When I read books, I am often carried away to the story itself, sometimes even as if I am living the story through the main character. So too when I listen to music, I imagine the music video in my head, once I know the lyrics well enough. I don't watch many music videos (on MTV), due to the lack of rock videos and I have a very low threshold for ass shaking in my face. So generally the only music video I know is the one I make up. Sometimes I get to see the actual video and it is like, you know when after you read a book and you watch a movie based on the book, and you think WTF Hermione is not so pretty, or what bus knocked Ginny. So I have no real experience on actual videos but in a sense I have been making them for years. The videos need repeated listening to attain clarity, this is one I've thought up recently for the song Three Libras by A Perfect Circle, Maynard Keenan's side project. First the lyrics, then my understanding of the song and finally my video concept.
Threw you the obvious and you flew
with it on your back, a name in your recollection,
thrown down among a million same.
Difficult not to feel a little bit disappointed
and passed over
when I’ve looked right through
to see you naked and oblivious
and you don't see me, but i threw you the obvious
just to see if there's more behind the eyes
of a fallen angel,
the eyes of a tragedy.
Here i am expecting just a little bit
too much from the wounded.
But i see through it all
and see you.
So i threw you the obvious
to see what occurs behind the eyes of a fallen angel,
eyes of a tragedy.
Oh well. Apparently nothing.
You don't see me.
You don't see me at all.
A Perfect Circle - Three Libras
As far as I can make out the song it is about unrequited love but beyond that the person you 'love' not even knowing that you exist. Now me personally I think the word love is bandied about way too much. Like you can't love someone if you can think about cheating on them, you are just passing time but thats a topic for another day. So this guy feels like he doesn't exist to her despite his best efforts, thats basically the gist of the song in my opinion.
My video idea is a lot like the movie Ghost, (the one where Patrick Swayze dies and turns into a ghost) without Whoopi Goldberg and the relatively happy ending. The video would be about this guy who is invisible but only to this girl, so cut to a scene of him talking to some people then he spots the girl and tries to get her attention but she just walks through him, probably during the 'You don't see me at all' part. Another scene would be, perhaps during the 'eyes of a fallen angel' part, of her sitting and crying and he standing behind her stroking her hair, but she is oblivious to it. The 'naked and oblivious' part would be her standing in front of a mirror naked, with his arms wrapped around her, his reflection not showing in the mirror. Ok thats about all I have.
Till next time in Waseem world