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Song and video inspirations for my new fic

While you guys wait for me to post my fic, which won't be done until probably next week, I figured I'd give you some of the media I've consulted while working on my outline and the first few chapters of the fic. It doesn't really give much away. It's just a sort of ... appetizer for what's to come, I suppose. There's some vids that partially inspired it, and there are the songs I listen to while working on my outline and the fic itself. Most of them are from the Obidala playlist. Enjoy!



These three vids, aside from naboosenator, are responsible for the birth of this plotbunny.





This is one of my favourites, it's set to As Long As You're Mine, from Wicked. Especially the quote in that one manip: "Now I cannot leave him ... he needs me ... sorry." *whistles innocently* *remembers she can't whistle* *hums instead*





This vid, I believe, bears the most responsibility. Alas, I can say no more. ^_^





Another one I've consulted while outlining. And yes, I am quite enjoying being evile! and torturing you guys like this. XD

Keep in mind, some of the songs apply to Padmé, some to Obi-Wan, some to both and some to Padmé's somewhat dysfunctional relationship with Anakin. After I've posted a few chapters of my fic to my writing journal I'll do a chapter-by-chapter thing and list which songs inspired me for each chapter. But for now, you'll have to be content with just a small sampling.

Right Here All Along - Amanda Marshall

Shadow boxing in my head again
Lying here beside you in the dark
Making mountains out of nothing
Hoping against hope
And making deals with God
Then I feel you stir beside me
And you don't say a word, but still I know

In your eyes I see the reason
In your smile I see the road that takes me home
In my heart I know the answer
That all the things I looked so hard to find
Were right here all along, right here all along

Sometimes life can make you tired
You get so used to being on your own
Looking for something to count on
(Something to count on, baby)
Wishing for a love that's carved in stone
But I can hear you through my worry
Your voice is telling me "let go"

In your eyes I see the reason
In your smile I see the road that takes me home
In my heart I know the answer
That all the things I looked so hard to find
Were right here all along, right here all along

When I needed someone to count on
You were right here all along
When I needed someone to lean on
You were right here all along
And when I needed a hand to hold
You were right here all along
And when I thought I had nobody, baby
You were right here all along

In your eyes I see the reason
In your smile I see the road that takes me home
In my heart I know the answer
That all the things I looked so hard to find
Were right here all along, right here all along


Don't Let Go - Bryan Adams/Sarah McLachlan

I can't believe this moment's come
It's so incredible that we're alone
There's so much to be said and done
It's impossible not to be overcome
Will you forgive me if I feel this way
Cuz we've just met - tell me that's OK
So take this feeling and make it grow
Never let it - never let it go

(Don't let go of the things you believe in)
You give me something that I can believe in
(No, don't let go of this moment in time)
Go of this moment in time
(Don't let go of things that you're feeling)
I can't explain the things that I'm feeling
(No, don't let go)
No, I won't let go

Now would you mind if I bared my soul
If I came right out and said you're beautiful
Cuz there's something here I can't explain
I feel I'm diving into driving rain
You get my senses running wild
I can't resist your sweet, sweet smile
So take this feeling and make it grow
Never let it - never let it go

(Don't let go of the things you believe in)
You give me something that I can believe in
(No, don't let go of this moment in time)
Go of this moment in time
(Don't let go of things that you're feeling)
I can't explain the things that I'm feeling
(No, don't let go)
No, I won't let go

I've been waiting all my life
To make this moment feel so right
The feel of you just fills the night
So c'mon -- just hold on tight

(Don't let go of the things you believe in)
You give me something that I can believe in
(No, don't let go of this moment in time)
Go of this moment in time
(Don't let go of things that you're feeling)
I can't explain the things that I'm feeling
(No, don't let go)
No, I won't let go


Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through, through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

I'm everything I am
Because you loved me


Why Don't You Love Me - Amanda Marshall

Why am I lonely
You're sitting right here
Why am I talking
It's like I'm talking to the air
And what am I looking for
It just isn't there

And why am I angry
And how'd it get so bad
Why am I missing
What we never really had

Why don't you love me the way I love you
And why don't you feel things as deep as I do
We've got a fundamental difference
In matters of emotion
But I need to feel you need me like a river needs an ocean
Baby why don't you love me

Who am I kidding baby
It wasn't meant to be
But you wanted a believer
And I needed to believe
For every wall you built around you
I learned a brand new way to climb
And if I could've been your angel
I would've found a way to fly

Why don't you love me the way I love you
And why don't you feel things as deep as I do
We've got a fundamental difference
In matters of emotion
But I need to feel you need me like a river needs an ocean
Baby why don't you love me

I don't understand you
What's it take to make you cry
And if leaving you don't break you
Then baby what's it matter why

Why don't you love me the way I love you
And why don't you feel things as deep as I do
We've got a fundamental difference
In matters of emotion
But I need to feel you need me like a river needs an ocean
Baby why don't you love me
Why don't you love me

Why don't you love me
(Can you tell me why)
Why don't you feel things
(Can you tell me why, baby)
Why don't you love me
(I've gotta know why, oh)
Why don't you feel things
(Can you talk to me baby)
Why don't you love me
(And tell me why)
Why don't you feel things
(Why am I lonely)
Why don't you love me
(I'm sittin right here)
Why don't you feel things


The Winner Takes It All - ABBA

I don't wanna talk
About things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me, now it's history
I've played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say, no more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser's standing small
Beside the victory, that's her destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear

The winner takes it all (takes it all)
The loser has to fall (has to fall)
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say, rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide (will decide)
The likes of me abide (me abide)
Spectators of the show, always staying low
The game is on again (on again)
A lover or a friend (or a friend)
A big thing or a small (big or small)
The winner takes it all (takes it all)

I don't wanna talk if it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand
I apologize if it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense, no self-confidence
But you see

The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all

So the winner takes it all
And the the loser has to fall
Throw a dice, cold as ice
Way down here, someone dear
Takes it all, has to fall....


Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

How can you see into my eyes like open doors
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb
Without a soul
My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up) Wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) Wake me up inside
(Save me) Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) Bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) Before I come undone
(Save me) Save me from the nothing I've become

Now that I know what I'm without
You can't just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real
Bring me to life

(Wake me up) Wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) Wake me up inside
(Save me) Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) Bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) Before I come undone
(Save me) Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life
I've been living a lie
There's nothing inside
Bring me to life

Frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
Only you are the life among the dead

All of this time, I can't believe I couldn't see
Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me
I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
Don't let me die here
There must be something more
Bring me to life

(Wake me up) Wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) Wake me up inside
(Save me) Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) Bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) Before I come undone
(Save me) Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life
I've been living a lie
There's nothing inside
Bring me to life


Out Of Bounds - Amanda Marshall

Standing on the edge of time
Playing out a reckless pantomine
And every day's another wrong to rectify
I dream about a stranger's touch
And voices in my head, I cannot hush
And every night's a hunger I can't satisfy

It's the secret that I keep
It's the ache that makes me weep
And I know I'm in too deep --
I'm gonna drown
It's the emptiness I fear
Baby, please don't leave me here
Cause I'm lost inside a dream
That's out of bounds

I close my eyes and it's so real
And all at once, I know just what I feel
And baby, it's the kind of rush
That terrifies
But I am weak
I am wrong
And every day I swear that I'll be strong
But there's a bond between us
That I can't deny

It's the secret that I keep
It's the ache that makes me weep
And I know I'm in too deep --
I'm gonna drown
It's the emptiness I fear
Baby, please don't leave me here
Cause I'm lost inside a dream
That's out of bounds

I wanna surrender
I wanna give in
I wanna lay down
And let it be now
Let it begin
Let it begin

It's the secret that I keep
It's the ache that makes me weep
And I know I'm in too deep --
I'm gonna drown
It's the emptiness I fear
Baby, please don't be leaving me here
Cause I'm lost inside a dream
That's out of bounds
Out of bounds
Out of bounds


There You'll Be - Faith Hill

When I think back on these times
And the dreams we left behind
I'll be glad cause I was blessed to get
To have you in my life

When I look back on these days
I'll look and see your face
You were right there for me

In my dreams I'll always see you soar above the sky
In my heart there'll always be a place for you for all my life
I'll keep a part of you with me
And everywhere I am there you'll be
And everywhere I am there you'll be

Well you showed me how it feels
To feel the sky within my reach
And I always will remember all
The strength you gave to me

Your love made me make it through
Oh I owe so much to you
You were right there for me

In my dreams I'll always see you soar above the sky
In my heart there'll always be a place for you for all my life
I'll keep a part of you with me
And everywhere I am there you'll be
And everywhere I am there you'll be

'Cause I always saw in you my light, my strength
And I wanna thank you now for all the ways
You were right there for me, you were right there for me
You were right there for me for always

In my dreams I'll always see you soar above the sky
In my heart there'll always be a place for you for all my life
I'll keep a part of you with me
And everywhere I am there you'll be
And everywhere I am there you'll be
And everywhere I am there you'll be
There you'll be


If You Asked Me To - Celine Dion

Used to be that I believed in something
Used to be that I believed in love
It's been a long time since I had that feeling
I could love someone
I could trust someone
I said I'd never let nobody near my heart again
Darlin'
I said I'd never let nobody in

But if you asked me to
I just might change my mind
And let you in my life forever
If you asked me to
I just might give my heart
And stay here in your arms forever
If you asked me to
If you asked me to

Somehow ever since I've been around you
Can't go back to being on my own
Can't help feeling darling since I've found you
That I've found my home
Since I'm finally home
I said I'd never let nobody get too close to me
Darlin'
I said I needed, needed to be free

But if you asked me to
I just might change my mind
And let you in my life forever
If you asked me to
I just might give my heart
And stay here in your arms forever
If you asked me to
If you

Ask me to
I will give my world to you baby
I need you now
Ask me to
And I'll do anything
For you baby
For you baby

But if you asked me to
I just might change my mind
And let you in my life forever
If you asked me to
I just might give my heart
And stay here in your arms forever
If you asked me to
If you asked me to


Love Can Move Mountains - Celine Dion

There ain't a dream that don't
Have a chance
To come true now
It just takes a little faith baby
Anything that we want to do
We can do now
There ain't nothing in our way baby
Nothing our love couldn't raise above
We can get through the night
We can get to the light
Long as we got our love to
Light the way
With a little faith
Just a little trust
If you believe in love
Love can move mountains
Believe in your heart
And feel, feel it in your soul
And love baby love can
Move mountains

Ocean deep and mountains high
They can't stop us
Because love is on our side baby
We can reach the heavens and
Touch the sky
Just believe it, believe in you and I baby
If we got love that is strong enough
We can do anything, make it
through anything
'Coz through it all love will always
Find a way

With a little faith...

You believe in me
I'll believe in you
If we believe in each other
Nothing we can't do
If we got love that's strong enough
Love will find a way

With a little faith


I'm Still Standing - Elton John

You could never know what it's like
Your blood like winter freezes just like ice
And there's a cold and lonely light that shines from you
You'll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use

And did you think this fool could never win
Well look at me, I'm coming back again
I got a taste of love in a simple way
And if you need to know while I'm still standing you just fade away

Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah
I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah

Once I never could hope to win
You starting down the road leaving me again
The threats you made were meant to cut me down
And if our love was just a circus you'd be a clown by now

Y' know, I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah
I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah

(Solo)

Don't you know that I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah
I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah
I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah
I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah
(fade)




crossposted to senatorsfan
Tags: obi-wan/padmé, writing
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