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source: Edge of Tomorrow | Live. Die. Repeat. (2014)
audio: Steve Aoki ft. Fall Out Boy, "Back to Earth"
length: 4:03, 154MB mp4
stream: on Critical Commons
download: 155MB mp4
summary: Are you living your life or just waiting to die?

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My Festivids 2014 assignment, for ohvienna. Original Festivids post.

 

I really enjoyed this movie, and I walked out of the theater in July thinking that the repeating visual gestures in the movie--i.e. they keep killing Cage, and specifically, Rita keeps killing Cage, just as she keeps getting killed--would be the kind of thing that would work well in a Club Vivid-style dance vid, and I promptly commenced setting about finding a song that would work for the idea I had in mind. I had an eye on Steve Aoki's new album Neon Futures I because he's a fantastic DJ and his Japanese-American heritage seemed like it could be a nice nod to the movie's Japanese origins, but it wasn't until I heard the track featuring Fall Out Boy, on my train in from Narita on a bright day in the middle of October, that I was sure I had what I needed. From there, it was a complicated pleasure to make the vid (like me, ohvienna clearly enjoyed Rita's faaaaaaaace. Also Tom Cruise's face. He is, no matter what else, an excellent actor).

Many thanks to [personal profile] intothespin for looking it over and providing comments that made the vid much stronger.

No subtitle file yet; my apologies.


Lyrics
It was just the beginning
I think that I was meant to be next to you, to you
On this planet spinning
I think that I was meant to be next to you, to you
And you know I found the dust to be resilient
And we're the dirtiest of the dirt
Every time we fall to pieces
We build something new out of the hurt
And we can never come back to earth
To earth, to earth, to earth, to earth
We can never come back to earth, to earth, to earth

Are you living your life or just waiting to die?
The bright, the bright, the bright
The brightest things fade the fastest
All my life, the bright, the bright, the bright
The brightest things fade out the fastest
Whoa, whoa, whoa
The brightest things fade the fastest
Whoa, whoa, whoa
The brightest things fade the fastest

Whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa

This is a crooked path
I think that I was meant to be next to you, to you
We can never come back (we can never come back)
I think that I was meant to be next to you, to you
And you know I found the dust to be resilient
And we're the dirtiest of the dirt
Every time we fall to pieces
We build something new out of the hurt
And we can never come back to earth
To earth, to earth, to earth, to earth
We can never come back to earth, to earth, to earth

Are you living your life or just waiting to die?
The bright, the bright, the bright
The brightest things fade the fastest
All my life, the bright, the bright, the bright
The brightest things fade out the fastest
Whoa, whoa, whoa
The brightest things fade the fastest
Whoa, whoa, whoa
The brightest things fade the fastest
(Fastest)

The brightest things fade the fastest
Whoa, whoa, whoa
The brightest things fade the fastest
Whoa, whoa, whoa
The brightest things fade the fastest
The brightest things fade the fastest
The brightest things fade the fastest
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