Friday, July 2, 2010

Freedom, Love, Happiness

This is going to be slightly different from my normal blog posts... but three of my favorite songs all have a very similar message and I thought it'd be fun to post them together. They're about letting go and the need to have real, and sometimes scary emotions before you can truly live, love or be happy.

"O" iamamiwhoami
I thought I felt a spark. Thought I saw a flame. When something changed in you, who took the blame? My plan was foolproof as I became a fortress of your heart. Love, the kind that kills and scars, and make you kneel and crawl to hell and back. The sound of letting go. The sight of you that we all set aside when the world was new. Love, the kind that kills and scars, and make you kneel and crawl to hell and back.

"Fidelity" regina spektor
I never loved nobody fully, always one foot on the ground. And by protecting my heart truly I got lost in the sounds. I hear in my mind all these voices, I hear in my mind all these words. I hear in mind all this music and it breaks my heart. Suppose I never ever met you, suppose we never fell in love, suppose I never ever let you kiss me so sweet and so soft. Suppose I never ever saw you, suppose you never ever called. Suppose I kept on singing love songs just to break my own fall.

"Dog Days are Over" florence and the machine
Happiness hit her like a train on a track coming towards her stuck still no turning back. She hid around corners and she hid under beds. She killed it with kisses and from it she fled. With every bubble she sank with her drink, and washed it away down the kitchen sink. The dog days are done, the horses are coming so you better run. Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers. Leave all your love and your longing behind, you can't carry it with you if you want to survive.

Went to see Eclipse. The Deathly Hallows trailer made me cry, I think it needed a standing ovation. Eclipse
itself was spectacular. It was so lovely my eyes could hardly keep up. Lots of Alice/Jasper moments! And With You in my Head was used so amazingly. The scene with the SLEEPING BAG made me think of this X-Files scene: "Mulder: I was told once that the best way to regenerate body heat was to crawl naked into a sleeping bag with some body else who’s already naked. Scully: Well, maybe if it rains sleeping bags, you’ll get lucky" But it was great. And then I ate an amazing, life changing sandwich which made we want to cry. The end.

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