Thursday, December 22, 2011

Case Study No. 0139: Unnamed Female Librarian (Tears for Fears)

Tears for Fears
4:27
music video, head over heels, etc.
Tags: Head Heels Tears for Fears Donnie Darko '80s syth
Added: 5 years ago
From: serenityn0w
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[video opens with several shots of the inside of a library (including a monkey shushing the other patrons), when Roland places a giant stack of books in front of the young blonde librarian (who looks down her glasses at him)]

I wanted to be with you alone
And talk about the weather
But traditions I can trace against the child in your face
Won't escape my attention

Oh, you keep your distance with a system of touch
And gentle persuasion,
I'm lost in admiration
Could I need you this much?
Oh, you're wasting my time, you're just, just, just wasting time

Something happens and I'm head over heels
I never find out till I'm head over heels
Something happens and I'm head over heels

[Roland wanders over to the card catalog and opens one of the drawers, as cards begin flying out]

Ah, don't take my heart, don't break my heart
Don't, don't, don't throw it away
Throw it away, throw it away

I made a fire, watching it burn
Thought of your future,
With one foot in the past
Now just how long will it last?
No, no, no, you have no ambition

[the librarian is trying to reshelve books and ignore Roland, as he floats up to the second floor]

My mother and my brothers used to breathe in clean air
And dreaming I'm a doctor
It's hard to be a man when there's a gun in your hand
Oh, I feel so!

[Roland points a toy gun (complete with "Bang!" flag) at the librarian, who reaches out and squeezes his nose]

Something happens and I'm head over heels
I never find out till I'm head over heels
Something happens and I'm head over heels

Ah, don't take my heart, don't break my heart
Don't, don't, don't throw it away

And this is my four leaf clover
I'm on the line, one open mind
This is my four leaf clover

La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la

La la la la la, la la la la la
In my mind's eye
La la la la la la
One little boy, one little man
Funny how ...

[cut to Roland and the librarian as an old couple]

Time flies!

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From wikipedia.org:

"Head over Heels" is a song by the British pop/rock band Tears for Fears.

It was the band's tenth single release in the United Kingdom (the fourth taken from their second LP Songs from the Big Chair) and eighth UK Top 40 hit, peaking at #12 in July 1985. In the USA, it was the third single from the album and continued the band's run of hits there, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. A limited edition four-leaf clover shaped picture disc was issued for the single's release in the UK.

The promotional clip for "Head over Heels", filmed in June 1985, was the fourth Tears for Fears clip directed by famed music video producer Nigel Dick. It is centered around Roland Orzabal's attempts to get the attention of a librarian (played by a Canadian model named Joan Densmore), while a variety of characters (many played by the rest of the band) take part in shenanigans in the library. The final scene shows Orzabal and the librarian as an older married couple. The video was filmed at the Emmanuel College Library in Toronto, Canada.

1 comment:

  1. The name of the librarian is Joan Densmore. She is a Canadian model.

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