I love music! I relate just about everything I hear in songs to something. I just love it - I FEEL it! So my challenge is going to draw on that. I challenge you to think about the Saga as a whole, and then to decide in retrospect, what Edward and Bella's song should be. It can be a song about a particular part of their relationship, or their journey as a whole. Be prepared to explain!! This IS a variation of a prior challenge, so I ask that you try and go in a different direction if you participated previously! This will take some thought before project ideas even come into play - I better go start studying my iPod now...
Challenge Portion: Choose a song. Explain why it should be theirs. Share lyrics that are particularly poignant, if you can. Create a project scrapbook layout around this song.
Comment Portion: Do you have a theme song? One that seems to have been written *just* for you? Do tell! You can go as fun or profound as you are comfortable with - it is all good!
Yep, that was me. I wrote this challenge – and I was so excited by it, I wrote it up & passed it on to the Designers MONTHS ago! It was going to be SOOO easy for me, because I love music so. Yeah, a funny thing happened – I cannot find a song to save my mortal soul! ME! Someone who breathes music, cannot seem to come up with an appropriate song. Well, as I am writing, it is Thursday August 13 (last Thursday, as of posting day!) and I am dying here! It occurred to me that you might get a kick out of my creative struggles, so I thought I would share – and yes, that makes you weird. :) Joshing!!!
Anyhoo… here it is in a nutshell. I’m stumped. My choices are too Rock. Too gooey. Too teeny-bopper. Too edgy. Gah! Am I being too picky? Well, duh. This is serious stuff! What I *should* have challenged was a song that represents their relationship or something, because there is a metric butt-TON of great breakup songs, which would ROCK us into the New Moon movie hype. But NO. I had to go romantic. *gag* I. Am. A. Doofus. I’ll be back another day, and hopefully I will have a great Love Song for Edward and Bells. Let’s keep our fingers crossed, shall we? …in the meantime, “I’m not gonna write you a Love Song, ‘Cause you asked for it; ‘Cause you need one, you see…” Sara Bareilles <—She rocks!!
Well, I did it. I found a song – not a perfect one, but a really good one! It is called The Luckiest, by Ben Folds. I figure that we all can agree that being teenagers madly in love eternally is pretty lucky! :) I can envision Edward playing the piano and singing this to Bella. You should be hearing Ben singing now - he's just so soothing. Love him! Anyhoo... onto my project. (I will post the lyrics below!)
Now, given my logistical issues with creating (roughly 85% of my cr – uh, stuff off being lonely in the storage facility and all) I am really happy with this. I managed to scrounge enough pieces of like colors to make it work. IMHO, that is. :) I *DID* have a snafu with the title bar… I packed away my Cricut cord! GAH! So I added that by computer. Sue me. It’s kinda fun to have to work outside the box – and improvise. Working with what I got… my own little Limited Supply Challenge! LOL …however… I did just notice that this is incomplete! Holy cow. I guess that catastrophic and final computer meltdown threw me off (another rant for another day!)… In the center, I meant to add “A Love Song For Edward and Bella” over the shadowed musical notes I stamped on there. Save me! Gawd.
As promised, here are the lyrics ~ I warned you, these are not particularly profound, but they work literally and metaphorically. I dig it – hope you do too! (Jac~ I am lookin’ at YOU, girlfriend!)
I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here
And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know
That I am
What if I'd been born fifty years before you (*wink*)
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?
And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know
That I am
I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you
Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away
I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know
That I am
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