25 February 2012

'Safe and Sound': The Hunger Games


I realise that I might be a little behind on this, but recently I heard the new Taylor Swift song featuring The Civil Wars, called Safe and Sound. I think the most exciting thing about it is that it is on the soundtrack for the up and coming movie The Hunger Games. 

I am really looking forward to The Hunger Games and I am counting down the days until its release. This song only increase my curiosity about what the movie is going to be like. I spend ages with the song on repeat, listening to the lyrics - wondering at what point in the movie the song will be played.

Here is the song if you have yet to hear it. I picked the one with lyrics so you can better understand my ponderment in which part it will be played. (I don't want to say which part I think exactly because I don't want to spoil the plot for any who have yet to read the books - but I'll give you a hint, Katniss and Rue.)



To be honest, I don't really like the way that Taylor sings it. Don't get me wrong, I love Taylor Swift, I just think that its too breathy and whispy, you know what I mean? When searching the song on YouTube, I came across this cover by Julia Sheers and though, 'Wow, this cover is so much better than the original!' I think that I'm a little bias though - I'm big fan of piano songs.



So what do you think?
Cover or Original?
And where about in the movie do you think it'll be played?

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