songs

Hard Times – Paramore

 

All that I want
Is to wake up fine
Tell me that I’m alright
That I ain’t gonna die
All that I want
Is a hole in the ground
You can tell me when it’s alright
For me to come out

gonna make you wonder why you even try
(Hard times) gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
(These lives) and I still don’t know how I even survive
(Hard times)
(Hard times)
And I gotta get to rock bottom

Walking around
My little rain cloud
Hanging over my head
And it ain’t coming down
Where do I go?
Gimme some sort of sign
You hit me with lightning!
Maybe I’ll come alive

gonna make you wonder why you even try
(Hard times) gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
(These lives) and I still don’t know how I even survive
(Hard times)
(Hard times)
And I gotta head to rock bottom

Tell my friends I’m coming down
We’ll kick it when I hit the ground
Tell my friends I’m coming down
We’ll kick it when I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
When I hit the ground

gonna make you wonder why you even try
(Hard times) gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
(These lives) and I still don’t know how I even survive
(Hard times) (hard times)
(Hard times) (hard times)

gonna make you wonder why you even try
(Hard times) gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
(These lives) and I still don’t know how I even survive
(Hard times) (hard times)
(Hard times)

And I gotta get to rock bottom!

-Lyrics from Google Play Music

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Lay Your Hands On Me – Boom Boom Satellites

Lay your hands on me while I’m bleeding dry

Break on through blue skies, I’ll take you higher

Caught up in circles

All dreams and bright lights

Wait I’m here always, brighter than sunshine.

I fly

Fly out

Fly out to your heart

Fly out

Fly out

Lay your hands on me

Stay close by my side

Drive me so crazy, moonlight and star shine

Faded into the setting sun

I’ll see you again, I’ll carry on

Feeling like I’m floating leaves in the fleeting sky

You can sing that song

Let it go

Move on

Let’s go way out

Spaced out

Spaced out

Lay your hands on me, stay close to my eyes

Drive me so crazy; wake up in your arms

 

Discover some new music, my friends. Enjoy Boom Boom Satellites and this adorable little girl.

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Hold On When You Get Love

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Picture from http://www.youarestars.com/discography/

There’s been a lot of talk of love
But that don’t amount to nothing
You can evoke the stars above
But that doesn’t make it something

And the only way to last
And the only way to live it
Is to hold on when you get love,
And let go when you give it… give it.

It’s a pretty melody
It might help you through the night time
But it doesn’t make it easy
To leave the party at the right time

If I’m frightened, if I’m high
It’s my weakness please forgive it
At least I hold on when I get love,
And I let go when I give it… give it… give it.

What do I do when I get lonely?
What do I do?
Hold on when you get love,
What do I do when I get lonely?
What do I do?
Hold on when you get love.
What do I do when I get lonely?
What do I do?
And you let go when you give it.
What do I do?

The world won’t listen to this song
And the radio won’t play it
But if you like it sing along
Sing ’cause you don’t know how to say it

Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love,
So you can let go when you give it.

Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love,
So you can let go when you give it… give it… give it.

What do I do when I get lonely?
What do I do?
Hold on when you get love
What do I do when I get lonely?
What do I do?
And you let go when you give it
What do I do when I get lonely?
What do I do?
Hold on when you get love
What do I do?

I know it’s true, please don’t think I do
Nothing that you say or do will make you love me
Forget the song, things will go on
I keep seeing you from the dark with you above me

I know it’s true, please don’t think I do
Nothing that you say or do will make you love me
Forget the song, things will go on
I keep seeing you from the dark with you above me

Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love,
So you can let go when you give it.
Give it… give it… give it… give it… give it… give it.

Stars
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Be The Young

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Photo from http://yellowcardrock.com/music

I made these wishes with you

Went coast to coast
And we both felt so alive
We traded safe for something
We just had to be
And we almost lost our minds

But we’re still here searching

This is loud
This is cold
This is endless
And I know
Growing up has just begun
But there’s a place we can find
Where this pain is useless
And we’ll forever be the young

Summer came and flew by
Twice as fast
It was close enough to feel
And after all this waiting
For skies to fall
I need this to be real

Please let it be real

This is loud
This is cold
This is endless
And I know
Growing up has just begun
But there’s a place we can find
Where this pain is useless
And we’ll forever be the young

Where I was broken, I have healed
I learned to fight, I learned to feel
And I can’t believe my eyes
You are still here next to me
All I need, you’re all I see
In this life we hoped to find

This is loud
This is cold
This is endless
And I know
Growing up has just begun
But there’s a place we can find
Where this pain is useless
And we’ll forever be the young

Be The Young, Yellowcard

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The DownFall

The revolution came and went

It rang out like a gong.

The kings of Brynan razed the land

And took our queens and kings along.

Through the dark and dusty years

Our pride fell farther down.

‘Til rebels came and burned it bright

And brought it back around.

The North, South, East and West

Cried out and loud while severed.

Yet the East is dark and empty 

A legend for forever.

The kings of Brynan razed the land

And took our queens and kings along.

Abandoned as we ever were

We sing this sad, sad song.

-The Downfall – A song of Brynan’s reign

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Fleshing it Out

If you’ve noticed, the last few posts have been songs. Or song-like pieces. These may or may not actually show up in TAK, but I felt it was important to start writing down those little bits of information that swirl in my brain.

I’ve never really paid much mind to the songs and legends that crop up in fantasy-adventure stories, unless of course the story heavily relies on them.

I once wrote a story that involved a travelling band of musicians and not once did I write anything about the songs. No lyrics, nothing. Descriptions of the music but that was it. In TAK no one is involved with music. That is to say, there are no musicians and no bands or the like that play. At least, not right now. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be music. Music is an exportable commodity from one of the kingdoms. They make their living off of the arts: tapestries, paintings, pottery, clothing and of course, music.

So bear with me while I flesh this all out.

I created another character yesterday. I don’t want to say too much about her because I don’t want to spoil anything in the book. She won’t show up until mid-way through. There may be a mention of her in passing earlier (since I’m convinced I need to rewrite the entire thing since I haven’t touched it in like, 2 years) but she is a bit of a special character so I don’t want to spoil things.

I know I haven’t written any shorts in a while either. That was a new way to flesh out the story that I was trying and I think I like it a lot. It allows me to analyse and look at what could possibly make a particular character tick. It also gives a bit of a candid view of that character that you won’t see in the actual novel. The little three story piece I wrote about the Charlatan and Kokoro is my favourite, I think.

The Charlatan and the Flower

The Charlatan and Kokoro

Kokoro and the Charlatan

You will not be seeing this development in TAK at all.  You will meet these characters, but you won’t get to see how they came to be where they are. So take a gander if you’d like.

Happy Tuesday and may your day be comfortable!

cyanide and happiness

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The March

The land

The land

It all belongs to us

We take

We take

You cannot stop it

Marching

Marching

Through the lands we take from you

Calling

Calling

None shall rescue you

The children cry

Their sorrowful tears

The mothers cry

Their pitiful tears

The fathers cry

Their  silent tears

The land

The land

Shall never be the same

The March of Byrnan Soldiers

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Oh Darling

Oh darling

My love for you is wild like Quorum

No man can sail it safely.

Oh darling

My hate for you is deep like Quorum

No man can see the bottom.

Oh darling

My tears for you flow swift like Quorum

No man can ford it securely.

Oh darling

My fear for you is cold like Quorum

No man can find warmth.

Oh darling

My hope for you is boundless

No man can contain it.

From the Songs of Hieros

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