Friday, December 9, 2011

Criminal Minds - Emily Prentiss - Calls Me Home (video)

Yes, I'm cheating on Robert Goren again, I'm afraid...  At lease it's "Criminal" something!

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I was so upset when they wrote Emily Prentiss out of Criminal Minds!  I guess it’s a case of not realizing how much you care about something till it’s gone. 
When I heard they were bringing her back, I was dancing the happy dance and it must have been a BIG happy dance - enough to tip me into vidding a new fandom - and so the months of work began.

My fond thanks to the vibrant Paget Brewster for bringing the intelligent, feisty and caring Emily Prentiss to life on the screen.  Welcome back!
Hopefully they now know each other’s secrets and Hotch won’t continue to pay the price for keeping Emily’s from Morgan….  What burdens Hotch bears.

I hope this vid is up to joining some very amazing Criminal Minds fanvids.  I’ve been a fan since Day 1 and have enjoyed every minute of making this vid.  It was fun finding clips of Emily with each of her teammates. Some clips were obvious choices, some I fell on unexpectedly, only recalling them when quickly reviewing an episode. I'm pretty nervous about sharing it with hardcore fans!
I adore this song. Video creation happens way faster when I can't get the song out of my head....  And I knew I was spending too much time vidding when I was dreaming about Hotch - and he wasn't even the focus of this vid! 
This video should be viewable everywhere.  When you see it anywhere else on YouTube, there is no link to iTunes and I have had no email from YT about using the song.
Here are the lyrics.  I hope you enjoy the video.
Calls Me Home – Shannon LaBrie
It's funny how, the walk of life,
Can take you down without a fight.
So many years, can lay behind,
Regretfully until it's time,
To realize the moment,
When you turn around.

I'm coming home to breathe again,
To start again,
I'm coming home,
From all the places I have been,
With nothing but a voice within,
That calls me, calls me home.

Back in the day when I was younger,
I was so lost and proud.
I've gained the world but it will never,
Compare to what I've earned.
In the quiet moment,
When the earth holds still.

I'm coming home to breathe again,
To start again,
I'm coming home,
From all the places I have been,
With nothing but a voice within,
That calls me, calls me home,
Calls me home.

I'm coming home to breathe again,
To start again,
I'm coming home to breathe again,
To start again,
I'm coming home,
From all the places I have been,
With nothing but a voice within,
That calls me...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Criminal Intent - Great Companion (video)

"And some memories will never, ever fade..."
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"And our history will never be erased."
Robert Goren and Alex Eames, Bobby and Alex, however you know them, they were our great companions for most of the last 10 years.

This is a request for jclaymate123, who has since closed her YT account. If someone knows her, perhaps they can let her know this vid is here.

There are 49 episodes included here - hard to believe, eh?  I love how Season 10, after the Loyalty hug, is so bright!  That wasn't me doing that, it was the production and I though it created such a satisying ending during the instrumental "epilogue".  It's like they will go on and on forever.

There really was nothing new here, except a few kernals of expression that I might not have highlighted before. Sorry about that..... I decided to choose scenes, rather than orphan random clips for this. A 5 minute video was a huge challenge!  And yet it wasn't enough time.  I need to go back to the series DVDs and watch full episodes for real satisfaction!

I hope you enjoy Great Companion!
P.S.  Thanks to Susan for acquiring the acoustic version of Great Companion!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Criminal Intent - We want Season 11 with Goren and Eames (Video)

Over on the Saving Goren and Eames Blog we've started another campaign! It's called Operation Tie Clips and Skittles in honour of Goren's favourite fashion accessory and Eames favourite junk food.  Both Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe have said they'd love to do another season of Criminal Intent, so we'd like to see if we can help that along.  How do you join in?  Send tie clips and Skittles to USA Network.  Read about it on this blog post!  We've even had the thumbs up from Dick Wolf.

Here is our "commercial"!  This is such a light fun song that I wish it was a full vid!  Thanks to tjara for introducing me to it.  You can buy this song on iTunes.  It's called You and Me (In My Pocket) by Milow.

Please feel free to embed this commercial in your own blog or anywhere it will do some good!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Last Tweets During the Last Episode this Sunday


Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe will be tweeting and chatting LIVE during the East AND West Coast airings of Law & Order: CI!

Chat with Kathryn at 9 PM EST
and with
 Vincent at 9 PM PST!
They'll be taking questions from the Law & Order: CI feed, so make sure you’re following us! Tag your questions with #LOCIfinale -- see you then!

Let's Fight!

Over on the Saving Goren and Eames Now Blog, Susan posted a list of opportunies to express to the Powers That Be that we would like more Goren and Eames!  The writing this season has been wonderful and the actors are reflecting that in their performances.  The whole atmosphere has changed.

Newcomers to the series should enjoy it at its face value, but long-time fans will enjoy it for the subtle references to past years.
Please take a moment to check this out and write a few emails.  We succeeded once, we can make it happen again!

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" Comes to an End

Here is a wonderfully accurate summary of Criminal Intent found in BeyondChron.  Sunday is the last episode....

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" Comes to an End
by E. "Doc" Smith‚ Jun. 24‚ 20

One of the most popular and my personal favorite of the entire "Law & Order" television franchise, "Criminal Intent" comes to a close this Sunday night after a 10 year run; 7 years on NBC and 3 years on the USA network. Starring the incredible Vincent D'Onofrio as the complex Detective Robert "Bobby" Goren and his partner, Detective Alexandra Eames, portrayed by the equally talented Kathryn Erbe, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" chronicled the exploits of the NYPD's "Major Case Squad". Goren's skill as a brilliant criminal profiler, coupled with the snarky wit of Eames and a bevy of great guest stars, helped make the show one of the best police dramas ever written for television.

Fans of the show fell in love with Goren's idiosyncracies; the way he would bend his body and lean over suspects to interrogate them; his now legendary, long running battle with serial killer Nicole Wallace, played by Olivia D'Abo; his affection for his mom, wonderfully played by Rita Moreno and the discovery that serial killer William Brady, portrayed by actor Roy Scheider in one of his final performances. D'Onofrio and Erbe's performances throughout these personal story-lines took the series into territories not usually seen on the original Law & Order' or in the other spin-offs like. "Special Victims Unit", "LA", "Trial By Jury" and even "Law & Order: UK". Criminal Intent's popularity would also spawn an international version of the series in France, known as "Criminal Investigations", ('Paris enquĂȘtes criminelles").

Goren's relationship with his partner Eames is also one of the best on television, well written and handled with care. Their affection for one another is evident, and the way the writers of the show have forged their friendship through the fire of their cases is remarkable.  Read the rest of the article here.  Well worth the time!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Johnny Eames & Daughter

This scene from Last Street in Manhattan S10E4 completely blindsided me! I had this preconceived notion that Eames was a Daddy’s girl and their relationship was a doting father to his spunky daughter. Of course it might have been that way in the past, but not now.

No wonder Eames is so walled in. I question if she’s ever had any warmth from this father especially when sober. There were no touches, no words of affection. She snarks and he doesn’t notice or chooses not to notice. She might even be holding back... When I see this it explains why she has almost never touched Goren in their 11 or 12 years as partners (just check the Bump/Touch list!). There are certainly no ODAs (Open Display of Affection) from this woman. I’m starting to think that it’s not just Goren who has survived a difficult upbringing.

We know Eames mother had a stroke, but we don’t know if she passed away or is in a home. Whichever, Johnny Eames is not doing well, unless you regard sitting in his chair drinking and smoking all day a good quality of life. It looks like Alex doesn’t think so – she caps his whiskey bottle and empties his ashtray with a stony expression. I wonder how many times a week she does this? Her demeanor is not that of a child that’s happy to drop in on her parent with a smile and easy conversation. Is she just uncomfortable because Goren is there? I think not.

I found it interesting that Alex emphasizes her father's bigotry in front of Goren. We all know Goren is getting tons of information about them both without Alex speaking a word. He watches her fuss around with interest, perhaps even surprise. He appears comfortable in Johnny Eames' home, he may have been there before, but he still refers to him as Mr. Eames.

Do you think Alex was appalled that her Dad equated Bobby with Driscoll in such an insulting way?
“He’s a monster.”
“But smarter than he looks.” (from Goren)
“Just like you Bobby”
OMG! I think I would have shot my Dad!!! Alex tells her Dad to eat his sandwich…. (and shut up, would be the subtext)

Do you think it’s the booze talking when Mr. Eames complains about no grandchildren? He seems to have pretty selective memories concerning a certain surrogate pregnancy. That was a horribly cheap shot on his part. Does the lack of grandchildren from Alex reflect on him or does he feel that Alex isn’t complete without children?
Now normally Goren and Eames would exchange glances after a comment like that from a suspect, but Goren looks down before that can happen. And it looks like she isn't going to do the eye contact thing anyway.

The best part of this scene was after they left. It was wonderful to see Goren put his own sad history behind  to make such a sweet comment praising, supporting and encouraging her with a simple, “It’s good he has you”.
It’s a personal comment so out of the norm for these two that she brushes it off with “Yeah, whatever”. Do you think she realizes how significant his words are? Perhaps not at that moment.
Goren is not the only person with a difficult parent relationship. Maybe he’s taking the opportunity to return some of the quiet non-judgmental support she always provided for him. Good on him! He’s come a long way.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

V - Jack and Erica - Faithful (Video)

So I've strayed yet again. 

To enjoy this vid, Criminal Intent fans will have to get over that Joel Gretsch who plays Jack Landry also played the philandering obnoxious husband, Jason Raines, to Brooke Shield's character in Siren Call (S6E2) -- this character couldn't be more different and if you watch the V series, you forget him quickly. You may recall Jason Raines took a swing at Goren. lol! That didn't turn out so well....

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Jack Landry is faithful to God, to fighting the Visitors and to Erica Evans. Erica is faithful to her son Tyler, to fighting the Vs and ultimately to Jack.

Jack Landry is a fascinating character with a strong moral compass who speaks his mind. He is sensitive, caring and empathetic. He is the perfect feminine counterpart to Erica's masculine-tough, determined and in-control exterior. They are a wonderful pairing with a joint goal and enormously complimentary skills. He keeps her grounded, she pushes him to his moral limits and circumstances push him even beyond.

The Jack and Erica relationship is electric at times. There is a good reason Hobbes quips about The Thornbirds in the boxing scene. There exists a huge bond of trust between the priest and the FBI agent. They disagree -- Erica gets right in Jack's face numerous times - but they always come back to each other.

The biggest shake up to their relationship is after Joe dies and Tyler leaves. Erica becomes emotionally shut down to everything but anger and pushes Jack away. In her devastation and numbness Erica physically turns to Hobbes. Jack understands the kind of man Hobbes is and is crushed that Erica chooses Hobbes. After 12 years as a priest, he is poorly equipped to intervene on his own behalf. If Jack had shown up on Erica's doorstep instead of Hobbes that night or if he'd answered Erica's phone call, we'd have a different story. (Relax Jack, Erica called Hobbes the "break" she needed from real life, not exactly the basis for a deep lasting relationship.)

About the quote at the end: We'll leave it for Anna to figure out, since she's so hung up on finding the human soul....

As for Hobbes. Yes, he is a glorious hunk of masculinity. But he has an agenda, mixed loyalties and is basically responsible for Erica's ex-husband's death. He came as a paid mercenary and late to the party. Like Ryan, he was not up-front with his conflicting issues and betrayed Erica and Jack although at the end of Season 2 they are not aware of that yet. He also took advantage of Erica when she was vulnerable. He is not a good guy.

Thanks to my friend tjara for introducing me to this song. It is brilliant. It is so powerful and I thought it suited this pairing perfectly, although she is not a V fan so will not realize the gem she sent my way!

This vid is for my friend Susan E. -- a fellow V fan! -- who is having back surgery in a few days. I hope this takes her mind off it for approximately 4 minutes!

Faithful Lyrics
(as best tjara and I could figure out!) -- by Cherine Nouri

There´s a whisper in this place
Like a prayer
Something sacred something true
It´s happening here
We are being blessed

We are now the chosen ones
You and I
as a silver thread winds down
on the moonlight
Tying me to you

I will be the one you know
You will be the one to know me
This is love that´s born to be
Forever faithful

We have touched but never touched
Skin on skin
But I´m closer to you now
Than I´ve ever been
Ever in this love

I will be the one you love
You will be the one to know me
We will give the love to be
Forever faithful

Everyday to me is drowned to
The light that´s in your eyes


And you will be the one I love
The one I love
To know me yeah
And I promise you to be
Forever faithful

(You will be the one I love)

You will be the one to know me
And I promise you to be
Forever faithful

Sunday, May 15, 2011

When I Find My Brain, I'll Tell You.

Vincent D'Onofrio tweeted during both the eastern airing and westcoast airing of Criminal Intent this evening. And I got lucky (not as lucky as Outerbankschick!), had my question answered and had a good chuckle.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kathryn Erbe Interview

Thanks to havers for pointing this out to me. 
Kathryn/Eames fantasy was  to take down Nicole Wallace for Bobby!  Now how cute is *that*? It's almost worth having Nicole back for.....
The whole air around the show seems to be smoother, more relaxed than ever before - the interaction between the characters is completely in synch.  It's delightful.


Monday, May 9, 2011

The Consoler Screen Caps

Well I haven't even finished watching the episode yet and I'm having to grab caps as soon as I see them!
I haven't had a chance to analyse anything, but I sure like what I see!

When was the last time you saw Goren's arm on the back of Eames chair?  Like NEVER.

Can't you just hear Eames thinking, "Tell me I didn't just hear you call the boss a moron"

Followed by "Oh, man, don't alienate another boss - especially so soon....."  Eames is pretty nervous around the new captain later on when Goren slams the table.

Oh, loved this! Goren gestures to the guy to go through the door and then squeezes through at the same time.  So good to have you back Robert!

Now this is more like it!  Put your heads together and figure it out!

He certainly doesn't look triumphant about this one.  If Eames was in the room, she'd get "the look".

And about the psychiatrist - it was okay.  Vincent D'Onofrio was excellent creating a defensive uncertain Robert Goren.  Goren values his job enough to do what he's told. I'm not sure he'll ever "give anything up to her", but in talking and listening, it may soothe some of  his demons.  At some point Eames will be brought up.  Now that makes *me* uncomfortable for him!

As a vidder, I am completely over the moon with this episode.  There are loads of great clips!  This was an excellent episode.  Absolutely excellent!
Thank you!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Consoler

I haven't even completely digested Rispetto yet and there is a new episode next week!  Here is the trailer...
When you're used to Goren and Eames every other week (if we're lucky!) then this is overwhelming!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Goren & Eames ARE Criminal Intent!

Welcome back!

TONIGHT on Twitter, Vincent D'Onofrio will be taking over @USA_LawOrderCI to chat with fans during the EST airing! Tag tweets with #askvincent!

The first episode of Season 10 airs tonight on USA Network at 9 EST
Many of us will be waiting for, ahem, other resources to view this awesome event!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Less Than a Week!

We have less than a week now till the premiere of Season 10 of Criminal Intent!  We are being treated to a lot of online attention for the return of Goren and Eames which is so nice after Season 8 and well, does Season 9 even count?
Here are a few places that are keeping us right up to date with references to articles and teaser video clips:
Lovely Kathryn
Vinnie Vidi Vici
Blue Velvet Vincent.

But I have to thank havers for creating this cool birthday greeting  to get me even more excited!  Thanks so much havers!

and then of course there is this amazing scene from Spoiler TV.
We really are getting Goren and Eames back - even if USA Network is not going to air the episodes in the correct order, this helps ease the pain....

Friday, April 15, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Human Target - Where I Go (Video)

Well, ya, I'm cheating on Robert Goren again.  But really this song wasn't going to cut it for Goren and Eames right now.  We're all too happy about their return to be doing angst.

You can see my Human Target Musings on my new blog here - I'm totally charmed that it's filmed in Vancouver and I love spotting the locations.

The song used in this vid is written and performed by an amazing singer/songwriter, Nick Gardener and the more views for the vids which have used his songs (with permission), the better!  I think this is technically the best vid I've made (except for one little glitch.....  which you might not even notice.),
Thanks for watching!
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Friday, April 8, 2011

One Year Later

It was a year ago on April 9th that I posted my Criminal Intent - Loyalty video.  For all intents and purposes this was our final goodbye to Goren and Eames and Criminal Intent. Most of the people I hang out with were outraged and so disappointed in USA Network on so many levels. I haven't watched any new episodes which aired afterwards.

Several days after the episode aired I stayed up till 4 am and created Loyalty.  And in a few hours it will turn over 20,000 viewings.  Thanks to everyone who has loved and watched Loyalty.  

What an incredible difference a year makes. In a few weeks, Season 10 begins and we are back where we should be. We are being delighted with Goren and Eames promotional videos and photos - and thanks to everyone having a camera in their cell phone and ease of social networking we are getting more information than ever!  No more sad video creations will be made in the near future!  And suddenly, even watching Loyalty brings a small smile.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

We are so lucky!

I just shake my head every time I see a new promo photo/video or snapshots from the set.  How did we get this lucky??
This photo was posted by redwingx here.  Thanks to havers for alerting me!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How Many More Sleeps?

Coming soon to a TV near you!

On USA Network: Sunday, May 1, 2011

On NBC: Monday, May 30 (9-10 p.m.)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Teasing Us!

or torturing us.....  I never thought I'd see the day - especially a year ago.
He's back with a clean-shaven face and a suit!  Her hair has grown so long!  How many more sleeps till they're back? (May 1st!)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Human Target - Chances (video)

Oh, man! I feel like I'm cheating on Robert Goren....

I just couldn't resist making this video.  Hope someone enjoys it!  It was completely different than editing Criminal Intent. 
Watch it large - it's HD and it's far better viewed full screen right on YouTube than the little bitty version here. 
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YouTube has blocked Chances in Germany, so I've embedded the Vimeo version here!  I think it plays better than YouTube's version.  They were exactly the same file uploaded....

Chances from CI Musings on Vimeo.

Christopher Chance and Ilsa Pucci are very different and yet the same when it comes to strong will and the need to do the right thing. This is about the other side of the action show. It is their story in chronological order. So Ilsa, is he worth it?

I missed Valentine’s by one day.

There ends the short story.

Chance is a former assassin, whose conscience has pushed him to the other end of the spectrum and is now using his talents as a bodyguard to, in his own way, make amends. In Season 2 of Human Target, billionaire and recently-widowed Ilsa Pucci steps in to underwrite Chance’s redemption after he successfully uncovers and neutralizes a plot to steal her fortune.

At first she is enthusiastic, giving Chance and his team everything they want financially, but has second thoughts as she witnesses some of their unorthodox methods. She sees up-close and in-detail the backlash of Chance’s past. Once she accepts that the outcome justifies the means, she settles into a relatively comfortable partnership with Chance, although she continues to struggle with their methods at times. When Maria, an old relationship from Chances past returns, a power struggle develops between the partners which spills over into the next episode, “Communication Breakdown”. I think Ilsa’s fit was all about jealousy, something I totally did not expect from her!

I needed a longer song for this video! There are so many great clips left out because of lack of time. I really regret omitting the rest of the team who make a brilliant ensemble. I think I have to make another Human Target video just so I can use the clip of Guerrero blowing up the Eldo in “Marshall Pucci”. Another thing lacking (but hinted at) in this video is the humour throughout the show. I only caught a few things – like the time Chance looks at her as if she has two heads, when she almost blows his eardrum out and the clip of him climbing over the top edge of the building.

I love Ilsa Pucci. She’s elegant, exotic and is driven by the need to do good. And as Chance says, “I don’t think I’ve met anyone quite as strong as you are”. During the 13 episodes she has appeared in, he has learned that she was far from a trophy wife, is willing to take chances for others and is completely capable of rescuing him if need be. Not to mention she’ll jump off buildings with him… more than once. And she scares him. Gotta love that.

And what does she see in him? Besides the obvious. I guess that he is trying to do the right thing the best way he knows how and that he is confident in his abilities. He has fun doing what he does. He is motivated by more than money, which fascinates her, and he wants to fix everything.
It was an obvious choice to use this amazing song, but I didn’t realize how good it was till I paid closer attention to the lyrics.

What is pretty cool about Human Target is that it’s filmed in Vancouver. I used to work in the building they “use” as their office building. They filmed in the UBC undergraduate Chemistry labs – which don’t seem to have changed since I was there! There are so many Vancouver scenes that I get a jolt when I see the aerial shots of San Francisco.

I had a blast making this vid. It’s like dancing to great music with wonderful partners.

Chances – Five for Fighting

Chances are when said and done
Who will be the lucky ones
Who make it all the way?
Though you say I could be your answer
Nothing lasts forever
No matter how it feels today

Chances are we'll find a new equation
Chances run away from me
Chances are all they hope to be

Don't get me wrong I never say never
Cause though love can change the weather
No act of God can pull me away from you

I'm just a realistic man
A bottle filled with shells and sand
Afraid to look beyond what I can lose when it comes to you
And though I'll see us through yeah

Chances are we'll find two destinations
Chances run away from me
Still chances are more than expectations
And possibilities
Over me

Eight to five or two to one
Lay your money on the sun
Until you crash what have you done?
Is there a better bet than love?
What you are is what you bring
You've got to cry before you see

Chances, chances

Chances lost are hopes torn up pages
Maybe this time
Chances are we'll be the combination
Chances come and carry me
Chances are waiting to be taken
And I can see
Chances are the fascination
Chances won't escape from me
Chances are only what we make them
And all I need

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Criminal Intent - Hands Up (video)

The idea of a "hands" video started over a year ago for Tjara's birthday when I made her a mini-vid which you can see here.  Unfortunately, the song I used for her video is by Simple Plan and I've had two other full length videos (two of my best!) using Simple Plan songs banned by YouTube.  I think I've learned my lesson.

When Hedley came out with this song, my opportunity arrived and I've had a blast making this video.  A BIG thanks to the cimusers who told me where to find specific clips from episodes I couldn't remember and for suggesting some favourite "hand" clips.  Now crank up the volume and enjoy!

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This is my first HD video and is best viewed *full SCREEN* on YouTube rather than smaller.

YouTube has banned this video in Germany, so here it is on Vimeo (it plays better small on Vimeo than YouTube).

Hands Up from CI Musings on Vimeo.

Hands Up – Hedley

Oh my god, something is wrong
I'm floating down a river
Where I don't belong without you
Cause if I fall without you

Now I see, it's all clear to me
I can do a lot of things
But I could never be without you
Cause if I fall without you

And you pick me up when I am down (pick me up)
And you make me smile

So hands up, take it all away
If I got you, then I'll be okay
I know now everybody say,
"If I got you I like it that way."

Oh my god, nothing is fine
I go a little crazy
Cause I'm losing my mind without you
Cause if I fall without you (if I fall)

Come what may, all I gotta say
I could have a lot of fun
But I don't wanna play without you
Cause if I fall without you (woo)

You pick me up when I am down (pick me up now)
And you make me smile

So hands up, take it all away
If I got you, then I'll be okay
I know now everybody say,
"If I got you I like it that way."

Without you I don't have a reason
Without you I don't have a song
Cause all my days I live to praise you
Make me want to scream and shout it out
It's all I gotta say

Hands up, take it all away
If I got you, then I'll be okay
I know now everybody say,
"If I got you I like it that way."

Hands up, take it all away
If I got you, then I'll be okay
I know now everybody say,
"If I got you I like it that way."
If I got you, then I'll be okay
"If I got you I like it that way."

(Like it that way, like it that way,
like it that way, like it that way,
like it that way, like it that way,
like it that way)