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« Reply #150 on: August 18, 2011, 01:32:37 AM »
I don't have the lyrics now, but "Only the Good Die Young" by Billy Joel reminds me of OTMAA. The song is different, but even just the title.

The second reminds me of OTMA; "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry.

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« Reply #151 on: August 18, 2011, 01:54:02 AM »
I just listened to the second one... that is very fitting for OTMA I must say!

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« Reply #152 on: August 18, 2011, 10:04:58 AM »
Its one of the few country songs I like. :)

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« Reply #153 on: September 04, 2011, 08:15:04 PM »
Here's hoping it hasn't been posted yet but here's another one that reminds me of OTMA and interestingly enough the movie it's from is about four best friends as it is! It's called Now and Then and it's by Susannah Hoffs... the movie has the same title as this song by the way!  :)

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« Reply #154 on: February 17, 2012, 05:30:18 PM »
Sorry to revive an older topic but I thought it better than trying to start a new thread...I have a couple of songs I've heard more than once lately that really make me think of the IF.

Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits I don't believe has been mentioned yet. A wonderful and powerful song from one of my all time favorite bands (and albums). The word "Brothers" can easily enough be mentally substituted by "Siblings" so as to make more sense when talking about the actual four sisters and a brother. Interestingly the song was written about the two and a half month Falklands War between England Argentina in 1982 but the lyrics and music combine to sweep you up in such broader interpretations...

The only reason why I haven't associated it with OTMAA until recently is because it's already been prominently featured in a famous episode from the West Wing. I'm sure there are at least a handful of WW fans on here and you'll what I am talking about the dramatic last scene of the second season finale "Two Cathedrals". Anyway here are the lyrics...

These mist covered mountains / Are a home now for me
But my home is the Lowlands / And always will be
Some day you'll return to me / Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn to be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction / Baptisms of fire
I've witnessed your suffering / As the battle raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad / In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me my brothers in arms

There's so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just but one
But we live in different one's

Now the sun's gone to hell / And the moon's riding high
Let me bid you farewell / Every man has to die
But it's written in the starlight / And every line on your palm
We're fools to make war on our brothers in arms


One other song that's grabbed my attention more recently is Come To Jesus by singer-songwriter Mindy Smith. If you haven't heard it she has an angel's voice and it's powerful stuff even if you aren't religious/Christian. I think of Alexei, with all of his trials and tribulations, whenever I hear this song now. Right down to the "Baby" references and the obvious sentiment reflecting the spirituality of the family and their faith in the Lord...

Oh, my baby, when you're older
Maybe then you'll understand
You have angels to dance around your shoulders
'Cause at times in life you need a helping hand

Oh, my baby, when you're prayin'
Leave your burden by my door
You have Jesus standing at your bedside
To keep you calm, keep you safe, away from harm

Worry not my daughters
Worry not my sons
Child, when life don't seem worth livin'
Come to Jesus and let him hold you in his arms

Oh, my baby, when you're cryin'
Never hide your face from me
'cause I have conquered hell and driven out the demons
I have come with a light to set you free

Worry not my daughters
Worry not my sons
Child, when life don't seem worth livin'
Come to Jesus and let him hold you in his arms

Oh, my baby, when you're dying
Believe the healing of his hand
Here in Heaven we will wait for your arrival
Here in Heaven you will finally understand
Here in Heaven we will wait for your arrival
Here in Heaven you will finally understand

Worry not my daughters
Worry not my sons
Child, when life don't seem worth livin'
Come to Jesus and let him hold you in his arms

 
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« Reply #155 on: February 18, 2012, 01:36:52 AM »
These are good choices of songs.
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« Reply #156 on: March 03, 2012, 03:24:35 PM »
Definitely good choices of songs there!

I have one in mind, Borrowed Angels by Kristin Chenoweth. I listen to it, and it always makes me think of OTMA for some reason. (http://www.asklyrics.com/display/kristin-chenoweth/borrowed-angels-lyrics.htm). Such a lovely song and definitely one of my favourites!

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« Reply #157 on: March 03, 2012, 04:32:40 PM »
Jen I feel like I've seen this song mentioned before (or maybe not), but a good choice none the less. Lyrically this song is perfect!

Just add to my list from above I've heard the song "Photograph" by Ringo Starr recently and I instantly began associating it with OTMAA. One of a small handful of great solo Ringo tunes from the 70s. It's a sad theme, about a relationship falling apart and having nothing left to hold onto but photos and memories, but, maybe because it's Mr. Starkey on vocals or because of the musical arrangement, it still sounds somewhat hopeful to me...
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« Reply #158 on: March 03, 2012, 08:46:48 PM »
Jen I feel like I've seen this song mentioned before (or maybe not), but a good choice none the less. Lyrically this song is perfect!

Just add to my list from above I've heard the song "Photograph" by Ringo Starr recently and I instantly began associating it with OTMAA. One of a small handful of great solo Ringo tunes from the 70s. It's a sad theme, about a relationship falling apart and having nothing left to hold onto but photos and memories, but, maybe because it's Mr. Starkey on vocals or because of the musical arrangement, it still sounds somewhat hopeful to me...

Off topic though it may be, I have to ask: are you a Beatles fan?

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« Reply #159 on: March 03, 2012, 11:55:01 PM »
Jen I feel like I've seen this song mentioned before (or maybe not), but a good choice none the less. Lyrically this song is perfect!

Just add to my list from above I've heard the song "Photograph" by Ringo Starr recently and I instantly began associating it with OTMAA. One of a small handful of great solo Ringo tunes from the 70s. It's a sad theme, about a relationship falling apart and having nothing left to hold onto but photos and memories, but, maybe because it's Mr. Starkey on vocals or because of the musical arrangement, it still sounds somewhat hopeful to me...

Off topic though it may be, I have to ask: are you a Beatles fan?

HUGE Beatles fan! Anglophile really...love the British Invasion. Just tonight I was at a fun 30+ song Rolling Stones tribute that some of my friend's took part in...good evening of jams! PM me if you'd like to discuss more so we can keep the thread on topic...
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« Reply #160 on: October 26, 2012, 05:47:43 PM »
One of my best friends pointed out that a lot of the lyrics in this song seem to fit the Romanovs. I italicized those particular lyrics. I just love that uncanny feeling when you read/listen to lyrics that happen to fit their story so well!

Long Live
Taylor Swift

I said remember this moment, in the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands
The crowds in the stands went wild
We were the Kings and the Queens
And they read off our names
The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would never be the same
You held your head like a hero
On a history book page
It was the end of a decade
But the start of an age


Long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered

I said remember this feeling
I passed the pictures around
Of all the years that we stood there

On the side-lines wishing for right now
We are the Kings and the Queens
You traded your baseball cap for a crown
When they gave us our trophies
And we held them up for our town
And the cynics were outraged
Screaming "this is absurd"
Cause for a moment a band of thieves
In ripped up jeans got to rule the world

Long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I'm not afraid
Long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
I was screaming long live that look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered

Hold on to spinning around
Confetti falls to the ground
May these memories break our fall

Will you take a moment, promise me this
That you'll stand by me forever
But if God forbid fate should step in
And force us into a goodbye
If you have children some day
When they point to the pictures
Please tell them my name
Tell them how the crowds went wild
Tell them how I hope they shine

Long live the walls we crashed through
I had the time of my life, with you
Long, long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I'm not afraid
Singing, long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
And long, long live that look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered
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« Reply #161 on: November 17, 2012, 11:38:22 PM »
Hopefully this hasn't been posted but I did'n't think of the IF until recent months when I heard this song.  "Simple Song" The song is basically saying that you're being looked out for even when you feel alone/ hopeless. The second verse though makes me think of Helena of Serbia

It's a simple song for simple feeling
You see the moon and watch it rise
Across the continent the night bird sings
And somewhere someone hears its cry

So disillusioned
Keep your head down
If you do they'll never know
You'll have no answers to their questions
And they will have to let you go

And disenfranchised
Revolution
They'll take away by right what's yours
And make you martyrs of your own cause
When they don't know what cause it's for


And all deserted
Stand alerted
They'll love you when you're all alone
But you find a red rose in the morning light
You wait the night and find it gone

So hear my words with faith and passion
For what I say to you is true
And when you find the one you might become
Remember part of me is you
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« Reply #162 on: November 17, 2012, 11:46:35 PM »
Wow, that's great. Written about them specifically one would be led to believe...
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« Reply #163 on: November 18, 2012, 09:43:10 AM »
That's what I felt too. It's from the mini series "Into the West"
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« Reply #164 on: February 09, 2013, 04:37:46 PM »
Not sure if this thread already exists, but a discussion today about Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida' and how it could relate to the Tsar got me thinking...if you were to match a song to any member of the IF, what song would it be, and why?