Scarecrow - Alex & Sierra




The Experience: I just wanna believe in you and me. Love and friendship aren't always perfect. They have ups and downs - solid ground and drowning in the sea. But that doesn't mean that it's not true love or solid friendship...

Music Video: The puppet lyric video strips Alex and Sierra's characters down to the essentials of loneliness and love, as they work through the ups and downs of life. The music video follows basically the same line, although it's Alex and Sierra instead of puppets. Some differences: Alex has to make a firmer decision and much stronger effort to trust and go back, symbolized by his headlong rush from the park to Sierra's rooftop perch, and the ordinary humdrum of life isn't just what they do together, but also their surroundings. You expect the video to end with a kiss, but it doesn't - the last shot is a pan out to the surrounding buildings, because love isn't a bubble. It's life in the real world.

Meaning of Scarecrow: The lead single of Alex & Sierra's debut album goes a lot deeper than your standard pop. Being in love is easy to sing about, but living in love isn't. Because living means ups and downs. It means little failures and imperfections. It means moments of loneliness. Moments when you have to trust that the scarecrow still loves you. Moments when feelings fail. All that means living in love. And that's when love is true enough and strong enough to be worth it. This is where it starts tonight, if you open up your heart. Love is being here for good, even when you're seeing empty fields and lonely trees.

Ask Yourself: Are feelings and love the same thing?


LYRICS:

I'm standin' still without you
In the emptiest of fields
Wish that I could say what's on my mind

The straw that fills your heart so you never have to feel
You say that you just need a little time

Days like these I bury my each and every word
Hide them underneath these lonely trees

The harvest moon is wicked
I know that you've been hurt
I swear I'm here for good I'll never leave

This is where it starts tonight
If you open up your heart tonight

You're staring out the window
I’m out here in the street
You stand there like a scarecrow
I’m begging you to speak
You used to be my solid ground
Now I'm drowning in the sea
Oh, I just wanna believe in you and me
Yeah, I just wanna believe in you and me

Hey yeah, hey yeah, hey yeah, hey yeah

Used to be so full of life not just an empty shell
You're out there all alone I wonder why

The pieces keep on falling out and I pick them up myself
But I'd let you steal the buttons from my eyes

This is where it starts tonight
If you open up your heart tonight

You're staring out the window
I’m out here in the street
You stand there like a scarecrow
I’m begging you to speak
You used to be my solid ground
Now I'm drowning in the sea
Oh, I just wanna believe in you and me
Yeah, I just wanna believe in you and me

Hey yeah, hey yeah, hey yeah, hey yeah

Open up for me

Well nothin's what it seems to be

How can I make you feel again

Only you can make me real again

You're staring out the window
I’m out here in the street
You stand there like a scarecrow
I’m begging you to speak
You used to be my solid ground
Now I'm drowning in the sea
Oh, I just wanna believe in you and me
Yeah, I just wanna believe in you and me

You're staring out the window
I’m out here in the street
You stand there like a scarecrow
I’m begging you to speak
You used to be my solid ground
Now I'm drowning in the sea
Oh, I just wanna believe in you and me
Yeah, I just wanna believe in you and me

Hey yeah, hey yeah, hey yeah, hey yeah

You're staring out the window
I’m out here in the street
You stand there like a scarecrow

I just wanna believe in you and me

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