63:What Have We Done? (Beginning of the 2017-story)

‘Earth Song’ by Michael Jackson

This story happens to everyone. It happens everywhere. But it does have a main character more all-knowing than I, the (supposedly) all-knowing narrator. I’ll call this character Abraham.

 

Abraham is the only son of The Creator Of It All. He sees everything. Hears everything. Feels everything. And he cries. He prays on behalf of all people to The Creator Of It All. He speaks of promises of light, happiness and peace, The Creator Of It All gave based on dreams, the creator shared with Abraham. Dreams they drifted far away from.

He speaks of an earth destroyed. Of bloodshed brought on by his and The Creator Of It All’s hands. Children dead from war. Kingdoms turned to dust. Dying animals. The common man imprisoned. Death.

He asks, where they went wrong, hoping The Creator Of It All will change it and make it better.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAi3VTSdTxU

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michaeljackson/earthsong.html

 

This is the new-ish beginning, I mentioned in my last post. It’s a new story with a new focus, but it takes place in the same universe and It’ll be connected somehow. I will as always explain the important aspects of the previous story when that happens, as well as what lead to the events of the current chapter.

I’ll also empathise that, for the purposes of this blog, I don’t care what the song is actually about. I will of course respect it and use both the words and tone, but I will divorce it from its original context and twist the meaning until it fits my context. Hence this is not how I actually interpret this song. But it is what I get out of it, when I strip it of real-world-context.

I mention it here, because this is second time I deal with a song most people would respect so much they might find offence in me taking it apart and putting it back together like some sort of Frankenstein-monster, and I wanted to make it clear that it is not done out of disrespect.

Confused? Read”What you need to know” (found in the sidebar) to find out what this blog is about. Follow the tags around to figure out what happened in the previous story, read the key events from the previous story (also found in the sidebar) or read the whole thing in the proper order by clicking on https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com/?order=asc

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62: The end (and what’s new in 2017)

‘Need You Now’ by Lady Antebellum

While Dre fell head-first in love with Pink solely based on her helpless, his big declaration does not have the same effect on her.

But Dre and Slim help her lie down. She is at her last hour now – and her mind flashes back to Brad, the husband she left after she found out that he had been keeping big, horrible secrets from her.Memories scatter trough her mind, as it has many times before. She reaches out for him in her mind. She wonders if he still thinks of her, many years later. Now she needs him to be there and help her heal.

Brad, still looking for Pink, after she faked her own death and disappeared, is sitting in a rented room drinking, missing her. He wishes she would come sweeping in like she did when they were together.

Both are in pain. But both also realise that at least it means their relationship actually mattered to them.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM213aMKTHg

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ladyantebellum/needyounow.html

Confused? Read”What you need to know” (found in the sidebar) to find out what this blog is about. Follow the tags around to figure out what happened before (I recommend Pink and Brad for this particular chapter), read the key events (also found in the sidebar and really better in this case. This particular plot thread is comic book-complicated.) or read the whole thing in the proper order by clicking on https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com/?order=asc

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NEW IN 2017!

Because the main plot has become, to repeat myself, comic-book-complicated, I’m shifting focus. I’m still in the same universe, but I will find a new main character to develop for the next year (don’t know who yet, depends on the song). I might return to Steven and Pink once in a while, but their story seems pretty final, so probably not (but then again, it wouldn’t be the first time, I killed Pink).

Many, Many Updates

Exciting news!

I now have a public Youtube playlist found at this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGULUng8lGLnIm7mWwbeXyVGfITIKggew at my new Youtube channel Song by Song

You can still add to it, but now it comes in rotation with the rest instead of being bumped to the top. This makes it more random. I’ve actually used a playlist like that for a while now, and now you can see it.

Here you can read, how I use the playlist and how you can add to it: https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com/unused-suggestions/

I’ve updated the Concept page accordingly

Along with my brand new Youtube channel, I got a brand new email (songbysongblog@gmail.com) where you can now contact me too. I have also written it in my brand new Contact Me page (https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com/contact-me/)

Also in an attempt to make it easier for new readers to catch up, I have created a brand new list of key events. I will update this for every tenth chapter (part of the story) and it will always be at least 10 chapters behind. These are found here: https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com/links-to-key-events-spoilers-up-till-40/

All pages can be found to the right of the computer screen. I’m working on making it visible on iPads and smartphones. I’m not particularly website-savvy if my way of posting links doesn’t tell you that already, but I’ll do my best.

30: ‘Underneath Your Clothes’ by Shakira

The Leader, privately known as Shakira, is in a loving relationship with a man, whom she calls Honey. He’s a song written by the hands of God and doesn’t understand how she could love him as much as she does.

With him, the most private of her thoughts are safe and hidden. They can be themselves.

Because of him, she forgot the smart ways to keep her operation at Them a secret. And because of him, she is losing the insecurity, that lead her to begin the organisation in the first place.

They belong to each other trough good and bad.

She loves him more than all that’s on the planet, and so much she has to remind herself to move, walk, talk and breath. They’re so connected, they speak with silence. She’s tied up to this love, like a lady is tied to her manners.

She can see an endless story, an entire life, with him. She chooses him over Them and calls him her territory. And she feels, she deserves him, because of that.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwBwKcQ1k84

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/shakira/underneathyourclothes.html

Like this chapter? Like it or share it on whichever social media site, you prefer.

Want to influence the story? Add a song to the list by leaving a comment here or on Facebook.

Confused? Read ”What you need to know” (found in the sidebar) to find out what this blog is about. Follow the tags around to figure out, what happened before.

I usually (read: have been for about a month or so) link to the beginning of the current story arc, but I’ve realised, I can’t tell exactly where that is until a few chapters/posts in, so that makes no sense. Instead, I’ll suggest a tag for you to click on to get the gist and a place to start reading to understand the context. This week, it’s ”They”.

And I’ll work a reference tool, you can look at, if you don’t have time to read trough the whole thing and/or just wants to get caught up real quick.