Skyfall

People say that couples who got through hardest time together, stay together. And I guess it has a point. Indeed, real relationship is tested when they are at their worst. It is tested in how they are able to negotiate and compromise with every difficult and bad circumstance they have to face. However, it is also tested when they are at their best too. Hence couples who know how to have fun together, stay together. And I guess it also has a point too when they say that couples who do crimes together, stay together. Hence the term “partner in crime”; for within the ‘crime’ itself, it lays the hardships as well as the fun they have to face together. Well, I say that couples who face their darkest fear together, stay together. Fear is something very personal. Hence when we are willing and able to share that deepest thing with someone, it means that the relationship is real. And as real as it is, it is sincere; moreover when we involve that person in facing the fear. Indeed, when a relationship is real, even when the sky falls, we stand tall and face it all together.

“Where you go I go, what you see I see, I know I’d never be me without the security of your loving arms, keeping me from harm, put your hand in my hand and we’ll stand.” –Adele, Skyfall

This song is titled “Skyfall”, performed by the one and only Adele. It served as theme song of the James Bond film of the same name (2012). The orchestral pop ballad was released on October 5th 2012 as a single. It was written by Adele herself along with Paul Epworth. For me personally, this is the best Bond’s soundtrack in the era of Daniel Craig’s portrayal as the secret agent, as it encapsulates the spirit of Bond’s theme song by bringing it back to the core from Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger” era. Lyrically, the song explores the spiritual journey of Bond as depicted in the storyline. It is when the world ends and everything comes down around your ears; if you’ve got each other’s back, you can conquer anything. It is about the journey of ‘from death to triumph’.


"Skyfall" single cover by Adele | source: en.wikipedia.org

They say that in order to be reborn, one must be dead first. And one can’t exist without the other. Rebirth can’t exist without death. Joy can’t exist without sadness. Success can’t exist without failure. And in order to start a new beginning, we must first come to an end before it. In order to be reborn again, we must first be dead. In order to get back up again, we must face our darkest fear. In order to be able to move forward, we must find the closure of our previous chapter. In order to be able to come up to the surface, we must get drowned. And we must put aside our worries and fears in order to do that. We must not be afraid. We must face it; for it is the only way that we can come clean and have a beginning in the new chapter. “This is the end, hold your breath and count to ten, feel the earth move and then, hear my heart burst again. For this is the end, I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment, so overdue I owe them, swept away, I’m stolen.”
They say that eventually, all things in our life will lead us back to the point where it all started. They say that somehow, in that place, it all will come into a full circle. They say that in some way, all of our journeys in the search for answers will be found in that place where we began. Worlds may collide and days may be dark in there. However, that is the place where we are able to find answers upon everything that has been haunting us for lifetime. It’s a long way back to that place. However, it’s all worth the journey. And no matter how far we’ve traveled just in order to escape from it, we will eventually go back to that place again to face our darkest past. And no matter how long the time we’ve spent just in order to erase it, we will eventually go there again to deal with our deepest fear. “Skyfall is where we start, a thousand miles and poles apart, where worlds collide and days are dark. You may have my number, you can take my name, but you’ll never have my heart.”
It is something that we can never escape from. We have to face it eventually. But it is something we can do with our most significant person beside us; for we know that we are less of ourselves unless we are standing together with that person. It is in the security of their loving arms that are keeping us from harm. It is the trust as the put their hands in our hands. It is the love and loyalty as we go to same direction and see from the same perspectives. And together we will stand to face it all together. “Where you go I go, what you see I see, I know I’d never be me without the security of your loving arms, keeping me from harm, put your hand in my hand and we’ll stand.” Hence we have the strength to face it all even if the sky falls. Hence we will stand tall together. Hence we are able to face it all even when the sky crumbles. Hence we are able to stand tall, together. “Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together at skyfall.”


The fan artworks of Adele's "Skyfall" | source: soundcloud.com

Many people say there is no such thing as a free lunch in this world; particularly, in this era of advance capitalism. They say that there is a price to pay for everything. And what is the price to pay for a life that is not entangled to the haunting ghost from the past? Well, I guess the price to pay is our bravery that we must get together in order to face that ghost. When the past is leaving a ghost in our life, eventually we will have to face it. We can never escape from or just erase it unless we deal with it first. Indeed, one cannot move on from their past unless they find closure upon it. And the funny thing about life is: sometimes it takes us back to the place where we want the least to be. And most of the time, that place is where our darkest past and deepest fear is residing. And we have to face it. However, we don’t have to face it all alone. Our significant other is always there for us. And it is not ashamed to take their hand and face it all together; for together we stand tall even though the sky falls.

“Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together at skyfall.” –Adele, Skyfall




This is the end, hold your breath and count to ten, feel the earth move and then, hear my heart burst again
For this is the end, I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment, so overdue I owe them, swept away, I’m stolen

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together
Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together at skyfall, at skyfall

Skyfall is where we start, a thousand miles and poles apart, where worlds collide and days are dark
You may have my number, you can take my name, but you’ll never have my heart

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together
Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together at skyfall

Where you go I go, what you see I see, I know I’d never be me without the security
Of your loving arms, keeping me from harm, put your hand in my hand and we’ll stand

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together
Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together at skyfall
Let the sky fall, we will stand tall, at skyfall

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