The Whole World Is Watching

So it’s been a long, entertainment-filled day, and I’m rather brain-dead, which is unfortunate, as I still have a page to hammer out. And since muses wait for no man (or woman), and it’s nearing midnight, I’m going to share a song in lieu of a more substantial entry.

The song: Within Temptation’s “Whole World is Watching” featuring Dave Pirner. It’s on my playlist for Codename: Magic Twins, and when it started playing Friday night (I always put the playlist on shuffle), I was struck by how perfectly these lyrics fit my hero’s and heroine’s journeys. So perfectly that I suspect I may be a wee bit influenced by the number of times I’veĀ  listened to this song on repeat, over and over and over.

I’m sharing the lyrics first, because I’ve never watched the video until tonight and I think the lyrics of the song are more important than the video’s interpretation of them (I always have that trouble with music videos: I’ll hear a song, see a story clearly in my head, and find the video just does not match up with what I take away from the song at all). I’m going to put everything behind a cut too, so that this post doesn’t take up so much space, so behind the cut you’ll find 1) the lyrics, 2) the music video so you can hear the song (if you don’t want to watch the video, that’s cool), and 3) my daily stats.

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Music Monday: Within Temptation, “Faster”

This week’s pick was a little bit tricky. I definitely wanted to do Within Temptation, but the only video off of their latest album, Hydra, wasn’t a song I wanted to feature, even though I like the song. But the songs I wanted to feature don’t yet have a video, so I decided to take a step back to their previous album, The Unforgiving, because it was this album that finally brought me on board with this band, notably with the single, “Faster.” Which I’ll listen to on repeat for freaking hours when the mood strikes me. The album itself is, for lack of a better term, a concept album, in that it tells a big story and is even based on a comic book series. You can read all about it here.

The video I selected isn’t anything super exciting, just the band performing with some nifty special effects, which in and of itself can be cool depending on what tickles your fantasy. So, without further adieu, here’s “Faster”!

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Reminder: Music Monday is about the music, not the videos. Videos are just the medium I’m using to share the music, and some videos aren’t actually videos at all. Enjoy the songs, but if YouTube forces you to watch some sort of advertisement before you can get to the music, please be patient.