Tag Archives: crying

Day 263: Open Your Arms by Editors

4 Mar

Hey everyone!

You know when you have one of those days where you wake up and everything goes wrong? Yeah, that’s today for me.

But instead of dwelling on it too much, I’ve decided to take extra precautions today to make sure I try not to slip into some sort of sad mindset. Sure, I am a wee bit upset that today has gone by in a not-so-great manner, but I can think of at least one thing that makes my day a little easier.

“Open Your Arms” by Editors is kind of an old-school song (it came out on their debut album The Back Room in 2005), but it’s so beautiful and mind-boggling that I can’ ever turn my attention away from it.

I first discovered my love for this song back when I was in 9th grade… it set the perfect scene for me. I was on a field trip with the band (yeah, I’m that much of a nerd), and we were headed to Wenatchee, WA for some sort of festival… but in order to get there from where I live, we had to go through the Snoqualmie Pass. Thankfully it was spring, so the lack of snow was a sight for sore eyes, but it was still a gorgeous view. Then “Open Your Arms” came on, and I couldn’t help but cry.

Something about this song just makes the scenery so much more special. It’s as if the song was written by the mountains, forests, lakes, snow piles… the road, the signs, the clouds. Call me cheesy if you like, but it’s a beautiful feeling.

So I hope you enjoy “Open Your Arms” by Editors. If I may make a suggestion: just close your eyes, and listen.

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Day 91: When U Love Somebody by the Fruit Bats

19 Aug

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Last year a sweet movie called Adam came out (starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrn), about a man with Aspergers syndrome who falls in love with a kids book writer (and vice versa). It is endearing and sad, but most of all it brings you hope.

I resisted tears as I sat in the theater, but I watch it on dvd and cry openly all the time. However, my favorite part of this movie is the song in the preview.

It’s called “When U Love Somebody” by the Fruit Bats, and it is absolutely adorable. The words are simple and the guitar plays the same riff, but it never fails to make me happy.

When I decided to feature this song on my blog tonight, I found this cute (and surprisingly well-made) video based off the song. I thought it was fantastic enough to share, and I hope you enjoy it!