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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2010, 12:57:54 PM »
for elisabeth of hesse- as in ernies daughter the song "elisabeth" is perfect,
for alix, i know it sounds cheesy but "reflection" from mulan. and, i know it sounds stupid, but "always a woman to me" by billy joel for alix also, needless to say i'm a bit of an alix fan! it just makes me think of her! and "you and Me" by, i think by lifehouse, always reminds me of nicky and alix, i know it sounds silly but what can i say? also the diana version of candle in the wind, not only for alix but for otma.

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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2010, 08:26:48 PM »
Very nice! I like the song Golden Slumbers by The Beatles for OTMAA or Alix
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2010, 01:35:44 PM »
i think just for the whole imeprial family at the time- the way we were by Barbara Streisand, so appropraite and true in my feelings towards the last rulers and their kids.

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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 08:47:49 PM »
Another one just occured to me... Regina Spektor's "Us" reminds me of Nicky & Alix, especially the lines "They'll name a city after us/and later say it's all our fault/then they'll give us a talking-to/'cause they've got years of experience"

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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2010, 10:05:15 PM »
'Mary Goes to Jesus' from the 'Passion of the Christ' soundtrack reminds me so much of Alexandra and Alexei.
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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2010, 11:15:19 PM »
Another one just occured to me... Regina Spektor's "Us" reminds me of Nicky & Alix, especially the lines "They'll name a city after us/and later say it's all our fault/then they'll give us a talking-to/'cause they've got years of experience"
That song's so pretty! And it does remind me of them! I wish someone made a vid about them with it!
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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2010, 02:58:30 PM »
For the IF: Viva la Vida by Coldplay, Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell
For Nicky and Alix: You’re Still the one by Shania Twain
For Alix: Non, je ne regrette rien by Edith Piaf
For Olga N.: I will always love you (I can imagine her signing this song to Pavel Voronov)
For OTMA: Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield, The Mermaid by Yanni
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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2010, 12:51:04 PM »
My pick for Maria, although it could be for all of OTMA, is "Holy Water" by Big and Rich... especially the first few lines...

Somewhere there's a stolen halo
I used to watch her wear it well
Everything would shine wherever she would go
But looking at her now you'd never tell

Someone ran away with her innocence
A memory she can't get out of her head
I can only imagine what she's feeling
When she's praying
Kneeling at the edge of her bed

And she says take me away
And take me farther
Surround me now
And hold, hold, hold me like holy water
Holy water

She wants someone to call her angel
Someone to put the light back in her eyes
She's looking through the faces
The unfamiliar places
She needs someone to hear her when she crys

And she says take me away
And take me farther
Surround me now
And hold, hold, hold me like holy water
Holy water

She just needs a little help
To wash away the pain she's felt
She wants to feel the healing hands
Of someone who understands

And she says take me away
And take me farther
Surround me now
And hold, hold, hold me
And she says take me away
And take me farther
Surround me now
And hold, hold, hold me like holy water
Holy water


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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2011, 08:59:07 PM »
Since this song is called "Boy 1904," I couldn't help but think of Alexei as I heard it. It comes across as a calming yet also somewhat haunting elegy.

YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsegiQuS9to

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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2011, 12:03:44 PM »
For the IF: Viva la Vida by Coldplay, Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell
For Nicky and Alix: You’re Still the one by Shania Twain
For Alix: Non, je ne regrette rien by Edith Piaf
For Olga N.: I will always love you (I can imagine her signing this song to Pavel Voronov)
For OTMA: Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield, The Mermaid by Yanni


all perfect! great choices. i always wonder why viva la vida isn't used more for tribute vids etc, its perfect.

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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2015, 02:11:50 PM »
Seeing OT in white nurses uniforms, nursing soldiers who had fought in East Prussia and OTMAA playing on the Dniepr riverside in the middle of the war which indirectly killed them made me think of this melancholic East Prussian folksong:

YouTube: Zogen einst fünf wilde Schwäne

Zogen einst fünf wilde Schwäne,
Schwäne leuchtend weiß und schön.
„Sing, sing, was geschah?“
Keiner ward mehr gesehn.

Wuchsen einst fünf junge Birken
grün und frisch an Bachesrand
„Sing, sing, was geschah!“
Keine in Blüten stand.

Zogen einst fünf junge Burschen
stolz und kühn zum Kampf hinaus.
„Sing, sing, was geschah?“
Keiner kehrt nach Haus.

Wuchsen einst fünf junge Mädchen
schlank und schön am Ostseestrand*.
„Sing, sing, was geschah?“
Keins den Brautkranz wand.

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Once five wild swans set out,
Swans bright white and beautiful.
"Sing, Sing, what happened?"
None was ever seen anymore.

There once grew five young birches
green and fresh by the riverside
"Sing, Sing, what happened!"
None of them reached their bloom.

Once five young boys set out
proud and eager to fight.
"Sing, Sing, what happened?"
None returned to his home.

There once grew up five young girls
slim and fair on the Baltic's shore.
"Sing, Sing, what happened?"
None did bind her bridal wreath.

The original version has Ostseestrand, Baltic shore, but some, like the one on Youtube, has Memelstrand, the shore of the river Memel / Nyeman, a river coming from Belarus and flowing close to the old Prussian-Russian border before it empties into the Batlic.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 02:19:44 PM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2015, 05:07:57 PM »
A sad song, but somewhat fitting considering what happened.
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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2015, 05:22:56 PM »
Nice, Preved.

For me, the parental love of Nicholas and Alexandra for OTMAA (and the latter's innocence as well) is nicely caught in "For Baby(For Bobbie)" by John Denver (also Peter, Paul, and Mary).
YouTube:For Baby-John Denver    I can picture Nicholas thinking these thoughts, if not singing the words, to little Maria, for example.

I'll walk in the rain by your side
I'll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand
I'll do anything to help you understand
I'll love you more than anybody can

And the wind will whisper your name to me
Little birds will sing along in time
The leaves will bow down when you walk by
And morning bells will chime

I'll be there when you're feeling down
To kiss away the tears if you cry
I'll share with you all the happiness I've found
A reflection of the love in your eyes

And I'll sing you the songs of the rainbow
Whisper all the joy that is mine
The leaves will bow down when you walk by
And morning bells will chime

and refrain

Definitely sentimental ,but also very apt , for the familial love of the IF, and in this case, father to daughters and son.





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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2015, 05:17:22 PM »
My Pick for Nicholas would be "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay.

For OTMA, the chorus from "Free" by Michael Jackson reminds me of their longing for a life outside the palace and true freedom. Lyrics are below:

Free, free like the wind blow
To fly away just like a sparrow
To feel letting my hair blow
To take my time wherever I go


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Re: IF Theme songs?
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2015, 05:30:41 PM »
It's ironic that the popular polonaise / polonez written for the movie "Pan Tadeusz", the adaption of Poland's national epic lamenting the collapse of the noble Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, destroyed by Tsarist Russia, also can sound like an elegy for the Romanovs. It was the most popular prom song in Poland after the movie debuted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq-VmzcJa3Y
« Last Edit: May 28, 2015, 05:32:39 PM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)