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O Children..

Over the weekend I was having a movie marathon of Harry Potter series. During the Deathly Hallows Part 1, this cute little scene between Hermione and Harry where he tries to cheer her up with a dance to the song "O Children" in the background. The song isnt that catchy yet was very sweet. Never heard it before so went on you tube to check the song out. Very interesting melody.

I call it interesting because of the raunchy, sinful and redemptive lines. Didnt seem it would be apt for a movie as such as Harry Potter that dealt with magic, potions and mythical creatures. If one observes closely this song has so much sadness and ill-wills of the world packed in. Yet the music is simple, words are plain and melody is haunting. I have mixed feelings about this song cause at one glance it gives you way from all the hell you are facing and another glance it curses you back for the life you are in. Well, certainly a dark song.

Video of the original song sung by Nick Cave and Bad Seeds Band.




And the scene from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1:



Lyrics of the song:

Pass me that lovely little gun
My dear, my darting one
The cleaners are coming, one by one
You don't even want to let them start

They are knocking now upon your door
They measure the room, they know the score
They're mopping up the butcher's floor
Of your broken little hearts

O children

Forgive us now for what we've done
It started out as a bit of fun
Here, take these before we run away
The keys to the gulag

O children
Lift up your voice, lift up your voice
Children
Rejoice, rejoice

Here comes Frank and poor old Jim
They're gathering round with all my friends
We're older now, the light is dim
And you are only just beginning

O children

We have the answer to all your fears
It's short, it's simple, it's crystal dear
It's round about, it's somewhere here
Lost amongst our winnings

O children
Lift up your voice, lift up your voice
Children
Rejoice, rejoice

The cleaners have done their job on you
They're hip to it, man, they're in the groove
They've hosed you down, you're good as new
They're lining up to inspect you

O children

Poor old Jim's white as a ghost
He's found the answer that was lost
We're all weeping now, weeping because
There ain't nothing we can do to protect you

O children
Lift up your voice, lift up your voice
Children
Rejoice, rejoice

Hey little train! We are all jumping on
The train that goes to the Kingdom
We're happy, Ma, we're having fun
And the train ain't even left the station

Hey, little train! Wait for me!
I once was blind but now
I see Have you left a seat for me?
Is that such a stretch of the imagination?

Hey little train! Wait for me!
I was held in chains but now I'm free
I'm hanging in there, don't you see
In this process of elimination

Hey little train! We are all jumping on
The train that goes to the Kingdom
We're happy, Ma, we're having fun
It's beyond my wildest expectation

Hey little train! We are all jumping on
The train that goes to the Kingdom
We're happy, Ma, we're having fun
And the train ain't even left the station

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peeyush
Aug. 3rd, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's a beautiful song. I too got to it through Harry Potter only. Then downloaded it from youtube with no second thoughts.

Incidentally, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian had inspired me to get my hands on The Call by Regina Spektor. Loved it too.
inspirethoughts
Aug. 11th, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
I am glad someone else also found it beautiful. :)

Havent heard the one in chronicles of Narnia yet.
peeyush
Aug. 12th, 2013 05:00 am (UTC)
You can listen to it from here at your convenience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNsQewlFtEs)
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