Monday, November 24, 2008

Sound of Music

This is possibly my final Music Monday since it was a concept I came up with just to help pull me through NaBloPoMo, and this is the last Monday of November already. Crazy, I know.

Some soundtracks just really rock my socks, whether from musicals or movies or even some TV shows. I couldn't begin to list all of my favorites, but I will say that they range from the plays like Annie, The Sound of Music, Rent and West Side Story and to movies like Grease, The Little Mermaid, Footloose and Purple Rain. There have to be a million others, like the movie 8 Mile. I'm not even a fan of Eminem or even most rap music in general and never expected to love the movie as much as I did, but I loved it, and the song "Lose Yourself" still gets me all pumped up and makes my blood flow. If I ever get into a girl fight, complete with hair pulling and face scratching, I hope this is playing in the background (even if the lyrics have nothing to do with that situation; still...).

What soundtracks or even just one song from a particular movie do you love?

"Lose Yourself"
(lyrics from here)

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He's choking, how everybody's joking now
The clock's run out, time's up over, bloah!
Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He's so mad, but he won't give up that
Easy, no
He won't have it , he knows his whole back's to these ropes
It don't matter, he's dope
He knows that, but he's broke
He's so stagnant that he knows
When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's
Back to the lab again yo
This this whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

The soul's escaping, through this hole that it's gaping
This world is mine for the taking
Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order
A normal life is boring, but superstardom's close to post mortem
It only grows harder, only grows hotter
He blows us all over these hoes is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he's know as the globetrotter
Lonely roads, God only knows
He's grown farther from home, he's no father
He goes home and barely knows his own daughter
But hold your nose cause here goes the cold water
His hoes don't want him no mo, he's cold product
They moved on to the next schmoe who flows
He nose dove and sold nada
So the soap opera is told and unfolds
I suppose it's old partner', but the beat goes on
Da da dum da dum da da


No more games, I'ma change what you call rage
Tear this motherfucking roof off like 2 dogs caged
I was playing in the beginning, the mood all changed
I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhyming and stepwritin the next cypher
Best believe somebody's paying the pied piper
All the pain inside amplified by the fact
That I can't get by with my 9 to 5
And I can't provide the right type of life for my family
Cause man, these goddam food stamps don't buy diapers
And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life
And these times are so hard and it's getting even harder
Trying to feed and water my seed, plus
Teeter totter caught up between being a father and a prima donna
Baby mama drama's screaming on and
Too much for me to wanna
Stay in one spot, another day of monotony
Has gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail
I've got to formulate a plot fore I end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motherfucking option, failure's not
Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go
I cannot grow old in Salem's lot
So here I go is my shot.
Feet fail me not cause maybe the only opportunity that I got


You can do anything you set your mind to, man


  1. oh i don't know... lots, would be my answer. this isn't even a song. or is it maybe? but all i can think of right now is the intro to 'dirty sexy money'...

  2. I really love the soundtrack to the movie "You Can Count On Me." It has Steve Earle and Del McCoury Band on it. I need to watch 8 mile, too.

  3. Unexpectedly, I really enjoyed '8 Mile'. But I really like the sounds they play on 'Grey's Anatomy'. I know, I know. But the music is usually pretty cool.

  4. I love all the musical movie soundtracks too.
    Also, Notting Hill and Hope Floats have awesome soundtracks.
    And Love Actually. So good!

  5. i love that song and now i am going to go download it for my 10k thankyouverymuch!

    i am a sucker for soundtracks. i have, in my collection, soundtracks of city of angels, twister, XXX (some great German techno here), cars, titanic, the holiday, moulin rouge, i am sam, garden state, and a million others(turns out the theme for me usually is great instrumentals and acoustics)..

  6. Forget about the soundtrack, how about that scene in the factory with Brittany Murphy? Hubba hubba.

  7. OK, I'm gonna get as sappy as I know how here. Annie Lennox's version of my favorite Bob song, "Waiting in Vain" at the end os Serendipity is friggin awesome. If you haven't heard it, go dowload now.

  8. First favorite of all time - Jesus Christ Superstar.

    Have to say I've never given much time to any rap, but reading the lyrics for this hit home. Thanks for sharing Maggie. Good stuff

  9. Although I love Across the Universe, Moulin Rouge, I am Sam, and Almost Famous as a whole, I dunno if a song in a movie got me as emotional as "Man of the Hour" by Eddie Vedder did in Big Fish.

  10. "Lose Yourself" is one of the last songs on my workout playlist.

    One of my all time favorite songs from a movie is "Let the River Run" from Working Girl (by Carly Simon).

  11. Wow. You and I share quite a few favorite soundtracks. Annie, Grease, Sound of Music are certainly in my top 5.

    I also loved Moulin Rouge, Chicago, When Harry Met Sally, and De-Lovely.

  12. "Vide Cor Meum" from the movie, Hannibal. I don't care for opera as a general rule, but omg this song was just SO beautiful!

  13. I really like that song too. One of my favorite movie soundtracks is "Once". It is so beautiful.


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