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Help me find a song for a film I'm making!

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satine · 02/05/2009 08:39

Every year I make a film for the school where I work - a kind of 'year in pictures'. I need a final song - last year we had Paul Potts' 'Time to say goodbye', which was great - beautiful song, nice story about the singer - and I need a new wistful song - happy sad, if you see what I mean.
My boss is hell-bent on that sob-fest "Slipping through my fingers" by Abba but I reckon that would reduce all the mums to full-on hysterics, whereas I want 'lump in throat'.

Can anyone suggest an alternative?

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Hassled · 02/05/2009 08:52

You're right, "Slipping through my fingers" would be downright cruel. I will have a think.

satine · 02/05/2009 19:24

Any inspired evening MNers?

Please - or I'll have to invest in 190 boxes of tissues for the Grand Viewing....and an extra 3 just for me.....

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MamazonFirstladyofFilth · 02/05/2009 19:26

i dreamed a dream by that woman from x factor?

MamazonFirstladyofFilth · 02/05/2009 19:26

not x factor, britains got talent

TheLadyofShalott · 02/05/2009 19:40

I've used Time of your Life by Green Day for a photo montage for our Year 6 leavers' evening.

RaggedRobin · 02/05/2009 22:38

how about tim buckley - sing a song for you

or one of my all-time favourites, cat stevens - if you want to sing out?

satine · 02/05/2009 22:42

Thank you SO much for your suggestions, I'm really so grateful. I'm off to itunes now to listen to them!

You're all lovely! xx

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Sixer · 02/05/2009 22:58

umm wouldn't normally go near these kind of posts, something couldn't stop me. Lionel Richie (most parents have heard of him? ) Say you say me. It's that slow then up beat stuff!

satine · 02/05/2009 23:00

I love that Cat Stevens one, and I think the Green Day one would go down well with the children.

I've also come up with I hope you dance by Lee Ann Womack - hopefully one of those might persuade my boss away from Abba!!

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Sixer · 02/05/2009 23:14

All the small things - Blink 182 - i'm really off now. (i think i'm treating this like a saturday night game!)

SnortyBartFast · 02/05/2009 23:15

the rose?

SnortyBartFast · 02/05/2009 23:16

bette midler song that is here

HedKandi · 02/05/2009 23:16

how old are the children?

FluffyBunnyGoneBad · 02/05/2009 23:18

What about this?

SnortyBartFast · 02/05/2009 23:21

ooh another,
Wind Beneath my Wings.

HedKandi · 02/05/2009 23:24

Another turning point;
a fork stuck in the road.

Time grabs you by the wrist;
directs you where to go.

So make the best of this test
and don't ask why.

It's not a question
but a lesson learned in time.

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs
and still frames in your mind.

Hang it on a shelf
In good health and good time.

Tattoos of memories
and dead skin on trial.

For what it's worth,
it was worth all the while.

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

(music break)

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

HedKandi · 02/05/2009 23:24

She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I'd stare too long
I'd probably break down and cry

Sweet child o' mine
Sweet love of mine

She's got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
And pray for the thunder
And the rain
To quietly pass me by

Sweet child o' mine
Sweet love of mine

Where do we go
Where do we go now
Where do we go
Sweet child o' mine

HedKandi · 02/05/2009 23:24

not sure about either tbh

FluffyBunnyGoneBad · 02/05/2009 23:28

What about thankyou for the days by Kirsty McCall?(???????)

MintChocAddict · 02/05/2009 23:36

How about HoppiPolla (sp??)by Sigur Ross. It's such a beautiful piece of music. Happy and triumphant yet sad too. I well up every time I hear it but also want to throw my hands in the air and celebrate.

Blimey - that sounds a bit wanky doesn't it?

FluffyBunnyGoneBad · 03/05/2009 01:06

how about something a little different? This will be fab!

FluffyBunnyGoneBad · 03/05/2009 01:10

Maybe look for another version, get the class teachers to take turns and record bits of it, then present a CD with the pictures to each child leaver? Would definetly leave them in tears

RaggedRobin · 03/05/2009 11:38

oh wow! thanks for the dr seuss link, fluffybunny - one of my favourite books to give away!

Ledodgy · 03/05/2009 11:54

What about James Taylor, You've got a friend?

MerlinsBeard · 03/05/2009 12:01

how old are the children?

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