Song of the Day #4,231: ‘Peace in This House’ – Jessie Buckley

I’ve spent a month writing about the films of the 2010s, taking me right into February, so I’m not going to do my usual countdown of my favorite films of the previous year.

My top three 2019 movies (Parasite, Little Women and Knives Out) made the decade list. These films rounded out my top ten (in order): Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman, Avengers: Endgame, Pain & Glory, Dolemite is My Name, and Hustlers.

I still have several films to see that could crack this list, including Waves, Portrait of a Lady On Fire, Ash is Purest White and Queen & Slim. I’ll probably be watching 2019 movies for at least a few months of 2020.

While I’m not doing the full countdown this year, I do want to reflect on some of the best musical moments in last year’s movies. I’ll offer up five of my favorites this week.

Starting things off is Tom Harper’s Wild Rose, a touching underdog story about an aspiring country singer in Scotland who is trying to balance her career aspirations with motherhood. Jessie Buckley delivers a star-making turn as Rose-Lynn, a brash ex-con who transforms when she gets behind a microphone.

This film offered up a handful of scenes among the year’s best musical moments, including an acapella performance on the empty stage of the Ryman Theater in Nashville and the climactic delivery of original song ‘Glasgow’ (sadly ignored by the Oscars).

I’m going with today’s selection mostly because it is available on YouTube, but it’s another standout scene in a lovely movie. Here, Rose-Lynn asks her employer for money to fund her trip to the states, and in lieu of money she is asked to submit an audition video to a local DJ. It’s the first time her boss (Sophie Okonedo) has heard her sing.

[Note: You’ll have to click through to YouTube to watch the video]

[Verse 1]
Hey, kids, turn off the TV
No, I don’t wanna watch the evening news
Just come on over here, sit down next to me
Let your mama look at you and you and you
Your beautiful faces
That I wanna keep safe
As long as I can
I’m tellin’ you right now

[Chorus]
There’s gonna be peace in this house
There’s gonna be peace in this house
Gonna be some tender talkin’ and some sweet little nothings that
Add up to some things we can’t live without
There’s gonna be peace in this house
Some belief in this house
Every good thing that ever happens
Happens from the inside out
I’m tellin’ you now
There’s gonna be peace in this house

[Verse 2]
Did I tell you today that I love you?
You’re the reason for everything I do
Sometimes I think the only hope for this world
Is my loving you and you and you
So let’s all be patient
Let’s all play nice
‘Cause everyone’s gonna get
Get a little slice of this pie

[Chorus]
There’s gonna be peace in this house
There’s gonna be peace in this house
Gonna be some tender talkin’ and some sweet little nothings that
Add up to some things we can’t live without
There’s gonna be peace in this house
Some belief in this house
Every good thing that ever happens
Happens from the inside out
I’m tellin’ you now
There’s gonna be peace in this house

[Outro]
Every good thing that ever happens
Happens from the inside out
I’m tellin’ you now
There’s gonna be peace
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
Hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,231: ‘Peace in This House’ – Jessie Buckley

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This seems like a movie I would enjoy. Will have to try to watch it.

  2. Maddie says:

    Absolutely love her voice and was a big fan of this film. Thank you for recommending it and being the final push to get me to watch. Disappointed not to see it get a nod for Original Song.

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