Friday, August 10, 2012

Jukebox Friday: Gotye - Save Me

"Save Me" is from Gotye's latest studio album, 2011's Making Mirrors. The video was released on Wednesday and has so far racked up 98,000 hits on YouTube. Will it repeat the success of "Somebody That I Used To Know" with its 297 million views? Only you and I can make that happen.

The video is mesmerizing in every way. Traditional animation is a rare treasure these days, and "Save Me" is both innovative and nostalgic in its style and execution. Please enjoy the story of two humanoid robot-like creatures that find each other in an otherwise empty world and are completely transformed by the experience.


In the mornings
I was anxious
It was better just to stay in bed
Didn't want to fail myself again

Running through all the options
And the endings
Were rolling out in front of me
But I couldn't choose a thread to begin

And I could not love
'Cause I could not love myself
Never good enough, no
That was all I'd tell myself
And I was not well
But I could not help myself
I was giving up on living

In the morning
You were leaving
Traveling south again
And you said you were not unprepared

And all the dead ends
And disappointments
Were fading from your memory
Ready for that lonely life to end

And you gave me love
When I could not love myself
And you made me turn
From the way I saw myself
And you're patient, love
And you help me help myself
And you save me,
You save me,
You save me

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