Thursday, March 25, 2010

70 MIllion What?

I saw this video last week and loved it. I posted it on The Naked Hero and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to share it with The Stiletto Gang, too! It's by a band called Hold Your Horses, and the song is called 70 Million (lyrics are below).

What I love about this video is the imagery. The were SO amazingly creative in how they used the artwork...how they became the artwork...and that alone makes it a standout to me.


But then they also talk about novels and heroes... and novels and heroes are two of my favorite things!


Hope you enjoy!!



70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L'Ogre on Vimeo.

Hold Your Horses! 70 Million lyrics


And it hardly looked like a novel at all,
I hardly look like a hero at all
And I'm sorry, you didn't publish this
And you were white as snow; I was white as a sheet

When you came down in this black dress
In your mom's black maternity dress
And so,
Though it hardly looked like a novel at all,
And the city treats me, it treats me to you
And a cup of coffee for you
I should learn it's language and speak it to you

And 70 million should be in the know
And 70 million don't go out at all
And 70 million wouldn't walk this street
And 70 million would run to a hole
And 70 million would be wrong wrong wrong
And 70 million never see it at all
And 70 million haven't tasted snow

And we dance dance dance like the children dance
Imply thought are we taking the chance?
With the light still on, and will we ever reach the tower

And after you came down in this black dress
I don't know what took so very long
And this,
And this isn't a war, we don't have to ration
Now wave white flag, and you kept it at home
And words I wrote from a foreign land
You're holding my no longer foreign hand

And 70 million should be in the know
And 70 million don't go out at all
And 70 million wouldn't walk this street
And 70 million would run to a hole
And 70 million would be wrong wrong wrong
And 70 million never see it at all
And 70 million haven't tasted snow

So, how many paintings did you actually recognize in the video? Do you have a favorite?


Happy Thursday! Oh, and don't forget to stop by Books on the House and Books on the House for Kids and Teens!


~ Misa

2 comments:

  1. What a lot of work they went to in order to do that video. Poor talented fellows, they all look underfed. I could recognize almost all of the paintings.

    Marilyn

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