#BOOKS & LYRICS – Post No. 2

So, the next book and lyric I have chosen have the same thing in common…

Both are devastatingly beautiful. (In my totally unbiased opinion.)

This song and book speak to being caged, both emotionally and one physically, with such longing to be free it makes my heart ache. There’s so much depth and love in both it’s staggering.

There’s nothing more I can say, as I fear giving away the whole story. Which, if you’ve never heard the song or read the book, that would be a great tragedy.


The Lyrics:

“No one knows what it’s like
You and me, you and I
Underneath the night sky
You and me, you and I

I get lost all the time
In my thoughts, in my mind
You come through like a light
In the dark, give me sight

If you let my soul out
You let my soul out
You let my soul out
It will come right back to you”

– Robot Koch, Nitesky


The Book:

The Bird and The Sword by Amy Harmon

Book Summary:

Swallow, daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heaven or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, daughter. Stay alive.

The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would sell his soul and lose his son to the sky.
My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free.
But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?

Amazon


Have you heard the song? Have you read the book? How did they make you feel?

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