Swan Song - Dua Lipa




The Experience: What is the point of my lips if they don't make noise, ah. What is the point of doing nothing at all watching it fall... When you realize that you can and must make a difference. That's why you're here...

Music video: Dua Lipa transforms from garbage picker into Alita-esque warrior. She starts at the bottom of the dump, and finishes looking down on the city she's survived and now wants to protect.

The Meaning of Swan Song: This is not a swan song. In legend swans - the silent bird - only sing just before they perish. But Dua Lipa refuses to roll over and die. She can't. She sees what she cares about most - diamonds - and what should never break - diamonds - about to fail: I see all the diamonds breaking down.  So she won't stay quiet because staying silent'sthe same as dying. She fights. And that fight brings a new life.

Ask yourself: What is your cause? 

Soundtrack: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

LYRICS:


I, I can't lie
I'm scared to open my eyes
'Cause what if I find nothing at all
Nothing at all
What is the point of my lips
If they don't make noise, ah
What is the point of doing nothing at all
Watching it fall

The flicker burning
You know the time's running, running out
Only I see all the diamonds, diamonds
Breaking down
I won't stay quiet, I won't stay quiet
'Cause staying silent's the same as dying
I won't stay quiet, the flicker's burning low

This is not a, this is not a
Swan, swan song
This is not a, this is not a
Swan, swan song
We just gotta, we just gotta hold on tonight
This is not a, this is not a
Swan song, swan song
Swan dive (Yeah)
It's a new life

Real fantasy
Wishing it was make believe
What is the reason of doing nothing at all
Watching it fall

The flicker burning
You know the time's running, running out
Only I see all the diamonds, diamonds
Breaking down
I won't stay quiet, I won't stay quiet
'Cause staying silent's the same as dying
I won't stay quiet, the flicker's burning low

This is not a, this is not a
Swan, swan song
This is not a, this is not a
Swan, swan song
We just gotta, we just gotta hold on tonight
This is not a, this is not a
Swan song, swan song
Swan dive (Yeah)
It's a new life
This is not a, this is not a
Swan, swan song
This is not a, this is not a
Swan, swan song
We just gotta, we just gotta hold on tonight
This is not a, this is not a
Swan song, swan song
Swan dive (Yeah)
It's a new life


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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