I’m going to put all the lyrics, because it’s so them. This is seriously my ultimate royai song, and just a really kick ass song in general
Burn the page for me I cannot erase the time of sleep I cannot be loved so set me free I cannot deliver your love Or caress your soul so turn that page for me I cannot embrace the touch that you give I cannot find solace in your words I cannot deliver you your love and caress your soul
Age to age I feel the call Memory of future dreams You and I, riding the sky Keeping the fire bright From another time and place
I know your name I know your face Your touch and grace All of time cannot erase What our hearts remember stays Forever on a song we play
“Burn the page for me” and “I cannot be loved so set me free” just screams the scene where Riza asked Roy to burn her back so that she could be free of her father and ensure that there won’t be another flame alchemist. “I cannot embrace the touch that you give/I cannot find solace in your words/I cannot deliver you your love and caress your soul” is just dead on how I imagine they feel. Because they can’t be together openly because of their positions as superior and subordinate, they can’t be comforting or be affectionate, they can’t show the other how much they love them. The “Memory of future dreams” chorus makes me think of their youthful ideals, before they became soldiers and went to war. And how through each stags e of their life “age to age” they’re still connected. And there’s also the fire reference. And the last chorus, again, makes me think of how they’ll be together through everything, no matter what.
I won’t let you drown, when the water’s pulling you in I’ll keep fighting, I’ll keep fighting The rain’s going to follow you wherever you go The clouds go black and the thunder rolls And I see lightning I see lightning
When the World surrounds you, I’ll make it go away Paint the sky with silver lining I will try to save you, cover up the grey With silver lining
Now there’s no way back from the things you’ve done I know it’s too late to stop the setting sun You see the shadows in the distant light, And it’s never gonna be alright And you know, and you know, and you know I’m right
And I won’t get left behind, when the walls come tumbling in I’ll keep climbing, I’ll keep climbing The rain’s going to follow you wherever you go The clouds go black and the thunder rolls And I see lightning I see lightning
The singer wants to save the person, but also says that there is “no way back from the things you’ve done” and I think that line in particular really fits their narrative regarding what they did during the war. Acknowledgement of their actions, but they still move forward and even while acknowledging each other’s actions, and their own, they still care for one another. And with “rain” in fma meaning sadness and grief, I think the imagery of a storm and “the rain’s going to follow you wherever you go…When the world surrounds you, i’ll make it go away/Paint the sky with silver lining” So acknowledgement of grief but also the offer of comfort.
We carry on through the storm Tired soldiers in this war Remember what we’re fighting for
Meet me on the battlefield Even on the darkest night I will be your sword and shield, Your camouflage and you will be mine
Echoes of the shots ring out We may be the first to fall Everything could stay the same Or we could change it all
Meet me on the battlefield
We’re standing face-to-face With our own human race We commit the sins again And our sons and daughters pay
Our tainted history Is playing on repeat But we could change it If we stand up strong and take the lead
When I was younger, I was named A generation unafraid For the heirs to come, be brave
This song makes me think of Riza’s POV. Especially since she’s the one who says that they should shoulder the burdens for a better future, for the next generation. And I think “I will be your sword and shield, your camouflage and you will be mine” is a really good line for royai. And the “we may be the first to fall/everything could stay the same or we could change it all” really sums up their goal too, they don’t know how it will end, it could all be for nothing. Especially pre-promised day and before they knew about the homunculi.
I know the border lines we drew between us Keep the weapons down, Keep the wounded safe, I know our antebellum innocence Was never meant to see the light of our armistice day.
In the spring, We climbed the rolling hills And talked about our budding plans. And we smiled, Our faces like a mirror Showing us our secret sides. But then the fights The sharp words splintering the night, How I couldn’t be what you’d need But oh how I could make you bleed
This song kills me. I think it’s royai-ness can be summed up by the line “I know our antebellum innocence was never meant to see the light of our armistice day” And the line “But oh how I could make you bleed” because they have such a capacity to hurt each other. Roy, on her request, burned her back, scarred her. And Riza has promised to pull the trigger if he ever crosses the line in his use of flame alchemy. How horrifying to have those things in a relationship with someone you care about so much.
Stay with me a little longer I will wait for you Shadows creep And want grows stronger Deeper than the truth
I can’t help but love you Even though I try not to I can’t help but want you I know that I’d die without you
I can’t help but be wrong in the dark ‘Cause I’m overcome in this war of hearts I can’t help but want oceans to part 'Cause I’m overcome in this war of hearts
They know they shouldn’t love each other, or should put those feelings aside completely in the face of their goal, but they can’t help it. Especially when they’re separated by Bradley. The “shadows creep” brings to mind Pride, and the phone call between Roy and Riza.
Soooo I was tagged by the lovely @monbaby-trash to do this Kpop tag thingy thank you sweetie 💕. (I may have done this once before but I can’t remember lol)
First group you listened to? SHINee
First solo artist you listened to? Jay Park? But I’m not even sure….
First group where you actually know their names? SHINee
First song to make you emotional? Broken Heart~ Monsta X (I still cry when I hear that song. Cried even more hearing/seeing it live by them)
Top 3 fav male groups? Monsta X, B.A.P, Vixx
Top 3 fav female groups? I actually don’t have any fav female groups…..
Top 3 fav songs of all time? HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO PICK JUST 3????? 😭 but if I must…. B.A.P~ Fire Flame, Monsta X (can I just say all their songs is that possible????) Queen, Vixx~ Eternity.
Top 3 biases? Hoseok (Wonho), Yongguk, Wonshik (Ravi)
Top 3 fandoms (I’m guessing that I’m in?)? Monbebe, Baby, Starlight
Top 3 choreographies?Someone just put me out of my misery right now. Monsta X~ Fighter (honestly it’s all their choreographies I can never just pick one with Monsta X), B.A.P~ Wake Me Up, SHINee~ Sherlock
The album’s stylistic choices — what some deem as musical nods to classic rock acts like David Bowie and Pink Floyd — were also illuminated, with Styles explaining that his father listened to “a lot of Queen and Pink Floyd,” while his mother favored Norah Jones and Shania Twain. “I’m a huge Shania Twain fan,” said Styles.