Marina & The Diamonds : Obsession
Marina & The Diamonds’ “Obsessions” sings out the can’t-decide/can’t commit nature in all of us. The first verse has her losing sleep over her previous night’s lover – she’s callous, he’s “looking vulnerable in my bed,” she’s “a little sweetheart,” and then the next minute he’s an absolute creep.” You get the sense, though, that her lover is lying peacefully/drunkenly asleep the whole time, and the only thing that’s changing is the neurotic thought process in her head. The same indecision and restlessness is transposed in the second verse to the mundane:
“Supermarket, what packet of crackers to pick? They’re all the same, one brand, one name, but really they’re not/Look, look, just choose something quick/People are staring, time to come quick in/Skin’s on fire; just choose something… something… SOMETHING!/Pressure overwhelming”
The song can serve as a cautionary tale to all of us to be happy with what we have, to make one educated decision and stick with it, and to stop freaking out.
Listen to “Obsessions” Here