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BACK DOOR BOY IN A FRONT DOOR WORLD
OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY - THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE
Oh yeah, this song just made me cry like a bitch. 
5th-Mar-2006 10:39 am
Me & D
A friend emailed me and told me I had to listen to this Daniel Bedingfield song. My first thought was "Um, don't think so. That's the same guy that did 'I Gotta Get Through This', in which he sang like he was a gopher with his nuts in a vice." But this is a friend who knows my musical tastes fairly well, so I couldn't discount that. Actually, I was a bit incensed initially in thinking "You've GOT to be kidding me with this, you know better than to suggest this to me unless it's a joke."

Part of what I didn't like about his first single, other than the obvious fact that it sucked, was that I had to play it every couple of hours when I worked in radio and it drove me nuts. There was also the fact that I didn't appreciate his falsetto, which is ridiculously high and outlandishly over the top. In this song it reminds me a bit of Savage Garden's Darren Hayes, whom I have to take in very small doses. I generally am no fan of this kind of poppy music as I find it as soulless and lackluster as any of Britney Spears nut-filled butt nuggets. Anyway, I decided to give it a listen when I get a reply to MY reply from the same friend saying "Will you just trust me on this, please? It's a really beautiful song and it moved me in a way that not much else does. I suspect you might feel the same."

So I listened. And I bawled my fucking eyes out. D saw me over here, tears pouring down my cheeks and my face all bunched up in my hands and got all "Oh my god, baby! What's wrong?" I started laughing and told him I'd just gotten punched in the gut by a song, and that was that. It was the lyrics that killed me. The notion that you're with someone you love desperately, but you are neurotic and need lots of reassurance that it's really going to be okay - oh no, I have NO idea what that feels like...

Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not The One
Comments 
4th-Mar-2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
my favorite line as always been

If you are not mine then why does your heart return my call
4th-Mar-2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
Mine is "I don’t want to run away but I can’t take it, I don’t understand
If I’m not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am?"


Partly because I think it's just the reassurance you give yourself when things don't stand to reason but you know you have to keep at it.

Oh, BTW - I miss you. Lots and lots.
4th-Mar-2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
a friend gave me this CD at work 2 years ago..they got it for free at some promo that a station was doing
anyway
i listened to it at work..and just loved this song..like you said...if you are in a certain mood..this song will knock you to your knees

and I miss you horribly
4th-Mar-2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
you only just discovered this???
if ya like it then check out some more of his stuff , hes a master of the soppy balad.
incidentally , checked in to link you to these.

http://www.webtree.ca/ohh/uploader2/uploads/I'll%20get%20you.gif

http://www.webtree.ca/ohh/uploads/ranting.gif

4th-Mar-2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, I adore this song, for the reasons you've said.

And there's another song, by James Blunt, that always makes me catch my breath. "You're Beautiful."

You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
and I don't know what to do.
'Cause I'll never be with you.
4th-Mar-2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
Words and music can be so powerful.

I guess you're glad you gave it a listen after all.

4th-Mar-2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I feel sort of stupid ...

How the heck do you download from this site? Or is the download allowance exhausted? :-(
4th-Mar-2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
On the upper right portion of the page, below the login boxes, is an orange bound box with a counter inside of it. It'll count down about 45 seconds, then the counter becomes a link. When the little pop up slides down over this, close it out and you'll have the link.
4th-Mar-2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
The problem I was having is there was this huge ad box over the counter and I had to think about it before I realized I should *close* the ad box. Duhhhhrrrrr ...

Thanks! I've heard the song a hundred times, but didn't have it yet. It definitely helps me write my stories.
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