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Music To Accompany The Friendly Ambassador


 
Savage Garden Remix Album - The Future of Earthly Deities

The first song I associate with “The Friendly Ambassador” is “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden. It will forever be a duet between Scyleia and Tai-Gil in a brief fantasy moment after the end of the story. And because of this I think it is probably my favourite.

The second song I associate with the “The Friendly Ambassador” is called “Love Is A Battlefield” by Pat Benatar. So much of the lyrics seem to touch a nerve with the whole Androktone/Destroyer philosophy that I wonder if it should be the theme song for the whole sequence of stories that begins with “The Friendly Ambassador.”

Pat Benatar - 36 All Time Greatest Hits The Sparrow and the Crow

The final song I associate with the story is “After Afterall” by William Fitzsimmonds. This is because this song is used on the Book Trailer for the series of four books and seems to represent the life of the Androktones and the humans who interact with them.

“Truly Madly Deeply” can be found on the double CD album “Savage Garden Remix Album - The Future of Earthly Deities.” It's track 3 on disc 1.

“Love Is A Battlefield” can be found on the CD album “Pat Benatar - 36 All Time Greatest Hits.” It's track 31. Also available is the album “All Fired Up - The Very Best Of Pat Benatar” which features this song as track 15 on the CD.

“After Afterall” can be found on the CD album “The Sparrow and the Crow” and is the first track.

If you decide to buy either of these CD's try searching on Amazon.com or the usual search engines. If you want further information on Pat Benatar, try her homepage at www.benatar.com, or try the usual search engines.

For your delectation you can play “Truly Madly Deeply” on YouTube here, and “Love Is A Battlefield” here. And (apart from playing the Book Trailer, which is only 30 seconds long) you can also listen to the full track of “After Afterall” on YouTube here. The lyrics of “Truly Madly Deeply”, “Love Is A Battlefield” and “After Afterall” are shown below. If you ask me to decide between the three, I think I'll let you guess.
 

Truly Madly Deeply

I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope I'll be your love
Be everything that you need
I'll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do
I will be strong I will be faithful
'cause I'm counting on
A new beginning
A reason for living
A deeper meaning, yeah

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

And when the stars are shining
brightly in the velvet sky,
I'll make a wish send it to heaven
Then make you want to cry
The tears of joy for all the
pleasure in the certainty
That we're surrounded by the
comfort and protection of
The highest powers
In lonely hours
The tears devour you

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

Oh can you see it baby?
You don't have to close your eyes
'Cause it's standing right here before you
All that you need will surely come

I'll be your dream I'll be your wish
I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope I'll be your love
Be everything that you need
I'll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to live like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

Copyright © Savage Garden 2000


 

Love Is A Battlefield

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands, love is a battlefield

We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
Searchin' our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

You're beggin' me to go, then makin' me stay
Why do you hurt me so bad?
It would help me to know, do I stand in your way
Or am I the best thing you've had?
Believe me, believe me, I can't tell you why
But I'm trapped by your love and I'm chained to your side

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands, love is a battlefield
We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
Searchin' our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

We're losing control, will you turn me away or touch me deep inside?
And when all this gets old, will it still feel the same?
There's no way this will die
But if we get much closer I could lose control
And if your heart surrenders, you'll need me to hold

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands, love is a battlefield
We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
Searchin' our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

Song & Lyrics Copyright © Pat Benatar
Written by
Mike Chapman and Holly Knight

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After Afterall

I still love you
I still want you
I still need you
Afterall

For better or worse
Sickness and health
Till death do us part
Afterall

Please don't keep me
(Please don't leave me)
Please don't keep me
(Please don't leave me)
Please don't keep me
(Please don't leave me)
Afterall
(Afterall)
Afterall
(Afterall)
Afterall
Afterall

Copyright © William Fitzsimmonds


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