Wednesday, November 6, 2013

30 Day Song Challenge: Songs 4-6

Day 4: A Song That Makes You Sad
This is actually harder than I thought it would be... I mean, if it just sad "A Sad Song," that would be easy enough.  There's this, and this, and this and this... oh yeah, and we mustn't forget this.  So that's just what I came up with without thinking very hard.  But see, the thing that often happens with me... I listen to a song that makes me all sad and emotional the first few times I hear it, and then after that I kind of... well, I don't harden, per se. But they no longer make me sad, I just sort of like basking in the melodrama. Heh.
Ahem.

This taken into consideration, I'm going with something I discovered more recently, and by semi-random selection here we have "Without a Word" from the musical for A Tale of Two Cities. (Actually my favorite adaptation of the book to date. ;) ) It figuratively tore me up inside a little. You could just go listen to the song separately, but that one has slightly different words and I don't like the background music as well, and it's sadder when you can actually see Lucie singing it, so... here. Take this video:
...and watch from 1:32:32 - 1:36:05.
"I'd follow you, I'd be selfish too; I'd gladly join you in the grave! But there's a vow I won't betray--she'll never see me walk away.... And though my soul will die with you, our child will not be left alone..." *sniffle*

Day 5: A Song That Reminds You of Someone
Going for something silly and random here... okay, so you know the kids' song "This Old Man"? (With the knick-knacks and paddy-whacks and giving of bones to dogs?) Well, the first time I ever heard that was when Cassie, a girl who lived in the house behind me, was singing it, so now it always makes me think of her. Haha.  We would play together sometimes, but more often we'd just talk to each other over the fence.  I remember being quite shocked when I found out her name was actually Cassandra.  I liked the name Cassie, but finding out that was just a nickname and her full name was Cassandra came as something of a crushing disappointment.

I didn't like the name Jane back then, either.
My, how I've changed. ;)

Day 6: A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere
Back in 2006 my mom and I took a long trip on a jet to a faraway land. ;)  On the airplane you could plug in these earbuds to your armrest thing, and flip through different 'radio' stations. Well, I found the Classical one and listened to that for a while, and I think they had the same songs they played multiple times (when I say long trip, I mean long) and this song was one of them. So now every time I hear it, I'm reminded of that, and for a while afterwards when I listened to it I sort of got the feeling of actually being there again, if you know what I mean... which was cool... and though that's faded, it still reminds me of it.
And by the way, I didn't actually remember what song it was. Nope, but I mentioned it to my brother when I heard the song sometime afterwards, and then yesterday I was asked him "so, what was the name of that song that reminds me of being on the airplane?" and he was just like "Oh, that's Borodin--string quartet." and I was like "okay, thanks."
He knows his Classical music like I know my Jane Austen. ;)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this challenge; it looks so much fun to do.

A song that makes me sad is this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u69CkyLJUKU (Sad Romance). It's so beautiful and sad at the same time!

Some songs remind of books I was reading when I heard the song or places that I was when I heard the song. It's quite funny sometimes - one Christian song I know always made me think of Anne cracking her slate over Gilbert's head simply because I was reading or thinking about that part of the story at the time the song was playing!

Looking forward to the rest of your challenge :)

- The Elf

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