Saturday, March 22, 2008

Falling Slowly

Being that it is the Easter long weekend and i have nothing much to do and nobody much to do it with, i have been spending some quality time with my old friend - film. I think most of the people i know under-estimate how big of a fan of film i am but thats a whole other post. My reason for posting tonight is to beg you all to see a small film called " Once ". Its Irish, and is based around an Irish busker meeting a Czech immigrant who also loves music. Its a gorgeous film but its more than the story : for me it was the music. I had heard the Oscar winning song from the film, " Falling Slowly ", performed on the Academy Awards telecast but having now seen the movie i have absolutely fallen in love with it. I suppose it is slightly a double entendre - " Falling Slowly " as meant in the film is referring to love. But i'm going to post the lyrics from the second half of the song, which have had me crying for almost 2 hours now:

"Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now "

This may be a song that i fixate on for a while to come....


  1. i have tried to listen to this 3 times...but things keep interrupting me!

  2. Well i recommend that you ignore the interruptions - gorgeous song from a gorgeous movie....

  3. how's the sister thing working out?

  4. Ok I know you wrote this months ago (but hey, I just found your blog)... I love that song, and really, that whole movie.