Here we go yet again!
I'm just having so much fun doing these. I hope everyone (anyone) enjoys them too :)
Brendan Benson - Poised and Ready
(play this track from list, no YouTube available)
Hermione is ready to be sorted into her house on her first day at Hogwarts. She's really nervous now even though she has been preparing for this, over-preparing obviously. She's read all the books, made sure she knows everything there is to know... but now that she's here, her rational, logical mind can't quite wrap around the magic she's witnessing. Magic is, in a lot of ways, kind of the opposite of logic. But she's tried to make it logical... so now that she's here, nothing could have really prepared her exactly for this next chapter of her life - her future as a witch. She's also starting to feel the weight of everything, and she's afraid that she won't be able to live up to her expectations of herself, that people will be disappointed (even though this is a completely ridiculous thought coming from her... smartest girl at Hogwarts coming soon).
Ron thinking about how he wants to take care of Hermione, maybe particularly while they are hiding out in the tent and don't have much. He would do anything for her and will always be there to take care of her. Aw... Then thinking about how he left without her. During his time alone, he doesn't want to even talk to anyone or do anything if he can't see Hermione. Then when he does leave Shell Cottage, he's so excited to see Hermione again. And when he enters the tent, he just wants a hug from her because he's missed her so much... Poor Ron doesn't get his hug... but he's still just so happy to see her that even though he's sad about her reaction to him, he's overwhelmingly happy to be with her again.
Wow, I'm actually about to do a Harry/Ginny thing here! Strange.
So... Harry is this hero who has been taking so much on himself. Ginny is thinking about how he has lost so much but things are about to get better. He left her when she was really in love with him, and this obviously hurt her a lot even though he had his reasons. And now all she wants him to do is to rest with her when it's all over, when he doesn't have to fight anymore.
Here are the lyrics from the song chorus because this section is hard to understand the first time you hear it and I love it: "You're just like your father, buried deep under the water. You're resting on your laurels and stepping on my toes. Whose side are you on? What side is this anyway? Put down your sword and crown. Come lay with me on the ground."
And here's the second verse: "You come beating like moth's wings, spastic and violently, whipping me into a storm, shaking me down to the core. But you run away from me, and you've left me shimmering, like diamond wedding rings spinning dizzily down on the floor."
That's it for today. Enjoy! :)