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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #90 on: May 28, 2006, 04:46:07 pm »
Some of these songs I don't know & some I don't like but even so the BBM connection can be seen & is sometimes very powerful. 

The lyrics below are from Bruce Springsteen's I'm On Fire & remind me of the last passages of the short story where A Proux writes that Ennis woke up sometimes with the pillows wet, sometimes the sheets.

Sometimes its like someone took a knife baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley
Through the middle of my soul

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the
Middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire
Im on fire
Old Brokeback got us good and it sure ain't over

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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #91 on: May 29, 2006, 11:44:02 am »
Read this
and think of Ennis
looking sideways as he
prepares to ask Alma Jr.
if her husband-to-be really loves her.

Paul Simon - Father and Daughter
from his brand new CD SURPRISE

If you leap awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second
You cant remember where you are
Just open your window
And follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain
Where we counted every falling star

I believe the light that shines on you
Will shine on you forever
And though I cant guarantee
Theres nothing scary hiding under your bed
I’m gonna stand guard
Like a postcard of a Golden Retriever
And never leave till I leave you
With a sweet dream in your head

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loves his daughter more than I love you

Trust your intuition
Its just like going fishing
You cast your line
And hope you get a bite
But you dont need to waste your time
Worrying about the market place
Try to help the human race
Struggling to survive its harshest night

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loves his daughter more than I love you

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loves his daughter more than I love you 


- - - -
Thanks Paul Simon
His age matches with Ennis and Jack.

Paul Simon's New CD - SURPRISE

ps Now I have listened to the song
a bit disappointed by the arrangement
but the lyrics are superb for Ennis Del Mar
« Last Edit: June 07, 2006, 09:43:31 pm by Toast »

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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #92 on: May 29, 2006, 12:30:25 pm »
Toast, this is a very fitting song indeed. I believe Ennis would have said so much if he had learnt how to speak!
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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #93 on: May 30, 2006, 03:00:05 pm »
Here's another one I heard yesterday at my gym that I used to think was just the sappiest song ever but that suddenly struck a BBM chord:

Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (lyrics by Tim Rice)

There's a calm surrender to the rush of day
When the heat of the rolling world can be turned away
An enchanted moment, and it sees me through
It's enough for this restless warrior just to be with you

And can you feel the love tonight
It is where we are
It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer
That we got this far
And can you feel the love tonight
How it's laid to rest
It's enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best

There's a time for everyone if they only learn
That the twisting kaleidoscope moves us all in turn
There's a rhyme and reason to the wild outdoors
When the heart of this star-crossed voyager beats in time with yours

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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #94 on: May 30, 2006, 03:10:03 pm »
Don't worry Barb, I have felt more soppy and sappy than ever before (before I turned 16 anyhow) since seeing BBM.
I don't know this song, but I like the lyrics too (told ya  ;))
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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #95 on: May 30, 2006, 03:44:44 pm »
Since this is basically a thread that is more like "A Non-Country/Non-Western song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain," I decided to more the posts originallly put here to this thread where the two genres of music most important to the original story and the movie can be discussed and/or shared.

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http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php?topic=2140.0

 
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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #96 on: May 30, 2006, 03:47:32 pm »
Don't worry Barb, I have felt more soppy and sappy than ever before (before I turned 16 anyhow) since seeing BBM.
I don't know this song, but I like the lyrics too (told ya  ;))

I was listening to it and really started paying attention to it for the first time because the words "It's enough for this restless warrior just to be with you" in the first verse really caught my attention.

And then "There's a rhyme and reason to the wild outdoors when the heart of this star-crossed voyager beats in time with yours" about knocked me off my feet.
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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #97 on: May 30, 2006, 04:56:49 pm »
Here's a song that truly reminds me of Brokeback - especially those last couple of verses at the end. Perhaps a bit sappy, this one too - but it's so melancholic and wistful - and it talks about letting someone walk away, - and that "sweet life" and ...waaaah!

It's "The kind of love you never recover from" by Christine Lavin:


I know a couple
She sits in a rocking chair working puzzles
He watches TV upstairs
She has a secret she has never let out
A man she thinks he never knew about.
She hasn't seen him in 30 years
The mention of his name doesn't brings on tears
If you ask her "Are there any regrets?"
She'll tell you "No"
But she never forgets.

It was The Kind of Love You Never Recover From
Even though she found another one to take his place
She never will escape the truth
At times like this
When the moon is bright
When the air is foggy like it is tonight
She'll think about what might have been
If she had just held on to him.

I know a man who has done it all
He sailed the oceans
Climbed the mountains of Nepal
He lives high up on the Avenue
With a beautiful wife
Lovely children too.
But there's a woman he still dreams about
Certian thing's he's learned to live without
If you ask him  "Are there any regrets?"
He'll tell you "No"
But he never forgets.

It was The Kind of Love You Never Recover From
Even though he found another one to take her place
He never will escape the truth
At times like this
When the moon is bright
When the air is foggy like it is tonight
He'll think about what might have been
If had not let her
Slip away from him.

I read about a woman who said
She never regretted
Anything she's ever done
Such arrogant words always seem to be spoken by those
Who then die young.

So here am I
Looking at you
Oh tell me
What are we gonna do?
Am I destined to be your regret
Are you that one I will never forget?
Years from now will we curse the day
You let me let you walk away
Isn't this too dear a price to pay
For the freedom
Of going seperate ways?

This is The Kind of Love You Never Recover From
Don't tell me that I'm gonna find another one to take your place
I never will escape the truth
At times like this
When the moon is bright
When the air is foggy like it is tonight
I'll think how sweet life could be
If you would stay with me
Oh stay with me
This is The Kind of Love You Never Recover From
Don't tell me that I'm gonna find another one to take your place
And try to face the truth
Let me hold you close tonight
The fog has lifted
And the moon is so bright
Think how sweet life could be
If you would stay with me
Oh stay with me
This is The Kind of Love You Never Recover From.
This is The Kind of Love You Never Recover From.



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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #98 on: May 30, 2006, 05:20:25 pm »
OMG, that song has made me cry. It's BBM in a nutshell! Thankyou so much for posting that Mikaela  :'( :'( :'(
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Re: A song that makes me think of Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #99 on: May 30, 2006, 05:29:08 pm »
Real old one, from the '30s or 40s:

What's the use of wondrin
if he's good or if he's bad
or if you like the way he wears his hat?
What's the use of wondrin
if he's good or if he's bad
He's yout feller and you love him
That's all there is to that.

Common sense mat tell you
that ther ending will be sad
and now's the time to break and run away
but what's the use of wondrin
if the ending will be sad
He's your feller and you love him
There's nothing more to eay.

Something
made him the way that he is,
whether he's false of true
and something
gave him the things that are his
one of those things is you.

So if he wants your kisses,
you'll give them to the lad
and anywhere he leads you you will walk
and any time he needs you you'll go runnin there like mad
he's your feller and you love him
and all the rest is talk.

Just shallow, dry-eyed old me...
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