Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Woke up thinking about music

Seriously had hit the snooze alarm, like, ten times. Then a song actually woke me up out of a dead sleep...one I'd never heard, that I instantly recognized.

I haven't really mentioned this before, but I'm very good at finding other artists. I sniff out the stars effortlessly. Back in high school I used to write their names down when I recognized it. Nowadays I've cast them in my staged readings or short films or PISTOLERAS or referred them to fellow directors.

It's really about seeing the emotion. Who is willing to FEEL?

And I woke up to this song that is the epitome of artistry. The writer/singer's willingness to be bold, vulnerable, and feeling in front of us is not only why we make movies and music, by the very reason we're alive.

Apparently it's been around for six months, but it was the first time I heard it, and it broke my heart.


Not in love with the video, I often find videos distracting from the beauty of the song. But the lyrics are on that link, and wow are they poetry.

Raw emotion. Thank you for that. Very brave, and painful, and gorgeous.

This part, my gods:

And the piano’s this melancholy soundtrack to her smile.
And that white dress she’s wearing
you haven’t seen her for a while.

But you know, that she’s watching.
She’s laughing, she’s turning.
She’s holding her tonic like a cross.
The room’s suddenly spinning.
She walks up and asks how you are.
So you can smell her perfume.
You can see her lying naked in your arms.

And so there’s a change, in your emotions.
And all these memories come rushing
like feral waves to your mind.
Of the curl of your bodies,
like two perfect circles entwined.
And you feel hopeless and homeless
and lost in the haze of the wine.



Onyx said...

There's something about music in that groggy moment when you're returning to full consciousness that can be very powerful. It's a great feeling.

I remember getting stuck on a scene while listening to pandora and I fell asleep. I woke up to Breathe Me by Sia. It was the first time I'd heard the song and I was unbelievably moved and re-charged. I felt that within that moment I could write the greatest love scene ever. Unfortunately I was working on a horror western at the time.

Heidi said...

I love that song!