Song Lyric Sunday : January 30, 2022 – Songs featured in films that made the charts.

Jim Adams

It’s Sunday and time for Jim Adams to give us this week’s prompt for Song Lyric Sunday. This week we are to pick songs from the Movies that were also chart hits.

There are so many to choose from so I decided to go for my favourite genre fantasy and sifi.

first up

The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian action film directed by Gary Ross and based on Suzanne Collins‘s 2008 novel of the same name. It is the first installment in The Hunger Games film series and was produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, with a screenplay by Ross, Collins, and Billy Ray. The film stars Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam HemsworthWoody HarrelsonElizabeth BanksLenny KravitzStanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. The film is set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem, where a boy and a girl from each of the nation’s 12 Districts are chosen annually as “tributes” and forced to compete in The Hunger Games, an elaborate televised fight to the death. Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) volunteers to take her younger sister’s place when her sister was initially selected as tribute. With her district’s male tribute, Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson), Katniss travels to the Capitol to train and compete in the hunger games.

Elastic Heart” is a song by Australian singer Sia, featuring Canadian singer-songwriter the Weeknd and US record producer Diplo, taken from the soundtrack for the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne CollinsAndrew Swanson assisted the artists in writing the song, with production handled by Diplo and US producer Greg Kurstin. It was released on 1 October 2013 as a single from Catching Fire by RCARepublic and Lionsgate. “Elastic Heart” peaked at number 7 on the singles chart of New Zealand and was certified gold by the Recorded Music NZ. It also appeared on the charts of Australia, Belgium, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

And another one bites the dust
Oh, why can I not conquer love?
And I might have thought that we were one
Wanted to fight this war without weaponsAnd I wanted it, I wanted it bad
But there were so many red flags
Now another one bites the dust
Yeah, let’s be clear I’ll trust no oneYou did not break me
I’m still fighting for peaceI’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp
I’m like a rubber band until you pull too hard
I may snap and I move fast
But you won’t see me fall apart
Cos I’ve got an elastic heartI’ve got an elastic heart
Yeah, I’ve got an elastic heartAnd I will stay up through the night
Let’s be clear won’t close my eyes
And I know that I can survive
I’ll walk through fire to save my lifeAnd I want it, I want my life so bad
I’m doing everything I can
Then another one bites the dust
It’s hard to lose a chosen oneYou did not break me
I’m still fighting for peaceI’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp
I’m like a rubber band until you pull too hard
I may snap and I move fast
But you won’t see me fall apart
Cos I’ve got an elastic heartI’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp
I’m like a rubber band until you pull too hard
I may snap and I move fast
But you won’t see me fall apart
Cos I’ve got an elastic heartI’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp
I’m like a rubber band until you pull too hard
I may snap and I move fast
But you won’t see me fall apart
Cos I’ve got an elastic heartI’ve got an elastic heart.Source: MusixmatchSongwriters: Sia Furler / Thomas Wesley Pentz / Abel Tesfaye / Andrew Swanson

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Secondly

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels by British author C. S. Lewis. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes and originally published between 1950 and 1956, The Chronicles of Narnia has been adapted for radio, television, the stage, film and computer games. The series is set in the fictional realm of Narnia, a fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts and talking animals. It narrates the adventures of various children who play central roles in the unfolding history of the Narnian world. Except in The Horse and His Boy, the protagonists are all children from the real world who are magically transported to Narnia, where they are sometimes called upon by the lion Aslan to protect Narnia from evil. The books span the entire history of Narnia, from its creation in The Magician’s Nephew to its eventual destruction in The Last Battle.

The music of the Chronicles of Narnia film series was recorded and released in conjunction with the post-production and releases of each of the three corresponding films. Harry Gregson-Williams, composer of the first two films and creator of main theme of series.

Gregson-Williams co-wrote a song with Imogen Heap, “Can’t Take It In”, which Heap recorded for the soundtrack. Originally, Dido submitted a song for the soundtrack, but it was considered unsatisfactory. Imogen was approached after a suggestion from the soundtrack’s supervisor, who managed a band with whom she had toured. The song was written, recorded, produced and mixed in a week; Heap said she needed “like a year more than I got” and considered the experience of handing in the song an hour after completing it “pretty scary”. According to her, the creation of the song was difficult because The Chronicles of Narnia is a family film, so she “had to be quite descriptive and not too electronic” when making the song.

Can’t close my eyes
They’re wide awake
Every hair on my body
Has got a thing for this place
Oh, empty my heart
I’ve got to make room
For this feelingIt’s so much bigger than meIt couldn’t be any more beautiful
I can’t take it inWeightless in love, unraveling
For all that’s to come
And all that’s ever been
We’re back to the board
With every shade under the sun
Let’s make it a good oneIt couldn’t be any more beautiful
It couldn’t be any more beautiful
I can’t take it in
I can’t take it in
I can’t take it in
WhoaIt couldn’t be any more beautiful
It couldn’t be any more beautiful
I can’t take it in
More that I wonder
More that I wonderSource: MusixmatchSongwriters: Heap Imogen Jennifer

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And last but not least.

Twilight is a 2008 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer‘s 2005 novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. This film focuses on the development of the relationship between Bella Swan (a teenage girl) and Edward Cullen (a vampire), and the subsequent efforts of Edward and his family to keep Bella safe from a coven of evil vampires.

A Thousand Years” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Christina Perri, and written by Perri and David Hodges, for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. The song was released as a digital download on October 18, 2011, worldwide, and serves as the second single for the movie. Perri re-recorded the song with vocals from Steve Kazee for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

The day we met,
Frozen I held my breath
Right from the start
I knew that I’d found a home for my heart
Beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone?
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehowOne step closer
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand moreTime stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to thisOne step closer
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand moreAnd all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand moreI’ll love you for a thousand more
OhhOne step closer
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand moreAnd all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand moreSource: LyricFindSongwriters: Christina Perri / David Hodges

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I been unwell and it’s good to be on the mend. HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE 💜

#writephoto Photo Prompt :Unlit Beacon

Sue Vincent has been setting us Thursday photo prompt your years now. Sue encourages us to use the image in her fabulous photos. This is a prompt from 2016 The photo prompt is of an unlit beacon against the stormy sky to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark,

Sue is fighting her own battle against cancer at the moment she needs all our love support and healing vibes, as does Mary Smith , Bee Halton. Also Ellen Best and Abigail Johnson and many more I don’t know of. I am sending love to all whether I know you or not consider yourself hugged.

Unlit Beacon

No one remembers now why the beacons are always lit at dusk. No one even questions the reasoning behind the daily task of building the beacons only for them to be set a light just before dark.

It was a fair system, one person from each household was chosen to be a beacon builder and the leader of each village, town or city would light the beacon every night.

There was no argument about the system it just worked. Years turned into centuries,centuries into millennia and the system stayed and the beacons lit the nights and could even be seen from transplanet shuttles. Yes just like the water on the planet the light from the beacons shone out into space.

Even now in this modern age of enlightenment, space travel, planet wide peace,computors and universal translators the beacons are lit . No one knows why, no one knows who started this tradition? Why does no one care, am I the only inquiring mind on the planet.

So I did enquire, I searched the uninet. I spent hours in Libraries of Antiquity I even asked those in charge, the politicians, the leaders even the old ones ….. no one could or would answer. 

Then about three nights ago my phone rang, no one there, a wrong number I thought. So I went to bed. It was about 1am when they came, the men in grey suits and white faces. They smashed down the doors and thumped up the stairs they woke my wife and my children. I heard their screams. The last thing I  remember as I was being dragged from the house was my wife’s voice and the sight of all our phones and uninet equipment being packed up.

They kept me in a dark room for two days, I think, as I became unsure of the passage of time. At regular intervals they brought me out for questioning. They used force, kindness and rationality and finally drugs .

I told them I just wanted to know about the beacons, no I  was not working with anybody else. I had found out nothing at all. After a while I realised they knew nothing either! They were disappointed that I had learned nothing.

At some point today they brought out from room and gave me some clothes and a watch. We went by private transport to a military  base I was escorted on to a transplanet shuttle. We landed at five in the evening. They brought me to a becon on a deserted hill. Miles from anywhere. By 6pm I knew my fate. I was chained up inside the beacon. I am sad that I never found out about the beacons, I  am devastated that I shall never be able to tell my family I love them. I am afraid to burn. 

Dusk is here now and I am all bloodied from struggling, hoarse from shouting. The flames have started I can feel the heat. I look up and see the most glorious sunset. The flames bite and I give in to death…

6am, an hour before the becon builder would arrive for work a man in grey raked through the ashes of the beacon untill he found the watch capsule.He took it to the unmarked car he had arrived in and put the capsule into the player. After listening to the man’s account of his search and his end he sighed deeply. 

Later at the meeting with his supervisor he said”No sir he new nothing either” He took a sip of his coffee but it tasted bitter.

Ships with Souls

And so in the arms of Morpheus I rest  my senses stilled but not entirely depressed. I need to sleep, I need to empower my brain and my limbs for I must be at my best when I wake again!

Alone in my bunk where by my side Lars should be. My heart is broken, even in sleep I know his face I never shall again see. A gentle lunar breeze off Io’s plains  lifts my hair and caresses my face again. I feel the stirrings in my being, my breasts swell and I offer myself up.  I feel Lars’s presence he whispers and his warm breath, I know so well.With gentle hands and kisses full he takes me from this living hell. With fire and forceful moves he takes me to heavens high and as I scream out in high delight.My eyes open now I am wet, I moan and reach out only to find myself alone in the night.

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It is pointless weeping for my love lost. No point in wasting my energy I need it all for the fight which must be won at all costs.  Sleep no longer an option and so I threw on my coat and went to see the moons! I stood alone outside the colony on Io’s dusty plain thinking of the fight about to start so soon.

I felt the enemy speak to me from out in space, its voice was cold and hard and chilled my soul. The voice was loud and had no grace. This made we shiver from head to toe this forthright voice I had come to know. I felt a tear escape from my eye I was alone even my ancestors seemed to have left me, gone but not said why.

Returning as the suns arose I made strong coffee and blew my nose no more tears will I shed until I am victorious or even dead. Picking up a headset from the radio I called my ships hidden out on the Rim I spoke with them all and I was honest our chances were thin…………….

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