Weekend Wonderings

I’ve always enjoyed the Twilight series. The books, the films, the Edward… I enjoy them all. I’m pretty sure my interest in Twilight would be the first thing Anna would state if asked to list my character flaws. What’s a girl going to do? More than the books or the films or hunky, brooding, bloodsucking classical music buffs, though, I adore the soundtracks that accompany the films. Really adore them.

I love music that has the power to transport you back to a place or time; a song can remind you of a person loved and lost, of the best or worst times of your life. Florence’s ‘Lungs’ album was the soundtrack to when we moved into our home, it never fails to make my heart soar and get my blood pumping. I can’t look at the CD case of Duffy’s ‘Rockferry’ because it reminds me of the time that Phil and I separated and it just hurts too much to contemplate listening to again. Anything by Pink Floyd transports me back to when my Dad, complete with ginger afro, and 3 year old me would sing and dance on the balcony of our London flat with the sliding doors closed after my baby brother had gone to sleep.

I’ve loved all the Twilight soundtracks, but Breaking Dawn Part 1′s music has taken the biscuit. (And it has nothing to do with my ginormous crush on Bruno Mars.) There are shouty ballads, ranty rock songs, stunningly quiet instrumental pieces and a song with the line ‘I suggest you use the loo before the long drive…’ Oh yes, this album has it all.

But there is a song that blows my mind every time I hear it. Every time I hear the line…

‘Nothing prepared me for what the privilege of being yours would do’

…I cry a little.

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like you to sit down, close your eyes and get lost in the insane beauty of this song.

‘Turning Page’ by Sleeping at Last.
Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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  1. Becca
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    I love the Christina Perri track. I bought the album but it's not on it (annoying). I read all the books (sorry Anna) but refuse to see the films because I loathe Kristen whatsherface. I always thought the character had more spunk and she's quite 'floppy' in the first film.

    Clearly going to have to buy the actual soundtrack.

  2. Posted January 7, 2012 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Ahhhhhh!! Someone who loves this song! I am obsessed with it and have totally got it down to the finals of possible first dances! Love it! I also want to walk down the aisle to it instrumental version but would that be toooo copycat???

    I love the soundtracks, I used to be obsessed with Sia My Love too.


  3. Posted January 7, 2012 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I love Twilight too. This is beautiful – thanks for sharing it Aisling x

  4. Roz
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Ailing I love this post!! I have all the albums from the series too and love them. The song above is beautiful.

    @Me I reckon you should walk down the aisle to the instrumental if you damn well want!! I had Bella's lullaby from Twilight (well the original by Yiruma 'A River Flows in You') played by one of my best friends :D xx

  5. Roz
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Bloody auto correct changed your name Aisling sorry!

  6. Posted January 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Ginger afro??? Pictures!!!


  7. Posted January 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    The Twilight books are my guilty pleasure. Not so keen on the films though, they just don't live up to my expectations. I agree that the soundtracks are fab. xx

  8. Posted January 7, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    I haven't ever read or seen any Twilight (I know, I know… I exist in popular culture vacuum) but that song is LOVELY.

    K x

  9. Posted January 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Aisling, whenever I listen to Florence and the Machine it always reminds me of you even though I *ahem* don't actually know you, or Florence! There is something about Florence that makes me think of you (in a non stalkerish way), you seem similar.

    Anyho, I haven't read or seen any of Twilight either but that song is lovely!


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