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Electra ([personal profile] starlady) wrote2018-08-13 08:10 pm
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[vid] Hard Times (The Good Fight)

source: The Good Fight
audio: Paramore, 'Hard Times"
length: 3:01
stream TC: on Vimeo for people in Germany; password: fight
download: 268MB on Dropbox
summary: Nevertheless, she persisted.

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warnings: Contains references to and/or depictions of Trump, white supremacists, attempted suicide, racial microaggressions, accusations of child pornography, online harassment, revenge porn, and police violence.

 

Premiered at VividCon 2018.

Me: "I read a review saying this album is about depression, but I think it's actually about being a Hillary voter."
My brother: "Aren't they the same thing?"
 
I love The Good Fight. I loved The Good Wife too, but The Good Fight is even better: better characters, sharper politics, less nonsense with men, and much more suited to my mood in these times than The Good Wife, whose protagonist I didn't like very much by the end, unlike the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. And when I first started listening to this album, I thought the song and the show would go well together.

A year later, I'm pleased with this vid, despite the very many content warnings I had to put on it. It's kind of funny (and I don't mean funny ha ha) that I didn't really realize how many of them there were until I sat down to list them out. It's all just the way we live now in 2018. I will say, as much as I like the vid and what it does, a show about lawyers does not necessarily make for the most dynamic clips from which to choose. I hadn't originally intended to include the second season (I had originally intended to finish the vid while the second season was still airing), but it became necessary when I realized that I had already used just about all the suitable scenes in the first season. I like the vid as it is now, long courtroom drama bridge and all, but there was a lot of switching things around to make it more dynamic. The technical aspect also presented some difficulties; you'll notice that not all the clips are the same size. But it's mostly not too noticeable, though I do hope to go back and make a remastered version without logos once the show comes out on Blu-Ray.

Lyrics
All that I want
Is to wake up fine
Tell me that I'm alright
That I ain't gonna die
All that I want
Is a hole in the ground
You can tell me when it's alright
For me to come out
 
Hard times
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
Hard times
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
These lives
And I still don't know how I even survive
Hard times
Hard times
 
And I gotta get to rock bottom
 
Walking around
With my little rain cloud
Hanging over my head
And it ain't coming down
Where do I go?
Gimme some sort of sign
You hit me with lightning!
Maybe I'll come alive
 
Hard times
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
Hard times
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
These lives
And I still don't know how I even survive
Hard times
Hard times
 
And I gotta hit rock bottom
 
Tell my friends I'm coming down
We'll kick it when I hit the ground
Tell my friends I'm coming down
We'll kick it when I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
 
Hard times
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
Hard times
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
These lives
And I still don't know how I even survive
Hard times (hard times)
Hard times (hard times)
 
Hard times
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
Hard times
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
These lives
And I still don't know how I even survive
Hard times (hard times)
Hard times
 
(Makes you wonder why you even try
Makes you wonder why you even try
Makes you wonder why you even try
Makes you wonder sometimes)
 
(Still don't know how I even survive
Still don't know how I even survive
Still don't know how I even survive
Still don't know how I survive)
 
And I gotta get to rock bottom