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  • Member: Malificus
  • Title: Could Song be an Alibi
  • Premiered: 2007-09-02
  • Categories:
    • Drama
    • Fun
    • Other
    • Parody
  • Song:
    • Barenaked Ladies Running Out of Ink
  • Anime:
  • Comments: I'm hooked on this anime, seriously, it's like crack. So of course, I had to make a vid for it. I had the inspiration to start 3 days ago, on thursday. The vid was originally supposed to be a multi anime vid, but due to a combination of I don't do multi anime, and anyway, the anime was working really well for the entire amv.

    This vid took about 10 hours max, but not due to a lack of effort, but rather thanks to a lot of inspiration. The vid was really fun to put together, and I feel it ended up with a nicely hap-hazard editing style. It's kind of nice to not have a loyal dependence on hitting all the beats all the time, and I feel that helped to mood of this video.

    This is hard to place category-wise for me, because, really, it's primarily a fun video. But it also has significant drama, parody, and comedy aspects to it too. As a little something extra that I can't place.

    This is my first vid on my totally sweet new laptop as well. Seriously, I love this thing :D

    Lyrics:
    I stopped into a club; I thought I'd see a show
    Everyone was there - least everyone I know
    Their knickers in a knot, their hands upon their heart
    The best they'd ever seen, the greatest work of art
    I wish that it was me

    It's bleaker than you think
    I'm running out of ink
    Give a guy a break
    This is what it takes
    To drive a man to drink

    A party at a friend's, Toronto's coolest scene
    I thought I'd bring a tape to show them where I've been
    They listened for a while; the lyrics made them smile
    They said that it was fine, although it's not their style
    I said it wasn't me

    Once upon a time, they couldn't get enough
    Until I made it big, and that's when it got rough
    Disappointed? No; perhaps a bit surprised
    To look them in the face and see it in their eyes
    They wish it wasn't me

    It's bleaker than you think
    I'm running out of ink
    Give a guy a break
    This is what it takes
    To drive a man to drink

    I used to hold you close; you used to tell me things
    You'd never told a soul, but then you heard me sing
    The details of your life condensed into a song
    The neighbour and his wife work out and sing along
    And you can't look at me

    It's bleaker than you think
    I'm running out of ink
    Give a guy a break
    This is what it takes
    To drive a man to drink

    Could song be an alibi?
    A lyric replacement for falling in love?
    But now that the well is dry
    I can't understand what I've been singing of
    Do you know what it is to love? (to love)
    To really love? (to love)
    To really love?
    Really love?
    Do I?

    I cycled by your house; I saw you on the lawn
    I see you all the time, and now that you are gone
    I tried to call your name, but something made me stop
    I called you once a day until you called the cops
    And told them it was me

    I filled a plastic bag with everything I wrote
    I threw it off a bridge; I thought that it would float
    The water made it sink, the bag was bleeding ink
    I wish that I could swim; I wish that I could drink
    I wish that it was me

    It's bleaker than you think
    I'm running out of ink
    Give a guy a break
    This is what it takes
    To drive a man to drink
    I'm running out of ink
    Give a guy a break
    This is what it takes
    To drive a man to drink
    To drive a man to drink
    To drive a man to drink

    Programs used:
    Vegas 7.0
    Vdubmod

    Special Thanks to:
    Quadir (Beta tester)
    Macha (Beta tester)
    Meis (Dude on the couch sitting about 10 feet away)

Opinions (9)

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  • 7.57
  • 8.71

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