When in high school it rarely feels like the best time of your life. For some it passes pretty uneventfully, while for a vast majority of us it’s quite possibly a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride.
Fortunately or, rather unfortunately, mine was pretty much uneventful until my last year. Now, unlike day schools where you get to go back home, lie in bed and, shut out everything going on beyond your bedroom doors. I didn’t have that. I had a roommate and a very tight schedule to follow. I was living with the very people who I had to see every day at school, at the shooting range, during meals. I was in my own personal version of hell. I know, I’m being a bit dramatic, calling boarding school ‘hell’. I see it now, but for a lot of us our teenage years felt pretty damn close.
Moving on, my point is that we all tend to find solace in something. Like many, I found mine in music. The one song that’s played a big role in getting me through that year and almost every time since then when I felt ‘Lost.’ I never will understand why it never made it into the UK Top 40s list. It was the first ever release by Coldplay to miss it. I have yet to come across a ‘Top 10 songs by Coldplay’ list where ‘Lost!’ is listed. It has to be their most underrated song to date. Why wasn’t it ever good enough?
“You might be a big fish. In a little pond, Doesn’t mean you’ve won, Cause along may come, A bigger one…”