Song Lyric Sunday: Falling Softly

Helen Espinosa at This life One Word At A Time said our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song that was featured in a movie.  It can be a song from a favorite movie, or one of your favorite songs that was featured in a movie.”

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Well this is not easy today because I am distracted. Also it does not seem long since I posted my most favourite movie song , Can’t take it in , by Imogen  Heap, from The Chronicles of Narnia.

Well as I have written about that one recently I shall put my thinking cap, walk the dog and come back to this post.

Right  I am  back  from  my  walk  and  I  have  come up  with  a  song  and  film  that I  fell in  love  with in  2007   a beautiful  story.   A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

The  plot  of  the  film is : An (unnamed) Guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer-songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad’s Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An (unnamed) Girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets Girl, and they get to know each other as the Girl helps the Guy to put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the Guy and the Girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs. Written by Charles Delacroix     Details  from here   

GLEN HANSARD LYRICS

“Falling Slowly”
(with Markéta Irglová)

I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that

Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react

And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

[Chorus:]
Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice
You’ll make it 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

[Chorus:]
Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice
You’ve made it now

Falling slowly sing your melody
I’ll sing it loud

Lyrics  from Here 

 

I sat  and  watched  this  film  and  cried  and  cried  it is  so beautiful  and  the  songs in it are just  so beautiful  as  as is  the  story.  The  songs  are  sung  by  the  actors  in  the  film  Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.     Both  talented  singers.

The  film  is  set in Dublin, the  city  where  my  father  was  born  and  though I  am a Londoner  it  always  feels like  home  when I visit. To see  this  beautiful  story  set in  a place  I  know  and  recognize makes it  all  the  more  special!   I cannot  recommend  this  film enough!

Another song  from  the  film!

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victo Dolore
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 20:42:50

    One of my absolute favorite movies and songs. 🙂

    Reply

  2. inkedautist
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 21:29:37

    I’ve heard this song in passing but never knew the context. Learn something every day.

    I’m from the US but I might have to check the movie out now.

    Reply

  3. Lynz Real Cooking
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 21:36:18

    Wow thanks for sharing

    Reply

  4. Josslyn Rae Turner
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 23:05:31

    We shared the same song! Awesome! This is such a beautiful song. 🙂

    Reply

  5. Helen Espinosa
    Aug 01, 2016 @ 00:47:54

    Okay, I just looked it up… this song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2008. I remember hearing it that night and thinking I had to watch the movie simply because the song was mesmerizing. Now I know I need to watch the movie. Thanks so much for sharing this, Willow!

    Reply

  6. swritings
    Aug 01, 2016 @ 15:21:31

    Beautiful song! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Reply

  7. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Aug 01, 2016 @ 19:34:59

    Thanks for the recommended film and the songs are ‘take your breath away’ sublime. Tom and I have been watching a lot of films lately and music has always been a big part of our lives. I’ve already added this movie to our list.

    Reply

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