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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Let Me Be" by Iris Leonardo (Signed and Captioned)

I like the film noire feel of this video. It sets a melancholy mood to the duet. Iris did not know any sign language before this. Though she signs "sad" instead of cold (the lyric said "cold", but she signs "sad"), it aptly depicts the meaning of the song. There is a coldness that comes with sadness and loneliness. I can certainly see the yearning to belong portrayed bythis performance. I really liked this. They both did a fabulous job.



  1. Nice song. Are they Americans? I find the sign "let me be" to be a bit weird, the 'be' seems to be "become". Either way, I really enjoyed the song.


    1. Hello, Candy!

      I'm glad you enjoyed this, Candy!

      I believe they are American. I read the sign "change" as "become" but I think they did that because the sign for "be" is a B hand shape coming out from the chin, which can be misconstrued as a derogatory term. I didn't know that until one of the interpreters at church was telling us an interesting story about he he learned about that term. I couldn't catch all he was saying, but thought he said "fish"... My husband later explained it was a word that started with B that sounded almost like "fish". Oh my! I'm just assuming that is why they used "change" or "become".