Saturday, August 18, 2007

Inspirational Music part 2, "Lyin' Eyes"

This one doesn't so much inspire a setting as it does a character.
City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile
A rich old man and she won't have to worry
She'll dress up all in lace and go in style

Ok, so she's a gold-digger. Big honkin' deal, you say. Yes. But take the next few couplets out of your World of Brightness...

Late at night a big old house gets lonely
I guess ev'ry form of refuge has its price
And it breaks her heart to think her love is only
Given to a man with hands as cold as ice

D'oh! Looks like Ms. Golddigger has become Mrs. Ventrue. Lucky for her that the old sap has fallen for her so hard.

So she tells him she must go out for the evening
To comfort an old friend who's feelin' down
But he knows where she's goin' as she's leavin'
She is headed for the cheatin' side of town

Looks like she's going to have time to rethink her decisions, though. A loooooooong time...

She gets up and pours herself a strong one
And stares out at the stars up in the sky
Another night, it's gonna be a long one
She draws the shade and hangs her head to cry

Now, did he bring her over, or was it a rival who did so to cause him to loose gravitas? Perhaps the crying is in response to him having fed the lover to her as a way to help break her away from her humanity.

My, oh my, you sure know how to arrange things
You set it up so well, so carefully
Ain't it funny how your new life didn't change things
You're still the same old girl you used to be

Looks like she manages to keep the beast in check in the end. Just remember that even if you're playing Vampire, you don't have to take your musical cues from Robert Smith...

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