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Let it Rain

In case you haven’t heard, Bruno Mars just came out with a new single, Let it Rain (video at the bottom of this entry). It is the first single from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack to be released, and it was specifically written for this film – which, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six years, should be pretty clear from the lyrics of the song.

Now, I’m extremely partial in this matter, because I’m obviously wild about twilight, and I also happen to love Bruno Mars – so of course I love the song. Strictly lyrically speaking, I adore the song. I love the reference to morphine, which is very appropriate. The reference to religion and Bella’s parents are also rightfully there. For the most part I think it seems like Bruno has done his homework. He nailed the feeling of desperation and commitment that is no doubt a big part of Bella and Edwards relationship, both lyrically, musically and simply by using his own anguished voice.

Still, there is a but. I can’t quite see where in the movie this song would fit in. We all know that Edward is a troubled soul, but the whole idea with Breaking Dawn is that they (Bella and Edward) are finally certain of their relationship, and they just KNOW that they will always be together. This is why I don’t think the excruciating desperation for Bella not to leave him is a hundred percent appropriate for a song in this film. Sure, the lyrics of any song can’t always match the sentiment of the scene in it’s entirety, but keeping in mind that the song was specifically written and composed for this film, I think it is a little too intense.

Don’t get me wrong, I know they are like totally co-dependent, and would die if they ever were without the other, and that they would do anything for each other. Still, at this point, they KNOW that’s not going to happen, and it’s not even a question. In fact, the most desperate parts of this song remind me more of Bella during New Moon than anything else.

Anyways, like I said at first, I really like this song, and depending on what scene they put it in, it could be really freakin’ good! I guess we’ll all just all have to wait and see.

Only 50 more days, and we will see more of this!

broken

Sometimes, life is just shit. Other times, life is great. Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s my personality or perhaps it’s lack of sleep, I don’t know, but sometimes emotions shift so fast it gives me whiplash. It’s hard to keep track of my own emotions. Some days emotions can vary from bliss to anger and from frustration and confusion to relaxedness. I guess it doesn’t matter so much what the superficial emotions are, life is more about the bottom line. Truth is though, I don’t know what my bottom line is. Am I happy or just pretending to be?

For the past 48 hours I’ve been listening to the song “I was broken” by Marcus Foster non-stop. At first it was just this beautiful, heartbreaking song that I loved, but by now it’s become much more. I realized I can’t wait to be at that place. Looking back, and knowing that things are getting better. I can’t wait to get to know myself well enough to be able say what Foster is saying in that song.

Music

A lot of people in my age group will say that they like almost any kind of music, except from country and classical. I guess my answer didn’t use to be so different, but somehow, sometime, it changed: I love most kinds of music, especially country and classical. I genuinely think there is no other musical genre with as much focus on quality lyrics and quality subject as country, and I genuinely think there is no other musical genre with as much focus on skilled and elegant musicians as classical music. I truly appreciate the quality of the lyrics in country, and the absence of them in classical music.

I know I’m weird, but I think weird is good.

Country:
Brad Paisley – This Is Country Music
Miranda Lambert – The House That Built Me
Jace Everett – Bad Things
Tim McGraw – My Old Friend

Classical:
Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields – Canon in D
Alexandre Desplat – Desplat: The King’s Speech
Ennio Morricone – Sorstalanság 1.
Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe – Iris And Jasper

Yeah I know there’s a lot of film music there.

Lyrics .2

Again, with lyrics that you really just get stuck on replay, and the more you think of them, the more they rock. This time, credit is due to Tegan Quin.

“It’s a silly time to learn to swim, when you start to drown. It’s a silly time to learn to swim, on the way down”

Takk, Bambi, for at du legger ut fantastiske spillelister på Spotify som inneholder sånne fantastiske låter 😀

Sanger

We’re running with blood on our knees – Mika
Jeg elsker denne strofen. Det er så genialt. Jeg ser at det kan tolkes som om noen løper fra noe de har gjort, noe de ikke vil bli tatt for, men jeg tenker heller at det er noen som har gitt full insats, slått seg, og løper videre. Herlig sang.

Jo mer vi ser, vi ser hvor lite vi veit – Gaute Ormåsen
Noen sier at litt vitenskap fører til tro på vitenskap, mens mer vitenskap leder til tro på Gud. Fordi jo mer vi lærer, jo mer ser vi at det er så ufattelig mye vi bare kan drømme om å forstå.

Det er så mye herlig musikk der ute, og jeg blir aldri lei av den. Ellers er det også mange vanvittig bra bøker der ute, og akkurat nå holder jeg på med “Linger” av Maggie Steifvater, oppfølgeren til “Shiver”. Den er så langt ganske bra, men jeg er litt skuffet over plottet. Det skjer egentlig lite, det er mindre dialog enn hva jeg foretrekker, og jeg liker ikke retningen boka går i. Slik var det også med “dark flame”, fireren i The Immortals Series, men jeg klarer ikke å avslutte en serie, må liksom bare fullføre den. OCD, much? meh.