“I don’t know where I’m at
I’m standing at the back
And I’m tired of waiting
Waiting here in line, hoping that I’ll find what I’ve been chasing.
I shot for the sky
I’m stuck on the ground
So why do I try, I know I’m gonna to fall down
I thought I could fly, so why did I drown?
Never know why it’s coming down, down, down.
Not ready to let go
Cause then I’d never know
What I could be missing
But I’m missing way too much
So when do I give up what I’ve been wishing for…”
-Jason Walker, “Down.”
Every year at Ojai Valley School we have a show at the end of the year called the Festival of Talent, which is exactly what it sounds like. Last year we had a particularly beautiful performance by two fellow OVS bloggers, theotherblackgirl and rangerthecat; however, the former graduated.
They sang “Down” by Jason Walker, a song from the hit TV show “The Vampire Diaries.” The show is based off a book series of the same name, written by Lisa Jane (Ljane) Smith. But I’m getting off topic.
They did an amazing job at the show, a duet that left everyone speechless.
I apologize for the shaking and coughing. It was freezing, I had no tripod and clearly, I was coughing.
You can compare it to the original:
So what’s this song really about?
Well, I don’t think I know. I’m kind of super lame about the “interpreting the artistic and hidden meaning of stuff.” So I couldn’t tell you what the artist meant or even what the general public thinks.
But I can tell you what it means to me.
It’s about someone who can’t find love. This person has been standing around, waiting, hoping, wishing for the right person to come around. It sounds like perfect love entered his/her life once, but it failed. The singer is stuck on said love and is unwilling to forget it, for fear of it coming back and not being there to reciprocate. Or maybe he/she is afraid that love was so perfect there will never be anything else like it. Either way, this person is going down because of the loss. He/she is confused why it felt like they could “fly” when they were in love, only to realize they were “stuck on the ground” and then they “drowned.”
It is entirely possible I missed the point completely. But that’s what it says to me.