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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Louloudi the Centaur » Jul 31, 2011 6:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0xU6Pu3ifw "Shadowland"

This song from The Lion King Broadway musical really reminds me of the dark times in Narnia, and how Aslan's faithful ones seek Him for help. :)
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Dernhelm_of_Rohan » Aug 06, 2011 11:05 pm

This song is called December, by AWE Band. I think it fits Polly as an older woman, but before LB takes place.

On a cold winter's morn of December
Wandering back through the forest of days
When the world was new
And You were, too
To this young heart You so swept away

How we danced through the warm nights of summer
Didn't we run through the green fields of June?
When soft, I grew
To trust in You
As this child's every wish had come true

And I will dance before You
With every breath, adore You
And share with you the hidden dreams
I've kept in my heart
To see the things that no one sees
To hear the song the angels sing
Forever Yours, my Love

Walk with me through the cool of September
How Your touch stirs the fire in my heart
Though years have gone
Love, sweet and strong
Still enraptured by all that You are

And I will dance before You
With every breath, adore You
And share with you the hidden dreams
I've kept in my heart
To see the things that no one sees
To hear the song the angels sing
Forever Yours, my Love

As autumn leaves begin to fall
Though pages turn, I can still recall
Every precious word, every memory
That became a love so tenderly
Devoted to You, my Love

On this cold winter's morn of December
Soon I'll rest in a chorus of praise
But when time is through
I'll wake to You
Where I'll dance with You all of my days

Note: you may have a hard time finding this song anywhere, as this band is not published nearly as much as they deserve! :-\
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Lilygloves » Aug 18, 2011 7:00 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIz7xoI2g-E
I don't think anyone has posted this song yet but it's called Further Up/Further In by My Epic. I don't really listen to the band but I saw the song title and it made me think of LB (of course). I'm pretty sure there are intentional references to Narnia, like "You call all times soon. You call all times soon" Which Aslan says in VDT. The lyrics all mostly make me think of the Pevensies wanting to go back to Narnia and how when they discovered the real Narnia in LB they realized it was their real home. It just shows their longing.
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Louloudi the Centaur » Sep 03, 2011 8:10 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xleo0Hpsxvg

"The Voice" by Celtic Woman makes me think of Aslan. :)

Ex. "I am the Voice of the past that will always be."
"I am the Force that in springtime will grow."
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby wild rose » Sep 08, 2011 11:32 am

I was just listening to the song "Come What May" and I was thinking how much that reminded me of Caspian and Ramandu's daughter :)
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Lady Haleth » Dec 05, 2011 11:20 am

This song is off Switchfoot's newest album, "Vice Verses." It really reminds me of The Last Battle. The parts I think are most suit to Narnia are bolded. (I rather agreed with the person who commented that, if The Last Battle were ever made into a movie, this would be a great song to play at the end):
Title: Where I Belong
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioGIugtY ... re=related
Lyrics:
Feeling like a refugee
Like it don't belong to me
The colors flash across the sky

This air feels strange to me
Feeling like a tragedy
I take a deep breath and close my eyes
One last time
One last time

Storms on the wasteland
Dark clouds on the plains again
We were born into the fight

But I'm not sentimental
This skin and bones is a rental
And no one makes it out alive


Until I die I'll sing these songs
On the shores of Babylon
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong

Where the weak are finally strong
Where the righteous right the wrongs
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong

Feels like we're just waiting, waiting
While our hearts are just breaking, breaking
Feels like we've been fighting against the tide

I wanna see the earth start shaking
I wanna see a generation
Finally waking up inside

Until I die I'll sing these songs
On the shores of Babylon
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong

Where the weak are finally strong
Where the righteous right the wrongs
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong

This body's not my own
This world is not my own
But I still can hear the sound
Of my heart beating out
So let's go boys, play it loud

On the final day I die
I want to hold my head up high
I want to tell You that I tried
To live it like a song

And when I reach the other side
I want to look You in the eye
And know that I've arrived
In a world where I belong
In a world where I belong
In a world where I belong


Where I belong
Where I belong

Where I belong

Where I belong

I still believe we can live forever
You and I we begin forever now
Forever now
Forever
I still believe in us together
You and I we're here together now
Together now
Forever now
Forever now
Forever now
Forever
Forever
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Lilygloves » Dec 21, 2011 8:11 pm

I recently saw the title of a song by a band named Caspian ( :-o ) and it was Further Up/Further In. It's instrumental, but I really liked it. Technically, it's 2 seperate songs but I believe they are played consecutively.
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby wolfloversk » Jan 04, 2012 8:41 pm

Lilygloves wrote:I recently saw the title of a song by a band named Caspian ( :-o ) and it was Further Up/Further In. It's instrumental, but I really liked it. Technically, it's 2 seperate songs but I believe they are played consecutively.


I think they had some literary inspiration ;)

Parts of the song, "Reality," by Kenny Chesney make me think of Narnia. (Note I'm not positive, but this song might have one or two instances of swearing)

"Reality, yeah, sometimes life
Ain't all that it's cracked up to be
So let's take a chance and live this fantasy
'Cause everybody needs to break free from reality"


It makes me think of how the kids are always wisked to Narnia during a hard time in their world.

Also from the Lion King II soundtrack:

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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Arvan » Feb 25, 2012 3:57 pm

I always think of Narnia when I hear Switchfoot's "The Setting Sun", mainly the chorus:

It won't be long
I belong
Somewhere past the setting sun
Finally free
Finally strong
Somewhere back where I belong


Reminds me of VDT. Except of course, Aslan's Country is beyond the rising sun, but hey, close enough, right?
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby icarus » Feb 26, 2012 8:34 am

"Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane always reminds me of Narnia. It seems to me to deal with the idea of growing up and the nostalgia at wanting to return to a secret childhood place or memory only shared by a closest few, an idea which seems prevalent in many of the Narnia stories.

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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Lady Haleth » Mar 12, 2012 6:34 pm

"Finally Home," by Mercyme makes me think of Tirian in New Narnia, especially the parts about meeting his father and seeing Aslan at the end:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0QWAmxc ... re=related

Lyrics:
I'm gonna wrap my arms around my daddy's neck
And tell him that I've missed him.
And tell him all about the man that I became
And hope that it pleased him

There's so much I want to say
There's so much I want you to know

Chorus
When I finally make it home
When I finally make it home

Then I'll gaze upon the throne of the King
Frozen in my steps
And all the questions that I swore I would ask
Words just won't come yet

So amazed at what I've seen
So much more than this old mind can hold

Chorus

Bridge
And the sweetest sound my ears have yet to hear
Voices of the angels

Chorus
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Dinode » Jul 09, 2012 9:26 pm

Voyage by Scott Krippayne. It was inspired by VDT and should totally have been the end credits music.

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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Louloudi the Centaur » Jul 10, 2012 1:03 pm

"I Will Not Bow", a song by Breaking Benjamin, strongly reminds me of Tirian and the kids in The Last Battle.

Fall!

Now The dark begins to rise, save your breath it's far from over
Leave the lost and dead behind, nows your chance to run for cover
I don't want to change the world, I just want to leave it colder
Light the fuse and burn it up, take the path that leads to nowhere
All is lost again, but I'm not giving in

I Will Not Bow, I Will Not Break
I Will shut the world away
I will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away

Fall!

Watch the end from dying eyes, now the dark is taking over
Show me where forever dies
Take the fall and run to heaven
All is lost again but I'm not giving in

I will not bow, I will not break
I will shut the world away
I will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away

And I'll survive, paranoid I have lost the will to change
And I am not proud, cold blooded, fake
I will shut the world away

"Yells"

I will not bow, I will not break
I will shut the world away
I will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away

And I'll survive, paranoid
I have lost the will to change and I am not proud, cold blooded, fake
I will shut the world away

Fall!
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby De_De » Jul 11, 2012 8:35 am

The song "This is where I Belong" from Spirit always made me think of Narnia. I always imagined Lucy singing it :)

This is Where I Belong
I hear the wind across the plain
A sound so strong - that calls my name
It's wild like the river - it's warm like the sun
Ya it's here - this is where I belong

Under the starry skies - where eagles have flown
This place is paradise - it's the place I call home
The moon on the mountains
The whisper through the trees
The waves on the water
Let nothing come between this and me

Cuz everything I want - is everything that's here
And when when we're all together - there's nothing to fear
And wherever I wander - the one thing I've learned
It's to here - I will always....always return
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Narnian_Archer » Jul 12, 2012 2:41 am

This song makes me think of Caspian coming to Ramandu's Island to come for Ramandu's Daughter:

I Will Always Return (Bryan Adams)

I hear the wind call your name
It calls me back home again
It sparks up the fire - a flame that still burns
Oh it's to you I'll always return
I still feel your breath on my skin
I hear your voice deep within
The sound of my lover - a feeling so strong
It's to you - I'll always belong

Now I know it's true
My every road leads to you
And in the hour of darkness darlin'
Your light gets me through

Wanna swim in your river - be warmed by your sun
Bathe in your waters - cos you are the one
I can't stand the distance - I can't dream alone
I can't wait to see you - Ya I'm on my way home

Oh I hear the wind call your name
The sound that leads me home again
It sparks up the fire - a flame that still burns
Oh, it's to you - I will always return
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Re: Songs that Remind you of Narnia

Postby Narnian_Badger » Jul 14, 2012 9:50 pm

Like Ithilwen, You Found Me, by the Fray has always reminded me of Narnia, though each verse reminds me of different character(s). It sort of depends on what kind of mood I'm in when I listen to the song, but it usually goes like this:

I found God on the corner of First and Amistad
Where the west was all but won.
[...] I said, where've you been? He said, "Ask anything."

Where were you?
When everything was falling apart.
All my days spent by the telephone.
And all I needed was a call
It never came... To the corner of First and Amistad.


The first verse(s) remind me of the Narnians in PC, particularly Trumpkin, Nikabrik, and movie!Peter, if you want to count him. They're watching Narnia fall apart all around them, wondering where Aslan is, if he even exists. In Nikabrik's case, he gives up on waiting for Aslan--the other two keep waiting, even though they think it's a lost cause. It also reminds me of Caspian waiting on the Pevensies to answer the call of the horn. The book says that Caspian led several disastrous attacks against Miraz, and was in dire straits by the time the Pevensies finally did get to him. I imagine he did feel that "All I needed was a call, it never came..."

Lost and insecure, you found me, you found me
Lying on the floor, surrounded, surrounded
Why'd you have to wait?
Where were you? Where were you?
Just a little late.
You found me, you found me.

The chorus itself reminds me especially of three people. One, Eustace, freshly undragoned and yet still feeling horrible about all the past wrongs he'd committed--"Lost and Insecure." Two, Rillian--I imagine he had a rough time adjusting to the Free Life, not to mention the looks other Narnians would have given him. I daresay he would've had some somber days, thinking back on all the time he'd lost because he fell for the witch's scheme. And if it'd been just a bit sooner, he could have seen his father properly... and not been "Just a little late." Three, Edmund--the betrayer, whose faults led directly to Aslan's sacrifice. I can see Edmund on a cold night when the guilt takes hold, "Lying on the floor, surrounded, surrounded; 'Why'd you have to wait?'"

But in the end everyone ends up alone.
Losing her, the only one who's ever known.
Who I am, who I'm not and who I wanna be.
No way to know how long she will be next to me...

Ah, Susan. Dear Gentle Queen, who fell astray, and only Aslan knows if she finally got Found. The fourth line in particular-- "Who I am, Who I'm not, and Who I wanna be" illustrates Susan's inner struggle to a tee. She tells herself who she is (a completely normal, if pretty, London girl), who she certainly isn't (a queen of a magical land), and lastly what she desperately wants to be, but can't ever seem to admit to herself. The rest of the verse talks about Susan's grief over losing her family: "But in the end, Everyone ends up alone."

The early morning, the city breaks.
And I've been calling for years and years and years
And you never left me no messages.
You never sent me no letters.
You got some kind of nerve, taking all I want.

This part reminds me of Caspian's search for Rillian, and also the Narnians from the Golden Age pining after their lost Kings and Queens. A lot of this song has Susan written all over it, though, as her story matches up with this verse as well.

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The song can speak to a lot of issues in the Chronicles--the theme also corresponds to the lost seven lords, for example--but these are the ones it reminds me of most often (or, at least, most currently).


Lost and insecure, you found me, you found me
Lying on the floor, surrounded, surrounded
Why'd you have to wait?
Where were you? Where were you?
Just a little late.
You found me, you found me.
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