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1. Story of Legolas and Enóreth, The
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Included Because: 'Teen Angst', by Cracker. Key lines: 'Cuz what the world needs now is another folk singer, like I need a hole in my head.'
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
2. Like a Woman
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Included Because: 'Wish', Franka Potente and Thomas D. Key lines: 'I wish I was a writer who sees what's yet unseen I wish i was a prayer expressing what I mean I wish I was a forest of trees that do not hide I wish I was a clearing no secrets left inside'
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
3. For the Common Man
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Included Because: 'Christmas is Pain', by Roy Zimmerman. Key lines: 'There's a turkey a gobblin' out in the yard Now he's gutted and stuffed and he's basted and charred'
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
4. Ghost Fires
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Included Because: 'Mercy Street', by Peter Gabriel. Key lines: 'Pulling out the papers from the drawers that slide smooth Tugging at the darkness, word upon word'
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
5. Adraefan
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Included Because: 'Running up that hill', by Kate Bush. Key lines: 'Ooh, there is thunder in our hearts. Is there so much hate for the ones we love? '
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
6. Flawed and Fair
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Included Because: 'Gimme Shelter', by The Rolling Stones. Key lines: 'War, children, it’s just a shot away It’s just a shot away I tell you love, sister, it’s just a kiss away.'
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
7. Not Without Hope
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Included Because: 'I Do', by Lisa Loeb. Key lines: 'You’re trying to convince me that what I’ve done’s not right. I get so frustrated, I stay up every night. You ask me for an answer, and I’m so tired and I’m up in the air. Everybody feels this way sometimes, everybody feels this way And I do. You can’t hear it, but I do.'
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
8. Of Durin and Kibil-nâla
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Included Because: 'The Laugh and the Kiss', by Maddy Prior. Key Lines: "The laugh and the kiss they join heaven and earth The laugh is a treasure, the kiss is a birth. These points of meeting in the eternity Unite us in our humanity."
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
9. Naming the Stones
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Included Because: Forgive Our Fathers Suite, by Ulali. Key Lines: I have no idea what they're actually saying, but the movie ("Smoke Signals") is fantastic, the vocals are unbelievable, and the scene to which this song belongs is dead on target for the theme of Deborah's story.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed

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Last Update: 23 Nov 05
Stories: 9
Type: Reader List
Created By: Dwimordene


Thanks to the marvel that is the mp3, there's rarely a perfectly silent moment in my conscious life. Whether it's someone else's annoying iPod or my own stuff, there's pop music aplenty and much repetition. This is where the trite and the literary meet. Read on, while I date myself (child of eighties and nineties), display my musical tastes for good or ill, cause cognitive dissonance, and perhaps recommend some stories.



Created for the HASA Playlist Challenge.

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