such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2011-05-28 01:43 pm

VID: Antebellum (Merlin, Gwen/Morgana)

Antebellum
edited by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Merlin
ship: Gwen/Morgana
music: Antebellum (live) - Vienna Teng & Alex Wong
content notes: none
summary: I know our antebellum innocence was never meant to see the light of our armistice day.
notes: Premiered last night at the [community profile] wiscon_vidparty - thanks to [personal profile] skud and [personal profile] were_duck for hosting it, and to [personal profile] woldy for the beta. Spoilers through all three seasons.
download: here (36MB .avi direct download) | subtitle .srt

additional notes: oh, girls. They really broke my heart. This vid is partly me metaphorically rending my garments and going 'whyyy? they were so beautiful!', but also an attempt to present a more sympathetic and complicated story of these two intelligent, powerful women who find themselves on opposing sides than we really saw in the show itself.

stream with subtitles

stream without subtitles:

password: antebellum

Untitled from such heights on Vimeo.



lyrics:

In the fall
We circle through the leaves
And talk about the little ones
And we smile, but never say too much
The moment always vanishing
One by one the neighbors' lights come on
Our October day is almost gone

I know the border lines we drew between us
Keep the weapons down
Keep the wounded safe
I know our antebellum innocence
Was never meant to see the light of our armistice day

In the spring
We climbed the rolling hills
And talked about our budding plans.
And we smiled
Our faces like a mirror
Showing us our secret sides
But then the fights
The sharp words splintering the night
How I couldn't be what you'd need
But oh how I could make you bleed

I know the border lines we drew between us
Keep the weapons down
Keep the wounded safe
I know our antebellum innocence
Was never meant to see the light of our armistice
But how much would I give to have it back again
How much did we lose
To live this way

You'll go home
I'll stay here
Seasons keep on marching
I'll stay here
You'll go home
With only strangers watching
kaydeefalls: gwen/morgana peer out of tent nervously (something wicked this way comes)

[personal profile] kaydeefalls 2011-05-30 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
Oh. This song has always been about this show, to me, and to see you expand upon Morgana and Gwen's relationship in particular...oh, girls. They break my heart.