For today's 5 on Friday, I've got another character sketch, this time for the main female character in my Dark Ages vampire tale.
Tanwen is the beloved of Peredur, whom I featured in last week's set. But things do not go smoothly for this couple, who become part of a love triangle.
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1 - Crossing the Stone (Tros Y Garreg) - Traditional Welsh song performed by harpist Catrin Finch
There are no lyrics in this version, but these words form the story of Crossing the Stone when sung.
NOTE: There's a little tribute to a departed someone at the very end of this clip.
Standing here, thou silent stone
What a world thou must have known
Deeds of glory, lost to story
Hast thou witness'd ancient stone
Here beneath the grass, 'tis said
Many warriors bones are laid
Fighting for their land they fell
None but thou can truly tell
Secrets keeping, ever sleeping
Dream'st thou of the past, old stone?
- English lyrics by John Oxenford
2 - Houdini - Kate Bush
With a kiss
I'd pass the key
And feel your tongue
Teasing and receiving
With your spit
Still on my lip
You hit the water
Through the glass
I'd watch you breathe
("Not even eternity-")
Bound and drowned
And paler than you've ever been
("-will hold Houdini!")
- Kate Bush
3 - U + Ur Hand - Pink
I'm not here for your entertainment
You don't really want to mess with me tonight
Just stop and take a second
I was fine before you walked into my life
- Gottwald / Martin / Moore / Yacoub
4 - You and I from the musical Chess - Elaine Paige and Michael Ball
Knowing I want you
Knowing I love you
How can I love you this much, yet make no move?
I pray the days and nights
In their endless weary procession
Soon overwhelm my sad obsession
You and I
We've seen it all
Chasing our hearts desire
But we go on pretending
Stories like ours
Have happy endings
- Andersson / Rice / Ulvaeus
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5 - I Saved the World Today - Eurythmics
NOTE: There's a few minutes of network blah-blah following the song on this clip.
There's a hurting thing inside
But I've got everything to hide
Hey, hey, I saved the world today
And everybody's happy now
The bad thing's gone away
And everybody's happy now
The good thing's here to say
Please let it stay
- Lennox / Stewart
Janet says Favorite - the first one! All together, makes me wanat to read more of you Dark Ages Vampire Tale - and a love triangle, hell yes!!
Mags says First time visitor-can't wait to check out your site!! I love Kate Bush and haven't listened to her in a while-thanks for the reminder! I also have a Pink song posted today.
Jamie says The music lovers rule on this Travis created meme.