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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: OOC - Story Playlist Reply with quote

I find great inspiration for stories in music - there's been times when I hear a song, and a past scene pops in my head, or something clicks and a story's direction becomes clear. This thread will showcase the songs that helped craft the current stories - and those that will shape Wyh's direction in the future!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wyh's hope, when all seemed lost to darkness....

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon and Garfunkel
from the album "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1970)
Lyrics by Paul Simon

When you're weary - feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes - I will dry them all.

I'm on your side, when times get rough
And friends just can't be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

When you're down and out, when you're on the street,
When evening falls so hard - I will comfort you

I'll take your part when darkness comes
And pain is all around,
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

-piano interlude-

Sail on Silver Girl, sail on by.
Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.

See how they shine,
If you need a friend - I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The perfect backdrop for Wyh's current dream state...

"Nocturne" - Rush
from the album "Vapor Trails" (2002)
Lyrics by Neil Peart

Did I have a dream, or did the dream have me?
Did I have a dream, or did the dream have me?

Set off on a night-sea journey without memory or desire
Drifting through lost latitudes with no compass and no chart

Flying through hallucination - distant voices, signal fires
Lighting up my unconscious and the secret places of the heart

Dream - temporary madness
Dream - a voice in the wilderness
Dream - unconscious revelations
The morning says, the answer is yes

Did I have a dream, or did the dream have me?
Did I have a dream, or did the dream have me?

Floating through a darkened mirror, deep reflections in disguise
Soaring through lost altitudes without wonder, without fear

Symbols on a field of visions behind the curtain of sleeping eyes
On the instant of waking - another world of dreams appears

Dream - temporary madness
Dream - a walk in the wilderness
Dream - unconscious recreation
The morning says the answer is yes

Dream - temporary madness
Dream - a voice in the wilderness
Dream - the morning says the answer is yes
The morning says the answer is yes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The turmoil and torment within Wyh's dreams is captured here - I've used this in the posts, marked in indigo.

"Double Agent" - Rush
from the album "Counterparts" (1993)
Lyrics by Neil Peart

Where would you rather be? Anywhere, anywhere but here.
When will the time be right? Anytime but now.
Anywhere, anywhere but here.
Anywhere, anywhere but here.

On the edge of sleep, I was drifting for half the night
Anxious and restless - pressed down by the darkness
Bound up and wound up so tight (so tight)
So many decisions, a million revisions
Caught between darkness and light...

Wilderness of mirrors
World of polished steel
Gears and iron chains
Turn the grinding wheel
I run between the shadows
Some are phantom, some are real

Where would you rather be? Anywhere, anywhere but here.
When will the time be right? Anytime but now.
Where would you rather be?
The doubt and the fear I know would all disappear
Anywhere but here

On the edge of sleep, I heard voices behind the door
The known and the nameless, familiar and faceless
My angels and my demons at war
Which one will lose--depends on what I choose
Or maybe which voice I ignore...

Wilderness of mirrors
Streets of cold desire
My precious sense of honor
Just a shield of rusty wire
I hold against the chaos--
Amd the cross of holy fire

Where would you rather be? Anywhere, anywhere but here.
When will the time be right? Anytime but now.
Where would you rather be?
The doubt and the fear I know would all disappear
Anywhere but here

Wilderness of mirrors
So easy to deceive
My precious sense of rightness
Is sometimes so naive
So that which I imagine
Is that which I believe

On the edge of sleep, I awoke to a sun so bright
Rested and fearless, cheered by your nearness
I knew which direction was right
The case had been tried by the jury inside
The choice between darkness and light...

The choice between darkness and light.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard this - and instantly saw Wyh moving forward as she recovers.

"The Show Must Go On" - Queen
from the album "Innuendo" (1991)
lyrics by Queen

Empty spaces - what are we living for
Abandoned places - I guess we know the score
On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for...

Another hero, another mindless crime
Behind the curtain, in the pantomime
Hold the line, does anybody want to take it anymore?

The show must go on,
The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on.

Whatever happens, I'll leave it all to chance
Another heartache, another failed romance
On and on, does anybody know what we are living for?

I guess I'm learning, I must be warmer now
I'll soon be turning, round the corner now
Outside the dawn is breaking
But inside in the dark I'm aching to be free

The show must go on
The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies
Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die
I can fly, my friends...

The show must go on
The show must go on
I'll face it with a grin
I'm never giving in
On - with the show...

I'll top the bill, I love the kill
I have to find the will to carry on
On with the...
On with the show...
The show must go on...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the mood of this to fit very nicely with the changing of her dreams.

"Possession" by Sarah McLachlan
From the album "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" (1993)
Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan

Listen as the wind blows
From across the great divide
Voices trapped in yearning
Memories trapped in time
The night is my companion
And solitude my guide
Would I spend forever here
And not be satisfied

And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I’ll take your breath away
And after I’d wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

Through this world I’ve stumbled
So many times betrayed
Trying to find an honest word
To find the truth enslaved
Oh you speak to me in riddles and
You speak to me in rhymes
My body aches to breathe your breath
You words keep me alive

And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I’ll take your breath away
And after I’d wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

Into this night I wander
It’s morning that I dread
Another day of knowing of
The path I fear to tread
Oh into the sea of waking dreams
I follow without pride
Nothing stands between us here
And I won’t be denied

And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I’ll take your breath away
And after I’d wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

I'll hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I’ll take your breath away
And after I’d wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes.....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the full song flitting through Wyh's mind in "Another World of Dreams Appears".

"Bravado" by Rush
From the album "Roll The Bones" (1991)
Lyrics by Neil Peart

If we burn our wings
Flying too close to the sun
If the moment of glory
Is over before its begun
If the dream is won --
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost...

When the dust has cleared
And victory denied
A summit too lofty
River a little too wide
If we keep our pride --
Though paradise is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost
We will pay the price,
But we wil not count the cost...

And if the music stops
Theres only the sound of the rain
All the hope and glory
All the sacrifice in vain
[and] if love remains
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

We will pay the price,
But will not count the cost...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The absolutely perfect backdrop for "Dreams Come To Life"...

"Bring Me To Life" by Evanescene
From the album "Fallen" (2003)
Lyrics by Amy Lee

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb

Without a soul
My spirit sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can't wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
Bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up)
Before I come undone
(Save me)
Save me from the nothing I've become

Now that I know what I'm without
You can't just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real
Bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can't wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
Bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up)
Before I come undone
(Save me)
Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life
(I've been living a lie - there's nothing inside)
Bring me to life

Frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
Only you are the life among the dead...

(All this time I can't believe I couldn't see)
(Kept in the dark but you were there in front of me)
I've been sleeping
a thousand years it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything

(Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul)
Don't let me die here
(There must be something more)
Bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can't wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
Bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up)
Before I come undone
(Save me)
Save me from the nothing I've become

Release me now
(I've been living a lie - there's nothing inside)
Bring me to life
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This captures the mood of "Whispered Temptation in the Night".

"Savin' Me" by Nickelback
From the album "All The Right Reasons" (2005)
Lyrics by Chad Kroeger

Prison gates won't open up for me
On these hands and knees I'm crawlin'
Oh, I reach for you
Well I'm terrified of these four walls
Cause iron bars can't hold my soul in
All I need is you
Come please I'm callin'
And oh, I scream for you
Hurry I'm fallin', I'm fallin'

Show me what it's like
To be the last one standing
And teach me wrong from right
And I'll show you what I can be
And say it for me
Say it to me
And I'll leave this life behind me
Say it if it's worth savin' me

Heaven's gates won't open up for me
With these broken wings I'm fallin'
And all I see is you
These city walls ain't got no love for me
I'm on the ledge of the eighteenth story
And oh, I scream for you
Come please I'm callin'
And all I need from you
Hurry I'm fallin', I'm fallin'

Show me what it's like
To be the last one standing
And teach me wrong from right
And I'll show you what I can be
And say it for me
Say it to me
And I'll leave this life behind me
Say it if it's worth savin' me
Hurry I'm fallin'
yeah, yeah

And all I need is you
Come please I'm callin'
And oh, I scream for you
Hurry I'm fallin', I'm fallin', I'm fallin'

Show me what it's like
To be the last one standing
Teach me wrong from right
And I'll show you what I can be
Say it for me
Say it to me
And I'll leave this life behind me
Say it if it's worth savin' me
Hurry I'm fallin'

And say it for me
Say it to me
And I'll leave this life behind me
Say it if it's worth savin' me
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This suits the poignancy of "The Tower Speaks".

"Send Me an Angel" by The Scorpions
From the Album "Crazy World" (1990)
Lyrics by Klaus Meine

Wise man said just walk this way
To the dawn of the light
The wind will blow into your face
As the years pass you by
Hear this voice from deep inside
Its the call of your heart
Close your eyes and you will find
Passage out of the dark

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

Wise man said just find your place
In the eye of the storm
Seek the rose along the way
Just beware of the thorn

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

Wise man said just raise your hand
And reach out for the spell
Find the door to the promised land
Just believe in yourself
Hear this voice from deep inside
Its the call of your heart
Close your eyes and your will find
The way out of the dark

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Choice"

"What Love Can Be" by Kingdom Come
From the album "Kingdom Come"
Lyrics by Lenny Wolf

Come to me now
I want to be your best friend for all of time
I want to be the tissue for your tears
I never want to be alone
I never, never, never really thought that I could feel
A feeling that awakened me so
I was astray, not knowing where I belonged
Living out of time, living out of time

Now that you've come and set me free
Now that I know what love can be
All that I want is you with me
That's all I want

You allow, allow, allow, allow, allow, allow me to be, what I wanna be
Thanks for helping me
I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be, I feel like a bright shining star
For only you to see - for only you to see...

Now that you've come and set me free
Now that I know what love can be
All that I want is you with me
That's all I want

Hold me tight, hold me tight
I won't let you go
Close to you, close to you
Touch me, don't let go
Give me all your love

Close to you, oh, oh close to you, close to you
Give me all your love

All that I want
Is for you to be with me...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following songs are ones I found after the Dreams story was finished, but they fit the mood so well - I had to include them.

"Sleepwalker" by Nightwish
From the album "Wishmaster" (2000)
Lyrics by Tuomas Holopainen

Close your eyes
Feel the ocean where passion lies
Silently the senses
Abandon all defences

A place between sleep and awake
End of innocence, unending masquerade
That's where I'll wait for you

Hold me near you
So close I sear you
Seeing, believing
Dreaming, deceiving

A place between sleep and awake
End of innocence, unending masquerade
That's where I'll wait for you

Sleepwalker seducing me
I dare to enter your ecstacy
Lay yourself now down to sleep
In my dreams you're mine to keep

(Sleepwalk with me...)

Sleepwalker seducing me
I dare to enter your ecstacy
Lay yourself now down to sleep
In my dreams you're mine to keep
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"Ever Dream" by Nightwish
From the album "Century Child" (2002)
Lyrics by Tuomas Holopainen

Ever felt away with me
Just once that all I need
Entwined in finding you one day

Ever felt away without me
My love, it lies so deep
Ever dream of me

Would you do it with me
Heal the scars and change the stars
Would you do it for me
Turn loose the heaven within

I'd take you away
Castaway on a lonely day
Bosom for a teary cheek
My song can but borrow your grace

Ever felt away with me
Just once that all I need
Entwined in finding you one day

Ever felt away without me
My love, it lies so deep
Ever dream of me

Come out, come out wherever you are
So lost in your sea
Give in, give in for my touch
For my taste for my lust

Ever felt away with me
Just once that all I need
Entwined in finding you one day

Ever felt away without me
My love, it lies so deep
Ever dream of me

Your beauty cascaded on me
In this white night fantasy

Ever felt away with me
Just once that all I need
Entwined in finding you one day

Ever felt away without me
My love, it lies so deep
Ever dream of me
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"Come Cover Me" by Nightwish
From the album "Wishmaster" (2000)
Lyrics by Tuomas Holopainen

Come wet a widow`s eye
Cover the night with your love
Dry the rain from my beaten face
Drink the wine the red sweet taste of mine

Come cover me with you
For the thrill
Till you will take me in
Come comfort me in you
Young love must
Live twice only for us

For me
For you
Time devours passion`s beauty
With me
With you
In war for the love of you

For me
For you
Time devours passion`s beauty
With me
With you
Tonight any dream will do

Not a world but your fine grace
Seduction in sleepwalker`s land
November dressed in May on your face
Holding us now the lovecropper`s hand

Come cover me with you
Come cover, come cover me now

Come cover me with you
For the thrill
Till you will take me in
Come comfort me in you
Young love must
Live twice only for us

Come cover me with you
Come cover, come cover me now
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