This Too Shall Pass by OK Go

“This Too Shall Pass” – This song is about realizing that things get better; the main focal point of the lyrics are “let it go, this too shall pass.” The band wanted to express to the listener that you can’t let things weigh you down and eventually badness passes. The lyrics of this song is the driving force behind why I enjoy the song so much. As for the video of this song, the band released 2 official videos: the first was recorded live with the University of Notre Dame marching band and another that resembled their video “Here It Goes Again”, in which the band is performing in conjunction with a machine. The marching band video consists of only the instruments that are in video, which I think makes for an interesting sound (it’s pretty different than the album version). I also enjoy that the video was shot live in one continuous shot and that the marching band members pop up on the field at different pieces of the song. But my all-time favorite is near the end of the track when the song gets some lift from some children joining in on the chorus. For the video with the machine, well I had to google the machine title, which is:  Rube Goldberg Machine; the machine was used with household objects to play in conjunction with the band. It’s been said that this video was shot in one continuous sequence, but I have a hard time believing it. I’ll let you be the judge of that! Enjoy!

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