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[SPOILERS] The Day Will Come : a Merlin fanmix feat. the songs of Keane

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Jan. 5th, 2013 | 09:08 am

Keane is my all-time favorite band. A few days ago I realized how a lot of their songs remind me of characters and relationships on Merlin. I've never made a fanmix before, but the thought of two things I love together was just too good to pass.

So that's what I've been working hard on for the last three days. An all-Keane Merlin fanmix. The band's overall sound is quite melancholic, which I think fits the darkness of the last 3 seasons (and the mood of many fans after the finale, haha!).

Personally, I'm really happy because:
The whole process made me rediscover how amazing Keane's lyrics are -- honest, poignant, and so well-written.
I was afraid I'd get sick of the band after combing through their discography for a couple of days, thankfully that didn't happen.
I feel like I have a better understanding of the characters now.
Working on the cover art & the tracklist forced me to refresh my Photoshop skills! Thankful for the great tutorials here on LJ.
It's good finale therapy.

Okay, enough blab. I'm quite nervous about how this turns out so the post is friends-only for now :)). Hope you guys try it out and enjoy :)
ETA [01-07-2012]: Forgot that I had Merlin friends who are either not on LJ at all or no longer active. Making this public!

Spoilers for the entire series, obviously.
17 tracks + cover art + tracklist






1. You Don't See Me
2. The Frog Prince
3. Something In Me Was Dying
4. A Bad Dream
5. A Heart To Hold You
6. Sunshine
7. The Starting Line
8. The Boys
9. Hamburg Song
10. On The Road
11. Untitled 2
12. Is It Any Wonder?
13. Black Burning Heart
14. Atlantic
15. In Your Own Time
16. My Shadow
17. Day Will Come

You Don't See Me
Merlin to Arthur, before the magic reveal

Oh truly we are, a fortunate few
Who turn on your axis, revolve around you
All spinning outwards from your sun
Passing your reflection on
In your hurry to grasp
Everything you see
You don't see me

All moving at the speed of life
Reflecting in each others' eyes
But you're moving with such irresistible speed
You don't see me


The Frog Prince
Arthur - the mistakes, the wrong decisions, and the dangers in his life

You were our golden child
But the gentle and the mild
Inherit the earth, while

Your prince's crown
Cracks and falls down
Your castle hollow and cold
You've wandered so far
From the person you are
Let go brother, let go

Soon, someone will put a spell on you
Perfume, treasure, sorcery, every trick they know
You will lie in a deep sleep


Something In Me Was Dying
Gwen

Something in me was dying
And my heart was heavy as stone
Hard as i was trying
I never could find, find my way home
And your voice came out of nowhere
Be my friend and give me your hand
Let's take off together
And then we can live wherever we land

Girl I need you
Don’t know what I would do
Will you see the story through
It's a cruel world
And I need somewhere to hide
But time goes by
And you're still on my side


A Bad Dream
Morgana

Where will I meet my fate?
Baby I'm a man, I was born to hate
And when will I meet my end?
In a better time you could be my friend

I wake up, it's a bad dream
No one on my side

Where do we go?
I don't even know
My strange old face
And I'm thinking about those days


A Heart To Hold You
Lancelot to Gwen

When you're lonely and sad
If you think of the times we had
Just the thought
Will bring you back to me
Seen you staring into space
Shadows falling across your face
But it won't take long to get to you
Whatever you do

And if your heart should melt away
No matter, I'll find you anyway
Until you look and find a love who doubles
As someone who'll understand your troubles


Sunshine
Merlin to Freya

I hold you in my hands
A little animal
And only some dumb idiot
Would let you go

I hold you in cupped hands
And shield you from a storm
Where only some dumb idiot
Would let you go

But if I'm one thing
Then that's the one thing
I should know
Can anybody find their home
Out of everyone
Can anybody find their home


The Starting Line
Arthur/Gwen

You still believe in me, after the things I’ve done,
You fear for what we have become
The ground is uneven, we stumble from day to day
Took shelter where it’s easy,
I know your feet are like lead but you’ve gotta get on the way.

Girl I still believe in you, you’re too good to fall so low
We’re gonna find a better life I know
Things will be clearer, and soon as we make a start,
We’ll be that much nearer
We’re too old to just stand here waiting to break apart

Drag your heart up to the starting line,
Forget the ghosts that make you old before your time
It’s too easy to get left behind.
I know you’ve been kicked around,
But tie up your thoughts and lay them down on me


The Boys
Gwaine and the rest of the knights of Camelot

We did some things we didn't understand
And now we feel like strangers in our own land

The boys, blazing on a summer night
Girls they want to watch them fight
Is that the way it was before?
'Cause I can't remember
Boys, friends at every bar in town
Running all the good days down
Is that the way it was before?
'Cause I can't remember


Hamburg Song
Leon

I don't wanna be adored
Don't wanna be first in line
Or make myself heard
I'd like to bring a little light
To shine a light on your life
To make you feel loved


On The Road
Elyan, Percival

I had a dream of my own
Just walking out of my home
And going I don't know where to sing beneath the stars

Your whole life lies ahead
It's just around the bend

When the world's laying you low
Why don't you let me carry your load?
When things get bad you know you have a friend
All along the road


Untitled 2
Gwaine, after Eira's betrayal

You chewed me up, and you spit me out
The foolish boy that I am

I thought the world could be changed by
A good song and a smile
But it's been this way such a long time
So maybe I’m wrong

Inside I am an ogre
With the simple thoughts of a child
I say what I think and I need to be loved
But I guess that's not your style


Is It Any Wonder?
Mordred

I, I always thought that I knew
I'd always have the right to
Be living in the kingdom of the good and true
And so on, but now I think I was wrong
And you were laughing along
And now I look a fool for thinking you were on, my side

Sometimes
It's hard to know where I stand
It's hard to know where I am
Well maybe it's a puzzle I don't understand

Oh, these days, after all the misery you made
Is it any wonder that I feel afraid?
Is it any wonder that I feel betrayed?


Black Burning Heart
Morgana & Mordred

The sky will be my shroud
A monument of cloud

If we could turn back
You can paper over the crack
But it will return now
And your heart will burn black

Burning up
Now I'm racing down a road I don't recognise
I realise I've forgotten my way home
Forgotten everything that I know
Every day a false start
And it burns my heart
Turn back


Atlantic
Gwen and the people of Camelot to Arthur

I hope all my days will be lit by your face
I hope all the years will hold tight our promises
I don't want to be old and sleep alone
An empty house is not a home
I don't want to be old and feel afraid

And if I need anything at all
I need a place that's hidden in the deep
Where lonely angels sing you to your sleep


In Your Own Time
Merlin to Arthur

Oh wouldn't it be fine
To close your eyes and see something
Something more than this

In your own time
There's no map to guide our way
So I say nothing, you say nothing
In your own way
Thought I could help you find your place
But I'm as lost as you are lost
It's not the way

Things are going to change, you know
The battles you have fought won't go to waste, you know
The things are gonna change,
It just takes time


My Shadow
Merlin to Arthur

It's time to make a start
To get to know your heart
Time to show your face, time to take your place
In every speck of dust
In every universe,
When you feel most alone, you will not be alone

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I'll shine a light on you, shine a light
'Cause when your back's against the wall
That's when you show no fear at all
And when you're running out of time
That's when you hitch your star to mine


Day Will Come
Merlin Emrys | waiting for the once & future king

Oh you seem so far away
I hope you’ll find your way back someday
I miss you, I miss you

Some days set your world on fire
And some days they sink like stones

That’s when your heart will cry out
Until your body is numb
And the night will try to tempt you
But the day will come

Brother don’t hang your head
Until your distance is run
‘Cause though it seems so far away
You know the day will come

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jesterlady

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from: jesterlady
date: Jan. 5th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
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Oh, this makes me so excited! One of my favorite things about a new fandom or ending one is all the songs I become familiar with and start to listen to because of all the vids I watch, but this is perfect too. I always get new music based on what I associate it with, so this is awesome! Thanks.

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jesterlady

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from: jesterlady
date: Jan. 5th, 2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
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Score! Easter Egg Bonus! Thanks muchly.

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Luxorien

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from: luxorien
date: Jan. 5th, 2013 06:21 am (UTC)
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Link doesn't work, but my Google-fu is strong. :) Only a few songs in, but these are perfect selections. The art is gorgeous too! Never heard of Keane. Kinda reminds me of Remy Zero for some reason.

Great salve for the post-finale blahs.

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realiztic

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from: realiztic
date: Jan. 5th, 2013 07:00 am (UTC)
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Fixed the link! Also took the time to add the song where I got the mix title -- was wrestling with the idea for the longest while, but I think it's a better conclusion to the mix!

Aww, thank you so much ♥ Yay for introducing Keane to more people!

Glad you like it so far! :)

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Becky

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from: beeej
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
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This sounds excellent! Downloading! Thanks!

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realiztic

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from: realiztic
date: Jan. 9th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Hope you enjoy it! :)

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辻 ツバサ

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from: tsubasa_en11
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
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wow you made an amazing selection! Especially the Mordred's ones! Taking it, thanks so much for sharing :)

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realiztic

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from: realiztic
date: Jan. 9th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :) Those two songs were so clearly Mordred. Enjoy!

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realiztic

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from: realiztic
date: Jan. 9th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Hope the songs and the melodies resound with you as they did with me. Tell me what you think (if you have the time :"D). Enjoy!

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