Violin Music Video Cover – Backwards by Matthias

So I’ve been working on this during my vacation time from work. It’s been good to finally play the violin again for a fun project like this. Matthias is a relatively popular Youtuber who created this music video for an online reality TV show called Internet Icon (Season 2). This was the final challenge to determine the winner of the show, and I was really impressed by what an amazing song and video he was able to create in such a short amount of time. It inspired me to push the boundaries of where I’ve gone before in music, singing, and video.

I know all too well the need to push and fight for my dreams. The following video encapsulates my effort to push the limits of what I’ve done before (in two days time, that is). This is my first vlog and music video, and while I’ve played the Violin since I was five, being a father and working full time has diminished my opportunities to play. I also used to live in Taiwan when I served there as a missionary, and the evidence of my love for the culture and Chinese language is also surfaced in this video. Hope you enjoy it, even though I am clearly a neophyte at movie-quality editing and singing.

CHINESE TRANSLATIONS:
Left Scroll – Hope
Right Scroll – Charity
T-Shirt – Serenity

LYRICS:

Backwards, forwards,
I’m exploring the borders of,
Everything I want,
Everything I need,

Lethal Doses,
of my own emotions,
Seep into my dreams,
and Paralyze me,

I pick myself up off the ground,
I keep telling myself,
No, I’m not backing down,
I keep telling myself,
The best is still yet to come,
I keep telling myself,
It’s darkest before the dawn,

I’m going backwards,
And I’m made to believe,
I’m moving forwards,
And I’m chasing my dreams
But I’ll be,
Just who I want to be,
Without you controlling,
Controlling me.

Toxic thoughts can make me,
easily drop this,
But I won’t shift my step,
So there’s nothing to regret,

I’m broken and coping,
with this broken hope and,
I kept blaming them,
when the doubt came from within,

No more ugly white lies,
I keep telling myself,
This time I’m gonna try,
I’m not just telling myself,
The best is still yet to come,
I keep telling myself,
It’s darkest before the dawn,

I’m going backwards,
And I’m made to believe,
I’m moving forwards,
And I’m chasing my dreams
But I’ll be,
Just who I want to be,
Without you controlling,
Controlling me.

I will be seen and be heard
And they hang on my every word
I will break free from the chains
And beat anything you throw in my way

I will be seen and be heard
And they hang on my every word
I will break free from the chains
And beat anything you throw in my way
CHORDS:

Verses: Am, C, F, Dm

Chorus: F, Am, G, Em

Bridge: F, G, Em, F

LINKS:

Official Challenge Video
Backwards on iTunes
Backwards Karaoke