Looking For My Insides

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When Jonathan Glazer makes music videos he plays by none of the traditional rules. He does what he thinks needs to be done to tell a great story. This video for Richard Ashcroft’s “A Song For The Lovers” is a great example of that. Multiple times he does something that makes you chuckle and think, “can you do that?” [like have the artist singing along to his own song off key or pause the music with a remote.] But at the end, this particular video leaves you wondering what it was really all about.

I spend the night
Yeah looking for my insides in a hotel room

Is this just Glazer being creative, funny and unpredictable?

The video sends you back to the lyrics to try and find an answer. And, fittingly enough, AshcroftÂ’s lyrics are similar in their mystery. Is this just a song about a guy who is hoping to ‘make it tonight’? Is there more depth to this piece than someone walking around in a hotel room? Do the sparse details of the video have something to say [the pictures on the wall, the room service cart...]?

Is this just another song or is there something profound about the idea of waiting for love to show up? Is there something common about feeling alone in a room hoping someone will show up at the door?

 

A Song For The Lovers (lryics)
by Richard Ashcroft

I spend the night
Yeah looking for my insides in a hotel room
Waiting for you
Were gonna make it tonight
Yeah something in the air tells me the time is right so we better get on

Chorus
Dj,play a song for the lovers tonight
Please, play a song for the lovers tonight

Dont wanna wait
Lord Ive been waiting all my life but Im too late again
I know but I was scared
Cant you see
Im moving like a train into some foreign land I aint
Got a ticket for this ride but I will

Oh, play a song for the lover tonight
Dj, play a song for the lover tonight
Dj, play a song for the lovers tonight
Please play a song for the lovers tonight

Cant stop looking back no no
One more for the lovers
O brother wont you lend a hand Im alone in a room
And Im waiting for love
I dont know when this dreams gonna stop
But Im telling you friend I dont want to get up x2