Story [War for the Oaks] -- Warsong for the Oaks (songfic)

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  1. Lilith Demodae Force Ghost

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    I just finished War for the Oaks, by Emma Bull. Read it in two days. That's fast for me, on account of the dyslexia. As soon as I closed the cover, the following song leapt forcefully into my brain.

    For those of you familiar with the work, I hope you can hear Eddie's voice singing this as clearly as I can.



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    Footsteps in the darkness, all unfettered by reproach
    And the shadows turn me sideways as my pathway they encroach.
    Lady water, cold and hissing, Lordly dog in mischief lies,
    And I must accept their unknown task or face my own demise.


    There's a magic burning through me on this wild and reckless ride,
    Not diminished by the trembling I am feeling deep inside.
    Blood is bright and life is short, and we can't bid the fallen 'bide.
    I must find a way to stop this, someone must at least have tried.


    Secrets building, towering o'er me, till I feel that I must break,
    He let's slip the smallest hint, my jailor makes his first mistake.
    Now I know it, now I choose it, now I own it, now it's mine,
    Oh this task they place before me, in this strangest place and time.


    There's a magic burning through me on this wild and reckless ride,
    Not diminished by the trembling I am feeling deep inside.
    Blood is bright and life is short, and we can't bid the fallen 'bide.
    I must find a way to stop this, someone must at least have tried.


    Battle's met and blood is flowing, dropping on the grass beneath
    Bodies rent and bodies falling, tumbled on the battered heath.
    Noble Host and Vile Foemen, light and dark alike they die,
    Till at last I call my challenge, 'Face me, Lady!' dare I cry.


    There's a magic burning through me on this wild and reckless ride,
    Not diminished by the trembling I am feeling deep inside.
    Blood is bright and life is short, and we can't bid the fallen 'bide.
    I must find a way to stop this, someone must at least have tried.


    Fey and Human all alike now, waiting for the challenge joined,
    Voice and music 'gainst the darkness, lest the light it be purloined.
    For the Queen of Air and Darkness, in my folly I defy,
    Lest she gain the city's very heart, all light and brightness die.


    There's a magic burning through me on this wild and reckless ride,
    Not diminished by the trembling I am feeling deep inside.
    Blood is bright and life is short, and we can't bid the fallen 'bide.
    I have found a way to stop this, Love and Light can't be denied.


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