these lyrics just seem so fitting for them

noxlucum  asked:

I was just wondering who you think the "what a lady" song in TSOT is about. Because on one hand "I didn't even know her name" fits Mary perfectly but Sherlock and John engage in some very loaded eyesex at "hypnotising, mesmerising me" and that line also doesn't really fit Mary's and John's relationship. The idea of the song being about both Sherlock and Mary seems a bit odd... I'm just curious about your opinion on the matter. And you're amazing!

Hey Lovely!

It’s referencing Sherlock and John’s relationship, I think. It’s really really apparent that it’s about them when “Why’d it take so long to see the light?” plays as Sherlock sadly leaves the envelope for John on the stand. Actually, all the lyrics that play between “Hypnotizing mezmerizing me” till the end take place right after Sherlock and John share a sad look, John realizes what he has seen, can’t bear to look at it, and then Sherlock pines like hell for John after. To me it’s a summation of their relationship.  Here are the lyrics:

“December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)”

Oh, what a night
Late December, back in ‘63
What a very special time for me
As I remember, what a night

Oh, what a night
You know, I didn’t even know her name
But I was never gonna be the same
What a lady, what a night

Oh, I
I got a funny feeling when she walked in the room
Hey, my
As I recall, it ended much too soon

Oh, what a night
Hypnotizing, mesmerizing me
She was everything I dreamed she’d be
Sweet surrender, what a night

And I felt a rush like a rolling bolt of thunder
Spinning my head around and taking my body under
Oh, what a night

Oh, I
Got a funny feeling when she walked in the room
Hey, my
As I recall, it ended much too soon

Oh, what a night
Why’d it take so long to see the light?
Seemed so wrong, but now it seems so right
What a lady, what a night

Oh, I felt a rush like a rolling bolt of thunder
Spinning my head around and taking my body under
Oh, what a night (Do do do do do, do do do do) (x7)

Whether or not it’s from John or Sherlock’s POV, I suppose that’s left to your interpretation. I think the first half up to the first “as I recall it ended much to soon” is John’s POV, remembering their first night together. The second half is Sherlock, remembering the feelings he had when he was with John. So yeah, it’s absolutely about them two and absolutely has NOTHING to do with Mary at all.

It is literally the worst song in existence now and I now cannot listen to it without having an eye twitch. 

There is a layer of CD’s blanketing the empty side of my bed.

You used to hand them over to me like you didn’t notice the way my breath caught every time our fingertips mushed together.

You used to push the play button and whisper the lyrics into my ear until I was no longer focusing on the music but, instead, on you and your sad eyes and soft words.

You used to explain each song, you used to push into me and tell me about how they all fit together; no matter how much it seemed like they didn’t.

I used to stay up until the sun rose just so I could listen to the CD’s again and again.

I used to push my hip into you until I felt like our skin was no longer there, until I felt like our bones were breaking and conjoining.

I used to explain why I loved you. I used to say the words almost as much as I breathed. You’d smile and mutter it back under your breath before turning the music up louder so I had to stop talking.

I used to think you chose the songs, specifically picked them out, for me. But that’s not true.

You were just sad and sweet and had good music taste.

I still don’t know how I mistook that as love.

—  Music is supposed to heal you (not hurt you)