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27 April 2014 @ 11:38 pm
meme: 30 song questions (7-9)  
Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Bow to the Crown — Heather Dale

I listened to Heather Dale a lot right before my Finals. (She's good listening on the way to job interviews, too!) For people unfamiliar with her she is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and that's what her songs are. Medieval style, with chivalry and quests but also lady knights and magic and all these stories about fictional places which are basically out of ren-faires or Merlin or something. And they're delightful.

This particular one is about knights fighting in a tournament. (Deliberately, there are no genders attached to either the knights or their sweethearts, which I think is a lovely touch.) It was great pre-Finals music to listen to!



Bow to the crown,
Bow to the throne,
And bow to the one whose favour you own.
Remember their eyes are watching the fray,
Then bow to each other and fight as you may.

Honour the crown and fight for their duty,
The champions of right and of all we should be.
The greatest of burdens, the highest renown,
The first ones to rise and the last to lie down.

Bow to the crown,
Bow to the throne,
And bow to the one whose favour you own.
Remember their eyes are watching the fray,
Then bow to each other and fight as you may.

Honour the one whose favour you bear,
And strive in their honour to ever be fair.
Think on their fate when the battles begun,
And let them be proud of whatever you've won.

Bow to the crown,
Bow to the throne,
And bow to the one whose favour you own.
Remember their eyes are watching the fray,
Then bow to each other and fight as you may.

Honour your foe, and keep your aim true,
Remember they fight with the same heart as you.
Trust in their judgement of all that you throw,
For they are a part of the valour you show.

Bow to the crown,
Bow to the throne,
And bow to the one whose favour you own
Remember their eyes are watching the fray,
Then bow to each other and fight as you may.

Bow to the crown,
Bow to the throne,
And bow to the one whose favour you own.
Remember their eyes are watching the fray,
Then bow to each other and fight as you may.

Bow to each other and fight as you may.
Bow to each other and fight as you may.


Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to
Piazza, New York Catcher — Belle & Sebastian

This question was a bit tricky to answer -- I just automatically pick up and memorise song lyrics, and therefore I know pretty much all the lyrics to all my songs. But I really like this one, and it's a fun song to sing along to!



Elope with me, Miss Private, and we'll sail around the world
I will be your Ferdinand and you my wayward girl
How many nights of talking in hotel rooms can you take?
How many nights of limping 'round on pagan holidays?
Oh, elope with me in private and we'll set something ablaze
A trail for the devil to erase

San Francisco's calling us, the Giants and Mets will play
Piazza, New York catcher, are you straight or are you gay?
We hung about the stadium, we've got no place to stay
We hung about the Tenderloin and tenderly you tell
About the saddest book you ever read
That always makes you cry
The statue's crying, too, and well he may

I love you, I've a drowning grip on your adoring face
I love you, my responsibility has found a place
Beside you and strong warnings in the guise of gentle words
Come wave upon me from the family wider net absurd
"You'll take care of her, I know it, you will do a better job"
Maybe, but not what she deserves

Elope with me, Miss Private, and we'll drink ourselves awake
We'll taste the coffeehouses and award certificates
A privy seal to keep the feel of 1960s style
We'll comment on the decor and we'll help a passerby
And at dusk when work is over we'll continue the debate
In a borrowed bedroom, virginal and spare

The catcher hits for .318 and catches every day
The pitcher puts religion first and rests on holidays
He goes into cathedrals and lies prostrate on the floor
He knows the drink affects his speed
He's praying for a doorway
Back into the life he wants and the confession of the bench
Life outside the diamond is a wrench

I wish that you were here with me to pass the dull weekend
I know it wouldn't come to love, my heroine pretend
A lady stepping from the song we love until this day
You'd settle for an epitaph like "Walk Away, Renee"
The sun upon the roof in winter will draw you out like a flower
Meet you at the statue in an hour
Meet you at the statue in an hour


Day 09 - A song that you can dance to
Never Look Away — Vienna Teng

This is my favourite song from her newest album. And it's so great! you are made of nebulas and novas and night sky / you’re made of memories you bury or live by I also think this would make a great vid song -- I want to make a Warehouse 13 team vid to it.



detect my sudden existence on your sonar
you feel the echo
electrify the resistance in your broken heart
and burn it up, oh
we’re gonna photosynthesize and drink up the sunrise

so do they ever shut up because you said so or
do you overthink ’em all
somebody ought to corrupt you on the dance floor
and take you home
show you all your daemons and desires and dark sides
all of your colonies and continental divides

let me uncover the silver in your dark hair
the weight of your bones
I want to witness the beauty of your repair
the shape you’ve grown
for you are made of nebulas and novas and night sky
you’re made of memories you bury or live by

so if you’re out there in the cold
I’ll cover you in moonlight
if you’re a stranger to your soul
I’ll bring you to your birthright
I want the storm inside you awoken now
I want your warm bright eyes
to never look away
don’t you ever look away

some nights we open up the flood
and some nights we are lost
and some nights we’re choking on the words
but some we light on fire

if you’re out there in the cold…
I’ll cover you in moonlight
if you’re a stranger to your soul
I’ll bring you to your birthright
I want the storm inside you awoken now
I want your warm bright eyes
to come back to me
and hold on to me
you know I won’t lie
I will never look away


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Frith: Diana 1frith_in_thorns on April 29th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! The last one is one of my current favourites :)