Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Watch me [burn] Hear me [cry]

Turn it up. Sing along with every word. Let it move through you. Fight the urge to dance, cry, scream. [feel]

I [love] this song and subsequently this video.
A few weeks ago someone asked me why I love this song.
I've been considering the 'why' and though I'm still trying to work out the best way to put my feelings into words, this is my 'why:'
The music itself inspires movement. I get an ache that can only be satiated by allowing myself to move genuinely to the beats. 
That's on the fairly superficial level.
Here's where it gets real.
I identify with every word.
I know what it feels like to burn, love, hate, cry and break in a relationship.
I've been told to end it, tried to end it, then tried again to make it work.
I've promised, changed my mind, apologized and lied a million times over.
I know that's not what love should be,  but I know that's what it can be.
Love can offer comfort, warmth and safety and in an instant, can explode, consume, and destroy.

I feel the passion in the words and the music and the voices.
I [feel]
That's the point, really. This song makes me feel.


  1. Interesting. I'm with you on feeling the music. But this song gives me the heebie jeebies. I think it's the line about if she ever messes with him he's going to tie her to the bed and set the house on fire.

    I know he's just expressing his emotions and isn't actually threatening to do that, but you know how many crazies there are in this world who are going to listen to that and think that and MEAN it?

    Sorry - I don't mean for my first comment to your blog to come across as a hater. I'm not a hater, I'm just expressing a musical opinion. Hate the song, love the Laura.

    And the backdrop you've got going on here. It's just lovely.

  2. hahahaha! Your comment made me laugh! yes that is another way awkward one! Or if you do go for a hug--do you do friend hug (one arm up, one down), or a little more intimate hug (arms around neck). What if you each go for a different kind of hug? Oh i hate that. I like you too :)