Sync For Movies: Once / Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova / Falling Slowly


The song was featured on the soundtrack of the 2007 Irish musical romance film Once, which starred Hansard and Irglová,

“Falling Slowly” is a captivating song that resonates with the soul. Written, composed, and performed by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, it found its home in the indie folk and indie rock genres. The song graced the soundtrack of the 2007 Irish musical romance film Once, where Hansard and Irglová played the lead roles. Their heartfelt performance earned them the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 80th Academy Awards1.

In the movie, there’s a poignant scene where the duo performs “Falling Slowly” in the Waltons Music shop across from the George’s Street Arcade in Dublin. Hansard strums his guitar, while Irglová gracefully plays the piano. Their harmonious voices blend, expressing feelings that transcend words. The song’s essence lies in hope—a universal thread that connects us all, regardless of our differences1.

“Falling Slowly”

I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won

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