Saturday, December 6, 2008

"The Last Unicorn" Music Video

Today is the first official snow storm in my area. What a winter wonderland. It is also officially the holiday season.

I want to began this month with a popular song that soothes my mind. This amazing video is called "The Last Unicorn", which is based upon the 1968 critically-acclaimed fantasy novel by Peter S. Beagle. It has also been fully adapted into an animated cult classic film (1982) with the help of a team of Japanese animators. A unicorn, who believes she is the last of her kind in the world, sets off on a journey to discover what has happened to the other unicorns. On her magical journey, the unicorn meets a host of diverse characters who help her reach her goal. Check this website for more information about the novel/movie. This novel has captivated international audiences of all ages similar to Lord of the Rings. I have also added the lyrics (originally performed by the band, America) to the video below. Enjoy the video. The music and pictures are very beautiful.

When the last eagle flies over the last crumbling mountain
And the last lion roars at the last dusty fountain
In the shadow of the forest though she may be old and worn
They will stare unbelieving at the last unicorn

When the first breath of winter through the flowers is icing
And you look to the north and a pale moon is rising
And it seems like all is dying and would leave the world to mourn
In the distance hear the laughter of the last unicorn

I'm alive, I'm alive

When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning
And the future has passed without even a last desperate warning
Then look into the sky where through the clouds a path is torn
Look and see her how she sparkles, its the last unicorn

I'm alive, I'm alive

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