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Amaranthine--A Sailor Moon (series) Fanmix

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And for my next attempt at summertime boredom slaying: A Sailor Moon fanmix!


Amaranthine: adj. Eternally beautiful and unfading; everlasting.

I had the entire series in mind when I put together this fanmix, no one particular character or season. This sounds cheesy, but what I really wanted to capture was the feeling of wonder Sailor Moon struck me with when I first encountered it (at around...8 years old or so) and the things that I still love about it, a decade later. The senshi, to me, were these incredible, badass goddesses in cute outifts that saved all of humanity a couple times over with sparkly magic. Even now, flipping through my battered volumes of the SM manga, I feel a girlish little thrill when I come to the part where Usagi throws herself into the Cauldron, or when Saturn (my favorite!) drops her Silence Galive. I hope you have as much fun listening to this as I did putting it together. :)

o1. Parade - Garbage

As far as I can tell
It doesn't matter who you are
If you can believe there's something worth fighting for
The colour of an eye
The glory of a sudden view
The baby in your arms
The smile he always shoots at you

Believing in nothing
Makes life so boring
So let's pray for something
To feel good in the morning

o2. Life Uncommon - Jewel

and lend your voices only to sounds of freedom
no longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from
fill your lives with love and bravery
and we shall lead a life uncommon

there are plenty of people who pray for peace
but if praying were enough it would have come to be
let your words enslave no one and the heavens will hush themselves
to hear our voices ring out clear
with sounds of freedom
sounds of freedom

o3. Bend and Break - Keane

If only I don't bend, and break
I'll meet you on the other side
I'll meet you in the light
If only I don't suffocate
I'll meet you in the morning, when you wake

I chose this song to recall Sailor Moon's final battle with Galaxia (manga version). Her final sacrifice and then the reunion with the other senshi in the Galaxy Cauldron...sniff!

o4. Try - Nelly Furtado

All of the moments that already passed
already passed)
We'll try to go back and make them last
(make them last)
All of the things we want each other to be
(each other to be)
We never will be, we never will be
And that's wonderful, that's life
That's you baby
This is me baby
We are, we are, we are, we are, we are, we are
In our love
We are free in our love

o5. Lonestar - Norah Jones

Lonestar where are you out tonight?
This feeling I'm trying to fight
It's dark and I think that I would give anything
For you to shine down on me

How far you are I just don't know
The distance I'm willing to go
I pick up a stone that I cast to the sky
Hoping for some kind of sign

It's not always easy to be a pretty soldier. There are many moments in the series that I thought of when I chose this song, but suffice to say, they were all ones where it seemed like hope was lost, evil had won, etc etc.

o6. I Love You - The Pipettes

There used to be a lot of things
That I didn't know
And although they still exist
I try not to let them show
But I think that now you've seen me
For my true colours
I'm sure you recognise i'm more stupid than the others

But I love you
Oh I love you
And I will love you
'Till the day I die
There will never be a time when we have to say good-bye

I've seen you try to laugh at all of my bad jokes
And I've cooked you seven meals six of them one on which you've choked
But it has taken me a while
To get used to this new feeling
When I woke up with a smile
Oh, I nearly started screaming

Though this is obviously a romantic song, and you can certainly take it that way, I meant for it to be a song about Usagi's feelings for all the other senshi--she's not as brilliant as some, nor as coordinated, nor always as brave, but they care for her and she for them.

o7. Us - Regina Spektor

They made a statue of us
and put it on a mountaintop
Now tourists come and stare at us
Blow bubbles with their gum,
take photgraphs of fun
have fun

they'll name a city after us
and later say it's all our fault
then they'll give us a talking to
then they'll give us a talking to
cause they've got years of experience

o8. Climb Ev'ry Mountain - The Sound of Music

Climb ev'ry mountain
Search high and low
Follow ev'ry by-way
Every path you know

Climb ev'ry mountain
Ford ev'ry stream
Follow ev'ry rainbow
'Till you find your dream

A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Everyday of your life
For as long as you live

o9. Keep Up the Speed - Sahara Hotnights

Straightaway, we're heading for trouble today

Hey, we can do it again if you like
And repeat it again a few times
We can keep up the speed 'til we die

Fired up, it's a smash and we're aiming to score
Carry on, 'cos we're always coming for more

Put our heads together start a blinding raid
Wanna break the record find another way
Get up going now 'cos we're starting off today
Gonna try our best and we might succeed
Working for a change spread another disease
A little more time is all we ever need
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

Yeaaah, badass senshi. An AMV to this song would be amazing.

1o. The Angel and The One - Weezer

There is another love that I would rather be obeying
I see the ecstasy, and already I'm anticipating

I feel a deeper peace, and that deeper peace is penetrating
I've got the magic in me, I am complete is what I'm saying

I'm flying up so high, my purple majesty displaying
I've reached a higher place
that no one else can make a claim in
I'll take you there my friend,
I'm reaching out my hand, so take it
We are the angels and we are the ones that are praying

Peace, shalom
Peace, shalom
Peace, peace

There's a very spiritual element to this song (and a few of the others I picked), largely because I always found the more spiritual elements of Sailor Moon really interesting. I mean, with things called Holy Grails and Chalices and Messiahs...it seemed appropriate, eh?

11. Memai - Soil & "Pimp" Sessions


Awesome song by an awesome Japanese jazz band. I wanted something vibrant and joyful, to fit the overall mood of the series. Victory through pretty magic~

12. Everything Will be Alright - The Killers

I believe in you and me.
I'm coming to find you
If it takes me all night.
Wrong until you make it right
And I won't forget you,
At least I'll try.
And run, and run tonight.

Everything will be alright
Everything will be alright
Everything will be alright.

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On August 14th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC), gotatheory commented:
Sailor Moon! I used to love that series so much. Pluto was always my favorite and my best friend loved Saturn.

Anyway, I totally downloaded this and it is great! Wonderful job. Thank you! :D
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