Just like honey

Posted: June 17, 2013 in cinema, lyrics, movies, music
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“Just Like Honey” is a song by the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain from their 1985 debut album “Psychocandy”. The track was released as the third single from the record through Blanco y Negro Records in September 1985. The song was written by band members William Reid and Jim Reid. The single reached number 45 on the UK Singles Chart.


The Jesus and Mary Chain are:

Jim Reid – vocals, producer
William Reid – guitar, producer
Douglas Hart – bass, producer
Bobby Gillespie – drums, producer


Psychocandy Track List:

1.    “Just Like Honey”      3:03
2.    “The Living End”      2:16
3.    “Taste the Floor”      2:56
4.    “The Hardest Walk”      2:40
5.    “Cut Dead”      2:47
6.    “In a Hole”      3:02
7.    “Taste of Cindy”      1:42
8.    “Never Understand”      2:57
9.    “Inside Me”      3:09
10.    “Sowing Seeds”      2:50
11.    “My Little Underground”      2:31
12.    “You Trip Me Up”      2:26
13.    “Something’s Wrong”      4:01
14.    “It’s So Hard”      2:37

Lost in Translation

lost_in_translationThe song “Just like honey” was featured in the closing scene of the 2003 film, “Lost In Translation”, directed by Sofia Coppola. “Lost in Translation” was her second feature film, after “The Virgin Suicides” (1999), and it stars Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. The film revolves around an aging actor named Bob Harris (Murray) and a recent college graduate named Charlotte (Johansson) who develop a rapport after a chance meeting in a Tokyo hotel. The movie explores themes of loneliness, insomnia, existential ennui, and culture shock against the backdrop of a modern Japanese city.

In addition to the meaning and detail lost in the translation of the director’s words, the two central characters in the film — Bob and Charlotte — are also lost in other ways. On a basic level, they are lost in the alien Japanese culture. But in addition, they are lost in their own lives and relationships, a feeling, amplified by their displaced location, that leads to their blossoming friendship and growing connection with one another. By her own admission, Coppola wanted to create a romantic movie about two characters that have a moment of connection. The story’s timeline was intentionally shortened to emphasize this moment.

“Lost in Translation” was a major critical success and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Bill Murray, and Best Director for Sofia Coppola. Sofia Coppola won for Best Original Screenplay and Scarlett Johansson won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film was also a commercial success, grossing almost $120 million from a budget of only $4 million. Source: Wikipedia.

Sing “Just like honey” by The Jesus and Mary Chain:

Listen to the girl
 As she takes on half the world
 Moving up and so alive
 In her honey dripping beehive
 It’s good, so good, it’s so good
 So good

Walking back to you
 Is the hardest thing that
 I can do
 That I can do for you
 For you

I’ll be your plastic toy
 I’ll be your plastic toy
 For you

Eating up the scum
 Is the hardest thing for
 Me to do

Just like honey (x 17)

See and listen “Just like honey” in this “Lost in Translation” videoclipe:

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