martes, 1 de mayo de 2007

The song for my presentation

Hold on: to wait

Song: Hold On
Artist: Good Charlotte

Lyrics

This world, this world is cold

But you don’t, you don’t have to go
You’re feeling sad you’re feeling lonely
And no one seems to care
Your mother’s gone and your father hits you
This pain you cannot bear

But we all bleed the same way as you do
We all have the same things to go through

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know

Your days you say they’re way too long
And your nights, you can’t sleep at all (hold on)
And you’re not sure what you’re waiting for
But you don’t want to no more
And you’re not sure what you’re looking for
But you don’t want to no more


But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know

Don’t stop looking you’re one step closer
Don’t stop searching it’s not over. Hold on

What are you looking for?
What are you waiting for?
Do you know what you’re doing to me?
Go ahead. What are you waiting for?

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know

Don’t stop looking you’re one step closer
Don’t stop searching its not over

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know
Hold on



My reaction towards Hold On
The first time I listened to this song was in the CD of the band and I liked it a lot, but I hadn’t had the time to pay attention to the lyrics neither to look for them in the internet. After having listened Hold On a couple of times, I saw the video clip on TV and I was shocked. At the beginning it explains that the song tries to avoid suicide and is dedicated to the ones who already committed it, and to help the relatives of these people. So I watched it paying a lot of attention and the images and what the relatives say are really shocking! After that I searched the lyrics in the internet and listened the song a lot of times, singing it and each time understanding more the significance. The song got to the point of making me cry!
In times when I was not feeling alright this song helped me enormously. I listened to it, read the lyrics over and over again, and I even put a print out of it in my desk. The song really got into my heart and soul.
‘It gets better than you know’ says Good Charlotte… In those times I couldn’t be totally sure about that. But little by little all the darkness turned to light and I was feeling better than ever. This is how I finally understood the song and was able to recommend it to people. From that time, when someone needs my help, is not feeling ok, I just tell them to listen this song, to read the lyrics and to analyse it. Now that I have understood it and I feel as it has been with me, accompanying me through it all, I consider I am able to recommend it.
It is wonderful how the idea is sung and how it can touch one’s heart – or at least mine. I felt identified with the people described on it and now I must thank Good Charlotte for helping me like they did with Hold On.

The clip I made for Hold On
In the clip I tried to show the feeling of loneliness, depression and the world don’t caring about you that the song expresses. I did it with photographs and drawings taken from the Internet, but I also included myself on it. What Hold On describes can happen to any of us and we must give support to each other. As I felt so identified with the song and it helped so much, I considered important to include myself in all those pictures of people feeling not so good. They are all photographs taken in older times, depending on how I was feeling.
I think the great message of the song: ‘Hold on, it gets better than you know’ is well expressed on the clip I made and it reaches people.

The clip will be soon in this blog! I must do the formal presentation tomorrow at English class and then I will post it here.

Vale Becker

2 comentarios:

Charlie (Prof. Carlos Lizarraga) dijo...

Yes, the message is clear and your video clip is a work of art. Is there any way you can post it on your blog??

cons dijo...

best song ever...as you said... this song helps a lot... it helped me in those times of desesperation when u think that the only way out is suicide... of course i didnt do it... i love the video clip... its so deep.. the first time i saw it i cried for an hour... cant wait to see ur video clip