This article will discuss the lyrics and music of “Only You,” a song performed by Robert Pattinson in the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. As the story goes, this is the second and final movie in the Twilight franchise and was released in cinemas on June 30, 2012. In anticipation for the movie’s release, let’s journey back to the beginning and take a look at the recording sessions for this timeless classic!

Recording Sessions For The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

The recording sessions for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 took place at Odeon Studios in London, England, between June 22 and July 6, 2011. With only 7 days to go before the album’s release, 2 months of intense recording sessions came to an end. The singer and musician, Robert Pattinson, who plays Twilight’s human-to-wolf transformation saga, recorded the song “Only You” at the end of the album’s sessions. The track was co-written by Pattinson, his longtime writing partner, Evan Stephens, and the team of Stephen Trask and Ben Moody. The album also features the hit singles “Ghost Story” and “Love Song.”

The Making Of “Only You” From The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

When it comes to the making of a classic Twilight song, it certainly starts with a great hook. In the case of “Only You,” the hook comes from the lyrics and is nothing short of spectacular. The song opens with an image of a gravestone covered in snow and serves as a subtle foreshadowing to the tragic events that will unfold in the rest of the song. As you listen to the chorus, you’ll find that it’s incredibly melodic and builds gradually before crescendoing into the final chorus. Let’s take a look at the lyrics of this incredible love song:

“Only you know how to make me feel alive. You’re the music in me, the words, the love, and the light in me. I need you in my life, only you. You’re my reason for living, my guide through the darkness, my angel in disguise.”

As you may have guessed, the melody to “Only You” is very reminiscent of the Dark Side’s “Killer Queen.” With the same descending melody, Robert Pattinson provides the perfect backdrop to recount the story of Bella’s love for Edward. On paper, this may seem like a challenging song to pull off but, in reality, it was probably the easiest song on the album to record and it goes to show how much talent and experience Robert Pattinson brings to the table.

Behind The Scenes Of “Only You”

In the same way that the trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 foreshadowed the tragic events that would unfold between Bella and Edward, the music video for “Only You” also hints at the darker story that lies beneath the surface. Directed by Mei Sheng Yuan, the video shows a rather graphic love scene in which Bella uses her newfound abilities to seduce and drain her human lover. While the song is an ode to unrequited love, the video serves as a warning to those who get in Bella’s way.

Lyrical Analysis

Since we already established that the melody to “Only You” is very similar to that of “Killer Queen,” let’s take a look at what the Queen herself, Susan Boyle, had to say about the song:

“I’m in love with Shakespeare and Milton, so when I found out there was going to be a new Twilight film I was over the moon. The music from the first one is still playing in my head, though not necessarily in the right order. I loved the opening scenes – the snow, the chilling violin music, and of course, Kristen Stewart’s amazing eyes. When it comes to interpreting Shakespeare, nobody does it better than Robert Pattinson. I was a little bit nervous, though, because it’s a very emotional song. I mean, it’s quite a sad song, isn’t it? But it’s a beautiful song, too. The main thing is that it’s meaningful. It’s not just made up of musical notes, it has a story behind it.”

While it’s always nice when an artist of Susan Boyle’s caliber gives her opinion on a product she loves, we mustn’t forget that she’s also a professional and she’s not afraid to give her opinion even when it comes to things she doesn’t like. In Susan’s opinion, “Only You” is quite simply, a bad song:

“It’s one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s a complete waste of talent. The worst thing is, they call it a love song. It’s not a love song, it’s a lust song. It’s very sickening. I really, really hope that nobody in their right mind would ever, ever waste their time with a song like that. I can’t believe somebody would buy this song just to listen to it. It’s horrible. It’s one of the most disgusting songs I’ve ever heard in my life. I mean, the lyrics are just horrible. Somebody could have a real heart attack listening to this song. I really don’t like this kind of music at all. It’s just awful.”

The Movie

Like many of its predecessors, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 begins with a rather haunting and mysterious musical theme played in the background. As the scene fades, we are presented with a collage of stark white snow-covered landscapes, a foreshadowing of a grim and shadowy future filled with death and destruction. The story picks up immediately after the tumultuous events of the previous film. Bella, as a vampire, has just given birth to Renée Zellweger’s stunning baby girl, Agnès. Edward Cullen has abandoned his family and left for good. Bella is now struggling to balance her newfound motherhood with her responsibility as the leader of a newly-formed werewolf pack. While she tries to put her best foot forward for the sake of her daughter and the sake of the pack, her mask of domesticity hides an inner turmoil as she fights to understand her sudden connection to a human and their unfamiliar child-rearing techniques.

In the film’s opening scene, Bella and Agnès embrace while listening to the haunting strains of “Only You.” It’s a moving and deeply emotional moment that perfectly encapsulates the raw and the passionate heart of this iconic heroine. From that point on, the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is filled with iconic songs that truly capture the essence and the appeal of this magnificent franchise.

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Now that you’re sufficiently pummeled by melodious music and devastating movie scenes, it’s time to hit the books. Our next stop on the journey to understanding is the inimitable J. K. Rowling who, in 2008, delivered an unforgettable performance as Professor Marjorie Merriweather-Seymour in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 trailer. In a rare and unexpected appearance, J. K. Rowling not only provided some incredibly apt and insightful words about love and romance, she also sang part of a song. Let’s take a quick trip back in time to the recording sessions for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and journey into the Wizarding World with J. K. Rowling and Robert Pattinson!

First published in 2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 became an instant international bestseller. The unprecedented popularity of this legendary Harry Potter book coupled with J. K. Rowling’s candid and often hilarious interviews cemented her reputation as one of the most engaging and intelligent women in contemporary literature. After the phenomenal success of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, J. K. Rowling was determined to continue her storytelling in the magical world of Harry Potter. What she produced next would be just as spellbinding as the first.

In order to bring the stories of Harry Potter to life, she turned to the man who would become the face of the franchise, Robert Pattinson. The actor was eager to explore the wizarding world created by J. K. Rowling and, in turn, provide the perfect counterpoint to Rowling’s extraordinary words and talents. Together, their collaboration resulted in a series of masterful and influential novels that continue to capture and enthrall readers around the world.