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I absolutely love this song, and I’m glad there is an MV for it.
The song is about protecting someone you love. No matter what happens in life they promise to watch over and guard the person they love.
“You’re never gonna be alone/ from this moment on/ if you ever feel like letting go/ I won’t let you fall/ when all the hope is gone/ I know that you can carry on/ we’re going to see the world on/ I’ll hold you until the hurt is gone”
Nope, none for Nickelback, remember?
In the story you see a girl on her wedding day holding a bouquet of flowers with a single blue paper flower in the center. She smiles back to her father and remembers him always supporting her through moments of her life- sitting and clapping at her graduation, seeing her off when she goes to prom, teaching her to ride a bike. Then you see the woman as a little girl going to her father’s funeral, leaving for him a yellow paper flower and keeping a blue one. It flashes back through all the moments of her life and you see that her father was really a ghost watching over her.
Sad as hell, but a great song. I don’t cry, and I mean it, but this song got a few tears. Plus I’m exhausted and it’s nearly 2am, so I’m kind of softened up already.
I really like this group, and their MVs are always great.
The song title pretty much tells it all. The song is a message for people to live each day like their last. My personal favorite line in the song is “Against the grain should be a way of life”. It’s just one of those songs that is supposed to inspire people, without much depth on it’s own.
“If today was your last day/ tomorrow was too late/ could you say goodbye to yesterday/ would you live each moment like your last/ leave old pictures in the past/ donate every dime you had/ and would you call those friends you never see/ reminisce old memories/ would you forgive old enemies/ and would you find that one you’re dreaming of/ swear up and down that you’re in love/ if today was your last day/ if today was your last day”
Nickelback, like pretty much all English singers, don’t dance, but that is because they play their own instruments, so they don’t loose cool points.
That’s why I love this MV, there is an actual and strong story! You see three groups of people (one in an individual, so one person group!) going around looking suspicious. Some guys are antsy and hop on a subway, some girls are being picked up by their friends in an old car, and a man in a suit with a large empty bag walks into a bank, checks out security, and then walks up and hands the teller a note. You see them all looking increasingly suspicious and then suddenly they all turn out to be doing something good. The two boys who look like they’re selling drugs open up their bags and throw strips of paper into a crows of people, on each is written a tip- “Call a friend you never see” (bits of the song, if you can’t tell), “Forgive old enemies”, etc. The people in the crowd take to heart the paper and are happier. The group of people in the beat up truck look like they are blowing up time square, but they are handing out jackets to cold people with those phrases written on them, and finally the man in the bank took out all his money and walks around just giving it to people.
This is a simple MV, most of it is carried by the story, but it’s good. I don’t really have much to say about it…