We received a number of submissions for our contest this week in which readers told us what the “Titanic” theme song “My Heart Will Go On” meant to them. Here are the submissions that didn’t win, but are worth a runner up prize.
- Woman plagued by Celine’s song: “Fifteen years ago, when my son was 10, he was bugging me to let him take piano lessons instead of cello. Which I, as a harried single mom, ignored. Until the day he taught himself to play the theme song to the Titanic (‘My Heart Will Go On’) on the piano by plunking out the melody with one finger. Obviously I had to immediately sign him up for piano lessons, so he would stop playing that song. I think I should force him to go to the screening with me, as payback.”
- A snarky haiku: Steam-covered Window, The Band That Goes On and On, Just Sink Already.
- A self-reflection: In your contest photo, we see Leo’s arms wrapped around Kate from behind, his hands on her slender belly. Two decades+ post-college and two children later, the thought of a man doing that to me (in Kate’s words, when she hears the Titanic themes song) “makes ME want to throw up!”
- Jack stole her heart: “I absolutely LOVED Titanic. I was in 7th grade when the move came out and I was IN LOVE with Leonardo Dicaprio. I never had a crush on any of the boy bands or any other celebrities, but Jack Dawson stole my heart. I went to the movie theater THIRTEEN times to see Titanic and am DYING to see it in 3D!”
- Sensual submission: When Titanic came out when I was in 6th grade, the Titanic’s soundtrack got me through thick and thin. Sadly, unlike my other friends with cooler parents, I never got to see it in theaters because of its (gasp) PG-13 rating. It was rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language, and that was not something my parents were in to for me. I should have been wily and smart and snuck in to a viewing, but alas I did not. So I got by listening to this song and this soundtrack over and over again. Imagining that I was Kate, beautiful, sensual. (Not that I knew about being sensual in 6th grade.) I even learned to play it on the piano; sad and desperate to see this movie like all the other kids who saw it 12 times. When it finally came out on video, my mom and I watched it, but I chickened out before the sex scene, because I could NOT bare to watch that with my mother. God forbid!!!! So, it would complete my adolescence if only I could see Titanic, up close and personal, in 3-D.
Read more after the jump…You won’t want to miss some of these.
Song makes woman depressed
- “‘My Heart will go on’ by Celine Dion originally, in 1997, depressed me beyond belief. This was because an ill-fated relationship of mine had just ended. I was already depressed and she made it worse, like all of those break-up songs on the radio, Celine’s, with her warbling every 5 minutes on the radio and in television videos that her heart would “go wannn wannn wannn ” made me further sad. Now, I find that when the first key is played on that penny whistle, that it is my opportunity to test my computer and technical skills to see how quickly I can mute the television or computer. Fifteen years later, I still find the song irritating because it’s a song about the love of your life who is dead. Can anything get more depressing or sad than that? Oh, that’s right, the real history of the RMS Titanic and all of the souls who lost their lives 100 years ago this April 15. So when I do get the opportunity to see Jim Cameron’s masterpiece, ‘Titanic’ in 3D, my dearly beloved husband (a blessing that the relationship 15 years ago sank, now isn’t it?) and I have agreed that we are walking out of the theater the moment that the scene appears with ‘A Film by James Cameron.’ This is because when those words appear, Celine Dion will begin shouting to us about her sad love life and making our ears bleed. Still cannot get that song out of my head!”
- “Was on the hospital MUZAK as the morphine wore off and I passed my
kidney stone. Surgery averted.”