Lumy (luminations) wrote,
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"Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche

Okay sooooo no TLOU fans on my (admittedly sparse now) f-list, so I'll post stuff without adding to friends feed. Kinda like posting privately except that someday someone could actually lay eyes on it if they're looking to!

It's not perfect, of course, but to me this is the ultimate Joel & Ellie (platonic, though it would work otherwise too) song. I'd forgotten how much I love this song and now I listen to it allllllll the tiiiiiime :)

~Hush now, don't you cry
Wipe away the teardrop from your eye
You're lying safe in bed
It was all a bad dream
Spinning in your head
Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
Of someone close to you leaving the game of life
So here it is, another chance
Wide awake you face the day
Your dream is over... or has it just begun?

There's a place I like to hide
A doorway that I run through in the night
Relax child, you were there
But only didn't realize and you were scared
It's a place where you will learn
To face your fears, retrace the years
And ride the whims of your mind
Commanding in another world
Suddenly you hear and see
This magic new dimension

I- will be watching over you
I- am gonna help you see it through
I- will protect you in the night
I- am smiling next to you, in Silent Lucidity

[spoken during solo]
(Visualize your dream)
(Record it in the present tense)
(Put it into a permanent form)
(If you persist in your efforts)
(You can achieve dream control)
(Dream control)
(How are we feeling today, better??)
(Dream control, dream control)
(Help me)

If you open your mind for me
You won't rely on open eyes to see
The walls you built within
Come tumbling down, and a new world will begin
Living twice at once you learn
You're safe from pain in the dream domain
A soul set free to fly
A round trip journey in your head
Master of illusion, can you realize
Your dream's alive, you can be the guide but...

I- will be watching over you
I- am gonna help to see it through
I- will protect you in the night
I- am smiling next to you....


~

And the really beautiful thing is that, to me, it can work as both Joel towards Ellie or Ellie towards Joel... they face the same problem with adapting to the new world at the end, her coming from loss of innocence and him from being dead inside, and they each have a need for the other that no one else can fill. I wanted to write fic but I'm sure I can't do it justice (are songfics usually trite, or is it just me?). Writers are supposed to be adept at translating feelings into words... well, I never claimed to be a real writer, did I. LOL.
Tags: babble, lyrics, tlou
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