Song of the Day: Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You

 

Earlier this day, I drowned myself with random songs on 8tracks when I bumped into Bon Iver’s Can’t Make You Love Me and this. But this song was stuck in my head for almost a day. It made me feel nostalgic. This is probably my most fave song from the band.

Despite the fact that things are falling apart, they’re going to love you anyway. What more can I say? The song speaks for itself.

It’s looking like a limb torn off
Or altogether just taken apart
We’re reeling through an endless fall
We are the ever-living ghost of what once was

But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one’s gonna love you more than I do

And anything to make you smile
It is my better side of you to admire
But they should never take so long
Just to be over then back to another one

But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one’s gonna love you more than I do

But someone,
They could have warned you
When things start splitting at the seams and now
The whole thing’s tumbling down
Things start splitting at the seams and now
If things start splitting at the seams and now,
It’s tumbling down
Hard.

Anything to make you smile
You are the ever-living ghost of what once was
I never want to hear you say
That you’d be better off
Or you liked it that way

But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one’s gonna love you more than I do

But someone
They should have warned you
When things start splitting at the seams and now
The whole thing’s tumbling down
Things start splitting at the seams and now
If things start splitting at the seams and now,
It’s tumbling down
Hard.

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Song of the Day: The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home

Never knew a band with such enormous talent in digging out emotions in me exists. The Cinematic Orchestra (an electronic jazz band), started out in the late 90’s by Jason Swinscoe.  (God, I swear I thought Alanis Morissette and The Cranberries were the only cool bands I know during my elementary days.) Listening to their previous albums reminds me of  Mazzy Star, Bloc Party, Massive Attack and the likes. Standing apart from their usual outfit is their Ma Fleur album and in it is where To Build A Home was made. (By the way, Ma Fleur in French means “My Flower” in which some consider it as a term of endearment to someone special.)

To Build A Home. That unknown song you’ve heard from films and televisions over and over again. In fact, the first time I heard this song was on So You Think You Can Dance (Thanks to the show, it lead me to awesome bands and songs). I remember jotting down on my journal each song featured by the contestants and this was one of the most powerful piece that twiddled my emotions round and round. Added by Patrick Watson’s voice (featuring artist for To Build A Home), it gives you an efffect similar to that Bon Iver’s Skinny Love do to me.

Interpretation of the song varies from different person and to how they relate to the song. Mine is more of a relationship that is dying or died. A sad but a beautiful kind of parting, of saying goodbye to a true love.

There is a house built out of stone
Wooden floors, walls and window sills
Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust
This is a place where I don’t feel alone
This is a place where i feel at home

And I built a home
For you
For me

Until it disappeared
From me
From you
And now, it’s time to leave and turn to dust

(Instrumental)

Out in the garden where we planted the seeds
There is a tree that’s old as me
Branches were sewn by the color of green
Ground had arose and passed it’s knees

By the cracks of the skin I climbed to the top
I climbed the tree to see the world
When the gusts came around to blow me down
I held on as tightly as you held onto me
I held on as tightly as you held onto me

And I built a home
For you
For me

Until it disappeared
From me
From you

And now, it’s time to leave and turn to dust

Feature Film: Like Crazy

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I had this entry a year ago but was put into the draft category for the reason that I was too afraid to write something not good. I loved this movie so much and I can’t let it pass. Finally, I had the time to fully watch the movie again last night and tried to observe if my view of  it changes the second time around. I still feel the same. It’s like my heart is wrenched every time I watch them both deal with their issues.

Like Crazy is about two people, Anna (Felicity Jones), a British exchange student in Los Angeles who fell in love with Jacob (Anton Yelchin), a design student. Their love was challenged by distance prior to Anna’s violation of overstaying her student visa just to spend more time with Jacob. They will be separated for a year, for a month, for a week… for how long?  Forever?

When you are in love with someone like crazy, you do all things just to make it work but when situation itself is parting you away from each other,  no matter how crazy in love you are sometimes you can’t help but realize that distance is a big issue. How long will it last? How will you make it work? How often will you be talking? How long will it be to see them in person again? You decide whether or not to make the relationship open. What about changes? Especially when it takes too long to see each other again and for some cases, the time is unknown. And during those times in between, you get to meet new people and experience new things and that adds up to the changes. You’ll be the same person but you feel and think differently.

That’s what happened to Anna and Jacob. They were in love and then got separated and met other different people. When they got back together, you saw them reminiscing about the sweet ol’ days. They’re both trying to get back to that feeling but it’s awkward and different now because they both knew that something in them had changed.

Knowing this movie has an improvised script had me all hailing to the actors. Especially Felicity Jones. This made the film so natural and realistic. Also, I found out that this movie was shot with a Canon EOS 7D. You see, you can make good movies without all those unnecessary flashing  graphic effects and it doesn’t mean that a blockbuster hit movie is a good film. Anyway, watch the movie and share your opinion.

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FACT: Like Crazy is inspired by real-life experience of director Drake Doremus and his ex-wife.