Anyone who has been to the movies over the past two months has no doubt seen the preview for the upcoming movie Stop-Loss. Being that the preview made me cry, I will no doubt go see it even though Ryan Phillipe's accent makes me want to throw thing. I don't necessarily like the plot of the movie but there is a love story and if all else sucks...you can't go wrong with Channing Tatum. But that is not my point.
The preview features two songs. Bodies by Drowning Pool which someone like me cannot get away with listening to...and Open Up Your Eyes by Snow Patrol.
I have never been a fan of Snow Patrol and therefore didn't even know who was singing the song that hooked me immediately. I didn't worry though...because Ask Yahoo would be able to provide the answer and sure enough...within 24 hours of hearing that song, it was on the Millie iPod.
Its lyrics are haunting and romantic. I have been listening very closely to it and I think that I like it a little bit more each time. It is song about love standing up for love. It is not entirely realistic but that is okay. Romance rarely is.
The opening line is a winner in my opinion. It is exactly what an opening line should be. "All this feels strange and untrue and I won't waste a minute without you." How hot is that? It also happens to be the last line of the song which strangely enough I really like. The fact that they start and end with the same line makes it even hotter. This guy is not going to be without his love anymore...
The next part of the song that gets to me is the line "Get up, get out, get away from these liars, cause they don't get your soul or your fire." First let me say that I don't think that we are all surrounded by liars. The thing is that I know that I am surrounded by people who don't really know me but might think they do. It is a lie that they believe and that I allow them to believe because I don't let just anybody into my wacky little world. The belief that there is one person who has could venture into the inner workings in my brain and appreciate it in all of its insanity is an overwhelming thought. So when I hear this line, I believe that somewhere out there is someone who does get my soul and my fire, there is someone who is completely honest with me and therefore I can be completely honest with in return... and that is an intoxicating thought. It goes on to the line "Take my hand, knot your fingers through mine." That is only symbolic because I hear that is that same special someone is rescuing the damsel in distress. You know what a sucker I am for that sort of thing.
But here it is...here is the line that seals the deal. Here is the line that made me fall in love with the song. The line is "I want so much to open your eyes cause I need you to look into mine." It would require an amazing amount of trust to allow someone to "open your eyes". I think it is because we are often scared of what we will see. To find someone that special would be worth risking much for. It is extremely rare to find someone who is willing to take the time to open another's eyes to new things, to train them, and nurture them. What a feat it would be to look into someones eyes and see the same thing is in your own.
The song often repeats the line "Tell me that you'll open your eyes." I hear that is that someone asking the other for complete trust. To be willing to blindly follow and to be open to whatever he has to show and teach her. To demonstrate completely loyalty and to follow with no hesitation.
There is only one promise throughout the song that is that in the end, eyes will be open. There is no promise of forever, just that there will change. As I said before, to take that chance would be risky but honestly...one would be crazy not to.
Forgive the delay in the posting...as well as the writing itself. I have spent the past three hours writing papers for school. I thought that it would be easy to write a 1,500 word essay on why Jon Bon Jovi is a prime example of the American Dream but I was sorely mistaken. So if this post seems dragged out it is only because I have been dragging words out all evening. The good news is that I am done with homework for the weekend and therefore free to focus on other, more fun tasks.