just the same but brand new; a mix for (about?) amy dunne [listen]
01 boats and birds; gregory and the hawk [i live to make you shine] // 02 girls like you; the naked and famous [people write songs about girls like you] // 03 at least i have you; mates of state [i’ll always have you] // 04 sweet as whole; sara bareilles [it turns out i’m actually kind of a bitch] // 05 just the same but brand new; st vincent [i do my best impression of weightlessness now] // 06 artificial nocturne; metric [i’m just as fucked up as they say] // 07 my song 5; haim [honey i’m not your honeypie] // 08 la la la; naughty boy ft. sam smith [enough is enough] // 09 master pretender; first aid kit [with a head held high and a sharp tongue] // 10 witch; the bird and the bee [i’m a carnival / a hall of mirrors] // 11 undertow; warpaint [you better learn your lesson] // 12 gun; emiliana torrini [look me in the barrel and tell me that you love me] // 13 by the throat; chvrches [i’ll take this thing by the throat and walk away] // 14 laughing with a mouth of blood; st vincent [holed up at the motel] // 15 blood red; emiliana torrini [you’re the oil / i’m the flame] // 16 rewrite; sia [i’m an empty space / i can’t be replaced] // 17 winning; emily haines & the soft skeleton [knives don’t have your back] // 18 the re-arranger; mates of state [love loud / don’t lose loud] // 19 start a war; the national [we expected something more] // 20 up in the dark; the new pornographers [you hide secrets from them] // 21 heart; stars [all right / i can say what you want me to] // 22 lovefool; the cardigans [dear, i fear we’re facing a problem] // 23 she’s always a woman; fyfe dangerfield [she’ll bring out the best and the worst you can be / blame it all on yourself]
The songs said that Storm’s End had been raised in ancient days by Durran, the first Storm King, who had won the love of the fair Elenei, daughter of the sea god and the goddess of the wind. On the night of their wedding, Elenei had yielded her maidenhood to a mortal’s love and thus doomed herself to a mortal’s death, and her grieving parents had unleashed their wrath and sent the winds and waters to batter down Durran’s hold. His friends and brothers and wedding guests were crushed beneath collapsing walls or blown out to sea, but Elenei sheltered Durran within her arms so he took no harm, and when the dawn came at last he declared war upon the gods and vowed to rebuild.
Five more castles he built, each larger and stronger than the last, only to see them smashed asunder when the gale winds came howling up Shipbreaker Bay, driving great walls of water before them. His lords pleaded with him to build inland; his priests told him he must placate the gods by giving Elenei back to the sea; even his smallfolk begged him to relent. Durran would have none of it. A seventh castle he raised, most massive of all. Some said the children of the forest helped him build it, shaping the stones with magic; others claimed that a small boy told him what he must do, a boy who would grow to be Bran the Builder. No matter how the tale was told, the end was the same. Though the angry gods threw storm after storm against it, the seventh castle stood defiant, and Durran Godsgrief and fair Elenei dwelt there together until the end of their days.
Preasoiaf meme: 3
historical events/legends [2/3] → Durran and Elenei
[LISTEN]"Idris had been green and gold and russet in the
autumn, when clary had first been there. It had a starkgrandeur in the late winter, so close to christmas: the mountains rose in the distance, capped white with
snow, and the trees along the side of the road that ledback to alicante from the lake were stripped bare, their leafless branches making lacelike patterns
against the bright sky." (658)
You ever hear the expression the simplest answers often the correct one?
Actually, I never found that to be true.
→ “To characterize the dark, turbulent, bloody doings of this period as a “dance” strikes us as grotesquely inappropriate. No doubt the phrase originated with some singer. “The Dying of the Dragons” would be altogether more fitting” - The princess and the queen or the Blacks and the Greens by G.R.R.Martin