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Liam OConnor

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Musica Vitae
« on: April 19, 2014, 10:07:43 AM »
The soundtrack of our lives.
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
 
- J.R.R. Tolkein

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 10:09:57 AM »
A song for the rebels and refugees and exiles of Arctra...

We Will Go Home (Song of Exile) - Leah

Land of bear and land of eagle
Land that gave us birth and blessing
Land that called us ever homewards
We will go home across the mountains

We will go home, we will go home
We will go home across the mountains
We will go home, we will go home
We will go home across the mountains

Land of freedom, land of heroes
Land that gave us hope and memories
Hear our singing hear our longing
We will go home across the mountains

We will go home, we will go home
We will go home across the mountains
We will go home, we will go home
We will go home across the mountains

Land of sun and land of moonlight
Land that gave us joy and sorrow
Land that gave us love and laughter
We will go home across the mountains

We will go home, we will go home
We will go home across the mountains
We will go home, we will go home
We will go home across the mountains

When the land is there before us
We have gone home across the mountains
We will go home, we will go home
We will go home across the mountains
"Not all those who wander are lost."

- J.R.R. Tolkein

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 07:36:26 AM »
The Parting Glass - The Wailin' Jennys

Oh all the money that e'er I spent
I spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er I've done
Alas, it was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

Oh all the comrades that e'er I've had
Are sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I've had
Would wish me one more day to stay
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and I'll softly call
Good night and joy be with you all
« Last Edit: July 21, 2019, 03:37:49 PM by Liam OConnor »
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 10:03:55 AM »
Hanging By A Thread - Nickel Creek

There's a kind of emptiness that can fill you
There's a kind of hunger that can eat you up
There's a cold and darker side of the moonlight
And there's a lonely side of love

With you here
Baby, I am strong
No sign of weakness
With you gone
Baby, I am hanging by a thread

There's a certain kind of pain that can numb you
There's a type of freedom that can tie you down
Sometimes the unexplained can define you
And sometimes silence is the only sound

With you here
Baby, I am strong
No sign of weakness
With you gone
Baby, I am hanging by a thread

With you here
Baby, I am strong
No sign of weakness
With you gone
Baby, I am hanging by a thread
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
 
- J.R.R. Tolkein

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 02:58:30 PM »
A song that could have been for Liam and Shaye during their long separation...

Forever Autumn - Justin Hayward

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old
And darker days are drawing near
The winter winds will be much colder
Now you're not here

I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky
And one by one they disappear
I wish that I was flying with them
Now you're not here

Like the sun through the trees you came to love me
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away

Through autumn's golden gown we used to kick our way
You always loved this time of year
Those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now 'cause you're not here
'Cause you're not here 'cause you're not here

Like the sun through the trees you came to love me
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away

A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes
As if to hide a lonely tear
My life will be forever autumn 'cause you're not here
'Cause you're not here, 'cause you're not here
« Last Edit: July 21, 2019, 03:36:33 PM by Liam OConnor »
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
 
- J.R.R. Tolkein

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 09:34:58 PM »
Pieces - Dan Powell

Took a change to see me
Now that you believe me
It's like I'm dreaming sweetly
When you're here beside me

And I have never felt so
Like I've found which way to go
When you touch me gently
I remember how you know

And the sun shines rings around your smile
And I'm here laughing like a child
There's just one place love can start
With the pieces of my heart

Changed my stars to find you
Lost the mask and broke through
No more secrets from you
I would lose to love you

And I have never felt so
Like a man that's been set free
I can spread my arms now
You can place your trust in me

And the sun shines rings around your smile
And I'm here laughing like a child
There's just one place love can start
With the pieces of my heart

I can't stand to lose you
To break would never get through
And I can only love you
If I use all the pieces of my heart

And the sun shines rings around your smile
And I'm here laughing like a child
There's just one place love can start
With the pieces of my heart
[color=darkbrown:fbaf0a2738][b:fbaf0a2738][i:fbaf0a2738]"Courage is found in unlikely places."[/i:fbaf0a2738]
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2015, 05:23:10 PM »
Out of the Woods - Nickel Creek

I wish you out of the woods
And into a picture, with me
I wish you over the moon
Come out of the question, and be

If this is gonna
Run, round, in my head
I might as well be dreaming
Run, round, in my head

I roller coaster for you
Time out of mind
Must be heavenly
It's all enchanted and wild
It's just like my heart said
It's gonna be

If this is gonna
Run, round, in my head
I might as well be dreaming
Run, round, in my head

I wish you out of the woods
And into the picture, with me
I wish you over the moon
Come out of the question, and be

If this is gonna
Run, round, in my head
I might as well be dreaming
Run, round, in my head

If this is gonna
Run, round, in my head
I might as well be dreaming
Run, round, in my head
I might as well be dreaming

Run, round, in my head
(Into the picture)
I might as well be dreaming
(With me)
Run, round, in my head

(I wish you out of the wood)
If this is gonna
Run, round, in my head
(Into the picture)
I might as well be dreaming
(With me)
Run, round, in my head
[color=darkbrown:fbaf0a2738][b:fbaf0a2738][i:fbaf0a2738]"Courage is found in unlikely places."[/i:fbaf0a2738]
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 07:51:44 PM »
The Dawn Will Come - Dragon Age Inquisition Soundtrack

Shadows fall
And hope has fled.
Steel your heart
The dawn will come.

​The night is long
And the path is dark
Look to the sky
For one day soon
The dawn will come.

The shepard's lost
And his home is far
Keep to the stars
The dawn will come.

The night is long
And the path is dark
Look to the sky
For one day soon
The dawn will come.

Bare your blade
And raise it high
Stand your ground
The dawn will come.

The night is long
And the path is dark
Look to the sky
For one day soon
The dawn will come.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 01:17:00 PM »
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

I'm gonna fight 'em off
A seven nation army couldn't hold me back
They're gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back
And I'm talkin' to myself at night
Because I can't forget
Back and forth through my mind
Behind a cigarette

And the message comin' from my eyes says, "Leave it alone."

Don't wanna hear about it
Every single one's got a story to tell
Everyone knows about it
From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell
And if I catch it comin' back my way
I'm gonna serve it to you
And that ain't what you want to hear
But that's what I'll do

And the feeling coming from my bones says, "Find a home."

I'm going to Wichita
Far from this opera for evermore
I'm gonna work the straw
Make the sweat drip out of every pore
And I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding
Right before the lord
All the words are gonna bleed from me
And I will think no more

And the stains comin' from my blood tell me, "Go back home."
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
 
- J.R.R. Tolkein

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Re: Musica Vitae
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 07:37:00 PM »
The Mummer's Dance - Loreena McKennitt


When in the springtime of the year
When the trees are crowned with leaves
When the ash and oak, and the birch and yew
Are dressed in ribbons fair

When owls call the breathless moon
In the blue veil of the night
The shadows of the trees appear
Amidst the lantern light

We've been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again
We bring a garland gay

Who will go down to those shady groves
And summon the shadows there
And tie a ribbon on those sheltering arms
In the springtime of the year

The songs of birds seem to fill the wood
That when the fiddler plays
All their voices can be heard
Long past their woodland days

We've been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again
We bring a garland gay

And so they linked their hands and danced
Round in circles and in rows
And so the journey of the night descends
When all the shades are gone

"A garland gay we bring you here
And at your door we stand
It is a sprout well budded out
The work of Our Lord's hand"

We've been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again
We bring a garland gay

We've been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again
We bring a garland gay
"Not all those who wander are lost."

- J.R.R. Tolkein