BMBLB

As y'all know, I’m Grade A Bumbleby trash. So… beehold the lesbeeans!

“We can be alone without anyone.”

This is already so pure, and we’re only two phrases in.

“All the butterflies, and the birds”

And the other things in gardens that start with B that we’re not talking about…

“And they’re happy as they see our love grow.”

Grow… like a plant. PUNS!

“We’ll sit for a while
As I drink in your smile.
It feels like a dream that’s come true.”

“And the lesson isn’t new
That some dreams just can’t come true.”

Um. In the opening, that part is when Yang is falling with Adam in the background????? !!?????!??!

“My head starts to buzz,
And my heart fills with love
Over you…”

I’m gonna cry. This is so. Pure. Sweet. Precious.

“You could be my Queen,
I could be your dream!”

Once again with the dream thing. The more I think about this, the more it sounds like Home.

Oh my god.

Home.

Which was paralleled to All Our Days, which everYBODY THINKS IS A YANG SONG.

AND THEN RUBY STARTS WRITING TO YANG OVER THAT MUSIC.

Y'ALL. HOME’S A BUMBLEBY SONG.

And I thought someone was gonna die to that song.

Fuck.

Anyways…

“Let me be your bumblebee.”

This is so sweet. Jeff loves us.

“And you’ve chased away my darkness and gloom”

Okay, I don’t trust that Blake you chase away Yang’s darkness and gloom. Is this Blake singing?

“The thought of your kiss
Sends my soul into bliss,
I get high…”

That’s. That’s gay.

“Like a serenade,
Every word you say
Has me falling
More and more in love with you!”

Just like me, with this song.

“Like a party beat,
You are oh so sweet!
Every day is sunny,
Tastes like honey.
Feels so alive, take me back to the hive!”

I found a way to tell if Blake or Yang is singing.

Yang sings all the part with puns. (My head starts to buzz, oh so sweet, tastes like honey, etc.) Blake sings the other parts.

All the instrumentation in this song is really good. Listen to the bridge on repeat. Just. Huh. Nice going, Jeff.

Damn, Casey.

This was an Eggo waffle on Sunday night. A gay, gay Eggo waffle.

And that concludes the Volume Four Soundtrack! I like all of these songs. Actually, I LIVE for some of these songs, so jot that down.

I’m gonna go tally every time they say fall in a song. BY HAND. Bye.

Armed and Ready
Jeff Williams & Casey Lee Williams
Armed and Ready

It happens every night
I watch my world ignite
But there’s no waking from this nightmare
The stage is always set
The place I can’t forget
The hidden eyes that I can feel there

My eyes are opened wide
I’m racing to her side
there’s nothing that I won’t do for her

but this is not a dream
my mind repeats the scene
I can’t forget it and it’s torture

That was before
but not anymore
I’ve left it behind

As much as I’ve lost
Once I’m across
I’ll find

I’ve found the strength to grow so much more
A whisper to a roar
No more crying
It’s time for me to soar

Feel like I’m finally unbroken
Feel like I’m back from the dead

My strength back and confidence growing

Out of my way cause I’m armed and ready!
(Armed and Ready)
Ready!
(Armed and Ready!)
I’m Ready!
(Armed and Ready!)
Ready! Ready!
(Armed and Ready!)

Remember all too well
My time of living hell
The night my enemy would conquer

But now I’ve been set free
Lived through the tragedy
You’ll wish you’d killed me now I’m stronger

I am the Golden one
Who burns just like the sun
Next time we meet is your disaster

I’ll bring the punishment
Your song won’t be lament
Revenge my happy ever after

My misery
My agony
Have taught me to fly

The pain I went through
Left me with a new war cry

I live my life like every day’s the last
No living in the past

Best Day’s ever!

I’m never looking back!

Feel like I’m finally unbroken
Feel like I’m back from the dead

My strength back and confidence growing

Out of my way cause I’m armed and ready!
(Armed and Ready)
Ready!
(Armed and Ready!)
I’m Ready!
(Armed and Ready!)
Ready! Ready!
(Armed and Ready!)

Call me “sweetheart” and I’ll tear you apart
Just call me “sir”

Try to resist
Once you meet my new fist
Bye, Bye!

Just look at the fire in my eyes
And bring my strawberry sunrise

It was you who began it
now you’re saying “God dammit!”

Next time there’s no compromise

Feel like I’m finally unbroken
Ooh, Now I’m back from the dead

My strength back and confidence growing

Out of my way cause I’m armed and ready!
(Armed and Ready)
Ready!
(Armed and Ready!)
I’m Ready!
(Armed and Ready!)
Ready! Ready! Ready!!!
(Armed and Ready!)

Maybe it’s because I don’t ship it, but despite Like Morning Follows Night being a good song, I don’t really know if Blake’s verse reciprocated the same love that Sun showed in his. I’ll have to listen to it again, but it just sounds… more fearful than any other lovesong we’ve heard before. Actually, any ballad, for that matter.

Armed and Ready (feat. Casey Lee Williams)
Jeff Williams
Armed and Ready (feat. Casey Lee Williams)

It happens every night
I watch my world ignite
But there’s no waking from this nightmare
The stage is always set
The place I can’t forget
The hidden eyes, that I can feel there

My eyes are open wide
I’m racing to her side
There’s nothing that I won’t do for her
But this is not a dream
My mind repeats the scene
I can’t forget it and it’s torture

That was before
But not anymore
I’ve left it behind
As much as I lost
Once I’m across I’ll find

I’ve found the strength to grow so much more
A whisper to a roar
No more crying
It’s time for me to soar

Feel like I’m finally unbroken
Feel like I’m back from the dead
My strength back and confidence growing
Out of my way
Cause I’m Armed and Ready (Armed and Ready)
Ready (Armed and Ready)
I’m ready (Armed and Ready)
Ready! Ready! (Armed and Ready)

Remember all too well
My time of living hell
The night my enemy would conquer
But now I’ve been set free
Lived through the tragedy
You’ll wish you’d killed me; now I’m stronger!

I am the golden one
Who burns just like the sun
Next time we meet is your disaster
I’ll bring the punishment
Your song will be lament
Revenge, my happy ever after

My misery
My agony
Has taught me to fly
The pain I went through
Left me with a new
War cry!

I’ll live my life like every day’s the last
No living in the past
Best day’s ever
I’m never looking back

Feel like I’m finally unbroken
Feel like I’m back from the dead
My strength back and confidence growing
Out of my way
Cause I’m Armed and Ready (Armed and Ready)
Ready (Armed and Ready)
I’m ready (Armed and Ready)
Ready! Ready! (Armed and Ready)

Call me sweetheart and I’ll tear you apart
Just call me, “sir”
Try to resist once you meet my new fist
Bye-bye

Just look at the fire in my eyes
And bring my strawberry sunrise
It was you who began it
Now you’re saying: “God damn it.”
Next time, there’s no compromise

Feel like I’m finally unbroken
Oh, now like I’m back from the dead
Strength back, confidence growing
Out of my way
Cause I’m Armed and Ready (Armed and Ready)
Ready (Armed and Ready)
I’m ready (Armed and Ready)
Ready! Ready! (Armed and Ready)

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Okey, I guess I will only listen to this one song for next days and weeks and months …

Things “Bmblb” is about:

1. Bl*cksun

2. Ren*ra

3. the romance between a girl and her motorcycle

4. Yang’s motorcycle being sapient and in love with her

5. Yang offering to be the listener’s waifu

6. the Bee Movie love story

Things “Bmblb” is not about:

1. Bumbleby

(The only ones that weren’t from people who were being serious are 4 and 6. Thanks to this reddit post for 4 and to a guy who goes by Toshiro for 6)

Bad Luck Charm

If Blake is the best written character, Qrow is on some sort of astral plane. While I love Blake with all my heart and soul, Qrow is the best written in terms of screen time, lines, and realism, in the show.

And, ugh, yeah, I support the Ruby Qrose theory. I’m using this song very meticulously.

I like how it focuses on his semblance, and how he speaks so frankly about it. He’s just… accepted it. (But not entirely, and I’ll get to that in a second.)

“I’m a harbinger,
I cannot lie.
I will change the color
Of your life.
I don’t mean to bring you pain,
But I will – just why,
I can’t explain”

Qrow sounds accepting of it, but this line says otherwise. He has a question. Why the fuck is his semblance so goddamn terrible?

“I’ll just bring you harm”

Now, out of context (let’s say, in Armed and Ready,) this line would be badass AF. But it’s not. He’s scared.

“I’m a cursed black cat,
I’m an albatross,
I’m a mirror broken–”

Wait. What the fuck.

I’m a black cat, and everyone around me gets hurt??

I’m breaking this mirror to free myself?????

?!!?!??

I did not know I would be finding weird obscure parallels today!

“Sad to say, I’m your bad luck charm!”

I’m your expired box of kids’ cereal?

I’ll see myself out.

“Shame! Hang my head in constantly sorrow.”

Yeah, Qrow does not feel entirely accepting of his situation. He still clings to his sadness… which is where the alcohol comes from, I guess.

“Trust one thing,
Take my advice,
If you linger close
It’s a hefty price.”

Oh, trust me, I know from personal experience that if you get too close to me, it’ll cost you your life. (COUGH COUGH CAW CAW SUMMER MOTHERFUCKER CAW CAW COUGH)

“You and I are not the same
You don’t want the burden of my name!”

I know that all the Ruby Qrose theorists like me have been fixating on this, but you know what…

I WILL TOO, BITCH! Okay, Ruby has always looked up to Qrow – red cape, crosses, scythes… he was more of her main role model that Tai. But Qrow has always remained shrouded in mystery. But now that this Volume came out, it still feels like that. Because of Summer. Ruby is so similar to him, and she wants to be just like him, but he assures her that that is a terrible idea. Whatever the Branwens did – “[Raven’s] faults are what tore our team apart!” (Taiyang, Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back) – had to have something to do with Summer. Especially IF Qrow’s semblance had something to do with Summer’s death, and he doesn’t want to repeat that with Ruby – both from Summer’s death, and whatever the Branwens did.

“I guarantee catastrophe”

Well, maybe not GUARANTEE, but certainly enhances. Hmm… I now have Red Like Roses Part Two inexplicably stuck in my head now. Interesting.

I love his guitar motif. It’s so… fittingly distraught.

Well, that was a thing! I’m Ruby Qrose trash.

Anyways, on to This Life is Mine, my favorite song on this track.

Qrow vs Tyrian
Jeff Williams & Alex Abrahams
Qrow vs Tyrian

Did some scavenging around Youtube and I was able to find a version of this with some of the audio cut out, now you can still hear a bit of the scene, but most of it’s been cut out. The lyrics aren’t official but the person who uploaded this video did transcribe them:

Pain 

Is your reward for being near me.

Fate

Won’t be your friend when I’m around. 

Blame

Me for the tragedy that follows. 

Grave

The situations that surround.

I’m a harbinger,

I cannot lie,

I will change the color of your life.

I don’t mean to bring you pain,

but I will, just why, I can’t explain.

I am no one’s blessing,

I’ll just bring you harm.

I’m a cursed black cat,

I’m an albatross,

I’m a mirror broken,

Sad to say,

I’m your bad luck charm.

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Omg HOME from the RWBY Volume 4 OST is just so emotional and Beautiful!!!!😊😊😊😊 Was playing Durning the last episode NO SAFE HEAVEN!!!!

Red like roses [ music box ]
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Red like roses [ music box ]

Red like roses fills my dreams and brings me to the place you rest

Tribute to Monty - Red like roses
Artwork by: kumafromtaiwan
Original: Here
Download: Here

Pretty much, composing is what i do best, so i decided to transcribe several pieces from RWBY to music box as tribute to Monty’s recent passing. 

May you rest in peace, Monty Oum.

Home (feat. Casey Lee Williams)
Jeff Williams
Home (feat. Casey Lee Williams)

Hush your cries, close your eyes,
Stay with me
Let’s just dream, quietly
Of what might be

Calm your fear, I’ll be near
To you I’ll cling
Rest my friend, time can mend
Many things

I don’t know the answers
Tomorrow’s still unknown
But I can make this promise
You won’t be alone

I don’t know where we should go
Just feeling farther from our goal
I don’t know what path we will be shown
But I know that when I’m with you I’m at home
Yes I know that when I’m with you I’m at home

There’s a quiet place in my embrace
A Haven of safety where
I’ll dry your tears
Shelter here in my kiss

But even when we stumble
And someday when we fall
What I will remember
That I had you through it all

I don’t know where we should go
Feeling farther from our goal
I don’t know what path we will be shown
But I know that when I’m with you I’m at home
Yes, I know that when I’m with you I’m at home

Yes, I know that when I’m with you I’m at home