The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain still remains
Within the sound of silence
"Consider again that dot. That’s here, that’s home, that’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines… every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
The Last Of Us
"You either hang onto your morals and die, or do everything you need to survive."
FIRST KISS: We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time…
"What’s your name again?"
The Chess Metaphor: The Doctor as the King and River Song as the Queen of the set
"The Wedding of River Song"
"The queen is your only legal move. Except you’ve already moved it 12 times which means there are now 4 million volts running through it."
The Silence has moved River one too many times and she is now sparking and deadly; she refuses to be manipulated any more and cannot be moved by them again. The Doctor is winning the game, but to get what he truly wants— information, both during the chess game and in reality— he must concede the game. He concedes to River, allowing himself to trust her, and marries her, thereby winning his life, information, and her.
Nightmare in Silver/The Name of the Doctor
"You could sacrifice your queen."
While the game in TWoRS has the Doctor facing an outside enemy, the game in “Nightmare in Silver” is his battle against himself. This sacrifice gives up the queen, the most powerful piece in the set, for some positional benefit. The Doctor sacrifices the queen during the game to win in general, and saves the children and Clara. However, in doing so he had to face a darker, more painful part of himself. In the next episode, he faces his tomb, an internal attack on himself, but cannot bring himself to rescue Clara until he lets go of his wife, who he had been holding on to for years— so he “sacrifices his queen.”
I’ve isolated the lovely piano-violin duet in episode one that could easily be argued to be Roman’s theme (seeing as how the same melody occurs in each encounter with him). It’s just after the narration, when we first get a glimpse of Roman as he’s walking down the terrorized streets of Downtown Vale.
As it’s part of the score, it technically doesn’t have a name. I took the liberty of calling it “Roman Candle.”
a strange vessel
21 tracks for the human heart, literally, metaphorically, and with an awful lot of blood.
1. a starting pulse | 2. heartbeat - scouting for girls. | 3. blood makes noise - suzanne vega | 4. the organ donor’s march - kim vermillion | 5. imaginary blood - driftless pony club | 6. o my heart - mother mother | 7. the heart song - mr. parr | 8. the circulatory system - rhythm, rhyme, results | 9. heartbeat - childish gambino | 10. hammering in my head - garbage | 11. between two lungs - florence + the machine | 12. obsession (plus move remix) - innerpartysystem | 13. heartbeats - grum | 14. beating hearts - king charles | 15. bloodbeat - patrick wolf | 16. autoclave - the mountain goats | 17. the horror of our love - ludo | 18. still - daughter | 19. some racing, some stopping - headlights | 20. heart monitor flatline | 21. blood (hidden track) - my chemical romance