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First Aid Kit — Walk Unafraid
Album: Wild (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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Released: 2014
Length: 5:14
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As the sun comes up, as the moon goes down
These heavy notions creep around
It makes me think, long ago
I was brought into this life a little lamb
A little lamb
Courageous, stumbling
Fearless was my middle name.
But somewhere there I lost my way
Everyone walks the same
Expecting me to step
The narrow path they've laid
They claim to
Walk unafraid
I'll be clumsy instead
Hold my love or leave me high.
Say keep within the boundaries if you want to play.
Say contradiction only makes it harder.
How can I be
What I want To be?
When all I want to do is strip away
These stilled constraints
And crush this charade
Shred this sad masquerade
I don't need no persuading
I'll trip, fall, pick myself up and
Walk unafraid
I'll be clumsy instead
Hold my love or leave me high.
If I have a bag of rocks to carry as I go
I just want to hold my head up high
I don't care what I have to step over
I'm prepared to look you in the eye
Look me in the eye
And if you see familiarity
Then celebrate the contradiction
Help me when I fall to
Walk unafraid
I'll be clumsy instead
Hold my love or leave me high.
Walk unafraid
I'll be clumsy instead
Hold my love or leave me high.
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Into the Wild (2007)

Directed by Sean Penn
Original Soundtrack by Eddie Vedder

I haven't seen "Wild" yet, but thought I'd throw this out there for you folks who haven't seen it. It's pretty fucking good.
 FlatCat wrote:
I like the other things RP plays from them, but this is so plodding and flat. I much prefer the original.

 
Yup. I'm a connoisseur of covers and love First Aid Kit, but this one just leaves me wanting to hear the original again. 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Apparently they started filming with the backpack filled with crumpled newspaper.
The woman the movie is based on was a consultant, and insisted the pack be filled to 60 lbs, the actual weight she carried.
The director agreed. Reese was not amused.

 
Sixty pounds? How much does/did Cheryl Strayed weigh? The recommended weight of a backpack is 25-33% of your body weight. Reese doesn't look like a big woman, so I imagine that 60 pounds would get to her pretty quickly. 

I love Reese as an actress, so I may have to check out the movie. I don't really cotton to stories about people whose lives implode before they come together again because the collateral damage is often pretty widespread and intense. Based on the movie trailer, that seems to have been the case with Cheryl.  
I like the other things RP plays from them, but this is so plodding and flat. I much prefer the original.
I like it.  Thanx RP for introducing me to First Aid Kit.
 kingart wrote:
Her thighs are skinny. Take it from me, having hiked a lot in my younger days with a load as big as hers. No quads, very few miles. 
Likewise, the song is a bit thin, too. 
 
Apparently they started filming with the backpack filled with crumpled newspaper.
The woman the movie is based on was a consultant, and insisted the pack be filled to 60 lbs, the actual weight she carried.
The director agreed. Reese was not amused.
Nice cover.
 kingart wrote:
Her thighs are skinny. Take it from me, having hiked a lot in my younger days with a load as big as hers. No quads, very few miles. 
Likewise, the song is a bit thin, too.  

 
Are you suggesting the actress didn't actually hike 1000 miles like the character in the story?

Next you're going to tell me Bradley Cooper wasn't actually shooting real people in American Sniper...  {#Tongue-out}
Her thighs are skinny. Take it from me, having hiked a lot in my younger days with a load as big as hers. No quads, very few miles. 
Likewise, the song is a bit thin, too.  
Sweet Swedish Songstresses.
Now I want to watch the movie too. The song is not very good, but the album cover is intriguing. I like going out into the wild.
cool - I liked it by REM and its nice to hear the girls take on it