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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2010, 12:46:36 pm »
Jamie O' Neal - To Be With You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JGFUDe4Fkw especially for Adam and Mercy in the first 3 books? what do you say? :D

I really like this! When I listen to it, I imagine Adam and Mercy dancing together on a date. :-LOVE
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2010, 06:44:54 am »
5 Finger Death Punch "BAD COMPANY"  David Chritiansen. Fits him even more then the Original song by the band Bad Company which was softer in its presence.
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2010, 06:52:40 am »
David's theme is either "Bridge over the river Kiwi" or "Silver Wings"
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2010, 07:00:02 pm »
I'm actually putting together a playlist to listen to on my headphones while I'm reading the books; I'm willing to post the whole thing later if you're at all interested, but these are my standout character pieces for my favorites among the groups. In alphabetic order, because I'm a geek that way:

Adam

As a father: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF62YUxZgRc The One Who Knows - Dar Williams

When they ask how far love goes, when my job's done you'll be the one who knows.


Bran

Natalie Merchant- Beloved Wife http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqW_xKW030U&feature=related

my love is gone she suffered long
in hours of pain
my love is gone
would it be wrong if I should
just turn my face away from the light
go with her tonight?



Charles, after meeting Anna

Vienna Teng - Stray Italian Greyhound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOXwmbYS6BU

So what do I do with this?

This sudden burst of sunlight, and me with my umbrella
Cross-indexing every weatherman's report
I was ready for the downslide, but not for spring to well up
This feeling calls for everything I can't afford
To know is possible now



Mercy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAdD6DT0_kg - Vienna Teng - The Tower

I need not to need, or else a love with intuition;
Someone who reaches out to my weakness and won't let go



Samuel

Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6lXAGli3JU

Days full of rain, sky's comin' down again
I get so tired of these same old blues
Same old song, but baby, it won't be long
'Til I'll be tyin' on my flyin' shoes

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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2010, 02:17:23 am »
I'm willing to post the whole thing later if you're at all interested,
Yes, please!
Love your selections so far already. :)
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2010, 09:33:18 pm »
I don't know why but the song "I and Love and You" by the Avett Brothers always made me think of Mercy, or at least the books in general. (In fact several of their songs do that) But some of the lyrics seem to fit.
"One foot in and one foot back.
But it don’t pay to live like that.
So I cut the ties and I jumped the track.
For never to return."


"When at first I learned to speak.
I used all my words to fight.
With him and her and you and me.
Ahh, but it's just a waste of time.
Yeah it’s such a waste of time"


And one particular lyric just seemed so adoring in nature that I could almost imagine Bran or Adam saying it about Mercy
"That woman she’s got eyes that shine.
Like a pair of stolen polished dimes."

plus the whole song has a bit of haunting quality to it that reminds me of the area where the books are set, even if the song repeatedly makes references to Brooklyn  :-whistle
give it a listen if you'd like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrsgIEBwIZM
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2010, 10:46:26 am »
Some of your tips are really great! Especially "Beloved Wife" for Bran or "Come on Higher"  for Adam & Mercy (I even can imagine this one for Anna and Charles....:) )

Now I give you my own tip and I hope you will like it :)

Sunny by Bobby Hebb for Arthur's Sunny ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbUl_E-R91Q ). I just read Hunting Ground when I heard this song on the car radio and ... it just fits for them both (ok, for Arthur before his madness about Anna -_- )

Yesterday I heard "Fireflies" on the radio (I'm listening radio only when I'm driving so I have time for thinking XD ) and first idea was about Anna and Charles but I checked the lyrics and... no. Just the part "You would not believe your eyes, if ten millions fireflies, lit up the world...."  :-whistle

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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2010, 09:37:22 pm »
And OH my...this is so good for Bran. Seriously. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYQ_lse44gQ White blank page by Mumford & Sons


If you listen to none of the others, listen to the one for Bran. Pleeeease. It's worth it. Tell me what you think of my choices :P

That one was really cool! I'll admit that upon first hearing it I was kinda meh about it.  But the second and third time, it really grows on you!  Neat band, do you know the Avett Brothers at all?
Similar feel, that's why I'm asking :D
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2010, 10:12:21 pm »
For Adam to Mercy: Desire - Ryan Adams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XcJpzQuB80&videos=KwxdhfCAszg
The Werewolves in general when they get mad: Monster - Skillet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z06LXZQwkrc
Mercy and Adam: So Are You To Me - eastmountainsouth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXEs6vnl-cc&feature=related
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2010, 01:01:24 pm »
In this sometimes inexplicable way we link up songs with certain people or events in our live I keep having this song by Dar Williams in head as theme song for Ben:

Mercy of the fallen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIoT907IwUE
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« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2012, 12:46:46 pm »
In this sometimes inexplicable way we link up songs with certain people or events in our live
 
I couldn't agree more!  Thanks for the song btw, I think I'm going to plug Dar Williams into Pandora now :) 

The song "John Barbury" by Kate Rusby is forever linked to Bran and Samuel in my mind now.  I came across it while reading about Samuel playing at the music festival and it seemed like something he and his Da would sing.  What do you think?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN79dLyyF5E
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2012, 01:35:12 pm »
haha I think Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson is perfect for Mercy!
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2012, 04:40:06 pm »
Sage = HeartBreaker by Pat Benatar
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2012, 08:25:47 am »
how about this for Charles and Anna - it's dark, but wow, those lyrics...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZweDwbJ_Ic
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Re: Character Theme Songs
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2012, 08:57:43 am »
You're right, that's very evocative of them.
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