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Rhi. ([personal profile] rhivolution) wrote2015-03-17 10:21 pm
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VID: Take the Sky (Forsake the Ground) (Anne of Green Gables [1985], G)

Title: Take the Sky (Forsake the Ground)
Vidder: Rhi ([personal profile] rhivolution/[livejournal.com profile] rhipowered)
Fandom: Anne of Green Gables (1985 mini)
Music: James Taylor, "Never Die Young"
Warnings: none
Length: 04:12
Summary: Anne changes Avonlea; Avonlea changes Anne.

Notes: Made in Final Cut Essentials and MPEG Streamclip, for [personal profile] grammarwoman in Festivids 2014. Many thanks to my dear husband for his assist with getting the source--unfortunately the R1 remastered DVD version was next to impossible to get here in time so this one's a bit grainy, which I'll pretend adds to the charm.
In terms of vidder's thoughts, this vid was nearly set to the Barenaked Ladies' 'Light Up My Room' in an attempt to keep it Canadian, but in the long run, Taylor's track about growing up with strange but beautiful peers just fit better. As ever, things are OT3 shippy if you squint and look sideways...and by the way, where the hell is all the f/f Anne series slash on AO3? There is a serious gap, people. Get on that.


Source Material: Anne of Green Gables (1985), directed by Kevin Sullivan. "Never Die Young" (1988), by James Taylor.

Download: Mediafire (DivX AVI, 84.58 mb) | Mediafire (MP4, 34.86 mb) | subtitles by request


Streaming:

Take the Sky (Forsake the Ground) from Rhi on Vimeo.



Password: rhicake

Lyrics:
We were ring-around-the-rosy children
They were circles around the sun
Never give up, never slow down
Never grow old, never ever die young

Synchronized with the rising moon
Even with the evening star
They were true love
Written in stone
They were never alone
They were never that far apart

And we who couldn't bear to believe they might make it
We got to close our eyes
Cut up our losses into doable doses
Ration our tears and sighs
Oh

You could see them on the street on a Saturday night
Everyone used to run them down
They're a little too sweet, they're a little too tight
Not enough tough for this town
Couldn't touch them with a ten-foot pole
No, it didn't seem to rattle at all
They were glued together, body and soul
That much more with their backs up against the wall

Oh, hold them up, hold them up
Never do let them fall
Prey to the dust and the rust and the
Ruin that names us and claims us and shames us all

I guess it had to happen someday soon
Wasn't nothing to hold them down.
They would rise from among us like a big balloon
Take the sky, forsake the ground

Oh, yes, other hearts were broken
Yeah, other dreams ran dry
But our golden ones sail on, sail on
To another land beneath another sky
(Let other hearts be broken, let other dreams run dry)
But our golden ones sail on, sail on
To another land beneath another sky
Beneath another sky

Hold them up

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