Say Something

I wake up every day with this song in my head, and I finally sat down to watch the video this morning...wow.  Music inspires me so much and it's always as though my heart makes it's own videos for songs I love, so when I finally do see the 'official' video I'm usually confused or disappointed because it's not at all like what I imagined.  "Say Something", by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera however was such a happy (and so very sad) surprise.  

I don't even know what I could create to do justice to that song, it tugs at heart strings that I didn't even know I had.  The line "Anywhere I would've followed you" reminds me of Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" that inspired my pic below, "Into The Dark" with the lyrics:

If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied,
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs

If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks,
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
— Death Cab for Cutie
Into The Dark (2012)

Into The Dark (2012)

I just can't separate visual art, and music.  You should be able to look at a photo and hear a soundtrack, or hear a song, and see an image.  And sometimes, a song gets stuck inside me (in a good way, not a "What Does The Fox Say" sorta way)...and I think that's usually because you're supposed to listen to what it's telling you.  I think the hardest part of that song to hear is "I'm giving up on you".  Ugh.  Those five words get you in the gut.  Florence & The Machine has a way of doing that to me - with EVERY SINGLE SONG.  Her song "Leave My Body" inspired this pic below, "The Abduction".  I took the "Leave My Body" idea pretty literally, but am thrilled with how it turned out (and it was fun using Clint as a model for this one).

Leave My Body (2012)

Leave My Body (2012)

So, this weekend, I'm going to try and get "Say Something" out of my head, and into a photo, and actually "Do Something".  

I don't necessarily see it coming together as two separate individuals like in the video, but more of an inner battle with yourself...it's easy to give up on yourself, too.  Your conscience can spend a lot of the day rattling you into action, while your hands keep busy deceiving the best of intentions.  I'm even interested to see how this one turns out.