So, I have a very abashed love of Christina Perri's song "Arms". I've listened to it more times than I care to admit, but always feel a bit goofy doing so because it is so very, very angsty.
Why do I listen to it so much? Well:
1) The music is very pretty.
2) The line: "You put your arms around me and I'm home." Yep. That.
But then you get to lines like:
"I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown."
Le adolescent SIGH.
But! wait! Adam and I totally figured out a way to save this song from its own teenaged melancholy.
What if you take it literally? What if - what if the singer is actually a SUPERHERO and her boyfriend is a SUPERHERO too, and so when you get to lines like:
"I hope that you see right through my walls"
it's because he has X-RAY VISION and -
oh, wait. That's totally creepy. But WAIT. What about the next line:
"I hope that you catch me, 'cause I'm already falling"?
That's totally Superman-and-Lois-Lane stuff right there. It's perfect. Other great lines in the song that take on totally different meanings if it's about a pair of superheroes:
- "The world is coming down on me" (because a super-villain is collapsing it with a doomsday device . . .)
- "I never thought you would be the one to hold my heart" (eww . . .)
- "you knocked me off the ground right from the start" (stupid Hulk . . .)
- "I can't make you bleed if I'm alone" (eww, again, but kind of reminiscent of Rogue)
Still, if even after all that fan-fic-ish revision you still need a palate-cleanser from all the moping, here's "Cheer Up, Hamlet":
Better now, right? :)
Peace of Christ to you,