Monday, February 17, 2014

Musical Monday: Holding On for Life

One of my daughters really likes Broken Bells (probably because of the Shins' James Mercer), and I must say that I like this 80's disco sound they have going on in "Holding On for Life."  I like the video even better because it stars one of my favorite Indie actresses, Kate Mara.  It's like a little sci-fi movie.  I hope you enjoy it!




"Holding On for Life"  Broken Bells

Girl, take a seat
Rest your weary bones
Your secret's safe
In my hands

Tell me about the years and
Let me buy an hour
Maybe help me to understand

Oh, ain't nobody calling
Ain't nobody home
What a lovely day to be lonely

You're holding on for life
Holding on for life, love
Holding on for love

You're holding on for life
Holding on for life, love
Holding on for love

Light another cigarette
Burning in the cold
Waiting on the street
For your man

You're trying not to look so
Young and miserable
You gotta get your kicks
While you can

And in the Latin quarter
Sitting on your own
What a lovely day to be lonely

You're holding on for life
Holding on for life, love
Holding on for love

You're holding on for life
Holding on for life, love
Holding on for love

Well,
you
might belong
to another time
Still you have to carry on, yeah

No
where
else to go
and you never know
what to hide and what to show, no

You're holding on for life
Holding on for life, love
Holding on for love

You're holding on for life
Holding on for life, love
Holding on for love
I'm not sure what this song is about.  On a first glance it might make you think of a prostitute, but I think it's deeper than that.  Maybe it's about settling for someone or a certain situation.  IDK….but I like the song.

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Until next time…

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

10 comments:

  1. It sort of makes me think of the Bee Gees ...
    Interesting fact .... a friend of ours was engaged to Kate Mara (he is now back in Belgium and happily married to an Italian girl).

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  2. It's beautiful, festive, and most importantly, warm! Thanks for all your fabulous and inspiring posts in 2014. Happy Valentine's Day, to you and your family, Delores!! Cheers,
    Astonishing Dining Room

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  3. Whaaaaat I didn't know that Broken Bells' lead singer was James Mercer! No wonder I like this band so much haha. I've been listening to The Ghost Inside practically nonstop because it's so bloody catchy!

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  4. New to me, but I wanted to hear it because I've been seeing the name a lot lately :) I like the song, and loved Kate in American Horror Story!

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  5. I love when a band does a movie-esque music video. And this one must be a continuation, with others in the album? Because that ending is a bit cliffhanger....how fun! :)

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  6. Kate Mara is indeed beautiful... I need to look her up and see what movies I have seen her in because I know I've seen her before... thanks for the video!

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  7. Isn't that a great song and Kate Mara is very beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful week, Ricki Jill! xo Diana

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  8. I'm so out of it as far as today's music goes. I just know the classics :)

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  9. Great song. I have not heard it before now....must be slacking on my musical abilities :)

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