The song is "Falling Slowly" from the musical Once. [link]
(e/c) eyes jerked open at the small bit of melody your mind presented to you. It was a simple as they come, an "unflashy" do re mi re, but it felt strangely compelling in a way, as if the two words and four notes were able to capture something nearly unidentifiable.
"Desperation," you thought to yourself, but you quickly negated the notion. "No, not desperate, more like...sadly helpless." Yes. That was it. It captured the resigned sigh of one who has given up on lifting themselves back up, and have merely stepped back to marvel at their descent.
Pushing yourself up from the bed, where you had been daydreaming since morning, you drifted over to the piano that you were eternally lucky to have in your small apartment. Determined to make something of this melancho