- Member: MangaPunkSai
- Title: Selfish Man
- Premiered: 2005-07-21
- Flogging Molly Selfish Man
"I don't eat I just devour, everyone in every hour/ All is me, is all I need and that's all that I care / Propelled through all this madness, by your beauty and my sadness/ I'll never change or rearrange, till I've finished what I've started./ And life leads me here/ It shows me, I have never really loved no one but me/ Like the time, you slipped through my hands/ 'll never understand why I'm such a selfish man./
Walk around me not before me / I'll pretend not to ignore ye/ But I'll compromise if I realize you can do something for me/ I'm ugly and you know it, but you think that I'm a poet/ So I'll keep the rhyme if I feel in time, it gets me where I'm going.
And life leads me here/ It shows me, I have never really loved no one but me/ Like the time, you slipped through my hands/ And I'll never understand/ No I'll never understand, why I'm such a selfish man/ All I heard was an unearthly silence/ Apart from the violence, explode in my head/ Where all at once was this moment of beauty/ No more since it slew me, no never again, again, again
No I'll never understand
No I'll never understand, why I'm such a selfish man"
This video is half a general/action FMA video and half a character analysis of Edward. I chose this song because I think it reflects him very well. He is a bit selfish. It was a selfish act to try and bring and dead loved one back to life. He feels like he roped his younger brother Alphonse into attempting the act, and of course Alphonse is the one who suffered a more serious price. He blames himself for Al's condition, but again it's somewhat of a selfish act to cling to a lost love one and try to bring them back. Edward is zeroed in on his goal, so much so that he's often insensitive to the feelings of others, especially when he thinks he's right, especially when he's reckless and doesn't think of how he's worrying those who care about him.
I wanted to do this video very badly, despite the fact I only have the first 3 DVDs to work from (my Premiere seems to hate DIVx files) but I think that worked out for the better, because I had to make use of any good footage I could get my hands on, and used clips I may have otherwise ignored. Sides I have plenty of other ideas for FMA videos in the future when I have to whole series at my disposal. So for right now enjoy this little video about Ed.