Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thirty Days of Truths, Day 13

A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days ....

This is supposed to be a letter but I decided at the start I'm not doing any of them that way. I mean seriously why write a letter that is never going to be sent? But this does give me an opportunity to write about something I always wanted to but never got around to. That's part of the reason I started this truth thing in the first place. Make myself think and write about things I never got around to and cram it all in as the first year of my blogging winds down. OK that and make me not think and write about other things.

It isn't so much a band or artist that has gotten me through hard times, it's just a song. It's a song I have gone back to over and over again when I'm down. At the same time it's possibly the saddest song I have ever heard so the fact that I love it when I'm down makes no sense at all. At times it makes me cry and at others it makes me smile but either way it always seems to help. There isn't any one thing about it that makes it so sad. Not the lyrics, the singer’s voice, or the haunting piano playing under the singing. But the combination of the three owns my soul completely now.

I can't remember when I first heard it or saw the video but I do remember listening over and over to it when I did. The beautiful b&w video was shot in Barcelona and it seems almost as if she is singing from the grave but I was never quite sure. Is it about loneliness, lost love, or death? Five different versions of the song have been recorded and all have slightly different lyrics. It was written by the band's guitarist who appeared in the video than quit the band before the CDs release.

I have friends who just leave me alone when they hear it, knowing damn well what it means. I love this song but I hate it at the same time.

Amy Lee, Evanescence, and "My Immortal" ....

Evanescence - My Immortal

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