Video trailer and song for FIFTH VICTIM

Inspired by FIFTH VICTIM, talented US singer/songwriter Beth Rudetsky wrote this stunning original song, 'The Victim Won't Be Me'. Vocals and piano − Beth Rudetsky, Cello − Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Music arranger − Seth Rudetsky.

The students of Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Film & TV) Department at Vision West Notts then produced this atmospheric video to go with it.

In this interview, Beth Rudetsky reveals how 'The Victim Won't Be Me' came to be written, and explains the thought processes which link story, music and lyric.

The Victim Won't Be Me

Music and lyrics by American singer-songwriter, Beth Rudetsky

I’ve listened to the arc of reason,
In the space between longing and need,
Caught up in indecision,
Always fighting to be freed.

You’ve made your place in my heart,
Still I try to push you away,
It’s the not knowing that I can’t shoulder,
A cold chill that starts the day.

I really have to go now,
Let my mind be all I see.
I‘ll release my fear of darkness,
A way out so I can breathe.

I’m underground,
Without a sound,
But the victim won’t be me.

If it isn’t fate,
Then it’s not too late,
The victim won’t be me.

If I let you go without me,
Do I make it even, and leave myself too?
Love’s a captured longing,
Love was all I knew.

But I really have to go now,
Let my mind be all I see,
Release the fear of darkness,
A way out so I can breathe.

I’m underground,
Without a sound,
But the victim won’t be me.

If it isn’t fate,
Then it’s not too late,
The victim won’t be me.

If it’s love that keeps the heart in limbo,
Then it’s time to set it free,
I don’t want to be its prisoner,
Make it everything I need.

I’m underground,
Without a sound,
But the victim won’t be me.

If it isn’t fate,
Then it’s not too late.
The victim won’t be me.