episode #22 fairy tales

Spoken Word

J.R.R. Tolkien: Tale of Tinuviel

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Where words fail, music speaks.

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.

Hans Christian Andersen

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Charles Dickens

Not all those who wander are lost.

Never laugh at live dragons.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien


David Bowie: Little Wonders

Gabin: Bang Bang to the Rock n’ Roll

Kylie Auldist: Community Service Announcement

David Holmes: Yen on a Carousel

The Good, the Bad & the Queen: Kingdom of Doom

Tina Turner: Golden Eye

Shandi: He’s a Dream

Moby: Porcelain

Florence + the Machine: Seven Devils

Lana Del Rey: Gods and Monsters

Hans Zimmer: Inception

Louis Armstrong: Blue River

Angelo Badalamenti: Blue Velvet/ Blue Star (Montage)

Daniel Robert Elfman: Edward Scissorhands Grand Finale


Big screen dolls, and explosions – Sleepy time bashful but nude

Enter galactic see me to be you – It’s all in the tablets sneezy Bhutan

Mars happy nation sit on my karma – Dame meditation take me away – Sending me, so far away, so far away

[David Bowie]

Now there’s a blue suede bopping on a high heeled shoe – Balling round together like a wrecking crew – You have to get a dose of rock and roll on each and every day

I’m going to blow up my video – Shut down my radio – Told boss man where to go

Turned off my brain control – That’s the way I want my rock and roll


Living in the jungle, the same as living in the town.

Wherever you go, whatever you see. Situations never change. Come out of your shell. Look over your wall. Seems like people stay the same.

Believe what you want; but we’re your new friends… All alone, you’re only half as strong. Why don’t you come and play? You don’t have to go your own way!

Maybe you need somebody who cares, but no one even knows your name.  

[Kylie Auldist]

Friday night in the Kingdom of Doom – Four ravens fly across the moon

All in now, there’s a noise in the sky – Following all the rules and not asking why

When the sunset wheel begins – Turning into the night

I see everything in black and white and then – Drink all day ‘cos the country’s at war

You’ll be falling off the palace wall – I can’t be any more than I say

Oh in the flood, you’ll be washed away – When the sunset wheel begins – Turning into the night

I see everything in black and white become – A love song for the collaboration

You and me will never be undone – We’ll let it blow away

[The Good, the Bad & the Queen]

See reflections on the water  – More than darkness in the depths 

See him surface in every shadow  – On the wind, I feel his breath

You’ll never know how I watched you from the shadows as a child  – You’ll never know how it feels to be the one who’s left behind 

You’ll never know the days and the nights – The tears, the tears I’ve cried 

But now my time has come – And time, time is not on your side

See him move through smoke and mirrors  – Feel his presence in the crowd 

Other girls they gather around him  – If I had him, I wouldn’t let him out

[Tina Turner]

He doesn’t mean a thing to me, just another pretty face to see

He’s all over town, knocking them down – I’d never let him next to me

He’s on the make, it’s undertake – And I never let him touch my heart

Right now, ask me if I care, look, it’s coming closer… He’s a dream

Well I tell him that I’d rather die


In my dreams I’m dying all the time – Then I wake it’s kaleidoscopic mind

I never meant to hurt you – I never meant to lie – So this is goodbye?

This is goodbye – Tell the truth, you’ve never wanted me

Tell me – In my dreams I’m jealous all the time – When I wake I’m going out of my mind


Holy water cannot help you down  – Hours and armies couldn’t keep me out

I don’t want your money – I don’t want your crowd

See I have to burn – Your kingdom down

And no rivers and no lakes can put the fire out – I’m gonna raise the stakes, I’m gonna smoke you out

Seven devils all around you – Seven devils in my house

See they were there when I woke up this morning – I’ll be dead before the day is done

[Florence + the Machine]

In the land of gods and monsters – I was an angel – Living in the garden of evil

Screwed up, scared, doing anything that I needed – Shining like a fiery beacon

You got that medicine I need – Fame, liquor, love, give it to me slowly -Put your hands on my waist, do it softly

Me and God we don’t get along, so now I sing – No one’s gonna take my soul away

Innocence lost

When you talk it’s like a movie and you’re making me crazy – Because life imitates art

If I get a little prettier, can I be your baby? – You tell me life isn’t that hard

[Lana Del Rey]

Moon river, wider than a mile – I’m crossing you in style some day

Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker – Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way

Two drifters, off to see the world – There’s such a lot of world to see

We’re after the same rainbow’s end, waiting around the bend – My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me

[Louis Armstrong]

She wore blue velvet – Bluer than velvet was the night

Softer than satin was the light – From the stars

She wore blue velvet – Bluer than velvet were her eyes

Shadows fall so blue – As lonely as a blue, blue star

[Isabella Rossellini]

Every night at midnight and a new episode is aired every Friday midnight on Wirral Wave radio or AirTime. Later on SoundCloud for some time.

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