Saved by music…almost

20 Feb

When Chuck and I went to the movies last weekend, I noticed our local theater was still playing a couple showings of Twilight.  That movie’s been out for like four months.  Just release it on DVD already!  For the record, I did see it in the theater.  We had free passes.  And it wasn’t a total waste.  It had been a long time since Chuck and I had laughed that hard at a movie plus it really had a decent soundtrack. I think it almost saved the movie—to a certain extent.  I strongly recommend the rental.  I think it’s worth the buck at the red box.

Here’s a good sampling of the soundtrack:


My favorite track is Full Moon by The Black Ghosts.

When the thorn bush turns white that’s when I’ll come home
I am going out to see what I can sow
And I don’t know where I’ll go
And I don’t know what I’ll see
But I’ll try not to bring it back home with me

Like the morning sun your eyes will follow me
As you watch me wander, curse the powers that be
Cause all I want is here and now but its already been and gone
Our intentions always last that bit too long

Far far away, no voices sounding, no one around me and you’re still there
Far far away, no choices passing, no time confounds me and you’re still there

In the full moons light I listen to the stream
And in between the silence hear you calling me
But I don’t know where I am and I don’t trust who I’ve been
And If I come home how will I ever leave

What do you think?

P.S. I’m putting the wacky search term prizes in the mail this weekend—promise! Sorry for the tardiness!


12 Responses to “Saved by music…almost”

  1. cheryl February 20, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    I haven’t seen the movie, yet, but now that I’ve heard the music, I’m not so adverse to the idea. Which is funny, because I was actually very excited to see the movie when it came out –but that was before I read Breaking Dawn (the last one). And now, I just don’t give a damn.

    But cool music!

    And yes, bythelbs, sometimes I do swear. Just don’t tell my mom!

  2. Susan M February 20, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    Pretty cool soundtrack. It still cracks me up that such a huge blockbuster book series was set in Forks. Forks! (I used to live on the Olympic Peninsula.)

    The Black Ghosts have a 70s folk rock thing going on. I like!

  3. shazza February 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Ugh. I’m going to end up seeing this, I guess. My husband actually wants to see it just to see what all the fuss is about, and that is a pretty cool soundtrack. I guess if nothing else there is some nice eye candy, right?

    I love that Muse song and that Mutemath song. Didn’t know either of them came from this movie. I kind of like Paramore, but I don’t really know why. My 12 YO has his first little crush on the singer. Awwww…. I liked that Blue Foundation song too. I’ve never heard of them, but maybe I should explore.

    We just got a new keyboard and I swear it just took me 10 minutes to type and retype this because I keep making so many mistakes!!!

  4. bythelbs February 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    Cheryl—I’m so disappointed. You potty mouth! And also Breaking Dawn sucks rocks.

    Susan—Yeah, that’s the sound. I like too! One of my friends from Utah keeps talking about coming out this way so we can go visit Forks. I never really felt the urge.

    Shazza—I promise, it’s good for a laugh. Plus you didn’t read (or at least didn’t like) the books, so you’ll have absolutely no investment in the movie so it can’t possibly be disappointing because you’re expectations are already so low! See? I also love the Muse & Mutemath songs. I’m going to have to go back & remind myself which one is Blue Foundation. I find myself liking Paramore even though for someone reason I’ve tried not to—they’re just fun to sing along to, I think, and to play on Rock Band.

    OK, yeah, I like that Blue Foundation song. And thanks for taking the time and trouble to type a full comment. 🙂

  5. Alison Wonderland February 20, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    Some intereting stuff. And something amusing. And maybe something profound to finish off my comment.

    The end.

  6. foofer February 21, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    I enjoyed the movie, but the soundtrack totally rocks! My favorite is “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse. I don’t get “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”, though. What does that even mean? Maybe I should look up the lyrics and try to figure it out, but I’m kind of lazy. “Decode” by Paramore is good, too. I like the line that says “…what kind of man you are, if you’re a man at all.”

  7. Susan M February 21, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    That Iron & Wine album (with “Flightless Bird” on it) is my album of the decade. He’s very poetic in his writing.

    Saw the movie last night. LOVED it. Up there with A Walk to Remember!

  8. foofer February 21, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    Okay, I looked up the lyrics to “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” and I’m still totally confused. And wondering why they played it during the romantic prom scene. Not exactly a love song if it’s talking about “pissing on magazines”, eh?

  9. bythelbs February 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Alison—I’m always glad to see you.

    Foofer—I don’t think I’ve ever paid attention to the “Flightless Bird” lyrics. Now I’m going to have to look them up.

    Susan—I’m assuming when you say “Up there with A Walk to Remember!” you’re referring to its somewhat cheesy awesomeness? I just thought all the facial expressions were classic. They made the movie for me. Well, plus the music, of course.

  10. flip flop mama February 21, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    I still haven’t seen the movie because the previews made it look totally lame…even though I know most people liked it. However seeing that montage and listening to the music actually made me want to see it. I’ll definitely wait for the RedBox next door to get it instead of paying for it at the theater though.

  11. Susan M February 21, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    Yeah, cheesy awesomeness. I seriously love A Walk to Remember—honestly, one of my favorite movies, ever. And now, Twilight. I like the movie better than the book, because you don’t have to sit through all of Bella’s “I’m so lame how could anyone so beautiful and perfect ever love me” whining.

    A lot of Iron & Wine’s lyrics don’t really make that much sense (that whole poetic thing), so you can read plenty into them. But I don’t think the lyrics were meant to relate to the scene in the film, just the mood of the song, being rather wistful and romantic sounding.


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