38: ‘Back to the 80’s’ by Aqua

It was in the 80’s Natasha worked at Service and Devotion and first began dating Steven. This is now years ago and the two are sitting together watching the 80’s with technology, that makes it seem as if they are in fact back there when she helped Service and Devotion put satellites in space, before Harmony surpasses her and their then-boss, Ronald Reagan.

They see the trends of the 80’s again: Don Johnson from Miami Vice and his style, commodore 64, Soap,  Rocky, Cherry coke, Mr. T, Twisted Sisters on MTV, Iron Maiden, 7UP, Bananarama, Breakfast Club, David Hasselhoff, too many man with heavy make-up on, too many poodles with guitars and Ferris Bueller.

They agree, that those were the days. M&M was just a snack back then. Huey Lewis was the news. The two of them went flying with Tom Cruise.

Natasha sees the things, she loved in particular: Cosby, Rubik’s Cube, Dynasty, Moon Boots, Devo, Barber Curls, Poltergeist and Barbie Girls, all still standing tall, with a big smile on her face.

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

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/aqua/backtothe80s.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 or read the whole thing in the proper order by adding /?order=asc to ‘https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com;. I recommend ‘Service and Devotion’, but ‘Steven’, ‘Natasha’ and ‘Natasha and Steven’ would also give you some background information as well as ‘They/Them’, I guess? There are a lot of tags, that might give some background information, but ‘Service and Devotion’ has the only necessary information, is what I’m saying.

Also: this is the second song that might suggest this race/species/whatever, these people are, can fly. I can’t wait until/if the narrative lets me explore that.

 

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37: ‘ Call me when you’re sober’ by Evanescence

Pink has disappeared. She is gone and Brad is alone. The mental image of her, that he kept with him, while he was imprisoned, grows up in front of him and shouts blame at him: ”Don’t cry to me. If you loved me, you would be here with me. You want me? Come find me. Make up your mind!”

Make up your mind. Stop sitting around drinking and figure out what to do about this! Take the blame instead of blaming it on Them.

This Pink says, what he imagines the real Pink meant with her silence: ”Should I let you fall, lose it all, so maybe you can remember yourself.”

Remember what he did to her and all of Their victims.

”Can’t keep believing! We’re only deceiving ourselves and I’m sick of the lie!”

The lie of their happy life. What can he do to get her back?

Nothing apparently: ”You’re too late.”

She accuses him of not taking the blame, taunts his shameful secret.

”Must be exhausting to lose your own game.” she taunts.

The game he played balancing secret, Them and Pink. Managing the selfhate he has for his shameful secret.

”No wonder, you’re jaded.” she says hatefully. ”You can’t play the victim this time.”

She doesn’t believe his genuine sorrow over his loss of her, when he only calls on her, when he’s drunk: ”You never call me, when you’re sober. You only want it, ’cause it’s over.”

This makes him argue with her, claiming that she was the one, who burned down their paradise. He was out of Them! He was hers alone!

This doesn’t impress her: ”How could I have burned paradise? How could I!? You were never mine!”

He was theirs, chose Them rather than letting her in on his secret.

”Don’t lie to me. Just get your things.”

He has to untangle his life from hers. Declare her dead. He has to let Pink go.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RrA-R5VHQs

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/evanescence/callmewhenyouresober.html

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33: ‘Say Something’ by A Great Big World

Brad is free. He finds Pink alive. His happiness is short, as she tells him what really happened to their home and refuses to say any more to him.

 

Brad begs for her to say something, anything. He’s about to give up on the life, they have fought so hard to get. He’d be with her forever and do everything for her if she would only speak to him. He feels so small because none of this is his fault. Everything happened beyond his control. He didn’t know anything about Their harassment of her. Brad and Pink have barely begun their life together and are still learning to love properly. They can’t give up on their marriage now!

It’s no good. He’ll have to swallow his pride and leave what they had behind. She’s the one, that he loves, but he has no choice but to say goodbye.

Link to audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi3Mz1ogz1A

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/greatbigworld/saysomething.html

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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

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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.

29: ‘Funhouse’ by P!nk

After having rekindled the flame in their marriage, Pink and Brad’s house and life became a fun house. They loved each other and were happy with their life, their home and lake. They even had a dog.

Pink didn’t find out about Brad’s secret, and what he had done to keep it before they had been married for a long while and not before it was too late. Not before They were in the house, dressed as clowns in order to be disguised.

They came at different times, while Brad wasn’t there, slowly torturing Pink with information about what Brad had done, echoing voices laughing from behind locked doors.

Their campaign began working. Slowly, like a tickle turns into a rash, Pink began hating Brad. She felt haunted by the evil clowns. One day it became too much. She was all alone. She danced around, watching the photos depicting the lie, she had been living, suddenly noticing a taunting smirk on Brad’s face. This home was already a museum full of ash, so she decided to burn it down. She would rather live out on the street than continue living in this haunted memory of their happy life. She moved out her stuff with the help of her dance crew (known as Movers and Maids) and broke everything else: tore down the photos, mangled the key, tore down the drapes and broke the plates. She counted down and laughed as she dropped the match: ”9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, fun”.

She would find a new place to live, while Brad would think she died in the flames.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdjtqu3XK4U

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pink/funhouse.html

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This seems like a good place to start a new story arc 🙂

28: ‘Genghis Khan’ by Miike Snow

Still heartbroken and not ready to not engage in anything serious, Pink began dating other people after  Brad.

This was not Brad’s plan at all! Sure, he knew he had waived all right to decide or even ask where she went at night, but waves hit his head when he realised, she actually would have others in her bed.

And he doesn’t want her to get it on nobody else, however aware of, how possessive this line of thinking is, he is.

The scene  in his mind of her going out slipped away and he went back to work.

He tried faking being okay with her post-him activities. And fact was, that he was still in with Them and getting no closer to getting out, so he didn’t want to date her right now…

But he couldn’t allow her to be free. However selfish and obscene he would seem, he would tell her to not go out with anyone…

But on the other hand, he could tell her his secret and be free from this…

He sunk back into his chair. He couldn’t make up his mind because he was no longer sure what he wanted.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_SlAzsXa7E (part of me really wanted to just shoehorn that into the story instead)

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/miikesnow/genghiskhan.html

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27:’ Whataya Want from Me’ by Adam Lambert

”Hey, slow it down. Whataya want from me?”

Distortion knew Brad’s secret. He threatened to make it public if he didn’t join Them. Normally Brad wouldn’t have cared. Hell, he’d give the secret away himself. But he had just started dating Pink, the love of his life.

 

”Yeah, I’m afraid. Whataya want from me.”

The Leader explained that she wanted him to solve problems. This was a difficult job and his secret would be out if he failed at it. But on the other hand, They could save his life.

 

”Yeah, it’s plain to see that baby you’re beautiful and there’s nothing wrong with you. It’s me, I’m a freak. But thanks for lovin’ me, cause you’re doing it perfectly. Just don’t give up. I’m workin’ it out. Please don’t give in. I won’t let you down.”

When he was doing poorly, The Leader would second-guess her leadership. He assured her, that it was his fault. But if it weren’t for the fact that she could save his life, he wouldn’t play along.

 

”It messed me up, need a second to breathe. Just keep coming around”

The work is dangerous and without Distortion to keep him safe, it might kill him sooner than his secret.

 

”I’m workin’ it out. Please don’t give in. I won’t let you down. It messed me up, need a second to breathe. Just keep coming around. Hey, whataya want from me.”

He couldn’t keep dating Pink trough all of this. He would work this out, then get back with her. She would have to understand even if he couldn’t explain, what was going on, and she didn’t like it.

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/adamlambert/whatayawantfromme.html

I’ve also realised that my schedule is fuller than I thought (the quality suffered and I was regularly late Thursday), so from now on, I’ll post every Monday.

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