New Polaris/Lorna Dane “soundtrack”

In 2017, on Tumblr, I created my own idea of a Polaris “soundtrack” for the character. It was largely constructed in chronological order of her life.

Three years have passed. New songs have come out. And this time, I’m far more eager to create a “soundtrack” that’s more about capturing her essence as I see it via the songs I know and like rather than trying to code songs to her life events.

So let’s begin!

Golden – Halestorm

Ignorance – Paramore

Joan of Arc – In This Moment

Going to Hell – Pretty Reckless

Monster – Stitched Up Heart

Vicious – Halestorm

Turn Off the Light – Kim Petras ft Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Lightning – Fireflight

White Flag – Bishop Briggs

Nightmare – Halsey

Simmer – Hayley Williams

Control – Garbage

My Tears Flood the Streets – Charlotte Martin

Blindside – Icon for Hire

The Last Hope in a World of Hopes – Temperance

Otherworld – The Black Mages

Still another; I first heard this as an Automatic Mario video. I never got this and put it on my phone though, so I had a hell of a time finding it again. I’ll need to get it this time.

EDIT: WAIT I HAD THIS ON MY COMPUTER THIS WHOLE GODDAMN TIME AND I FORGOT I HAD IT?! WHAT THE HELL ME?!

Another song I forgot and found again while adding to my phone. This one, I’m posting because I see these lyrics applying pretty well (IMO) to Pietro. 

I know it’s late but I wanted to call
No, everything is fine
There’s nothing wrong
Just needed to talk
I hoped you would answer this time

‘Cos I’m so:lo
Everyone’s speeding
But I’m still going slow
And I’m so:lo
Everyone glows
I see love affairs
Everywhere
But no one will do
But you

If we could speak
We could have a good row
Which of course I’d win
What I mean is I’m missing you now
This freedom is wasted on me

‘Cos I’m so:lo
Everyone’s speeding
But I’m still going slow
And I’m so:lo
Everyone glows
I see love affairs
Everywhere
But no one will do
But you

‘Cos I’m so:lo
Everyone’s speeding
But I’m still going slow
And I’m so:lo
Everyone glows
I see love affairs
Everywhere
But no one will do
But you

Play from the 0:25 mark for the song. This is the only video I’ve been able to find that actually has it. This is “Your Love Song” by Angela Aki.

I got a new phone recently. That means re-adding my music, and finding songs I forgot about. This song is one of them. I always found it very beautiful and haunting, like most of Angela Aki’s songs that she’s best known for. It touches deeply with the sense of loneliness and want.

Since I’m thinking about Angela Aki, it’s also reminding me of Moraru no Soushiki (Funeral of Morality), which is an entirely different focus and tone, more powerful, but just as touching and emotional.

I’ll probably run across more songs as I look through what I’ve listened to.

Lyrics

One of the things that brought me to love Rosa from FF4 as my fave character before I learned of Polaris was Theme of Love. The song technically represents the relationship between Rosa and Cecil, but it always felt like it really represented Rosa and the love, hope and light she brings and inspires.

This is one rendition of the song with lyrics. It was made before the 3DS remake that led to the song being released as Tsukino Akari.

Special music time. Another of the things that I loved about Final Fantasy, its international touches. With these songs, they manage to get very emotional while also using language to show how humanity is universal.

The second language here is Saami, and indigenous language from northern Scandinavia.

Here’s the lyrics, taken from the FF wiki:

So far away from my home, sweet home
Day by day, from land to land I roam.
Though told by the wind, which way to go.
Oh how I long for my home, sweet home.

Boađe ruoktot álo go
don dovddat duski
Boađe ruoktot álo go
don dovddat váivvi
du ruoktu vuordádu álo
du ruoktu vuordádu álo

Fragrant blossoms, blooming far away
Do my folks see them as I did long ago?
Are they still joyful, are they young at heart?
Will I see them again as I did that day…

(sung simultaneously with 2nd English stanza)
Bearaš, ustibat, ruoktu
muittut
dat eai goassige
vajaldahte du

How far I’ve come from my childhood home…
There will come a time when my troubles are gone
And when I shall not be all alone.
Till then, I dream of my home, sweet home.

(sung simultaneously with 3rd English stanza)
Meahcci, čázit, albmi
eana
dat buot vurdet du
dat buot vurdet du