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For Today I am a Wild Creature :: A Beauty and the Beast fanmix

This fanmix is based on the original fairy tale, and in a way you could say this is a retelling within itself. It begins with the beast, and his transformation, and then comes Beauty into the castle and how their relationship develops, and yeah. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale, I've read so many retellings of it and I think this is a good mix of and for all of them.







TRAGIC MIRROR - SONDRE LERCHE
Here's a man, his own tragic mirror
capable of such crimes; he is scared
to look at himself too long at a time

The beast was transformed, he hates what he sees of himself and hates what he's become, he is ashamed.

ON SUSSEX DOWNS - PATRICK WOLF
For today I am a wild creature,
And tomorrow I will be lost again.

ROSES - THE ROCKET SUMMER
Keep holding on,
All I got is holding on these roses,
The thorns keep on digging but my soul believes...please.

Places, seasons,
Millions of pieces,
Together and all alone,
Needing, Repeating,
Living and bleeding,
Lost in the cohesion.
Stagnant or will I run?

The beast takes great pride in his roses and considers it the only things he has left. He knows it's a long shot, but he believes the curse will be broken someday, hopefully.

FORKS - ANNE DUDLEY
(Instrumental)

This is just basically the song I imagine in the background during the time Beauty comes to him. Ultimately though, I just put it here because it's a good point to separate just the Beast to where Beauty comes in because I didn't have a lyrical song for that. :P

ASHES AND WINE - A FINE FRENZY
Is there a chance, a fragment of light
At the end of the tunnel, a reason to fight?
Is there a chance you may change your mind
Or are we ashes and wine?

So this is probably more based on the Disney version, when Belle didn't come to dinner and then the Beast saw her in the mirror saying, "I don't want to get to know him! I don't want to have anything to do with him!" And the Beast said, "She'll never see me as anything but a monster. It's hopeless."

THE DEMON - EMILY JANE WHITE
And if there was a beast would you hold him?
And be a doctor by his side?...
You'll be drunk on electric wine
Oh this town you've never seen before

So, I guess this mix is based on the Disney version more than I thought it was because this is supposed to be for after the Beast saves her from the wolves, and she comes back and nurses him and starts to like him, and starts to get used to this new place.

NEVER IS A PROMISE - FIONA APPLE
You'll never touch these things that I hold
The skin of my emotions lies beneath my own
You'll never feel the heat of this soul
My fever burns me deeper than I've ever shown to you

You'll say "don't fear your dreams"
It's easier than it seems
You'll say you'd never let me fall from hopes so high
But never is a promise and you can't afford to lie

This is when Beauty and Beast were beginning to be friends. Beast is starting to gain hope but he's still very cynical and hopeless at the same time. Beauty promises she'll stay forever, and she's teaching him things and trying to help him and stuff.

HAPPY - JENNY LEWIS WITH THE WATSON TWINS
Cause I can't remember why I hated you
Can't remember why I still do
But I'm as sure as the moon rolls around you
That I could be happy, happy
Oh, so happy, happy

Beauty is starting to be happy with this new home and life, she knows she should hate the Beast still, and she does sort of, but she's beginning to see the light and beginning to, well, be happy.

SUCH A COMMON BIRD - ANE BRUN
Help me figure this out
Help me figure you in
You're a shadow to me
That I echo when I sing

They're starting to fall for each other but their confused, especially Beauty.

LION - REBECCA ST. JAMES
This is not a dream that I'm living
This is just a world of your own
You took me from all that I knew
Shown me how it feels to hope
With you with me, facing tomorrow together
I can learn to fly
Feels like I'm living in a lion's mouth, but the lion is an angel

I feel bad, this is a song about Jesus. BUT IT FITS WHEN YOU PUT IT INTO *THIS* CONTEXT, right? Lol, anyway, both Beauty and the Beast were feeling hopeless, but they both helped each other regain the hope within them, they taught them new things and helped them grow as people. I think the last line is a very good metaphor for Beauty and her feelings for the Beast and her new life.

STRIKE A CHORD - CHARLENE KAYE
Cause love is a very strong and sacred thing
And you can't stop it when you want to
Even as bruises start to show
And true, taking chances gets you halfway there
But I'm not ready yet
My heart's too tattered and bent
And I move too slow

You strike a certain chord in the thick of me
And I'm too aware it's ringing out in you as within me
I know you've had such a hard time to get me by your side
But I've heard this song before in a different key
And I fear we might be singing out too late or too early
To set the stage for one more right gone wrong

There both in love with each other, there's no denying, but Beauty isn't ready to show it, doesn't think it's completely right, and she's very -- oh, for the lack of a better word -- scared to start a relationship with him.

THE CALL - REGINA SPEKTOR
It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word
And then that word grew louder and louder
'Til it was a battle cry

I'll come back
When you call me
No need to say goodbye

The first verse is very self-explanatory so I'll skip that but the next part is basically, Beauty is able to go back to her home and family, only for a month, she tells the Beast it's okay, she'll come back.

RETURN TO ME - SPARKLEHORSE
Be still oh rusting river
Unlock her name from your grass
Unburden the pressures of fathoms
Of tears from me
Return to me
Return to me, my love

The Beast is absolutely terrible without Beauty there, he's depressed and that's killing him, he want her back more than anything.

SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR - YANN TIERSEN
Now I can't explain
The path is newly paved
And sorrow hides its face
I've found someone to live for
No I can't explain
The path is newly paved
And sorrow hides its face
I've found someone to live for

Beauty is also growing sad while she's away from the Beast and with her family. She's happy to be back of course, but she's realized that she is in love with the Beast and has found something filled within her. You could say it's a case of "absence makes the heart grow fonder."

THE MAGIC OF US - BIM
How does all this feeling grow
How does all this feeling go on

And I will lift my head above the sky
And I will see the stars tonight
The stars tonight will brighten our faces
Our minds will be racing along
With our hearts intertwined with love
The magic of us

Ooh, the Beast and Beauty are back together again, Beauty tells the Beast she loves him (in the original tale she finally accepted his marriage proposal but honestly I think him asking every night was creepy so THEY JUST NEED LOVE, OKAY?), the Beast transforms back into a handsome prince, hence "the magic of them", and they all live happily ever after.

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Other Fairy Tale mixes:
Cinderella The Little Mermaid
(more coming soon)


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