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Was Love

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"Was Love" was the song that Philomon plays while running a diagnostic on U-87's motor control (CAP: "Gravedancing"). During the diagnostic, Philomon dances to the song with Zoe-R.

Lyrics

The sun is rising,
it's the end of the last night.
The dawn is breaking us
into pieces of you and me.
If this is what you truly desire,
I'll do what I can to help you.
But as you gather your records,
your books, and your clothes;
I'll try to remind you:
That all this time,
the only thing I've wanted to teach you ...
Was Love

You carried me on your shoulders,
never let me fall.
You screamed in my face with a passion
that humbled me.
I thought I was singing a song of peace,
but I started a war.
And now as I suffer before your anger,
please try to realize
that all my life,
the only thing I wanted to teach you ...
Was Love

Was love the reason that everything fell apart?
Or were you and I the ones to blame?
No matter the cause,
the only thing I wanted to teach you ...
Was Love

We stand together at the edge of time.
Blame is meaningless.
Life was meaningless.
The only thing that ever existed ...
(was love)

Notes

  • "Was Love" was composed by the electropop band Captain Ahab and released as part of their album "The End of Irony" on February 19, 2010.[1]

Official Statements

  • Bear McCreary describes his decision to choose Captain Ahab for the dance scene:
I wanted this song to have a high-tech feel to it, after all, its about a dancing robot! So I turned to my friend Jonathan Snipes, whose band Captain Ahab has contributed many source pieces to Caprica, Eureka and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Snipes is also an expert sound designer and synthesizer programmer, and has crafted custom sounds for me on Terminator, Eureka, Trauma, Human Target, Dark Void and Dark Void Zero.[2]
I watched the scene a lot before and while writing. I wanted to create something that felt both new and nostalgic, and wasn’t *quite* a love song, since this relationship has some pretty ridiculous barriers to overcome. If it was too sweet, it wouldn’t land since this isn’t a real relationship – a song about being in love would feel empty, but conversely if it was too on the nose (say, a song about being unable to say “I love you”) it would feel silly. So, I wrote a song half about a failed relationship, and half about the end of the world that’s still beautiful and tender.[2]

References

  1. Was Love (backup available on Archive.org) . Retrieved on 21 January 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 McCreary, Bear (14 June 2010). Caprica: Gravedancing (backup available on Archive.org) . Retrieved on 21 January 2012.

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