The Words

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Bella Swan and Edward Cullen couple from "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (2010) - source: The Twilight Saga Official Facebook

It’s the last day of February; the month of love. Love; one word four letters. Easy yet not so easy to be said. We’ve been talking about love during this whole month, and now we reach the last post. Time flies, indeed. I’ve mentioned before, that love is an easy word yet not easy one to be said. It’s amazing how a single word could leave a very deep impression in human’s life, right? Moreover for people who have been broken before, falling in love is a big deal; moreover again, to admit that they fall in love is a way big deal. However, there’s one thing I’ve learnt from my own experiences; that when love comes to you, no matter how devastated you were from the pain and loss of the past, then it’s the right time for you to open your heart and accept the love. Never deny, never run, never hide. Let’s be brave to say the words, because it’s okay to fall in love; It’s Okay, This Is Love.

All of the lights land on you, the rest of the world fades from view. And all of the love I see, please please say you feel it too.” –Christina Perri, The Words

As the last post for this month, I will present to you a song by American singer-songwriter, Christina Perri, titled “The Words”. The ballad track was released on January 26th 2015 as the third single served from her second studio album. The album, titled “Head or Heart” was released on April 1st 2014.

"Head or Heart" album cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

“The Words” is a song about a woman confesses her love towards the man she loves, and at the same time convinces him, that it’s okay to fall in love. “And all of the noise I hear inside, restless and loud, unspoken and wild. And all that you need to say to make it all go away, is that you feel the same way too.” People say that there will be sunshine after the rain; and that there will be new love after a broken heart, as long as we’re brave enough to open our hearts and say the words. “And all of the steps that led me to you, and all of the hell I had to walk through. But I wouldn’t trade a day for the chance to say, my love, I’m in love with you.” They’ve both been hurt before, and she knows so well that it’s not easy to open up their heart again after all of the pain. They’re both fragile now, and she knows as well that it’s scary to break down the wall that they’ve built surround their heart. “I know that we’re both afraid. We both made the same mistakes. An open heart is an open wound to you.” However, love is there to mend, and now it’s in his hand to make a choice. The art of letting go the past is never easy, but she convinces him to rest assured; that her love is his to choose, that her love can be his sanctuary, that the love won’t hurt them. So just say the words; it’s love, and it’s okay. “And I know, the scariest part is letting go. Let my love be the light that guides you home. And I know, the scariest part is letting go, ‘cause love is a ghost you can’t control. I promise you the truth can’t hurt us now, so let the words slip out of your mouth.”

Christina Perri (left) and Colin O'Donoghue (right) from behind the scene of "The Words" music video making

The music video for “The Words” was directed by Philippe Paillé and starred Colin O’Donoghue. Perri personally wrote the song herself, along with David Ryan Harris and David Hodges. The heartwarming melody and beautiful lyrics make this song a perfect company for the closing of this month of love.

And in the wind of a heavy choice, love has a quiet voice. Still your mind, now I’m yours to choose.” –Christina Perri, The Words




“All of the lights land on you, the rest of the world fades from view
And all of the love I see, please please say you feel it too
And all of the noise I hear inside, restless and loud, unspoken and wild
And all that you need to say to make it all go away, is that you feel the same way too

And I know, the scariest part is letting go, ‘cause love is a ghost you can’t control
I promise you the truth can’t hurt us now, so let the words slip out of your mouth

And all of the steps that led me to you, and all of the hell I had to walk through
But I wouldn’t trade a day for the chance to say, my love, I’m in love with you

I know that we’re both afraid, we both made the same mistakes
An open heart is an open wound to you
And in the wind of a heavy choice, love has a quiet voice
Still your mind, now I’m yours to choose

And I know, the scariest part is letting go
Let my love be the light that guides you home”

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