Water – Cathy McManamon

Time for a live video! “Water” is one of my favorite earlier songs by Cathy McManamon, accompanied here by Alexander James Adams. There’s just something ethereal about it that stays with me.

I say favorite earlier songs because she has written some killer recent ones as well. Some of them might even show up here, once they have been officially released. Keep an eye out!

Black Eye, Yellow Eye – Annwn

“Black Eye, Yellow Eye,” by Annwn, a filk-rock band that I recently discovered. This song is a description of the lyricist’s journey through the American Southwest and a Native American reservation, told through fantastical imagery. I had no idea this song existed until it was on the brainstorming poll for the Pegasus Awards. I’m so glad I checked it out. 

Have you heard the ghosts of stone
Speaking in the dust you raise,
Whispering to you alone
As you thread the maze?

Anonymous asked:

Not quite filk, but have you heard of Steeleye Span’s album “Wintersmith”? It’s basically just songs about Terry Pratchett’s book Wintersmith (and some about his Tiffany books in general), and it’s great! Just thought it’s something that might be interesting to some people who follow this blog lol

Yes!! It’s a terrific album, and we love it. 

You can listen to the whole thing on YouTube

This Side of the Knife – Seanan McGuire and Dead Sexy

This side of the knife
When I was fool enough to wonder
Asked what I should not have asked
Called down rain and called down thunder

“This Side of the Knife,” a wonderfully dark and cryptic song by Talis Kimberley. This version was performed at MarCon by Seanan McGuire and Dead Sexy (Seanan McGuire, Amy McNally, Brenda Sutton, Teresa Powell, Dr. Mary Crowell, & Bill Sutton) with the fabulous Judi Miller providing ASL interpretation.

Talis Kimberley has described this song as a companion story to Crazy Man Michael, which doesn’t necessarily make it any less cryptic, but definitely provides some context.

Light Runs Out – FeatherWriter

tanoraqui:

featherwriter:

So every now and then you just feel the need to rewrite the lyrics to a song for your fandom and record it because reasons. So here, have a Shallan song.

Original Song: “Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic
Background Track: Cyberwave Karaoke
Lyrics and Cover: FeatherWriter

Lyrics

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.
And we’ll feel alright, and we’ll feel alright,
‘Cause we’ll work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.

I’ll be doin’ this, if you have a doubt,
‘Til the Light runs out, ‘til the Light runs out.

I’ll be your ghost, your blade, your little knife.
I’ll be the long-shot bet that could take your life.
And I feel alright, and I feel alright,
‘Cause I worked it out, yeah I worked it out.

I’ll be doin’ this, if you have a doubt,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

There’s a murderer deep inside of me.
I’ve got Pattern on my shoulder, and my Memory.
But Father raised me good, Father raised me right.
Father never would have guessed his girl would fight.
Now I’m pushing down, all those screams and shouts.
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out, yeah.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

Oh, we all want the same thing. 
Oh, we all lie for something.
Lie for home, for fate,  
For love, for hate,
For peace, for wealth,
For family, for self.

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.
And we’ll feel alright, nothing feels alright,
‘Till I work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,

‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
‘Til the Light runs out.

I was listening to a random pop mix today and “Love Runs Out” came up, and literally my thought at the opening chords was, “wow, a real pop band covered a Stormlight Archive fansong?”

Ruby of the Sea – Ginny Di

Since I heard of this siren bright
I’m thinking about her from dawn until night
And though I’ll never be in her spell
I’m falling in love on the stories they tell

“Ruby of the Sea,” by Ginny Di, featuring StarLeigh as the title character, filmed by MoonDust Photography.  This is Ginny’s first original song!  And it’s available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.

Keylor’s Rage – Heather Alexander

Keylor’s rage is burning for all her slaughtered kin
Pray gods we reach the back door while she’s still coming in
She spares no man or woman, her eyes blaze like the sun
She moves like nothing human – good gods, what has she done?

“Keylor’s Rage,” sung by Heather Alexander, based on lyrics in Andre Norton’s Witch World novels.  Full lyrics under the cut.

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