Sunday, February 24, 2008
"Falling Slowly" from "Once," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. I am not going to lie and say that I have been loving this song forever, but I always pay attention to this award the most at the Academy Awards (go figure). I listened to it as I saw it was nominated and fell in love. You can tell that it is perfect for a movie within the first few seconds. I have yet to see the film, Once, but this song has me convinced. Plus the plot revolves around music, it would make sense for it to win.
I really appreciate the songs that have a climax and peaceful ending from time to time. I know it's so traditional, and so many things about indie music push those buttons and draw the lines further, yet this song is even better for not doing that.
Another reason that I am a sucker for this song is the BEAUTIFUL lyrics. It highlights the tale of a love struggling amongst a complicated life. It gives me hope for love and its chance to prevail over life's complications. That statement right there is a reason for my obsession with music. It's an amazing experience to listen to a song that can result in an emotion or an action as strong as hope. I don't believe that the song spells out that the romance wins in the end, but maybe the love does, I think the music itself tells the conclusion...
"Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won"
Have a listen and let me know if you agree. I know I made some bold statements there, but I want to know if fans of other genres appreciate this score as well.
Wow. I really want to see this movie now.
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - "Falling Slowly"
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