Review Of The Song Achilles Come Down By Gang Of Youths

Alex D

Hello! My name is Alex D and today I am here to review the song Achilles Come Down by Gang Of Youths.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5aMav6q-o0

Now this song seems to be about convincing Achilles not to end himself in his youth but personally I do think it holds a deeper meaning. The lyrics are

“Achilles

Achilles

Achilles come down, won’t you

Get up off

Get up off the roof?

You’re scaring us

And all of us

Some of us love you

Achilles, it’s not much but there’s proof

You crazy assed cosmonaut

Remember your virtue

Redemption lies plainly in truth

Just humour us

Achilles

Achilles come down

Won’t you get up off

Get up off the roof

Achilles

Achilles

Achilles come down, won’t you

Get up off

Get up off the roof?

The self is not so weightless

Nor whole and unbroken

Remember the pact of our youth

Where you go

I’m going

So jump and I’m jumping

Since there is no me without you

Soldier on

Achilles

Achilles come down

Won’t you get up off

Get up off the roof?

Loathe the way they light candles in Rome

But love the sweet air of the votives

Hurt and grieve but don’t suffer alone

Engage with the pain as a motive

Today of all days

See

How the most dangerous thing is to love

How you will heal and you’ll rise above

Achilles

Achilles

Achilles

Jump now

You are absent of cause

Or excuse

So self-indulgent

And self-referential

No audience could ever want you

You crave the applause

Yet hate the attention

Then miss it, your act is a ruse

It is empty, Achilles

So end it all now

It’s a pointless resistance

For you

Achilles

Achilles

Just put down the bottle

Don’t listen to what you’ve consumed

It’s chaos, confusion

And wholly unworthy

Of feeding and it’s wholly untrue

You may feel no purpose

Nor a point for existing

It’s all just conjecture and gloom

And there may not be meaning

So find one and seize it

Do not waste your self on this roof

Hear those bells ring deep in the soul

Chiming away for a moment

Feel your breath course frankly below

See life as a worthy opponent

Today of all days

See

How the most dangerous thing is to love

How you will heal and you’ll rise above

Crowned by an overture bold and beyond

Ah, it’s more courageous to overcome

You want the acclaim

The mother of mothers (it’s not worth it Achilles)

More poignant than fame

Or the taste of another (don’t listen Achilles)

But be real and just jump

You dense motherfucker (you’re worth more, Achilles)

You will not be more

Than a rat in the gutter (so much more than a rat)

You want my opinion (no one asked your opinion)

My opinion you’ve got

You asked for my counsel (no one asked for your thoughts)

I gave you my thoughts

Be done with this now

And jump off the roof

Can you hear me Achilles?

I’m talking to you

I’m talking to you

I’m talking to you

I’m talking to you

Achilles come down

Achilles come down

Throw yourself into the unknown

With pace and a fury defiant

Clothe yourself in beauty untold

And see life as a means to a triumph

Today of all days

See

How the most dangerous thing is to love

How you will heal and you’ll rise above

Crowned by an overture bold and beyond

Ah, it’s more courageous to overcome”

Now you’ve read them let’s get into why I think it holds a deeper meaning. I think It is telling the listener to hold on but I also think it’s showing mental health. I think it’s showing insanity and hearing both sides an angel and a demon. Sane and Insane. You hear them aruging with eachother.I feel the more I listen the more i am wrapped up in it’s lyrics. The song holds you and takes you with it on this journey of Achilles life and losing his friends and family and him wanting to give it all up. I think that relates to real life to. I think after losing the people truly close to you I feel as though people break down a bit. Of course most people get back up but there are those people who can’t. I think listening to this song really shows that. It a slipper edge for Achilles and it the song takes you on that edge too.It’s a dark song but I like it because of how it is. I like the fact that it kind of leaves it on a cliff hanger so you pick the thing you wanted Achilles to do. So yeah you all should listen and I hope you enjoy it.