i must become the lion hearted girl

The Signs as Florence + the Machines Lyrics

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

Florence + The Machine Starter Sentences!

“If you could only see the beast you made of me.”

“Until I wrap myself inside your arms I cannot rest.”

“I was in the darkness, so darkness I became.”

“No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight.”

“And you can’t hold me down ‘cause I belong to the hurricane.”

“No walls can keep me protected.”

“Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air.”

“When food is gone you are my daily need.”

“This is a gift, it comes with a price.”

“I must become a lion hearted girl ready for a fight.”

“I heard your voice as clear as day.”

“And the only solution was to stand and fight.”

“I like to keep some things to myself.”

“And I’ve been a fool and I have been blind.”

“Time goes quicker between the two of us.”

“Oh my love don’t forsake me.”

“You are the morning when it’s clear.”

“You’re in my head and you’re in my heart.”

“I’m gonna raise the stakes.”

“I’ll be dead before the day is done.”

“How quickly their glamour fades.”

“But I know you’ll have to drown me before we can breath easy.”

“Your heart is the only place I call home.”

“And we’ll never be afraid again.”

“When we come for you, we’ll be dressed up all in blue.”

“Don’t care whether I live or die.”

“I don’t want your future, I don’t need your past.”

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]

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Lost With Us
Playlist dedicated to the fic "Come and Get Lost With Us" by boxofwonder. I tried to get some songs for everyone haha.
  1. Heartlines by Florence & the Machine “And I’ve seen it in the flights of birds, I’ve seen it in you. The entrails of the animals, the blood running through”
  2. Tiptoe by Imagine Dragons “They won’t see me run, who can blame them? They never look to see me fly, so I never have to lie.”
  3. Six Weeks by Of Monsters & Men “Alone I fight these animals. Alone, until I get home”
  4. Strong Hand by CHVRCHES “Will I be the strong hand keeping you safe, or will I break you in half?”
  5. In the Woods Somewhere by Hozier “An awful noise filled the air. I heard a scream in the woods somewhere.”
  6. The Driver by Bastille “Shout out from the bottom of your lungs, a plague on both your houses. This thing, it’s a family affair. It’s drawing out my weakness.”
  7. Rabbit Heart by Florence & the Machine “I must become a lion hearted girl, ready for a fight.”
  8. Get Home by Bastille “We are the last people standing at the edge of the night. We are the greatest pretenders in the cold morning light.”
  9. Surround You by Echosmith “I search valleys and mountaintops
    Rolling hills and ticking clocks Were all I heard all that sound Never thought love could be found“
  10. The Fall by Imagine Dragons “I’m ready for the fall, ready for the leaves. Read for the colors to burn to gold and crumble away.”
  11. Wolves Without Teeth by Of Monsters & Men “And I run from wolves, tearing into me without teeth. And you can follow me”

ladies of my heart; Guinevere

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.