In the name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful.

I’m very late to the party but late is always better than never.

I’m talking about my current earworm, Made of Stone by Evanescence. At first glance of the lyrics, it made me think of Amy Lee and Ben Moody and the whole hullabaloo about their relationship or lackthereof. The first two lines — Speak your mind/Like I care — already made me think of Ben Moody’s band called We Are The Fallen, which really is a lot like trying to establish Evanescence but in Ben Moody’s preferences rather than Amy Lee’s. You guys can read up more about the whole thing on Google. Quite juicy. So it’s like there’s a back and forth between Amy Lee and Ben Moody in that sense. That’s just my interpretation based on those two lines.

But then I realise it could also mean her ex-boyfriend, that frontman from Seether.

However, after listening to Made of Stone for a few times, I realise it actually resonates a lot with me and it is not restricted to romantic relationships but also work relationships and so on. So yeah, it helped me heal that pain from my soured work relationship. I really have turned deaf, dumb, and blind to my workplace antics right now because I’m already mentally prepared to move on from it.

And what’s more haunting will be the words you can see on the thumbnail of the video below.

I will still remember when you’ve long forgotten me.

I will definitely remember my time at my workplace but for sure, I will just be another dissipated name and face to them. I’ll just be a long gone past despite my services and accolades there. Nobody will care and nobody will remember. That is by all means alright with me. I don’t need to be remembered like that. I don’t need gratitude. I think I have set aside whatever workplace ego I had.

I’m just happier like that. 🙂

And Allah is Al-‘Alim, the Knower of All. – MM