Friday, April 5, 2013

Cupid's Arrow: Richard Armitage!

I'm totally freaking out that I'm actually posting this online. For anyone to see. *cringes* This week's Cupid's Arrow came from Leigh Smith, and I was asked to sing a "super sappy love song" to Richard Armitage.


I love Richard. Like, a lot. I might be semi-obsessed with North & South. (In case you don't believe me, see this post where I gush about it effusively after watching it the first time.) And I can sing. So I figured, piece of cake, right? 

And then I actually tried to record it. In between my kids coming up and banging on the piano, or the music falling off, or forgetting the words I'd made up, or totally messing up, or the awesome sound set-up (my sister's point-and-shoot camera [yes, I was totally prepared]), it might have been a TAD more stressful than I thought it would be. We barely eeked out one take that didn't have a major disaster of some sort in it and had to call it good. So, what I'm saying is, let's not judge my singing voice by this video, shall we? Please? Pretty, pretty please? (And if my old Madrigal's teachers or members are watching this, try not to laugh TOO hard, okay?)

But I do need to thank my awesome bro-in-law Spencer for not only recording it, but also editing and basically doing all the hard work on this video. YOU ROCK! Thank you SO much!

So without further attempts to disclaim, here it is!





Wow, right? I should totally send it in to American Idol, like, immediately. Ah, the things we do for love.

Thanks for the Cupid's Arrow Leigh, and I hope you enjoyed it!


Lyrics (in case you couldn't quite tell what they were, despite the awesome acoustics and sound quality): 

Every night in my dreams, I see him, I feel him,
That is how I keep my obsession alive.
Far across the distance, and spaces between us, 
He will come to woo me at night.

Tall, short, whatever height he is, 
Yes, I believe Richard is my soulmate...
Once more I watch North & South, and he's there on my TV, 
and my dreaming will go on and on....

Richard's there! There's nothing I fear!
Except YouTube breaking so I can't watch that kiss again
and again
and again.....
[the best part of this video, which would be THE KISS]
We'll stay forever this way, 
He is safe in my heart, and my heart will go on and on....



30 comments:

  1. First of all you do NOT need to worry about humiliating yourself. You sing, you play the piano -- that makes you twice as talented as the rest of us right there. Plus let us not forget that you cannot go wrong with this topic. I mean, come on. That kiss was STUPID.

    You rocked it!

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    1. You shouldn't be humiliated...you are talented! Awesome job, Sara! I don't even want to do mine after Kristen's and yours. Tough acts to follow!

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    2. Kristen and Kristi - you are both too nice! And you're right Kristen, how can you go wrong with Richard? That kiss is the stuff dreams are made of.... (hence the song haha!)

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    3. Kristen,

      You are crazy talented yourself.:) Your arrow was so fun too!

      All these arrows make me anxious to read all these epic goodness of the Valentine's books. Come on 2014!!! :)

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    1. Not sure if the rest of your message got cut off, but thank you Jaye! ;-)

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  3. You ARE a triple threat, Sara! :) So talented! Writing, singing, playing...you have raised the Valentine bar again. I feel badly for the person who must do the arrow to follow this one. Oh, drat--that's me! LOL

    Seriously, it was fabulous. YOU are fabulous, and if I haven't told you enough, I can't wait for your book!
    xo
    #Valentinelove

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    1. Lynne, you always know how to make me feel so much better about myself! But I know you're going to totally kill your cupid's arrow--I can't wait to see it! XOXO

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  4. Yeah, this just gets better the more times I watch it :) You've thoroughly convinced me to watch North & South now.

    *applauds*

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    1. You totally should watch it--you'll thank me forever!!!

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  5. So THIS is what inferiority feels like. *hangs head wishing puppies didn't howl when she sings*

    Que bonita!

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    1. Ha! No need to feel inferior at all! (and thank you!)

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  6. Bwahahahah! I totally busted up laughing when you said "Well, that was humiliating" at the end. :-) Not because it WAS humiliating, but just because you're super cute. Um, hello, crazy lady! Why are you embarrassed about this? You sound great! Your voice has a lovely quality and tone and the lyrics and pics of Richard are hilarious (and steamy!). Three cheers from me!!!

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  7. That was EPIC!!!!!!! *smacks my head on the bar you've raised*

    You are amazing!!

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  8. I will be singing that song all night now, but not nearly as good as you. Someone needs to send this to the Richard Armitage people pronto! Seriously, paste a link on his FB page or something :)

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  9. just as entertaining on a second viewing. great job!!

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  10. Thanks you guys--you're all too nice! Pretty sure I don't deserve this much praise, but I'll take it! (Especially since I just got called out on Twitter and got told to practice more or let someone else sing next time, haha!)

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    1. Someone said that?? My minions are on their way to punch the nay-sayers in the throat.

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    2. Haha, thanks Sara! (and yes, someone really tweeted me that!)

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  11. This is FABULOUS! I love it. You are very talented, and don't think you're not. As one of your fellow RAddicts, I say BRAVA!! You might want to check out my blog post Almost Like Being in Love... http://bit.ly/ZGeYHB . Keep up the Richarding!

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  12. Also, let me just come out and say it: you're gorgeous and you look gorgeous in this video. Can you come give me pretty lessons?

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    1. You're making me blush! Thank you! :-)

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  13. Very sweet Sarah. We all have it pretty bad for that man!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I'm not alone. :-)

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  14. You are definitely NOT alone. I love your song! Thanks for including the lyrics. The background family noises make this video really sweet. :)

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  15. I love North and South. Such a fun arrow-and nice piano!

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