Happy Sunday fellow bloggers, I hope that you’re enjoying your day :O) So, it’s time for us to share our favourite song lyrics based on this week’s theme which is ‘think’. As someone who doesn’t think outside the box but can sometimes be found rooting around in the deepest darkest corners, I decided to share a song with you which actually has no lyrics. Yes, you heard me right, no lyrics this week but the most beautiful piece of music and a video that I watched over and over again because I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
This fantastic idea of sharing music that we love or inspires us came from Helen Vahdati and if you feel like joining in and flexing your cerebral muscles, these are the rules:
Here are the “rules”:
- Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
- Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
- Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
- Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
- Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
- Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process
So, back to the song:
This is Sacrifice, written by Lisa Gerrard and Peter Bourke and sung by Lisa herself.
The animation is Vita ex musica (2004) by Antoine Dekerle
It is rare to find a piece of music that reaches into your very soul but Sacrifice does that for me; it is powerful and deeply moving but, at the same time, almost hypnotic inasmuch as it leaves you with a profound sense of peace and regret when it ends.
The video matches the mood of the song completely. It is brilliantly innovative, weird and heartrendingly sad. It tells of a being, not of this world, who falls in love with a woman’s face, it is unmoving, expressionless but undeniably beautiful. He cannot stop thinking about her and can’t understand why she doesn’t respond to him, why she doesn’t awaken from her sleep…..
He has a gift which allows him to bring something back to life when it is on the very brink of death and he believes that he can revive this woman; he is alone in the World and desperate for companionship, for love. Although he is not something we would recognise as human the pain of his loneliness is palpable…
We see one moment of blissful hope and then watch as it dies in his eyes as he realises that even his rare gift will not be enough to revive this woman from her sleep. We feel his anger, his bitterness at his failure and his heartbreak at the unbearable cruelty of life.
For me this piece of music and its video are unique. I’m not sure that you’ll enjoy them as such but, at the very least, I hope that they make you think….