Music Monday: As She’s Walking Away, Zac Brown Band

This song was playing on the car radio the other day as I was driving out to a camp where my school was holding a beginning of the year retreat.  The scenery on this drive is beautiful and is really just the  perfect sort to “prime the imagination pumps”.  Well, my brain was thinking Jane Austen thoughts (as it often does 😉 ) as this song began to play.  Immediately, I thought the lyrics fit Darcy quite nicely, especially this phrase

“and my heart won’t tell my mind to tell my mouth what it should say”

I also thought of the 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  I love how the role of Darcy is played in this version because the portrayal, in my opinion, shows the struggle that Darcy has in trying to overcome his feelings for Miss Elizabeth.  So, I thought I would share a clip of the movie below the song.  This clip is one of my favourites and features Lizzy walking away from a Darcy who looks as if he wants to say something.  (And yes, I know this scene is not in the book. 🙂 )

“Zac Brown Band – As She’s Walking Away.” YouTube. Uploaded to YouTube by Zac Brown Band September 13, 2010.
“Pride and Prejudice – Encourage Affection.” YouTube. Uploaded to YouTube by Christa McKinney on August 5, 2008.

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Leenie Brown

Leenie Brown fell in love with Jane Austen's works when she first read Sense and Sensibility followed immediately by Pride and Prejudice in her early teens. As the second of five daughters and an avid reader, she has always loved to see where her imagination takes her and to play with and write about the characters she meets along the way. In 2013, these two loves collided when she stumbled upon the world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction. A year later, in 2014, she began writing her own Austen-inspired stories and began publishing them in 2015. Leenie lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her two teenage boys and her very own Mr. Brown (a wonderful mix of all the best of Darcy, Bingley and Edmund with healthy dose of the teasing Mr. Tillney and just a dash of the scolding Mr. Knightley).

2 thoughts on “Music Monday: As She’s Walking Away, Zac Brown Band”

  1. I love country and western music and Zack Brown is one of my favorites. Although I had my Mr. Darcy for many years and after his passing, I will have to settle for Pride and Prejudice variations readings, with Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy and all the wonderful authors that write variations. Thank you for the wonderful post.

    1. You’re welcome! I only get to listen to country music in the car when my teens are not with me. 🙂 They do not appreciate country music as I do. But, I happen to like most of the music they listen to as well, so it is all good. In fact, there is a Zac Brown Band song (Heavy is the Head) that plays often on one of the stations they prefer–my tastes in music are varied and often have to do with the emotion of the piece or the lyrics more than the style.

      I am glad you had a Mr. Darcy (I think everyone should have one), and I am sorry he is gone.

      Thank you, MaryAnn for sharing your thoughts with me.

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