Music Mondays: Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding)

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Hello everyone! It’s been a while. I took a week off on Music Mondays after its anniversary just to review those in my list I’ve not yet featured. And because I rested and skipped one posting, I’ll be posting 2 Music Mondays for the day both by Ellie Goulding. Oddly enough, when I decided on the 2 songs to feature today, I didn’t know at first that both were by the same artist.

LOve Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

I’d like to focus on the lyrics of the song (without the movie in mind). Mind you, I’ve read the book but didn’t watch the movie. So however the story was interpreted in the movie, I plan to work on my own interpretation that’s leaning towards discovering love and giving in to it.

So why the lyrics? This song is actually the piece my group will be dancing to in our upcoming recital so I really needed to internalize it. Honestly, I swung between thinking that it’s sweet to sad then back again.

Imagine a girl who’s afraid to love or a girl who doesn’t care about love or a girl who doesn’t want to love too much. Imagine that girl, being with someone that she might be taking for granted but along the way—for some reason or another—realizes that she actually and genuinely loves that person so much so that nothing else seems to matter. And this girl sees that person in a whole new light and wants to discover more of him. In turn, she opens herself to him when before, she was afraid to show her real self or maybe didn’t care at all.

That’s how I interpret it and I guess that’s best, taking our recital into consideration. Sometimes, when I listen to the song, I get a tug at my heartstrings that’s sometimes sweet, sometimes sad, sometimes both. The music video, though, I find sweet—mainly because there’s a dance sequence (kind of reminds me of the music video of one of my Music Mondays post). I could dance through life happy if I could dance with the one I love.

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