The Mime (OOC)

Wanted to share another song I had written.  As some of you know, I used to rp a fantasy/medieval minstrel.  Therefore when I wrote the music to this song, I tried to stick with a certain period orchestration, based upon what instrument she played and what others could play.  And the music file has no vocals, but I think its easy to figure out.

Also, I wanted to try and use the limerick form in a non-limerick way.

The Mime

INTRO

There once was a minstrel from the north
A pretty one, some say, of a sort
She was young, she was old
She was shy, she was bold
But through it all, she doubted her worth

She cries yet there’s no-one to hear
All that people can see are their fears
Expectations and dreams
Turn to dust, it does seem
And emptiness, it dries all her tears

She’s the mime in the box, stuck within
They all see just the twinkle and grin
No one’s looking inside
Where she curls up and hides
Stuck within the walls of her skin

INTERLUDE

BRIDGE

All they see is the clothes, and the ribbons, and the curls
All they see is the dancing, the singing, the twirls
She’ll be flirty and bawdy, and perhaps a bit naughty
All they see are her performances for both boys and girls

They see what’s expected to be
It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy
The paint on the wall
Does it color it all?
Or does the paint stain the essence of she?

There once was a minstrel in hell
Trapped within an unchanging shell
Are those the same eyes
Peering out from inside?
I don’t know, can you see, can’t you tell?

I’m the mime in the box, stuck within
You all see just the twinkle and grin
No one’s looking inside
Where I’ve curled up and died
Stuck in the walls of my skin

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One comment on “The Mime (OOC)

  1. Seraphine says:

    aww. such a sad song. the music is perfect with the lyrics- and i like the glockenspiel (ach du lieber glockenspiel) as a recurring melody. it reminds me of a jill-in-a-box where one turns the little knob until jill pops out and does her little dance to everyone’s surprise and delight.
    so of course, her behavior is self-fulfilling because it is her essence, her reason to be; it is what is expected of her.
    awesome song. ❤

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