Tag Archives: song

27
Oct

‘I have tasked myself’

I have tasked myself
With undetermined amounts of pain
I smile at the beholder
I look for no gains.
One transitions, like a tree’s slow death in the fall
and rebirth in the spring
To all those walking alone,
The birds they continue to sing
They soar in sun’s light
Not to consider, all the while they cry
Letting their beautiful songs
Fall on the dead of man
Who waits to be reborn, but this winter remains long
and it took too much of his soul to continue to smile
The birds they continue to sing, all the while.

© Copyright Mani Amar

19
Sep

Sigur Rós – ‘Untitled 4 (njósnavélin)’

I was laying in my bed having a crappy day a few years ago…when I decided to watch a movie, settled on Vanilla Sky, loved the movie, but discovered a whole new genre of music that forever changed my life and inspired my art more than anything else before.

Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Post-rock, Ambient, Art Rock, whatever you want to call it, it is hard to mention this genre without people talking about Sigur Rós.

What amazing music, to this day, it blows me away.

This song in particular is one of my favourites, I’d post the lyrics, if they existed…explanation here.

Also posting a video of how they play their music live, amazing how they combine instruments, playing your guitar like a violin, who would have thought?

These guys let me use this track in my first feature length film; A Warrior’s Religion, for which I am forever grateful.

Check out more from Sigur Rós.

19
Sep

Hammock – ‘Shipwrecked (Flat on Your Back)’

Ever feel like going for a long drive through the country with no destination in mind? Just on a quest for some soul searching? Then this is the song for you as you drive…

Check out more from Hammock.

Lyrics;

On a cold night
We lay down
Under starlight
We breakdown

On a cold night
We lay down
Under starlight
We breakdown
Spend our whole life
Seeking shelter
Til the last time,
Gone forever…

On a cold night
We lay down
Under starlight
We breakdown
Spend our whole life
Seeking shelter
Til the last time,
Gone forever…

17
Sep

The Leisure Society – ‘We Were Wasted’

I don’t know why, but when I hear this song, I find myself in awe. This is the song I’d want played at my funeral.

Check out more from The Leisure Society.

Lyrics;

And I
Will close my eagle eyes
Hang up my skin to dry

We were wasted son
We were wasted all
On the ride
From the nightclub
To our drive
All the way we sank

And from
The flat above the square
We watch our comrades bare
Their teeth, their souls, their flesh

We were wasted son
We were wasted all
On the ride
From the nightclub
To our drive
All the way we sang


Related post; http://maniamar.com/film-reviews/tyrannosaur-review/

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In self-reflection; I can honestly say all that is good in my life has been a direct result of my artistic expression. Be it through writing poetry, prose, or philosophy, through painting or photography, or through filmmaking, art saved my life and it can save yours.
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