Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Bit Prejudiced

It's very popular right now to connect Nickelback's "Far Away" with Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," which, I'll agree, is a good combo.

Far Away:
"I wanted you to stay
'Cause I needed
I need to hear you say
That I love you
I have loved you all along"

But what about Sarah McLachlan's "I Love You"

"Oh but everytime I'm close to you
There's too much I can't say
And you just walk away

And I forgot
To tell you, I love you
And th' night's too long
And cold here, without you
But I grieve in my condition
For I cannot find the words to say
I need you so"

I'm much more inclined to think of Mr. Darcy when I hear "I forgot to tell you I love you." It just seems so him.


Cari Hislop said...

What a lovely idea for a blog! As a reader I tend to find whatever I'm listening to attatched to the story I'm reading, but as a writer I love finding songs for characters.

As for Pride and Prejudice
What about, "Always on Your Mind" by Matt Scannell and Richard Marx
My absolute favorite song based on number play (I've listened to it 619 times and I'm not remotely tired of it) "Falling" by Richard Marx (on My Own Best Enemy)

Ok, I've heard the song so many times I now mentally connect it with any romantic story line, but then after 620 (just listened to it again) times it sort of imprints itself on the brain.
If you haven't heard it, it's Lovely! (621)

Speaking of Austen though, my favorite A book is Persuasion. What a masterpiece of subtlety! Just think how amazing her next book would have been...she must be scribling away in some dusty corner of heaven...whatever she's working on, it's on my list of things to read! :)

cannwin said...

I totally agree about Persuasion. Oh! "You pierce my soul."


Did you notice that I did a post for Persuasion as well?

Cari Hislop said...

Yes I noticed the Persuasion one...I don't think I recognised any of the songs. I so love that book. That scene where Captain Wentworth is having dinner with the Musgroves and Anne and he sneers (knowing no one but Anne would understand) "For I had no the year six!" Better than a kick under the table! You can just feel it hit the target.

cannwin said...

I know! I tried to convince Ralexwin to name one of the kids Wentworth, but he said "No way I'm naming a kid after a Jane Austen character."


I love that part too.

Over to the left is a mp clips thing. It's got the songs for each of the posts. (or part of them)

I love when he's all interested about Ann turning down Charles.


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