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Do you have a personal anthem/theme song? (A music thread of sorts)
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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 24 2014, 6:57am

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Do you have a personal anthem/theme song? (A music thread of sorts) Can't Post

I don't necessarily mean a favorite song, but rather one that reflects your attitude towards a certain situation or your general outlook on life. Or maybe one that inspires you when things are tough.

Okay, don't laugh, but mine is Fighter by Christine Aguilera. I've not been "done wrong" by someone; but I have a medical condition that, though I'd much rather do without, I am in a way grateful to for the strength it's shown me I possess.

So do any of you have an anthem? They can be silly or serious. Smile

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 24 2014, 7:16am

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In case you aren't familiar with the song or if you've never paid attention to the lyrics [In reply to] Can't Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Here's the address of the video with lyrics. (I don't know how to make an actual link using my phone) Of course not all of the words are germane. It's the attitude that inspires me. Smile

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Starling
Half-elven


Jul 24 2014, 7:22am

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I have loads [In reply to] Can't Post

But if I could only choose one it would be Heroes.

Great question!


Starling
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Jul 24 2014, 7:24am

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Clickable linkie [In reply to] Can't Post

Here.
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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 24 2014, 7:48am

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Thank you kindly :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 24 2014, 7:51am

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Ooh, yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's an excellent choice! One of Bowie's best, which is saying something considering how many fantastic songs he's put out.

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Maciliel
Tol Eressea


Jul 24 2014, 11:37am

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what a great question [In reply to] Can't Post

 
what a great question, thanks for posing it, zarabia.

mine, most firmly, would be the battle of the pelennor fields, with the lighting of the beacons as a prelude. i'd also say it's the battle of the pelennor fields right through the houses of healing. i have a long anthem.


cheers --

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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


sevilodorf
Gondor


Jul 24 2014, 12:13pm

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folksong learned at camp [In reply to] Can't Post

About a million years ago- I have never found the authors if anyone knows more about this song please let me know. The song's refrain:
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready as off into the world I go

The verses tell of the butcher,the baker and the candlestick maker

If I were a butcher I would be able to set the world down at my table. I'd work all night and not go to bed til the world was the color of the very well fed.

If I were a baker in a bakery shoppe I'd work all night and never stop til all the world had cookies and pies and love was the color of the children's eyes.

A candlestick maker I shall be and light a candle for the world to see and one fine day when the darkness is gone the world will be the color of dawn

Not sure I've lived up to he ideals during my life but I've tried

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Magpie
Immortal


Jul 24 2014, 1:51pm

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Maybe... [In reply to] Can't Post

The Happy Man which is a traditional English song often used for Morris Dancing.
How happy's that man that's free from all care
That loves to make merry, that loves to make merry
O'er a drop of good beer

With his pipe and his friends puffing hours away
Singing song after song 'till he hails the new day
He can laugh, dance and sing and smoke without fear,
Be as happy as a king 'till he hails a new year.

It's a bit dated (who smokes a pipe anymore) and male skewed, but I relate to the state of mind and camaraderie it promotes.

I paired it with a quote from the Hobbit:
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
...in my Tolkien quote cards project. You can see the lyrics for the entire song and listen to it by visiting this page of my website:http://www.amagpiesnest.com/a/quotecards/41.htm

The bells you hear in the song are the ones tied to the legs of the Morris Dancers and the clacking is the striking of their sticks.
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Annael
Half-elven


Jul 24 2014, 3:53pm

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not in general but at times [In reply to] Can't Post

This song got me through my divorce, for instance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxu6wJe2ACY

To be sane we must recognize our beliefs as fictions.

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Kim
Valinor


Jul 24 2014, 3:59pm

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Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant [In reply to] Can't Post

A friend assigned that one to me a long time ago - still mostly fits. TongueLaugh



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Otaku-sempai
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Jul 24 2014, 5:08pm

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"I Won't Back Down" [In reply to] Can't Post

The closest thing I have to a personal anthem is probably "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. It represents an ideal that I would like to live up to more often.

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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Jul 24 2014, 11:15pm

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Hmmmm....maybe "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" [In reply to] Can't Post

though my favorite song of all time is "Over the Rainbow'.

A while back my daughter and I each sat down and made up a list of songs that we called our personal hymnals. Here was my list, divided into songs that aren't really hymns but feel like it, and actual hymns:



Not-really-hymns:



Over the Rainbow

Handyman

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Rainbow Connection

Bitola [a Macedonian folk dance song of longing for a hometown]

Kendime [a Turkish folk dance song about being true to one's self]

In Western Lands [Sam's song of hope in Mordor]

Under African Skies [from Graceland. The wordless chorus is what transports me]

Gonzo's Wishing Song

I See the Light [from Tangled]

There's a Light [from Rocky Horror Picture Show]

Well I Wonder [from Cotton Patch Gospel]

Iridescent [Linkin Park]

Row On ["Row on, another day may shine with brighter light. Ply, ply the oars and pull away; there's dawn beyond the night."]

Song of Seikilos

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life



Hymns:



We are a Gentle Angry People [we sang this at the candlelight vigil for Matt Shepard when he was dying]

Dona Nobis Pacem [we sang this at the candlelight vigil for Matt Shepard when he was dying]

O We Give Thanks for this Precious Day [I sang this to my mom before she died]

May We Have Safe Passage [I sang this to my mom just after she died]

How Great Thou Art [sung at services for my great-grandmother and my two grandmothers]

This is my Song, Oh God of all the Nations [we sang this at Buckhorn after 9-11]

May Nothing Evil Cross this Door [we sang this after Columbine and 9-11]

Amazing Grace [we sang this when Tom Sutherland came home from captivity]

A Long Long Way the Sea-Winds Blow

This is my Father's [or Mother's] World

Abide With Me

Now on Land and Sea Descending

Now the Green Blade Riseth

Be Thou my Vision

God of Grace and God of Glory

Stables [Peter Mayer's great Christmas carol]

Blue Boat Home

Lord of the Dance

Lady of the Seasons' Laughter

We Shall Overcome

There's a River Flowing in my Soul

There is More Love Somewhere

How Can I Keep from Singing

Long Live God [from Godspell]


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jul 24 2014, 11:21pm

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Ooh, I love that! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll have to see if I can find it anywhere.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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DaughterofLaketown
Gondor


Jul 24 2014, 11:45pm

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Mine is Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls [In reply to] Can't Post

  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aNO6yd66PpA

It defines me very well. I have known this song for many years.


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Dame Ioreth
Grey Havens


Jul 25 2014, 12:18am

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Mine is more of a playlist for different situations... [In reply to] Can't Post

Little Wonders when I need to remember to enjoy the small moments of life

Drops of Jupiter for when I'm missing someone I've lost. it was written after the composer lost his mother to cancer

You Raise Me Up This one is interesting and seems to have very very different meanings to different people. For me it reminds me that my children rely on me and I cannot fail.

Defying Gravity for when this small town really gets me down

La Vie Boheme from Rent (language/content warning) ditto above. And while I don't necessarily advocate all that goes on in the song, "To being an us for once, instead of a them..." strikes a chord

Listen Just because sometimes I need the reminder

Vincent because there is usually more to someone than what we see initially

Broadway so I can remember the resilience of my hometown roots. It's actually about Buffalo, NY and the closing of the steel mills and auto plants.



Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings






sevilodorf
Gondor


Jul 25 2014, 12:29am

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Please let me know if you do [In reply to] Can't Post

and I like your list.... my immediate reaction to seeing Gonzo's Wishing Song was to think of Ernie.... Rubber Ducky....

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Dame Ioreth
Grey Havens


Jul 25 2014, 1:05am

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I love her voice. [In reply to] Can't Post

Plain and simple - I love her voice.



Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings






Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jul 25 2014, 3:59am

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What a great post! It's something [In reply to] Can't Post

I used to think about, but haven't in a very long time.

I guess Be Thou my Vision, which I was re-reminded of in Aunt Dora's list: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LuED7dGEsw


And this seems to describe pretty much everything I feel about "life" in general, the good stuff and the bad, and how to get through (although it may seem awfully long, and it hasn't any words): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4kl2bWItlc



Meneldor
Tol Eressea


Jul 25 2014, 4:42am

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Yarrr. [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVgS03XLWwE


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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jul 25 2014, 4:54am

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Aack! I'm getting seasick! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink

(Yeah, Karajan . . .)



Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jul 25 2014, 12:28pm

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No luck yet, but [In reply to] Can't Post

I posted the words on facebook asking for group wisdom to help me identify it (that seems to be the best way to get obscure information). Nobody knows it, but they want to know the tune. Is there any way you could think of to share that? I understand abc tune notation, or maybe you could make a quick recording and send it to me some time.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 26 2014, 7:16am

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Definitely [In reply to] Can't Post

Some of the most stirring music in a trilogy full of stirring music.

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 26 2014, 7:19am

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Oh, I love this! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 26 2014, 7:23am

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Aww, so very Hobbity! [In reply to] Can't Post

You just have to smile Smile

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