Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Tunes (14)

I love covers because they are a great reminder for me as a writer. Sometimes I hear of a book coming out, or I read a book, and I think ZOMG this is EXACTLY my idea! Then I get all sad and discouraged, thinking my idea is ruined because someone else has already thought of it. But then I think of all of my favorite song covers and remember that there are so many ways to interpret the same ideas...even the same words.

I was reminded of this last night when one of my favorite cover songs came on in a commercial.

Here's the original:


Here's the cover:


I love the Kate Bush original, but the Placebo cover totally taps into different feelings and emotions. It's amazing that the same exact words can be interpreted in such different ways...but both so awesome.

So just a little reminder to everyone out there who has the same freakouts that I do when someone else's work is feeling a little too much like that idea I have floating around in my head. We will all put our own spin on it and we can each have something awesome...and different!

Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush

It doesn't hurt me.
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know, know that it doesn't hurt me?
Do you want to hear about the deal that I'm making?
You, It's you and me.

And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with God,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
Be running up that building.
Say, If I only could, oh...

You don't want to hurt me,
But see how deep the bullet lies.
Unaware, I'm tearing you asunder.
Ooh, there is thunder in our hearts.

Is there so much hate for the ones who love?
Tell me we both matter don't we?

You,
It's you and me,
It's you and me who won't be unhappy.

And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with God,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
Be running up that building.
Say, If I only could, oh...

You,
It's you and me,
It's you and me who won't be unhappy.

Come on baby, come on darling
Let me steal this moment from you now
Oh come on angel, come on come on darlin'
Let's exchange the experience oh...

And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with God,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
With no problems...

Say, If I only could...
Oh...
Be running up that hill,
With no problems...

If only I could,
Be running up that hill...

5 comments:

  1. Placebo's version is on my WIP playlist. And not for the first time. I LOVE that song!!!

    Happy Tuesday :)

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  2. Truth! Thanks for the wake-up call :)

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  3. Love this song. And I heard the placebo version awhile ago in a history channel commercial about Gettysburg and once again I thought of this song in a whole new way

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  4. Wow - I'm adding Placebo's version to my WIP playlist too :)

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  5. Okay, I'm heading to i-Tunes this minute. I think when you have a "shared" vision with someone else's story it means you are in touch with what is working.

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