I AM HOME FROM WORK IMMA SING YOU A SONG
HERE IS A SONG, I HAVE WRITTEN IT FOR YOU
it is about a certain angel and a certain demon and a certain Plan that was not followed.
I remembered his tumblr, it’s @neil-gaiman.
here are the lyrics:
Rise, oh prophet, and begin
Thy song of glory and of sin
The thunder struck, the sorrow came
And two and two were called by name
Speak, oh prophet, and be true
To those who fell and those who grew
To those who stood, when battle came,
And all but two were still the same
Silence, prophet, hold thy breath
Beneath the raven wings of Death
In childish hands the judgement came
And two were cast into the flame
Sing, oh prophet, and proclaim
All Hell’s disgrace, all Heaven’s shame
An apple tree, a sword of flame,
And only two to bear the blame
Dr. Mary Crowell describes the song as “a mythological girl band and support staff go on a cosmic tour,” and if that isn’t enough to make you want to give it a listen, I don’t know what to tell you.
“The Wrath of Achilles,” which weaves lines from The Iliad with Vanessa Cardui’s own interpretation of Achilles’ grief for Patroclus.
“A Thousand Ships” by Ju Honisch and Katy Droege-Macdonald, a look at Helen of Troy’s side of the story.
As centuries crumble the whispers of ancients
Last longer in stories, last longer in stories than stone.
“Longer in Stories than Stone,” the finale to Sundown, Sassafrass’s epic (pun intended) Norse Mythology song cycle.
The finale weaves in themes from a bunch of the earlier songs, making it a great sampler of all the cool stuff in the cycle, but I really recommend giving the whole thing a listen. Along with being gorgeous, it’s a great introduction to Norse Mythology.
“Merlin,” a fantastically creepy interpretation of Arthurian legend by Doug McArthur, performed here by Kathy Mar. If you’re familiar with the BBC TV show version of the character, this is… pretty much the exact opposite of that.
This is Cassandra for the BBC reporting from the war
Calling in, calling in…
distressingly topical Greek mythology modern AU fanfiction from Talis Kimberley
For I am like the highwayman
Who cares not where he rides
Follow the black satin ribbon road
With danger by my side
“The Highwayman,” a beautiful fantasy travelling song by Talis Kimberley
Since we seem to be on a Kipling kick lately:
The Four Angels Lyrics: Rudyard Kipling, 1905
Music: Mark Horning, 2005
Recorded live in Concert at CopperCon 34
The Four Angels
(Series: Filksong Genealogy)
Above: another poem by Rudyard Kipling set to music by Leslie Fish: “Song of the Men’s Side,” a mythic story about how humankind rose above its status as prey for wolves by attaining a crucial piece of technology.
Below: Bob Kanefsky’s take on a … loosely related story, which is also about wolves and prey and technological advancements: “Song From the Pig’s Side,” performed by Leslie Fish. (Look at the end of the third verse for a sneaky shoutout to a different Kipling poem entirely – which, yes, has also been set to music by Fish.)