miércoles, 3 de julio de 2013

La la la

Me tiene atrapado la canción.

I'm covering my ears like a kid 
When your words mean nothing, 
I go la la la 
I'm turning off the volume when you speak 
Cause if my heart can't stop it, I find a way to block it 
I go la la la

Y al loro con el significado del vídeo (copypaste de la wikipedia):

The music video revolves around an oral Bolivian legend, dating to the early 20th century, which concerns a deaf boy who fled from his abusive home and found a stray dog that accompanied him since then. After living on the streets for undefined amount of time he discovers that he has special talent of perceiving people's troubles, which he can heal by screaming, which is said to be as loud as an earthquake and a tornado. One day, he finds an old man who is being stoned by villagers while being taunted and ridiculed. By screaming, the boy resolves the situation and revives the old man's heart (in the video, by buying him a new heart). 

Together, they meet a disfigured man who was abused, considered a leper by society. The disfigured man reveals that he is a prophet who was cursed by a demon(El Tio) because he didn't worship him, and abandoned the society where the demon resided. El Tio is considered as the lord of the underworld, to whom mortal people offer gifts to him in order to be protected by him or to ease his anger. The prophet said anybody who could hear the demon would fall under his control. He told them the demon could be found in desert, where there once was a town in which people worshipped the demon and he cursed them to kill themselves. 

Together they go to the place where the demon should reside. They arrive at a mine where the demon is supposed to be but everybody could be cursed who is able to hear the demonic curses, thus the boy alone only could go to the demon and overvoice him with his scream to stop him from cursing others. 

The video ends with an open end, considering that El Tio is the lord of the underworld who rules in the mines, which were of use for people for a prolong period of time, whom miners sacrifice a llama from time to time to avoid from being cursed, the boy could be seen as a big sacrifice to redeem the miners from El Tio's undesirable influence. On the other hand it can be interpreted that only the boy is able to stand up to El Tio as the people couldn't have freed themselves. 

The music video deliberately alludes to the story of the Wizard of Oz in an effort to conceal the legend from those unfamiliar with it.

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