Beyond the Lights (2014)

Another music movie I watched this past weekend that I loved so much I watched it twice. Beyond the Lights managed to tell a story that isn't necessarily new, and that could have been incredibly contrived and full of the hero saves the damsel in distress, but wasn't. No, this told a story about two people who had allowed their "dreams" to be navigated, and scripted, by other people (in this case, one of each of their parents). These "dreams" eventually became shackles and stones tied tightly to them causing each to sink into their own potential demise.

Carry me on and on :: SOTD

"Where I belong, what I believe; I been looking for something to carry me. If I find what it is I need , maybe all this wandering round and around, will follow me." Take Four by me These labels affix themselves to words we've all been taught are nothing but red letter shame still I count the breaths between the sound your wheels make despite the eventual asphalt burn You take my lousy sense of direction shake and stir it into an inner damnation just because I quit smoking doesn't mean I don't still burn and with each ash escaping into this polluted sky well don't it bring the prettiest of falling lights So what if we are a crack in the foundation a loaded pistol set to stun holding hands with a cracked moral compass just tell me you can carry me through the torn wing purgatory ahead in this city of collapsing angels Didn't the song say you gotta sin to be saved they why don't you come on by and dirty up all this useless pride rev your engine and take another pull of whiskey I need you to carry me like an addiction and you need me to write us into a god-damn lyrical refrain