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Monday, 8 December 2008

No Need to Say Goodbye

It's just been this kind of day.

The Call - Regina Spektor
(End of Prince Caspian)




It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word
And then that word grew louder and louder
Till it was a battle cry
I'll come back when you call me
No need to say goodbye

Just because everything's changing
Doesn't mean it's never been this way before
All you can do is try to know who your friends are
As you head off to war
Pick a star on the dark horizon and follow the light
You'll come back when it's over
No need to say goodbye
You'll come back when it's over
No need to say goodbye

Now we're back to the beginning
It's just a feeling and no one knows yet
But just because they can't feel it, too
Doesn't means that you have to forget
Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
Till they're before your eyes
You'll come back when they call you
No need to say goodbye
You'll come back when they call you
No need to say goodbye

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I think that being Peter and Susan at the end of Prince Caspian or Lucy and Edmund at the end of Dawn Treader would be pretty much the worst thing that could happen. When Aslan tells them that they can't go back to Narnia... I'm pretty sure my heart would break. That's the advantage of being a reader - C.S. Lewis never tells us we can't go back; all we have to do is pick up a book and there we are again...

But they do get to actually BE there. And they do go back in the end. They definitely get the better deal, overall.

I was one of those children who crawled into their wardrobe trying to get to Narnia... I wish it had worked and I could stay there forever...

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