Coma Blues is the title of a very well written song by an otherwise unknown band called Dystopian Dreams. The band comes from Canada, and to tell you the truth- I don’t even know if they’re still active! According to their Twitter account, they haven’t been around since 2009.
The reason I bring them up is because although they may not have hit it big, they did release a very well thought out song that would have been otherwise well-received.
Coma Blues, which was released around 2007, tells the tale of a man who wakes up from a 7 year long coma only to find that the world around him changed while he was asleep. The song really gives you a sense of what it would feel like to experience the confusion and heartbreak of discovering everything you once knew has long since changed. It’s one of those sad songs that you can’t help but playing on repeat while letting the melancholic vibes wash over you.
The best verse finds our main character so confused that he doesn’t know what to do:
“It’s four in the morning,
but I don’t feel much like going to sleep,
my legs feel like running,
but I could still hardly feel my feet.”
He struggles with the fact that while he spent several years sleeping, all of the people he once knew continued on with their lives:
“But where would I go?
I don’t know anyone here personally,
But that’s not your fault,
’cause I’m not the same boy I used to be,
…and I want him back.”
Coma Blues by Dystopian Dreams is a hidden gem that never got the opportunity to shine. Check out the song in the video below (Try to ignore the Windows Desktop image):
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