Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 21: "Giants in the Sky" from Into the Woods

If you haven't guessed by now, I like fact, I really like them, and this song has been in my head off and on all weekend. It's when Jack is talking about climbing the beanstalk and what he finds there. He seeks adventure, but when it turns sour he remembers home and looks to home to find safety. I think this song has been in my head because I also am starting off on a new adventure-a whole new part of my life...I am going to Washington State to see some of my FAVORITE friends and to also visit my aunt, all of whom I love. But this is to help me figure out my life-to move on from the old into the new, though right now I don't really have a clear vision of what the "new" is...I'm just going to help it happen. So hopefully I'm not too strange and you can see the connection between starting a new adventure and these lyrics.
There are Giants in the sky!
There are big tall terrible Giants
in the sky!

When you're way up high
And you look below
At the world you left
And the things you know,
Little more than a glance
Is enough to show
You just how small you are.

When you're way up high
And you're own your own
In a world like none
That you've ever known,
Where the sky is lead
And the earth is stone,

You're free, to do
Whatever pleases you,
Exploring things you'd never dare
'Cause you don't care,
When suddenly there's

A big tall terrible Giant at the door,
A big tall terrible lady Giant
sweeping the floor.
And she gives you food
And she gives you rest
And she draws you close
To her Giant breast,
And you know things now
that you never knew before,
Not till the sky.

Only just when you've made
A friend and all,
And you know she's big
But you don't feel small,
Someone bigger than her
Comes along the hall
To swallow you for lunch.

And you heart is lead
And your stomach stone
And you're really scared
Being all alone...

And it's then that you miss
All the things you've known
And the world you've left
And the little you own-

The fun is done.
You steal what you can and run.
And you scramble down
And you look below,
And the world you know
Begins to grow:

The roof, the house, and your Mother at the door.
The roof, the house and the world you never thought to explore.
And you think of all of the things you've seen,
And you wish that you could live in between,
And you're back again,
Only different than before,
After the sky.

There are Giants in the sky!
There are big tall terrible awesome scary wonderful
Giants in the sky!
Cool, eh? Anyway, if you don't get the connection that's ok....but I would definitely suggest seeing this musical or hearing the music to anyone who enjoys musicals-this is a good one

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