Darkness – Julia Ecklar

There’s a (Am)darkness out bet(E)ween the stars that (Am)any eye can see
There’s a (G)deeper dark with(Am)in me, where no (F)light will ever (Am)be
There’s an (C)empty place be(G)side me where my (F)lover ought to (E)stand
And there’s a (Am)burning sun be(G)fore me, and the (Am)throttle’s (E)in my (Am)hand
“Darkness,” by Jordin Kare, sung by Julia Ecklar
Full lyrics here
(If anyone has advice about better ways to put chords in tumblr posts, I’d be glad to hear it.)

Mary O'Meara – Windbourne

(C) Mary O’Meara, the stars and the dewfall
Have covered your hilltop with (G) light.
The (F) wind in the lilies that (C) blossom around you
Goes (F) bearing your name from the (G) height;
My (F) girl, you are all of the (C) night.

“Mary O’Meara,” from the novel World Without Stars by Poul Anderson, performed by Windbourne.  Chords transcribed by me!  I’m very proud.
Music is sometimes accredited to Anne Passoway, and sometimes to a Swedish folk tune.  Full lyrics and more information here.

The Last Centurion (Rory's Song)


As promised, here is the filk created by my friend Araxie and I (though mostly by her), a pair of hopelessly obsessed Whovians united in our unabashed adoration of Rory (Roranicus Pondicus) Williams/Pond.  

It is based upon the Rudyard Kipling poem The Roman Centurion Song. It has since been set to music by self-professed anarchist, alto, and filk icon Leslie Fish.


The Last Centurion’s Song

Doctor, you bid me come with you, and let her lie. What then?

She’ll wait for you two thousand years, while you cheat time again.

You always run, you always fly, you take no time to grieve.

If she must stay, then so will I. You cannot make me leave.


The universe has come undone, the stars no longer shine.

Now hasten on to patch the cracks, but leave both me and mine.

The future calls as time runs out, a world that you must mend,

So leave me now, but I’ve no doubt I’ll see you at the end.


I know that you must think me mad, and you may yet be right

As I slog on through endless days and sleepless starless nights.

Yet I will stay to keep her safe. I choose to bear this load.

To find my place in time and space, I take the winding road.


I wait for her in hope that I in waiting may atone

Not plastic now, but mine again, a man of flesh and bone.

She thought me human, and she died—cut down by my own hand.

In love and penance I’ll abide on time’s unwinding strand.


I’ll take the steady, slower path through heavy years and long.

I’ll watch Rome fall and Britain rise, and still I will press on.

The past is gone, the future dark, the present is a blur

The world grows cold, and life grows stark, yet I’ll remain with her.


Let me stay here, for Amy’s sake, as long as I have will,

Until I fail, or die, or break, or fall to greater skill,

I’ll fight both Cyberman and Pict, and all who dare to creep

From earth or sky or monster’s crypt to wake my love from sleep.


Doctor, I care not for your fears. You tell me I must go,

That she won’t feel the passing years, that I am doomed—I know.

She is my heart, my soul, my mind—the only love I’ve known.

You go, but I will stay behind so she won’t be alone.

Fish’s recording can be found (and downloaded! Legally!) here

Shadow Lover – Heather Alexander


A friend of mine and I were talking about our odd tastes in romance songs, and I remembered this one, which is about Death, descirbing him as if he were a gentle lover.

….Kind of sad when you read the books that give context, actually.



…and add that I think the singer is Heather Alexander