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  1. Chellote

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    I knew it from the first time I heard it in chapter 1, even in the short form, that It's My Turn would be my favorite song off the album. It speaks to the amount of growth that Weiss has done over the last three volumes, as does Mirror Mirror Pt 2 though in a more chilling fashion. This makes her fate at the end of the Volume even more perplexing and depressing, especially given subtle hints about Papa Schnee's disposition and treatment of his daughters. The other song that really sticks out is Cold, written for Monty in the measure of how he felt, though it definitely can be adapted for Pyrrha and Juane, I can't listen to it at all right now without tearing up.
     
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    I rather like divide, and while I haven't listened to when it falls yet, I don't think they're all that similar.
     
  3. AceofAces

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    RWBY VOLUME III SOUNDTRACK LYRICS

    WHEN IT FALLS

    (Verse 1)
    Maybe red's like roses?
    Maybe it's the pool of blood
    The innocents will lay in
    When in the end you've failed to save them?
    Their dying eyes
    Are wide and white like snow
    And now they know
    The cost of trusting you's obliteration

    (Pre-chorus 1)
    Mirrors will shatter
    Crushed by the weight of the world
    The pillars collapse in shame

    (Chorus)
    There'll be no rest
    There'll be no love
    There'll be no hero in the end
    Who will rise above
    And when it ends
    The good will crawl
    The shining light will sink in darkness
    Victory for hate incarnate
    Misery and pain for all
    When it falls

    (Verse 2)
    Swallowed by the darkness
    Soon the moon is bathed in black
    The light of hope is taken
    And discontent is the contagion
    The blinding eyes
    That burn a yellow flame
    The embers that remain
    Will light the fuse of condemnation

    (Pre-chorus 2)
    Kingdoms in tatters
    Hung on the brink of a war
    The peace will succumb to flames

    (Bridge)
    This is not a tragedy
    It's not an accident
    You placed your faith in fools
    And now you'll smother in lament
    They play the part of allies
    Claiming peace their only goal
    But once the fight for power starts
    They'll eat each other whole
    Their iron gloves point fingers
    They'll wage a war of blame
    And mankind will wilt in pain

    (Chorus)
    There'll be no rest
    There'll be no love
    There'll be no hero in the end
    Who will rise above
    And when it ends
    The good will crawl
    The shining light will sink in darkness
    Victory for hate incarnate
    Misery and pain for all
    When it falls

    I'M THE ONE

    (Verse 1A)
    Welcome to the bloodbath, jump into the tub
    Fist-fight, death-match, come and join the club

    Kick-start your face with a metal-clad boot
    You should give up now, your retaliation's moot

    I'll run circles round ya, I can touch the sky
    I'm gonna make ya hurt and I'm gonna make you cry

    You want to mess around? Well come on let's go
    I got no time to waste, let's start the show

    (Verse 1B)
    I'm the one that your mama said
    'Don't mess with them or you'll end up dead
    That type they don't follow any rules'
    You're looking tall, you're looking tough
    I'm sorry dude, it's not enough
    Your girlfriend's purse won't help you win this duel

    (Pre-chorus 1)
    The bigger they are then the more that they bleed
    The deeper the scars that won't heal
    Buckets of pain as they lie there in shame
    Knowing how true defeat feels

    (Chorus)
    I'm the one
    That was born in a nightmare, a murderer's son
    Got no gun
    But I gleam like a blade and I'm harder than iron
    I'm the one
    Who rose out of filth and was loved by no-one
    Delusion
    I'll steal til your blind and defeat you from inside your mind

    (Verse 2A)
    You're still standing up? Well let's go another round
    Singin' king of pain and you're gonna get crowned

    You like the way I dress? Yeah I know I'm fine
    The blood's gonna stain but it won't be mine

    Just chill here while I drop into the brush
    See you when I land and you're gonna feel the crush

    Lay right down and grab a little rest
    I guess you didn't know that you were dealing with the best

    (Verse 2B)
    You shoulda stayed at home today
    This fisticuff won't go your way
    This confrontation isn't just for school

    It might be hard to hear me say
    Kicking your ass is child's play
    I hope you're not crushed by this ridicule

    (Pre-chorus 2)
    A slap on the wrist and a kick to the chin
    A hint of the flavor of steel
    No one to blame, it's the end of the game
    The humiliation is real

    (Chrous)
    I'm the one
    That was ripped from the earth and exposed to the sun
    Overrun
    By the hate and the beatings, defiled by a father
    I'm the one
    I'll race with your eyes and you'll never outrun
    Illusions
    Will conquer your mind and will make you fulfill my design

    IT'S MY TURN

    (Intro)
    When I was young
    If I just closed my eyes
    Then I could go anywhere
    Dream of any place
    Imagination set the pace
    And my heart was happy there

    What a shame that you came
    Round and told me
    Said my dreams can't come true
    "Don't be foolish
    Give up your wish
    Big things aren't for you"

    And how you'd scold and chide me
    Forever criticize me
    But now I think I know the truth

    (Verse 1A)
    You were the one
    Who held me down and told me
    I was heading nowhere
    You said know your place
    Accept your fate and show good face
    And be thankful that you're there

    (Verse 1B)
    That was so long ago
    When you owned me
    I believed it was true
    Bend me shape me
    Build me break me
    Why was I your fool?

    (Pre-chorus 1)
    And now I'm so much stronger
    I'm not yours any longer
    I've got a message here for you

    (Chorus)
    Time for you to learn
    It's my turn
    I won't be held down any longer
    I've waited all my life and finally it's here
    It all begins
    A chance to win
    A dream that's been a lifetime
    An endless vast uphill climb
    The day I've waited for is drawing near

    (Verse 2A)
    Hey wait turn and show your face
    I've got a lot to say
    And you're not going anywhere
    You lose; the time you ruled me's through
    I'm in control, I own my soul
    And I'll never go back there

    (Verse 2B)
    Wasted years that I spent
    Never knowing
    I was kept, I was used
    Never-ending
    Condescending
    Now I just refuse

    (Pre-chorus 2)
    I don't care what it costs me
    I know I almost lost me
    Won't spend another day confused

    (Bridge)
    You rose I fell
    Made my life hell
    Anything to crush my soul
    Anything to feel control
    Finally free I've come so far
    Finally see how sick you are

    (Pre-chorus 3)
    I spent my life degraded
    But I won't leave here jaded
    I'll start again and finally prove

    (Chorus)
    Time for you to learn
    It's my turn
    I won't be held down any longer
    I've waited all my life and finally it's here
    It all begins
    A chance to win
    A dream that's been a lifetime
    An endless vast uphill climb
    The day I've waited for is drawing near

    NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU

    (Verse 1)
    You are my star
    You are the one
    You make me smile when the world's come undone
    You are the one who sweeps me off of my feet
    You totally rock
    You're crazy and cool
    Everything's all that I love about you
    Girl of my dreams, you would make my life complete

    (Pre-chorus 1)
    Oh, but you're a distant dream to me
    Then I know and I know that you're
    Out of my league
    How could it ever be?

    (Chorus)
    What am I supposed to do?
    Just sit here and not fall in love with you?
    Can I do anything to conceal it?
    Can I lock up my heart and not feel it?
    Try to hide from the fact
    That theres no turning back
    I'm in love

    (Verse 2)
    You leave me weak
    You make me strong
    All that I need is to know I'm not wrong
    If love is blind how do I make you see me?
    You're my PYT
    My cherie amour
    One look at you and my heart starts to soar
    No other girl could compete with your esprit

    (Pre-chorus 2)
    Oh and if your heart would just agree
    Then I know and I know that I could be
    Oh I could believe
    You're all that I ever need

    (Chorus)
    What am I supposed to do?
    Just sit here and not fall in love with you?
    Can I do anything to conceal it?
    Can I lock up my heart and not feel it?
    Try to hide from the fact
    That theres no turning back
    I'm in love

    (Bridge)
    And like the autumn leaves
    I just can't help myself
    I'm falling there's no doubt
    It's you and no one else
    Is there any chance
    For this dream romance?
    Should I just give up
    What's a fool to do?
    Could you fall for me
    Like I fell for you?

    (Chorus)
    What am I supposed to do?
    Just sit here and not fall in love with you?
    Can I do anything to conceal it?
    Can I lock up my heart and not feel it?
    Try to hide from the fact
    That theres no turning back
    I'm in love

    (Repeat Chorus))

    NEON

    (Verse 1)
    We're all born with a dream
    We wanna make come true
    The best will climb to the top like me
    The rest will end up like you

    I bet it's hard to live with
    Knowing that you'll never be this fine
    Don't be distraught, don't be sad
    You gave it your best try

    (Chorus)
    Listen girlfriend, can't you see?
    I'm all of the things that you'll never be
    I'm cool like the rain and I'm hot like the sun
    I'm a neon rainbow and you're no fun

    (Verse 2)
    May be time to retreat
    You need a diva review
    You can see I never miss a beat
    Your makeover's long overdue

    Just try to understand this
    It's not that I am trying to outshine
    You've got your inner beauty
    We can't all be divine

    (Chorus)
    Listen girlfriend, can't you see?
    I'm all of the things that you'll never be
    I'm cool like the rain and I'm hot like the sun
    I'm a neon rainbow and you're no fun

    (Bridge)
    No one likes a girl who wears a silly frown
    (Just wear a smile and you'll turn it all around)
    Just think of happy things
    You'll see in no time
    Fun every day
    The clouds roll away
    Try it you'll see
    Just be more like me!

    (Chorus)
    Listen girlfriend, can't you see?
    I'm all of the things that you'll never be
    I'm cool like the rain and I'm hot like the sun
    I'm a neon rainbow and you're no fun
     
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    MIRROR, MIRROR PART II

    (Verse 1A)
    Who am I to complain?
    My life's been spared so much pain
    Born with all that I need
    My comfort's all guaranteed

    (Verse 1B)
    So what's the problem?
    What's keeping me
    From moving forward?
    It's hard to see

    (Pre-chorus 1)
    I should be free now
    I should be fine
    But the life I fought for
    Still isn't mine

    (Chorus)
    Some believe in fairy stories
    And the ghosts that they can't see
    I know that I could do so much
    If I could just believe in me
    Mirror, mirror
    Tell me something
    Can I stop my fall?

    (Verse 2A)
    Years of scorn will leave you cold
    "Forget your dreams, do what you're told"
    When disapproval's all you're shown
    The safest place becomes alone

    (Verse 2B)
    And isolation's
    The price you pay
    And every friendship
    Is pushed away

    (Pre-chorus 2)
    But bit by bit now
    A step each day
    I'm slowly starting
    To find my way

    (Chorus)
    Some believe in fairy stories
    And the ghosts that they can't see
    I know that I could do so much
    If I could just believe in me
    Mirror, mirror
    I'll tell you something
    I think I might change it all

    DIVIDE

    Does it feel good? Knowing you tried?
    Knowing that all that remains
    Is the slow cold brutal death
    Of the fools that will all die in vain

    How does it feel
    Knowing your efforts will fail?
    All that you've built will be torn down
    The hope of your people assailed

    Send your guardians
    They will fail
    Legends and heroes will crumble and fall
    You will not prevail

    When allied together
    A threat, men display
    Divide them with doubt
    It will all wash away

    One spark can incite their hope
    And ignite the hearts of their weary souls
    I will extinguish that flame

    Form your armies, dream your dreams
    Make your plans and plot your schemes
    Send your fighters one and all
    Then in battle watch them fall

    It was you who ended their lives
    Made them to dig their own graves
    With your dark, sick, cruel design
    Convinced them their world could be saved

    Have you no shame?
    Signing them up for your war
    Train them to fight what they can't beat
    Your sins are what they'll pay for

    Sacrifice them
    For your needs
    Slaughter is coming the end drawing near
    You'll regret your deeds

    Legends and fairy tales
    Scattered in time
    Maidens and kingdoms
    Wrapped up in a lie

    These children you mislead
    You'll watch them all bleed
    Strength will not bring victory

    Divide them
    Tear them apart
    Sever their trust
    It will strangle their hearts

    Inside them
    Plant seeds of doubt
    Hope will be smothered
    They'll turn on each other

    Hatred will sprout
    Suspicion and doubt
    Friendships deny
    While allegiances die

    The taste will be sweet
    When you get what you've earned
    And I'll watch you burn

    COLD

    (Verse 1)
    I never felt
    That it was wise
    To wish too much
    To dream too big
    Would only lead
    To being crushed

    Then I met you
    You weren't afraid
    Of anything
    You taught me how
    To leave the ground
    To use my wings

    (Pre-chorus 1)
    I never thought a hero
    Would ever come my way
    But more than that
    I never thought
    You'd be taken away

    (Chorus)
    Now it's cold without you here
    It's like winter lasts all year
    But your star's still in the sky
    So I won't say goodbye
    I don't have to say goodbye

    (Verse 2)
    My days of doubt
    Were in the past
    With you around
    You helped me feel
    I had a place
    Direction found

    You showed me that
    A greater dream
    Can be achieved
    Enough resolve
    Will conquer all
    If we believe

    (Pre-chorus 2)
    The light you gave to guide me
    Will never fade away
    But moving forward never felt
    As hard as today

    (Chorus)
    Now it's cold without you here
    It's like winter lasts all year
    But your star's still in the sky
    So I won't say goodbye
    I don't have to say goodbye
     
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    For a while, I couldn't quite pinpoint what about Divide irked me somewhat, until now. I realized recently that Divide doesn't have a chorus. It's just a collection of verses.

    Choruses are the most important part of a song: they are the part that is repeated, and serves to hook listeners while defining the tone and message of the song. Consequently, songs are built around the chorus with the pre-chorus being used to transition from verse to chorus, and the chorus is often the last (or close to last) section of the song so that it ends on the song's internal anthem.

    Divide however, lacks this basic structure so there's nothing for the listener to gravitate to, no anthem to sing that summarizes what the song is about.
     
  6. The Supreme One

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    um..... not every song in the world is in strophic form

    I'll check the form later, but I don't think it's through composed.

    EDIT: I'm getting AA'BAA' so.... one of the main variants of song form. Generally encountered in big band, where B is the solo section and the second A is the shout chorus.
     
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    I think I see what you're saying, but it's not a perfect comparison. The thing about big band instrumental songs that use this format, it's the instruments that are the leading voice, so when it goes back to the shout chorus, it is just that, a chorus and something that is repeated (example "In the Mood").

    The same principle doesn't necessarily translate well to a vocalist song where the instruments are in the background and it's the vocalist taking center stage. The internal structure of the verses may be the same from a non-lyrical standpoint, but that's just it: they're verses because of the difference in words being sung. They're not shout choruses. The result is one that is more closely associated to a through-composed song rather than a strophic form.
     
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    the voice is an instrument and if the internal structure of the sections is the same than it is inherently not through composed

    but we're not going to agree on this one.
     
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    I think we did agree that it's not a true through-composed song, but it's close. And yes, the voice is an instrument, but no other instrument can produce words, so there's a qualitative difference at play here. Regardless of what structure it has, I still don't like the song. I don't think it works and it's just not something I enjoy listening to.
     
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    I got to say that the Scores and orchestra of Vol.3 were so good, it really does get the point across and emotionally.
     

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