Monday, 9 June 2014

Two Singers One Song | Which court cards? | The Beautiful South - A Little Time


Not done one of these for a while and thought that this one by The Beautiful South would be a great tune to jump-start things again.

Having a think about the behaviour of characters in books and films can help flesh out your court cards - so why not songs too?!

Back to the days of bubble perms and big earrings for this one!

Which court card do you think best represents the man in this song? He's clearly getting cold feet and wants a little time to think things over......

And which court represents the woman in the relationship who, instead of hanging around waiting for him to make up his mind whether he wants to be with her or not, does her own thing and makes her own decision ......

If you've got a favourite story song (regardless of decade or genre!) please let me know and I'll happily include it here :-D

5 comments:

  1. I see him starting as Knight of Wands: no sick-to-it-ness and wanting adventure. Then, he seems to get some King of Wands maturity and determination. As for her, she starts as a somewhat passive-agressive Queen of Swords, bitchy and snide. Then growing into her power, freedom and sensuality as a Queen of Wands, just not his Queen of Wands! :D
    Cx

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    1. I love that - no stick-to-it-ness'! Great comments, Chloe - and happy birthday by the way!!!

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    2. Thanks, Ali :) I had a good one, hope your week's been good, too!

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  2. I see him as the Knight of Wands, wanting to be one of the lads, sew his oats, not have any cares, certainly not caring about her. She goes through a number of Queens, first she's the Queen of Cups, a bit emotional at the way he's treated her, then the Queen of Swords bitter, bitchy and angry, (remember Teddy's head at the end of the video) then finally the Queen of Wands, sticking it too him and striking out to get what she wants, what's good enough for him etc. I love this song

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    1. It's a great song isn't it? The Beautiful South always had clever lyrics! Super observations, Coral!

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