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Timshel: Arrow 5x18 Review (Disbanded)

I love Mumford and Sons. They are one of my favorite bands. If you ever get the chance to see them live, please do. They are one of the rare talents who actually sound better in person. One of my favorite songs is “Timshel.” (Their live performance is stunning.) I always think of Oliver Queen and John Diggle whenever I hear this song.

Timshel by Mumford and Sons

Cold is the water
It freezes your already cold mind
Already cold, cold mind
And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand
Hold your hand

And you are the mother
The mother of your baby child
The one to whom you gave life
And you have your choices
And these are what make man great
His ladder to the stars

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand
Hold your hand

But I will tell the night
And whisper, “Lose your sight”
But I can’t move the mountains for you

The word “timshel” was in the back of my mind as I watched “Disbanded.” John Steinbeck built his entire novel “East of Eden” around it. “Timshel” is referenced in the story of Cain and Abel.  It’s a Hebrew word that means “Thou mayest.” It has a variety of definitions, even in Hebrew, but Steinbeck settled on “Thou mayest” because of the meaning behind it. The character Lee, a Chinese servant, explains in “East of Eden”:

“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—'Thou mayest'—that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if "Thou mayest'—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.’” (24.2.73)

Ultimately, it is free will Steinbeck is exploring. “Thou mayest” means mankind is neither compelled to be good nor doomed to evil. We have a choice. Mumford and Sons is exploring the same theme in their song- all we have are our choices. And that is how John Diggle reaches Oliver Queen tonight.

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My Top 5 Favourite Mumford & Sons Songs:People Ask Me For Song Recs So Here They Are!

(edit: I feel very passionately about this & if I had it my way every song would be on here)

(edit: they’re the best live band. ever.)

1.   Believe - maybe one of my favourite songs of all time, especially live. m&s   are amazing at utilizing string instruments and the drums and gosh darn it they do it so well here. this song is about struggling with religion and it’s almost a wrestle and plea with God: “say something, say something, something like you love me”

“so open up my eyes, tell me I’m alive” “you may call it in the evening, but you’ve only lost the night”

2.   Lover of the Light - marcus plays drums!! also a song with many interpretations, but I always connected with the disassociation of a relationship and one person trying to fix it. heavy banjo, but like, good banjo.

“I had done wrong, you build your tower, but call me home and I will build a throne, and wash my eyes out, never again”

3.   Below My Feet - a powerful song about loss and staying grounded. upbeat but incredibly emotional and as previously mentioned… powerful! 

“keep the earth below my feet, for all my sweat, my blood runs weak, let me learn from where I have been, keep my eyes to serve and my hands to learn”

4.   Broken Crown - the one where he says “fucked” in a certain way that’s still got me fucked up. also the one where every line is so dense lyrically and meaning wise. this is the one withTHE GUITARS & BANJOS and it almost molds together folk and alternative music and honestly the song with the most passion. I can’t say anything bad about this song, it’s so beautiful. this song has a lot of christian symbols and is about having higher standards for yourself leaving the negative person/people in your life and cutting them out.

“consign me not to darkness” “so crawl on my belly ‘til the sun goes down, I’ll never wear your broken crown, I took the road and I fucked it all away, now in this twilight how dare you speak of grace”

5.   Timshel - another song with reference to christianity! the title is a hebrew word meaning “thou shalt rule over it,” God’s words to Cain about sin lying at the door. they sung this song as a song of community after disasters (notably after the Manchester attack). truly a beautiful acoustic song.

“but you are not alone in this, as brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand” “but I will tell the night, and whisper, “lose your sight,” but I can’t move the mountains for you”

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Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Steve x Reader)

A/N: Hey guys!! I’m so sorry to the anon who requested this because I would have posted this earlier but I kept procrastinating haha so here’s a long one and this is my first time writing smut soooo yeah, I hope it’s good? Well, its not exactly jealous smut per say but there is still smut. Anywaysss, I suck at describing clothing stuff so yeahh. Oh, and I wrote Bucky with short hair because why not haha. Enjoy!!

Request: Can I please request a Steve x reader where Steve pushes the reader away because he likes her and doesn’t want her to get hurt but he gets really jealous when the reader and Bucky have to go as an undercover couple and kiss? Followed my jealous Steve smut? 

Warnings: smut


“Are you ready?” Bucky asked from beside you.

Taking a deep breath, you nodded as he got off the back of the car and reached his hand out for you to take. You adjusted the mask over your face slightly before placing your hand in his and stepping out as well.

A group of you were instructed by Fury to infiltrate a party held by one of HYDRA’s partners, a scientist who has been kidnapping people for the sake of his experiments. You were supposed to find out what HYDRA’s next move would be as this scientist started appearing on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s radar more and more.

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Timshel

So, I wrote a thing…I’ve never posted anything ever so here goes.  The title and words in bold are from Mumford & Sons “Timshel”.  This is a Reader x Dean, but it is from Sam’s POV.  Picture Sam sitting next to an unconscious reader in the hospital.  I am tagging a few of my favorite bloggers because I only have 11 followers and would like to see if anyone wants to read this.  If that’s not ok, please feel free to tell me.  So tagging @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog  @wi-deangirl77    @leatherwhiskeycoffeeplaid 


Cold is the water

It freezes your already cold mind

Already cold cold mind

And death is at your doorstep

And it will steal your innocence

But it will not steal your substance.

Hey sweetheart, the doc said you might be able to hear me.  I hope she’s right.  Cause I got to tell you, you can’t go like this.  I won’t let you.  You can’t give up.  Oh, Y/N, when you started hemorrhaging- you lost so much blood.  We thought- we thought- but now it’s up to you.  You have to fight.

But you are not alone in this

You are not alone in this

As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand

Hold your hand.

Yeah, Dean’s pissed, but he’s hurting.  He understands why you did it.  Hell, he probably would have told you to go if you hadn’t. But now, God Y/N, now- everything’s different.  He needs you. We need you.

And you are the mother

The mother of your baby child

The one to whom you gave life

And you have your choices

And these are what make man great

His ladder to the stars.

 She’s so beautiful, Y/N.  So tiny, and looks just like you.  Dean’s with her in the NICU.  He couldn’t bear to leave her up there all alone.  Now that he knows about her, I know he will never let her go again.  The doctors say she’s doing good.  She’s a fighter, she’s strong, just like her Momma.

 But you are not alone in this

And you are not alone in this

As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand

 He loves you, you know.  He loves you so damn much.  You and that baby mean more to him than anything else in this world.  Whether you two work things out or not is up to you, but you’re not alone in this.  We will always be here for you.  We want you back in our lives.  We need you back in our lives.

 And I will tell the night

Whisper, “lose your sight”

But I can’t move the mountains for you.

I know you’re scared, Y/N/N.  But we’re scared too. It wasn’t supposed to be like this.  You’re my best friend.  We’re family.  Just come back to us.  Please.

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