I would spy
on you during playtime.
You would fly
From the swing into the sky.
Make a turn
Land with both feet on the ground.
So I told you
how you do this.
That's when I knew
This is my wish.
For you

I wish you peace and love and happiness in everything you do.
Afraid that everywhere you go someone will be in love with you.
And I know that if you'd stay within these loving arms of mine,
That every single one of these dreams would come true.

You outgrew me,
had a baby.
There's a prophecy.
Says you may have birthed the one
who'll defeat him
He who'll not be named.
So I beg him
And ask Albus, the Saint
Please protect her,

I wish you peace and love and happiness in everything you do.
I pray that everywhere you go someone will be in love with you.
And I know that if you stay within these loving arms of mine,
That every single one of these dreams will come true.

I wish you peace and love and happiness in everything you do.
I pray everywhere you go someone will be in love with you.
And I know that if you'd stay within these loving arms of mine,
That every single one of these dreams would come true.

As I lay here,
blood rushing out of my head,
give my memories
to a boy with scar on head.
Your son
Protected him since he was young
And as I'm dying,
I look for one last time.
Into this face,
and into your eyes
and into your eyes
and into your eyes
and into your eyes.

I wish you peace and love and happiness in everything you do.
I pray that everywhere you go someone will be in love with you.
And I know that if you'd stay within these loving arms of mine,
That every single one of these dreams would come true.

I wish you peace and love and happiness in everything you do.
I pray that everywhere you go someone will be in love with you.
And I know that if you'd stay within these loving arms of mine,
That every single one of these dreams would come true.


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    General CommentThere is a wrong lyric. Instead of "And ask how/all this the same" it should be "And ask Albus, the saint" I don't know how to fix this, but I'm sure those are the right lyrics.
    JohnnyMotifon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThank you, JohnnyMotif. I wasn't sure of the lyrics because it's so hard to find wROCK lyrics, so I've been typing a lot of them up myself, while trying to figure them out. I'll fix it.
    cheesycheese01on January 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it is "and ask Albus the same"
    amidawnon July 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely "and ask Albus the same".

    The chorus is wrong as well; it's "I pray", not "afraid". I had that mixed up for a while when I first heard the song, too, because it doesn't sound like a very Snapeish thought, but Adam kind of idealises the character (in a way that works for this song, since from his perspective Lily is the best part of him and his love for her his only virtue).

    Technical stuff out of the way, this song is gorgeous. I love the opening line; "I would spy on you during playtime." It's humourous, with the 'spy' thing, but that's overshadowed by the poignancy and the tragedy inherent in that, knowing how that would inform Snape's entire life - how he'd only ever be on the outside looking in. The whole first verse has a lovely sound to it, really; the lyrics flow really well, especially with Adam's wonderful voice.

    And of course, the last verse.. "And as I'm dying, I look for one last time.. into his face, and into your eyes." Haunting. The play on words is great, but there's so much more in that line than simple wordplay, or even the obvious fact of his death and those eyes being the last thing he sees: it also has hints that maybe Severus finally saw Harry for who he really was in that moment, not just James's son but also Lily's, which ties in nicely with the epilogue and how it's through Harry that he's ultimately vindicated. It's ultimately not enough, of course - Snape is gone, sacrificing himself for the cause he was forced into by his bad choices at an age he couldn't know better, and not there to see that finally, finally, his efforts are appreciated.

    I'm going to be seeing the Mudbloods at Wrockstock in November for their very last performance. I just missed out on getting into wizard rock by about a month the last time they performed around here. I predict that it will be amazing, and that every single person will cry. Every one.
    Chagrinon August 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's certainly "And ask Albus the same." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the chorus is "I know that if you'd stayed within these loving arms of mine," in the past tense, since she didn't.

    Note: Adam Dubberly is absolutely wonderful, and this is quite possibly the most romantic, sweetest song ever written (oddly enough).

    WIZARD ROCK ON!
    SuddenlySeymouron December 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know how to get this song??? I've looked everywhere and i cant find it!
    dancer025on February 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is on the album "A War Amidst Pop Songs" I bought this album at one of their shows almost two years ago, so I'm not sure where you could get it. Try amazon? If all else fails, maybe I could shoot you an email. :P
    cheesycheese01on April 21, 2010   Link

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