Sunday, September 14, 2008

Song Trilogy

I don't know many songs with sequels, much less enough to make a trilogy. Classical music often builds symphonies in numerous movements around a common musical theme. Megadeth's got their "Return to Hangar" for "Hangar 18." Here's some excerpts from my favorite "musical trilogy:"
♪WITH TIME, THE CHILD DRAWS IN
THIS WHIPPING BOY DONE WRONG
DEPRIVED OF ALL HIS THOUGHTS
THE YOUNG MAN STRUGGLES ON AND ON, HE'S KNOWN
A VOW UNTO HIS OWN
THAT NEVER FROM THIS DAY
HIS WILL THEY'LL TAKE AWAY...♪

♪...COME LAY BESIDE ME, THIS WON'T HURT, I SWEAR
SHE LOVES ME NOT, SHE LOVES ME STILL, BUT SHE'LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN
SHE LAY BESIDE ME BUT SHE'LL BE THERE WHEN I'M GONE
BLACK HEART SCARRING DARKER STILL, YES, SHE'LL BE THERE WHEN I'M GONE
YES, SHE'LL BE THERE WHEN I'M GONE
DEAD SURE SHE'LL BE THERE...♪

♪HOW COULD HE KNOW THAT THIS NEW DAWN'S LIGHT
WOULD CHANGE HIS LIFE FOREVER?
SET SAIL TO SEA, BUT PULLED OFF COURSE
BY THE LIGHT OF GOLDEN TREASURE.
WAS HE THE ONE CAUSING PAIN
WITH HIS CARELESS DREAMING?
BEEN AFRAID, ALWAYS AFRAID,
OF THE THINGS HE'S FEELING.
HE COULD JUST BE GONE.
HE WOULD JUST SAIL ON
HE'LL JUST SAIL ON...♪
Song of the Moment: "The Unforgiven III" by Metallica

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