13 12 / 2011

Ximena Sariñana’s “Bringing Us Down”- I’ve keeping up with her videos about the inspiration behind her songs, and I found this one rather intriguing because it is one of my favorite songs. She talks of how this song is her interpretation of a poem by Constantine P Cabafy entitled “Candles”, and it embodies theme of “doomsday” in a relationship.

By Constantine P. Cavafy

The days of our future stand in front of us
like a row of little lit candles—
golden, warm, and lively little candles.

The days past remain behind us,
a mournful line of extinguished candles;
the ones nearest are still smoking,
cold candles, melted, and bent.

I do not want to look at them; their form saddens me,
and it saddens me to recall their first light.
I look ahead at my lit candles.

I do not want to turn back, lest I see and shudder
at how fast the dark line lengthens,
at how fast the extinguished candles multiply.

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