Saturday, December 16, 2017

Camila Cabello's Real Friends and the Lonely Symbolism of the Moon

Camila Cabello released a new song called, "Real Friends," which I love because it does a good job at portraying the emotions associated with being betrayed by friends. In addition, it relates the moon with loneliness which is the inspiration for this blog!! That got me really excited! Camila Cabello and I are so in sync!

I've talked about the background story for the name of this blog in my About Me page and in my new post Why Don't I Connect With Nice, Warm People Who Want To Spend Time With Me? Here is a quote:
A reoccurring thing that I feel is extreme loneliness when I spend time with people I don't feel like I have a connection with - and I feel bad because why don't I connect with nice warm people who want to spend time with me? There were a couple of times when I left a party or a person's house and let that loneliness wash over me. And the first thing I saw was the moon burning brightly in the night's sky. And in that moment my loneliness seemed just as natural as the moon.
 In Camila Cabello's "Real Friends," she writes,
I stay up, talkin' to the moon
Been feelin' so alone in every crowded room
and also:
Tell me what's the point of a moon like this
When I'm alone again
Camila and I both look at the moon and are reminded of our loneliness. Talking to the moon is something I would do as well. Especially when I left a party filled with loneliness. I felt like the moon, at least, had my back.

In my previous post, Why Don't I Connect With Nice, Warm People Who Want To Spend Time With Me?, I wrote about the feeling of being alone in a crowded room. When you do not have real friends, that is exactly how you feel. When you are hanging out with friends, you are supposed to have fun - not feel like something, to quote Drake, "ain't right when we're talking." (From Drake's song, Fake Love.)

It is also cool how Camila writes, "This paper town has let me down too many times," which is probably inspired by John Green's movie and book, "Paper Towns," which I reviewed on this blog. You can read my Paper Town Review Here.

The song was also released around the one year anniversary of the heartache of my betrayal.

Thanks for reading! I was just excited about all the connections and how Camila is a kindred soul. The moon is beautiful and it's cool how two people thousands of miles away from each other could think the same thing as they are looking up at it.

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