ll kill myself,
I’ll put my head in a noose,

My suicidal dream,
Voices telling me what to do,
My suicidal dream,
I’m sure you will get yours too,

Dreamin’ about my death, dream,
Suicidal, suicidal, suicidal dream,
I’m suicidal,
Suicidal dream.

Silverchair was one of my favorite bands in the 90’s as a kid growing up. I was studying at Kolej TDTH Bujang, Miri. Life as a hostel student during that time was fun! Not sure of the reason why I think it was fun then, but I think it had to with us doing or sharing things, activities etc. with a bunch of good friends. Well, anything done with a company of good jolly people is fun and memorable! :lol:

I don’t remember how I came across Silverchair.  One of the reason why I was hooked to Silverchair back then was because of their simple guitar chords. I was a noob and being able to play their songs was such an ego boost for an adolescent kid. Hmm, why kids at my time would love Silverchair’s gut-wrenching, haunting melodies? Sad bunch of kids we were. :cry:

I think it was Cibol who blasted many of their songs back then. Well, Cibol was the official ‘boombox’ for us during that times. He was called Superstar not for nothing LOL! He was crazier than me about Silverchair.

I remember a BM teacher scolded him for putting up the ‘Suicidal Dream’ lyrics on his classroom notice board. Something along the line “Kamu tahu apa itu suicidal??!!” (Do you know the meaning of suicidal?) Ha ha ha! Then one time we did a perfomance for Teacher’s Day. Out of so many songs in the world to choose from, we picked ‘Shade’ by Silverchair.

Shade by Silverchair

If your hurt,
Why dont you tell someone,
Dont feel bad,
Youre not the only one, yeah,

Dont go hiding,
Hiding, in the shade,
Dont go hiding,
Hiding, in the shade,

If you were abused,
Find someone to help you,
I know you were used,
What are you gonna do?
Yeah,

Dont go hiding,
Hiding, in the shade,
Dont go hiding,
Hiding, in the shade,

Dont go hiding,
Hiding, in the shade,
Dont go hiding,
Hiding, in the shade,
Hiding, hiding, dont go,
Hiding, hiding, hiding, in the shade,
Yeah, in the shade, in the, in the shade,
In the shade, in the shade, in the shade.

While Cibol singing the song to impress the girls, me and another guy (I think it was Razali) were playing the guitars. We had a sketch going on while we performed the song. I don’t really understand the idea of the sketch and I am not sure who was the director. Most probably Cibol. Haha! Let me describe the sketch for you..

We had a friend named Zulfadly prancing on the stage looking disheveled and wearing torn shirt (I think baju Melayu), walking slowly.. practically dragging himselves like he’s having rubbery knees or bad arthritis, lighting candles on the floor. (Lights on stage were off) I was playing the guitar and watching from behind the stage, er.. it was kinda creepy. I was not very sure what kind of impression it gave to the principal, teachers and other students watching but I think it must be kinda weird.

It was the sketch and the candle-lighting part that went bad with the school’s principal. Her comment was something along the line “Apa ini? Ritual ajaran sesat? Black metal?” (What is this? Cult ritual?) Hmm, I guess some people just so anal about candle lighting :razz:

Some other songs by Silverchair that I love – Tomorrow, Pure Massacre, Israel’s Son, Anthem for the Year 2000 (I absolutely love this one!), Ana’s Song.. well I love em all!

Anthem for the Year 2000 by Silverchair

We are the youth
Well take your fascism away
We are the youth
Apologise for another day
We are the youth
And politicians are so sure
We are the youth
And we are knocking on deaths door

Never knew we were living in a world
With a mind that could be so sure
Never knew we were living in a world
With a mind that could be so small
Never knew we were living in a world
And the world is an open court
Maybe we dont want to live in a world
Where innocence is so short
Well make it up to you
In the year 2000 with…

Never knew we were living in a world
With a mind that could be so sure
Never knew we were living in a world
With a mind that could be so small
Never knew we were living in a world
And the world is an open court
Maybe we dont want to live in a world
Where innocence is so short

Well make it up to you
In the year 2000
Build it up for you
In the year 2000
Make it up to you
In the year 2000
Build it up for you
In the year 2000 with you

Never knew we were living in a world
With a world that could be so sure
Never knew we were living in a world
With a mind that could be so small
Never knew we were living in a world
And the world is an open court
Maybe we dont want to live in a world
World who cares at all

Well make it up to you
In the year 2000
Build it up for you
In the year 2000
Make it hard for you
In the year 2000
Build it up for you
In the year 2000
Make it hard for you
In the year 2000
Build it up for you
In the year 2000 with you

Another song that never fails to bring back the memories is Girl from Mars by Ash. (Yes you! Wink! Wink) There are more stories to this song, let see if I am going to you guys in another post next time! :grin:

Girl from Mars by Ash.

Do you remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars?
I don’t know if you knew that.
Oh we’d stay up late playing cards,
Henri Winterman Cigars.
Though she never told me her name,
I still love you, Girl From Mars.

Sitting in our dreamy days by the water’s edge,
On a cool summer’s night.
Fireflies and the stars in the sky,
Gentle glowing light,
From your cigarette.
The breeze blowing softly on my face,
Reminds me of something else.
Something that in my memory has been replaced,
Suddenly it all comes back.
And as I look to the stars.

I remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars,
I don’t know if you knew that.
Oh we’d stay up late playing cards,
Henri Winterman Cigars.
Though she never told me her name,
I still love you, Girl From Mars.

Surging through the darkness over the moonlight strand,
Electricity in the air.
Twisting all through the night on the terrace,
Now that summer’s here.
I know you are almost in love with me,
I can see it in your eyes.
Strange light shimmering over the sea tonight,
And it almost blows my mind
And as I look to the stars

I remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars,
I don’t know if you knew that.
Oh we’d stay up late playing cards,
Henri Winterman Cigars.
Though she never told me her name,
I still love you, Girl From Mars.

Today I sleep in the chair by the window,
It felt as if you’d returned.
I thought that you were standing over me,
When I woke there was no-one there.
I still love you, Girl From..
Mars

Do you remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars?
I don’t know if you knew that.
Oh we’d stay up late playing cards,
Henri Winterman Cigars.
Though she never told me her name.

Do you remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars?
I don’t know if you knew that.
Oh we’d stay up late playing cards.
Henri Winterman Cigars.
And I still dream of you,
I still love you, Girl From Mars.

ps: So, what is your favourite band, when you were a kid? Led Zeppelin? Rolling Stones? Pink Floyd? KRU? 4U2C? :neutral: Lefthanded? Search? Bumiputera Rockers? :arrow: Beyond? Tell me!

pss: Eh, I just noticed the Silverchair. Frogstomp too! LOL! Stomp the frog!

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10 Responses to “Silverchair aka Kerusi Perak – Suicidal Dream, Stomp the frog!”

  1. atreyu strange wrote on Feb 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    ouhh, silverchair! the first song i fell for has got to be ana’s song! those were the days. they look REALLY DIFFERENT now.

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  2. bongkersz wrote on Feb 12, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    ana is a famous name to be chosen as a song title it seems like..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQUsp-jxDQ

    Boten Anna (Bot Anna)

    HAHA!

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  3. atreyu strange wrote on Feb 12, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    hahaha! unfortunately, i find the youtube video hilarious! gosh, i am definitely not a fan of those music!

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  4. dish wrote on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    god, i miss silverchair old music.but i think their latest “young modern” is so dandy.
    i still love ana’s song however.

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  5. alone wrote on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    wo. so this is silverchair that my fren was talking about.

    not bad 😀 :up:

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  6. |1f34|-|1r3 wrote on Feb 13, 2009 at 1:34 am

    hoho..silverchair..lama siot tak dengar…ko patut include the greatest view …tuh pon layan jugak beb….tp seriously..memang aku suka lagu silverchair lelama…tak sempat jadi big fan of it…haha 🙂

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  7. foongpc wrote on Feb 13, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Was never into bands when I was a kid. Mostly classical music and pop songs! Now, I’m into all types of music except heavy metal. And I like Coldplay, Bon Jovi, Radiohead and The Eagles : )

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  8. haritz wrote on Feb 13, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Silverchair mmg aku minat walaupun aku lebih terarah ke muzik ala instrumental (guitar goreng like malmsteen and others) 😎

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  9. cibol wrote on Feb 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I stop listening to them after freak show .. the best is still frogstomp, neon ballroom and the album after next is so soft and bimbotic! Greatest View is one of those songs that I would thrash away .. f***in sissy

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