Friday, November 16, 2007

The real 16 candles

My god, this is beautiful

2 comments:

danielle said...

The irony of the Thompson Twins song is not mentioned.

if you were here
i could deceive you
and if you were here
you would believe
but would you suspect
my emotion wandering, yeah
do not want a part of this anymore
The rain water drips
through a crack in the ceiling
and i'll have to spend
my time on repair
But just like the rain
i'll be always falling, yeah
only to rise and fall again

I am sure John Huston was well aware of the lyrics. Jake is not real, as each character was a caricature, a stereotype, an exaggeration. But without hope, we can't rise to fall again.

danielle said...

I responded but I did not have my account set-up yet, so I am not sure if you received it. I misspelled John Hughes in it (like duh!)

So in case you did not get it, I am sending it again. If you did, well, i apologize for my redundancy.

The irony of that Thompson Twins songs was never mentioned in the Post article. The lyrics mention deception, if you were here. However he is not and as the post article explains, these women pine for a fictional man (um, excuse me, boy), a fairy tale prince who will rescue them from their cruddy existence. John Hughes made fairy tales, caricatures, and stereotypes because as teens the world seems terribly black and white. Funny, how life has so many beautiful shades of grey.

I think he choose the TT song to illustrate the irony.

If you were here lyrics
(chorus)
if you were here
i could deceive you
and if you were here
you would believe
but would you suspect
my emotion wandering, yeah
do not want a part of this anymore

The rain water drips
through a crack in the ceiling
and i'll have to spend
my time on repair
But just like the rain
i'll be always falling, yeah
only to rise and fall again
(REPEAT CHORUS)

However, without Jakes, without hope, how are we ever to keep rising only to fall again.