1 :: Yoko Kanno & the Seatbelts – Stray Dog Strut
we don't keep no dog tags, we live in the dog days
Because the Dalish elves rock the longest, weirdest road trip in the history of Thedas. Not their anthem, but totally their themesong.
2 :: Gogol Bordello – Avenue B
not you, not me
nobody learns no nothing from no history
DEAR ZATHRIAN, YOU ARE A DOUCHE. PLEASE CUT THAT SHIT OUT. KTHX, yesthatnagia
3 :: Mirah – Si Se Calla El Cantor
not in english
A song for Zevran's Dalish mother, who followed a woodcutter to Antiva City. I'm 99% sure this song is in Spanish, but the accordian makes me think "pseudo-Italian hilarity," and that's pretty much perfect for any topic related to Zevran.
4 :: Nine Inch Nails – The Mark Has Been Made
A song for Tamlen, and what he becomes. Perhaps the only appropriately creepy song I could find that wasn't Poe's "Terrified Heart".
5 :: Joni Mitchell – I Think I Understand
oh, I think I understand
fear is like a wilderland
A sad, disillusioned, but not hopeless song for the Mahariel Warden, leaving the clan. Lessons have been learned. Too bad they've been learned too late to keep Tamlen from poking the mystical object.
6 :: Ian Bartholomew & Imelda Staunton – It Takes Two
it takes two
I thought one was enough
it's not true:
it takes two of us
DEAR CAMMEN: GROW A SPINE. DEAR GHEYNA: MORALE IS A POWERFUL THING. DEAR BOTH OF YOU: STOP BEING IDIOTS.
7 :: Garmarna – Varulven
not in english, but totally about a wolf eating a woman
A song for Athras and Danyla. Significantly less happy AND less funny than just about anything else in this mix, but hey! A SONG ABOUT WOLVES WHO DO NOT WEAR AWESOME TOPHATS, A PLOT ABOUT WEREWOLVES WHO DO NOT HAVE AWESOME TOPHATS, clearly made for each other, right?
8 :: Flogging Molly – If I Ever Leave This World Alive
If I ever leave this world alive
I'll come back down and sit beside your feet tonight
Wherever I am you'll always be
More than just a memory
A song for Aneirin. Everybody who WASN'T expecting Aneirin to be who and how he was, raise your hands. Oh, I'm alone? I'll just go sit in the corner, then. Meanwhile, enjoy some Flogging Molly.
9 :: Poe – If You Were
Now that I'm here I hear you
And wonder if maybe you can hear yourself
Ringing in me now that you're somewhere else
'Cause I hear your strange music gentle and true
Singing inside me with the best parts of you
Hey, Lanaya? Just keep rockin', kthx.
10 :: Yuki Kajiura – To Nowhere
but in the morning we'll see the sun
bright shining morning dew singing
they who will search will find the land
If I had to pick an anthem for the Dalish, this would be it. A song for an endless journey, and an excellent song to end on.