Transcript – Mystory, Cecilia Jones

TRANSCRIPTIONS by Cecelia Jones and Matthew Gertken

Emblem section transcript

Music:
A mandolin kicks off an old-time country song called “I’ll Fly Away,” by Allison Krauss and Gillian Welch. The song starts with a mandolin solo and an acoustic guitar playing the rhythm. The music fades.

Narration:
Hi, I’m Cecelia Jones and welcome to my horse farm. It’s located in northeastern North Carolina. This is where I’m from, I was born and raised here. This is where I have grown up riding horses.

Music:
I’ll fly away
To that home on God’s celestial shore
I’ll fly away

Narration:
I got started in horses through my parents. They bought my first pony for me when I was four years old… three or four years old—a little bay pony named Tony the Pony, who was absolutely horrible. I swear I fell off about every day.

Music:
… Of this life have gone
I’ll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I’ll fly

Narration:
My grandfather had a cattle ranch in Oklahoma and his ranch was called Rocking J Ranch.

Music:
… O Glory, I’ll fly away in the morning
When I die, hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away
[mandolin solo]
Oh how glad and happy when we meet
I’ll fly away

Narration:
The farm, Rocking J, is sort of the base for my brand — the “C” and the “J” with the angel wing on it.

Music:
… Fly away, O Glory,
I’ll fly away in the morning
When I die, hallelujah by and by

Narration:
Tomorrow, February 21st, 2011, is the two-year anniversary of my mother’s passing away. We went and had a long few-hour-ride outside the pasture behind some of the pretty crop fields around and it was a day just like today—t-shirt weather, a beautiful day in February and my mom’s last quality day on earth was spent with me and my horses and I feel honored and blessed to have had that last ride with her.

This farm, although I’m not here full-time, I’m in college, it’s still a place I can come home to and pick up right where I left off. I feel really lucky to have this place to come back to. It’s a place that always gives me comfort. I never feel out of place. Even if I’m gone for months at a time, whether it be at school or going to a competition across the country, I always feel like I can come back here.

Music:

… In the morning
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away
I’ll fly away

Music fades. Cecilia sings Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight”:
I go out walking,
After midnight,
Out in the moonlight,
Just like we used to do,
I’m always walking,
After midnight
Searching for you
I walk for miles
Along the highway
Oh that’s just my way
Of saying I love you
I’m always walking,
After midnight
Searching for you

Music. Now Patsy Cline sings “Walkin’ After Midnight”:
I go out walking,
After midnight,
Out in the moonlight,
Just like we used to do,
I’m always walking,
After midnight
Searching for you
I walk for miles
Along the highway
Oh that’s just my way
Of saying I love you
I’m always walking,
After midnight
Searching for you

I stop to see a weeping willow
Crying on his pillow
Maybe he’s crying for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
The night winds whisper to me
I’m lonesome as I can be

I go out walking
After midnight
Out in the starlight
Just hoping you may be
Somewhere a-walking
After midnight
Searching for me

[steel guitar solo]

I stop to see a weeping willow
Crying on his pillow
Maybe he’s crying for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
The night winds whisper to me
I’m lonesome as I can be

I go out walkingAfter midnight
Out in the starlight
Just hoping you may be
Somewhere a-walking
After midnight
Searching for me

Community section transcript
Banjo kicks off a song that plays through the entire “Community” section. It starts with banjo playing a simple riff and drums playing lightly in the background. Eventually the drums pick up into a country beat, and the bass joins in.

Family section transcript
Music:
Beautiful, somber piano music begins.

Narration:
This is one of the first photographs of my family. My mom, Mari, my dad Buddy, my brother Henry, and myself lived on Berkley Road in this white brick house. I don’t remember my first word or the first time I took an unsteady step. I do know that never once in my childhood did I ever feel alone or unloved. Like most little sisters, I tried so hard to be just like my big brother, Henry.

Music:
Somber piano gently continues.

Narration:
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell were regulars on Berkley Road. Our mom-made costumes combined with innocent imaginations provided my brother and I with hours of entertainment and moments I hope will always be in my memory. We didn’t watch TV or play video games. We rode bikes outside and, subsequently, when I rode mine through a ditch, I hit my eye on the handlebar and had to take my first trip to the emergency room.

Music:
Somber piano.

Narration:
Despite all the bumps bruises and disagreements, an unwavering trend within our family was love.

Music:
Piano swells

Narration:
These pictures were taken after my high school graduation and they mark one of the last times that my entire family was together in our white brick house on Berkley Road.

Music:
Piano continues, soloing for a while, including deep bass runs and high, gentle melodies

Narration:
This is my family’s last photograph together. On February 21st, 2009, my mother passed away.

Music:
Piano swells and gently tapers off

Narration:
My mom’s final goodbye came to me in my student mailbox. It read, “keep your goals clear. Love you and miss you, mom.”

Music:
Piano melody continues with gentle high notes, and tapers off.

Career section transcript
The video opens with the song by K.D. Lang entitled “Bird On a Wire.” The song begins with a heavy church organ, descending note by note, until the bass and guitar join in with a soft, low continuous drone

Female singer begins:
Like a bird on a wire
I get drunk in a midnight choir
I’ve tried in my way
To be free
Like a worm
On a hook
Like a knife
In some old fashioned book
I’ve saved all my riddles for thee

[Acoustic guitar joins in, forcefully]

If I, if I’ve been unkind
I hope you can just let it go by
If I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you
Like a baby still born,
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone
Who reached out for me

Entertainment section transcript
The “National Velvet” theme song plays. This consists of a full orchestra, with trumpets blaring to announce a big Hollywood beginning, then symphonic strings coming in to develop the sentimental theme, and finally a decrescendo, leaving only a human voice whistling a curious, trotting kind of melody.

Student: She’s absent minded … She’s always dreaming.
Teacher: I know! What do you dream about … all that long?
Velvet: Oh … things …

[Scene change]

Older sister: Velvet, you’re too young to understand some things. Have you ever really felt keen about anything?
Velvet: Oh yes!
Sister: Horses … What does it feel like to be in love with a horse?
Velvet: I lose my lunch.
Sister: You’re a child. [Inaudible, putting hand on heart] Here’s how it makes you feel, it skips a beat …

[Bicycle bell rings.]

Music:
Orchestra continues

[Velvet giggles and laughs as she skips down to the sea]

Music:
Whistling theme resumes. Then a Mexican or mariachi-style trumpet plays a melody, and orchestral strings swell, and then fade. The lonely whistling melody resumes, then fades as film clip ends.

Techno music begins, an upbeat song by Pretty Lights, with strange electronic noises, then a series of periodic blasts of drums and bass to build up the anticipation before finally unleashing a heavy up-beat groove including brass horns, keyboards, organs, symphonic string samples and heavy fuzz bass. Voice of rodeo announcer calling the time of my race: “… brand new leaguer in the cowgirls rodeo … 15 point 575, make some noise …” Then Pretty Lights vocalists sing: “Aiming at your head … it ain’t hard to tell, to rock well.”

Finally, the National Velvet theme song returns, with the orchestra and then the lone whistling.