Video Watch ‘One Republic-Counting Stars’

 

My friend Taline posted this video on her facebook page. I thought we could listen, read and check out some new vocabulary. I love the tune. Catchy chorus, don’t you think?

What are the lyrics?

Lately I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
Yeah, we’ll be counting stars

[Verse 1]
I see this life
Like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
In my face is flashing signs
Seek it out and ye shall find

Old, but I’m not that old
Young, but I’m not that bold
And I don’t think the world is sold
I’m just doing what we’re told

I feel something so right
By doing the wrong thing
And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

[Chorus]
Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be, we’ll be counting stars

[Verse 2]
I feel the love
And I feel it burn
Down this river every turn
Hope is a four letter word
Make that money
Watch it burn

Old, but I’m not that old
Young, but I’m not that bold
And I don’t think the world is sold
I’m just doing what we’re told

And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that downs me makes me wanna fly

[Chorus]

[Bridge 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I learned

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

[Chorus]

[Bridge 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I learned

What do the lyrics mean according to me?
  • He seems to have some kind of addiction and it is stopping him from reaching his goals.
  • He is losing sleep because he is torn between not being able to reach his goal and not being able to keep his promises to his loved on.
  • He is praying hard (i.e. a lot) because he feels desperate. A small feeling of hope surfaces when he says that he will be counting stars in the future.
  • Seek it out and you shall find‘ means look for the way out and you will find it. He does not think that it’s that easy though.
  • Hope is a four letter word , make that money, watch it burn’ shows that they feel they are hoping in vain.
  • He says that he is not bold (i.e. audacious, strong) and this is an excuse for his addiction.

What do you think?

  1. Do you like One Republic? What bands do you listen to?
  2. Do you think being bold is a positive character trait in your country?
  3. When do you  lose sleep over situations?

Lem..xo

 

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3 thoughts on “Video Watch ‘One Republic-Counting Stars’

  1. Pingback: OneRepublic – Counting Stars (Video) #MusicSaturday | Lee Hernly

  2. 1. 1R is among my favorite bands! They have great songs including “Good Life” & “Fall Down” which are my favorites. I like Coldplay, Snow Patrol, and Mexican band Mana among many others 🙂

    2. I think it is in between. I observe that being bold is perceived as a positive trait in the U.S. but it is definitely not that good in Turkey.

    3. Finals time at grad school! (e.g. now!)

    Thanks for sharing this song. One Republic is great!

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