Aries: Various Storms & Saints
You saw the stars out in front of you Too tempting not to touch But even though it shocked you Something’s electric in your blood
Taurus: Addicted To Love
Whoa, you would like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh, yeah It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough, You’re gonna have to face it—you’re addicted to love
Gemini: All This Heaven Too
And the heart is hard to translate
But with all my education I can’t seem to command it And the words are all escaping, and coming back all damaged And I would put them back in poetry if I only knew how I can’t seem to understand it
Cancer: Cosmic Love
The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out You left me in the dark No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight In the shadow of your heart
Leo: Rabbit Hearted Girl
I must become a lion hearted girl Ready for a fight Before I make the final sacrifice
Virgo:Over the Love ‘Cause you’re a hard soul to save With an ocean in the way But I’ll get around it I’ll get around it
Libra: No Light, No Light
You are the hole in my head You are the space in my bed
When it’s over you’re the start You’re my head, you’re my heart
Scorpio: Seven Devils
Holy water cannot help you now Thousand armies couldn’t keep me out I don’t want your money I don’t want your crown See I’ve come to burn your kingdom down
Sagittarius: Dog Days Are Over
Happiness hit her like a train on a track Coming towards her stuck still no turning back
Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that
Capricorn: Shake It Out
And I am done with my graceless heart So tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart ‘Cause I like to keep my issues drawn It’s always darkest before the dawn
Aquarius: Strangeness & Charm
Hydrogen in our veins, it cannot hold itself, our blood is boiling And the pressure in our bodies that echoes up above it is exploding And our particles that burn it all because they aim for each other And although we stick together it seems that we are stranging one another
Pisces: Hardest Of Hearts
There is love in your body but you can’t hold it in It pours from your eyes and spills from your skin Tenderest touch leaves the darkest of marks And the kindest of kisses break the hardest of hearts
QUEEN OF SCOTS, a mix for mary stuart, the doomed queen of scotland who didn’t only wind up losing her crown, but also her head. this mix has been sitting in my 8tracks drafts for over a year now (i made it after the s1 finale) and i’m only posting it now because salma (francisvaloising) is making me. i’ve made minor edits (like the inclusion of a more recent song, as you’ll see below). it loosely follows mary’s actual life, but still includes some tracks that fit with the reign storyline as well. enjoy!
1. linlithgow palace by paul leonard-morgan [instrumental] 2. scotland by the lumineers (you could never feel my story / it’s all you know) 3. birthright by sleeping at last ft. jon foreman (they made her their queen on the day she was born / placed on her a crown she wasn’t ready for) 4. rabbit heart (raise it up) by florence + the machine (i must become a lion-hearted girl / ready for the fight) 5. queen of scots by amazing blondel [instrumental] 6. below my feet by mumford & sons (and now i sleep / sleep the hours that i can’t weep) 7. dark paradise by lana del rey (loving you forever can’t be wrong / even though you’re not here, i won’t move on) 8. scotland by paul leonard-morgan [instrumental] 9. castle by halsey (and there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s sayin’ / i should probably keep my pretty mouth shut) 10. woman king by iron & wine (someday we may see / a woman king, bloodshot eyes / thumb down and starting to weep) 11. fragile by delta goodrem (sometimes i feel so frail, so small / sometimes i feel vulnerable) 12. landscape by florence + the machine (’cause she’s just like the weather / can’t hold her together) 13. to france by nolwenn leroy (over you shoulder, stories unfold / you’re searching for sanctuary) 14. fotheringay by fairport convention (tomorrow, at this hour, she will be far away / much further than these islands / for the lonely fotheringay) [note: if you’re a big fan of mary, especially of rl!mary, i urge you to listen to this particular song — it is so hauntingly beautiful and sad, a reflection of her very last days on earth) 15. mary, queen of scots by paul leonard-morgan [instrumental]
The careless sunlight in her eyes and petals in her hair; I saw how he could love her, the May Queen standing there.
Of the many women of Arthurian legend, Guinevere has always been my favorite. I really loathe how often she’s “blamed” for Arthur’s fall, and especially since Lancelot was not always part of the story, nor does she always actually sleep with him. I think most Guineveres do love Arthur, truly and deeply. That said, I also love how versatile Gwen is. It frustrates me to NO END when she’s simply portrayed as the weak link (as in The Mists of Avalon, which is filled with so many other strong women but sweeps her aside). I love almost every rendition of Gwen, and she and Arthur remain, for me, the heart of the legends.
She’s glorious, isn’t she? Remote and glorious. A winter sunset of a girl, that’s how I think of her.
I know this is something Chilton (cough no one likes you) said, but I actually liked it as a description of Clarice, and it was high time I made a Clarice graphic, and thus, I tried to represent a “winter sunset” to the best of my ability.