Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Tunes (7)

So, this isn't a new song or an obscure song or anything like that. But it's a song that I heard while I was waiting in line at Starbucks this past weekend, and it made me start to cry. Even though I have heard it countless times, I just started thinking about the lyrics, I started thinking about my own life, I started thinking about the movie Once and how no other movie has moved me like that, I started thinking how hot Glen Hansard is, and I just got tears in my eyes right there in Starbucks.

That's a powerful song, isn't it? One that can have that kind of impact on you, even after countless listens? I think every music lover has that song. I didn't realize until this weekend that this was mine. Do you have a song like that? One that can still move you?

I found this amazing video that features clips from Once, but embedding is disabled. You should watch it anyway. Brought back all the magic of Once and made me tear up AGAIN. I swear, I'm such a sap.

Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

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

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*

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

*I think this is one of my favorite lyrics ever, of all time. Love, love, love it.


  1. Love the movie Once. The soundtrack is fantastic. Some songs make me want to cry...others make me want to scream. Seriously, great music!

  2. Just reading the lyrics and mentally running through the movie made me cry. I love this song, movie, and Glen Hansard so hard.

  3. Beautiful. I love singer/songwriter types. My favorite genre. Thanks for posting it. I think I'll go download it.

    You know I have been wanting to add a once a week music post to my blog. You inspired me to start.

    PS, I think I'm going to that writer retreat. Hope to see you there.

  4. Love the movie Once and this song. I have a hard time not crying when I hear this one!

  5. Oh, lordy... "Once" is definitely one of my favorite movies ever, and "Falling Slowly" is such a magnificent song! Thanks for reminding me how much I love it!