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Monday, May 3, 2010

Torn by Natalie Imbruglia

This weeks song is Torn by Natalie Imbruglia. Its kind of an old song but I just found it this weekend. I had heard the song before but had never been able to know the name, until Saturday. I am reading "Message In A Bottle" by Nicholas Sparks and when I watched the trailer, the song came out. I typed in some of the lyrics into Google and after years of questioning myself about this song, found it.

Natalie Jane Imbruglia was born in Australia and began her career with music at a young age. Before singing her main focus was in dancing until she joined an all girls music group. She only lasted in the group for a while because the managers saw she was better of having a solo career. At age 16 she left high school to pursue an acting career. She was in a popular Australian soap opera called "Neighbors" but left after the second year to London. She became absorbed in the club scene and went bankrupt. The bankruptcy forced her to sing again which she was scared of. The reason for this fear was the fact that people had only seen her in an acting scene not in a musical one. In the end she presented a demo to the song "Torn" and was signed to BMG Publishing and impressed RCA Records. After that, her musical career began.

"So I guess the fortune teller's right
I should have seen just what was there

and not some holy light
but you `crawled beneath my veins

and now I don't care, I have no luck"
This is a fragment of the lyrics in the song, verse 2 to be precise. What I like most about this verse is the fact that she says that she saw what she wanted to see and not the real thing. And even though she saw what she thought was there, she still fell for the person. Who hasn't experienced that? Thinking the person you like is perfect when in reality they aren't. I know I have but this can also happen in a good way though.

What I like most about this song is the fact that when you've heard it once and years pass you by you still remember it somehow. When I checked out YouTube comments on this song, they were all about how they hadn't heard this song in years but it had always been in their heads. Her voice is also amazing and goes great with the song, not anyone can sound this calm while singing about heartbreak.

I hope you like the song and that it gets stuck in your head.