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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.
Candles 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.