Breaking Bad explained with the song "El Paso" by Marty Robbins


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Though I’d heard that song a hundred times growing up (my parents were country music fans), it was a live performance at the Tomorrowland Terrace that stuck with me.


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I wrote a post on the importance of this song and Badfinger’s Baby Blue in the finale last week. They shed a very interesting light on the episode.


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Seeing the scenes re-edited this way, with this gorgeous song playing over them, I’m struck again by the perfection of the camera work on Breaking Bad. This video is very nicely done.


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If it’s possible to have even more respect for the writing and directing, then I have it. Amazing.

But it was hilarious to read all of the possible meanings of “Felina” for weeks, parsing out the Fe + Li + Na nonsense. It’s pretty easy to figure out when you actually pay attention and watch the episode.


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I identify this song as a lullaby since my father used to sing it to me as I fell asleep, but understanding the lyrics now I have to wonder what lessons he may have been trying to impress upon me.


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Or maybe it’s not nonsense at all and the writers were actually clever enough to intentionally choose a title that had multiple meanings (such as the fact that the word is also an anagram for “Finale”).


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