“Skyfall” by Adele – ultimate National Day song!

Skyfall

Have you watched Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie? It’s awesome!

Regardless, have you heard “Skyfall” by Adele, the theme song of – jang jang jang! – Skyfall?

If you have or when you do, you’ll realise that “Skyfall” is, like, the ULTIMATE National Day song ever!

Observe:

  • A world in crisis: “This is the end”; “When worlds collide and days are dark” – check.
  • Propagating communitarian values: “Let the sky fall, when it crumbles/We will stand tall/Face it all together” – check.
  • The watchful eye of Big Brother: “Where you go I go,/What you see I see” – check.
  • The strangely nurturing yet protective might of defence forces: “I know I’ll never be me, without the security/Of your loving arms/Keeping me from harm/Put your hand in my hand/And we’ll stand” – check.

BONUS: A not-so-subtle reference to ‘ponding’ in “I’ve drowned”.

Guess we know who to hire next year to write the National Day 2013 theme song!

P.S. Just discovered a really awesome mash-up: Adele’s “Skyfall” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”.

SUSSEQUENLEE

If you haven’t already heard the magic that is “SUSSEQUENLEE”, go and listen to it now:

Here’s the link in case you can’t see the embedded sound file.

And the transcribed lyrics:

Sussequenlee
by Melissa Theresa and The Frenzy

When I first met you
I thought: she’s pretty
And I got to know you
Subsequently

I said, “Hi I’m Charles.”
You said, “Chelsea here.”
Now we’ve been together
for almost a year

Subsequently (sic)
When will you revert (sic) back to me
Then we can liaise regarding about (sic) the matter

Subsequently (sic)
HDB flat apply already liao (sic)
Please double confirm (sic) or else we lost (sic) the house

Furthermore therefore (sic)
Furthermore therefore
Furthermore therefore
Furthermore therefore (Subsequently)
Furthermore therefore
Furthermore therefore (Subsequently)
Furthermore therefore
Furthermore therefore
Furthermore therefore (However; How about it?) (sic)
Furthermore therefore
Furthermore therefore (However; How about it?)
Furthermore therefore
Furthermore therefore (However; How about it?)
Furthermore therefore
Please double confirm so we can solve (sic) it out…

etc.

(Hat-tip to PLS REVERT, TKS.)

Today’s playlist

Everybody hurts.

This is today’s playlist:

  1. “Where Is My Mind?” by The Pixies
  2. “Everybody Learns From Disaster” by Dashboard Confessional
  3. “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M.
  4. “Where Is My Mind?” by Emmy the Great
  5. “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads
  6. “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2
  7. “Somewhere Else” by Razorlight
  8. “Change Your Mind” by The Killers
  9. “Wherever You Will Go (Acoustic)” by The Calling
  10. “From Despair to Where” by Manic Street Preachers
  11. “Somewhere Out There” by Our Lady Peace
  12. “Read My Mind” by The Killers