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"Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:14 am
by AdamCarlo
Question for fellow BSG fans.

When you first heard Gaeta singing his lament when he was laying in his medical bay bed, did you think the lyrics might have clues as to who the final unrevealed cylon was or maybe where Earth was located?

Just asking since I listened to the song this morning and paid close attention to the lyrics. :-)

Re: "Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:47 am
by Skating_Lientje
No not really. I just liked the singing... Came to check Bear's blog the next day and revelled in all the details about the collaboration between Bear and Allesandro...
Sorry, I'm not much help...

Re: "Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:51 am
by Lex
To be honest... I don't think I ever checked the lyrics. But I loooove Juliani's singing, and the song is awesome. Nice guy, BTW. Saw him in London once.

Re: "Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:09 pm
by AdamCarlo
Here are the lyrics :-)

Alone she sleeps in the shirt of man
With my three wishes clutched in her hand
The first that she be spared the pain
That comes from a dark and laughing rain
When she finds love may it always stay true
This I beg for the second wish I make too
But wish no more
My life you can take
To have her please just one day wake

Re: "Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:39 pm
by musicpaladin2007
Huh... that is an interesting thought.... I could see that...

Re: "Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:39 pm
by musicpaladin2007
I guess the question would be if Bear was clued in on the final Cylon when he wrote it...

Re: "Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:42 pm
by Bear McCreary
I didn't write the lyrics, and I doubt very much they have any significance regarding the final cylons. They always seemed to me to be pretty imagery that would set well against the vicious surgical imagery and create a cool counterpoint. I don't think anyone was thinking any further ahead than the episode at hand, regrettably.

But, if fans find meaning in the lyrics that pertain to future storylines, that's awesome too :)

Re: "Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:14 am
by AdamCarlo
Bear McCreary wrote:But, if fans find meaning in the lyrics that pertain to future storylines, that's awesome too :)
I've often been accused of over analyzing shows and movies so trying to make a connection between lyrics in a song to the mythology of a show came naturally to me. :D

There's a scene in the season 3 episode "Torn" or "Hero" I believe where D'Anna showed Baltar a drawing she made of her visions which included faces of people she believed might be the Final 5. I actually freeze-framed that shot of the drawing and took a screenshot so I could view it later on my PC and analyze it. LOL

Re: "Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:16 am
by Bear McCreary
AdamCarlo wrote: There's a scene in the season 3 episode "Torn" or "Hero" I believe where D'Anna showed Baltar a drawing she made of her visions which included faces of people she believed might be the Final 5. I actually freeze-framed that shot of the drawing and took a screenshot so I could view it later on my PC and analyze it. LOL
That makes perfect sense. Looking back, I doubt that the actual actors of the eventual Final Five were in that scene, but it was very provocative imagery. I loved that scene.

Re: "Gaeta's Lament"

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:57 pm
by AdamCarlo
Bear McCreary wrote: That makes perfect sense. Looking back, I doubt that the actual actors of the eventual Final Five were in that scene, but it was very provocative imagery. I loved that scene.
I believe you're referring to the scene where D'Anna and Baltar are in the Temple of the Five on the algae planet? That scene was indeed awesome and your track for that scene is fantastic. I love those gamelans. :)