Song of the Day #3,127: ‘To Find You’ – Sing Street

sing_streetSing Street climbed up my top ten list following my second viewing, ultimately landing in the #2 spot. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that in a difficult 2016 the two films I loved most were about young people discovering their inner strength and breaking free from society’s shackles.

And both featured some kick-ass music as well.

Sing Street writer-director John Carney opted to go with non-professional actors to flesh out his young cast and he struck gold with Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, whose wide-eyed innocence is spiked with equal doses of confidence and charisma. His thrown-together band gets really good really fast but you believe it because of the spirit and authenticity he brings to the role.

In a just universe, at least one song from this movie would receive an Oscar nomination. La La Land might crowd out ‘Drive It Like You Stole It’ or today’s SOTD, both of which are vastly superior to anything in Damien Chazelle’s Oscar favorite. But in a just universe we wouldn’t have President Trump, so what can you expect?

Note: I was made aware of this movie by my niece, Madison, and God bless her for it!

When you were staring at your bedroom wall
With only ghosts beside you
Somewhere out where the wind was calling
I was on my way to find you
I was on my way to find you

When you were racing like a cannonball
In roller skates and sky blue
Or in the backseat watching the slow rain falling
I was on my way to find you

I gotta find out who I’m meant to be
I don’t believe in destiny
But with every word you swear to me
All my beliefs start caving in
And I feel something’s about to change

So bring the lightning, bring the fire, bring the fall
I know I’ll get my heart through
Got miles to go, but from the day I started crawling
I was on my way to find you
I was on my way to find you

I was on my way, every day
I was on my way to find you

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5 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,127: ‘To Find You’ – Sing Street

  1. Dana says:

    I loved this film as well and agree that one of the songs should have been nominated….and Hillary should be our president!

  2. Rob says:

    Agreed … this was the “feel good” movie of the year … absolutely loved it. The songs are outstanding as well. I understand that Gary Clark co-wrote the material. You may recall he was the driving force behind Danny Wilson, the band that had a major hit in the late 80’s with “Mary’s Prayer”.

  3. Maddie says:

    hmmm I continue to be hurt by this lack of credit. But yea I love this movie and song a bunch so here I am in the comment section. Hi.

  4. Clay says:

    I’m sorry! The post has been edited to reflect your role!

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