Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TTIC#16 ~ Twilight Music

This week Dani issues our Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge, (which I totally love and have been pondering for weeks now).
Twilight Music
Comment Portion: What song/music do you think of when you think about Twilight? Is there a song that just screams 'Twilight!' to you? Why?
Crafter's Portion: Music is an important element in Twilight. Let the music from the book or the movie inspire you!

I love music and as soon as Dani posted her topic, I was kicking myself for not coming up with it myself! Ugh... Anyhow, on with the show... First things first - click play in my Playlist (sidebar -->) to get the song started. It's a good one, I promise.

NOW, I chose the song that you hear now, which is Chasing the Dragon by Epica. I know it is long, and I apologize for that - but it leaves me with the same feelings that Twilight (mostly New Moon) did. I will post the lyrics at the end of my post, and I think you will see why this song screams Twilight to me! Specifically, the song is about loss/heartbreak and conquering it, ie, the 'dragon', that wishes to suck her into the abyss. It's great. If you follow the song, there is the crescendo towards the ends where she 'slays' her dragon. Awesome song. Oh, I suppose you'd like to see the project, too. Here you go...

TTIC15 Music Chasing the Dragon1

I KNOW! An actual 12x12 scrapbook page! Phew - this took forever. Now I remember why I prefer 6x6 and 8x8 albums! :) And you know what else? Bella Swan and I have the same initials! I am so framing this and putting it up.

TTIC15 Music Chasing the Dragon2 TTIC15 Music Chasing the Dragon3

I love this dragon; and did you notice a little stained glass Edward - Eve sent me that last fall, and I finally found the perfect spot for it!

And finally, props to the band Epica for such an awesome album and amazing song. (The flower is covering the title; the album is called the Divine Conspiracy.)

Don't forget to visit the other Design Team submissions:

Eve - http://thisisbliss838.blogspot.com/
Dani - http://countyourbeautifulblessings.blogspot.com/
Jen - http://deconstructingjen.com/
Julie - http://www.starsfallcreations.com/
Margie - http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/
Rebecca - http://bellacarta.typepad.com/
Tonya - http://www.stamphappens.com/

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Here are the lyrics so you can follow along:

Chasing The Dragon by Epica
Free my mind
Heal my scars
Erase the past
Dark days to forget
And memories to last
In my heart

Free me now
Make me forget
And forgive
There's no use
To go on and live
Show me a way
To the sun
Heal my scars

Nothing will be forever gone
Memories will stay and find their way
What goes around will come around
Don’t deny your fears
So let them go and fade into light
Give up the fight here

Let my eyes take in
The beauty that's here
That’s left on this earth
My ears long to hear
A melody
Give me sight
Nothing will be forever gone
Memories will stay and find their way
What goes around will come around
Don’t deny your fears
So let them go and fade into light
Give up the fight here
Poison is slowly seeping through my veins
Stealing the only dignity in me
I pick them up and let them fall
To cause your pain and hit them all
[grunts]
One more life to live is what I want
I’ll take the joy away from them
See to it, they will all be damned
One more chance to heal what I have harmed
The dragon is wreak havoc in my brain
Plays my emotion, a never ending game
Nothing will be forever gone
Memories will stay and find their way
What goes around will come around
Don’t deny your fears
So let them go and fade into light
Give up the fight here
One more life to live for me
I want the night just to colour the day
The morning to chase all my nightmares away
Don’t you deny that we're all human beings
We all have our flaws that can make us obscene
Obscene…

Give me what I want
Give me what I need right now
That’s what I want
That’s what I need, get it!
Dolendo novit mortalis vitam
Tell me what I want
Tell me what I need right now
That’s what I want
That’s all I need, cure me
Dolendo discit mori mortalis
Losers

Nothing will be forever gone
Memories will stay and find their way
What goes around will come around
Don’t deny your fears
So let them go and fade into light
Give up the fight here

14 comments:

Rebecca said...

Great project! Love that you have the music to play as well for the total experience!

Eve said...

LOVE the song- I have been sitting here listening to it for 15 minutes!|
Oh c^&% I gotta take the kids to school!
haha
LOVE the page- it turned out great!

stampvamp said...

This is REALLY, REALLY FAB!!! I love all the details! I love the flowers, I love the dragons, I love the initials, I love EVERYTHING about this!!! It's AWESOME!!! YAFA, gfriend.

Dani said...

What a great song! I had heard of this group but I have never listen to them.
I love the scrapbook page! How awesome that you and Bella have the same intials!

Julie said...

Oh my, what a song!!! Gorgeous layout, Beth -- you did such a beautiful job on this!

Also, I want to talk Mick St. John with you -- I watched the first disc. Let's hit the TT forums later!

Beautiful job on this project -- it's great to hear a song that says "Twilight" to you.

Julie said...

Speaking of initials -- I forgot to mention -- I share mine with Jacob Black! Thought you'd like that!

Margie said...

Cool song!
Love your page - the layout is great and I love all of the details you put it to it! Awesome :)

Jacqueline said...

amazing layout!! Love this song, you could really get lost in it! I listen to music while i read all the twilight books!

6p00e552ad50488834 said...

I like the background paper you chose. And of course the song!

Jacqueline said...

had to come back and let you know I loved this song so much I had to download all their songs! Epica is amazing! Dutch Goth Rocks!! :) Thanks for broadening my music horizons!

Steph said...

I had never heard this song before, I think it really fits too.

I love love love that paper!

Tracy B. said...

I LOVED the baseball game music because it made the event fun and captivating. And I thought the Bella Lullaby was superb because it drew you in as if her were playing the piano for just you. If the question was about “new” music I’d go with ONE by U2. Thanks
jerryb17011@yahoo.com

Jerrold said...

Reading prior comments, I also enjoyed the score that was chosen for the movie. Yet, for a new song that strikes my memory of the book (New Moon), I would pick Don’t Take Away My Love by V.A.S.T.. The words are very fitting for what happens between Edward and Bella.
jerroldbeck@yahoo.com

paige said...

I absolutely think of the Mitch Hansen Band (www.themitchhansenbandblog.com) You can hear part of a song at www.twilightmusicanddownloads.com Thanks!