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03 Casanova icons
17 Masks/Random Fashion icons
16 The Secret Country icons
13 Practical Magic icons
04 Misc. icons
02 Misc. Graphics
05 The Secret Country graphics


AND The Secret Country soundtrack+cover art

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The cleaning out of my hard drive continues. All of these were done a while back, but I hope you enjoy them.

As always, please comment & credit. Thank you!


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THE SECRET COUNTRY SOUNDTRACK






Track Listing
1. The Minstrel Boy - The Corrs
An important song in the Hidden Land, yet one the children have known all their lives
"Land of Song!" cried the warrior bard,
"Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"


2. Come Little Children - Sarah J Parker
Claudia calls to the children
Come little children, I'll take thee away;
Into a land of enchantment...
Come little children, the time's come to play;
Here, in my garden of magic


3. Wunderkind - Alanis Morrisette
Ted and Laura discover the sword and the hedge, but it's Laura who first begins to think of what it will mean if their story is real.
Oh, perilous place walk backwards toward you
Blink disbelieving eyes chilled to the bone
Most visibly brave no apprehended bloom
First to take this foot to virgin snow

I am magnet for all kinds of deeper wonderment
I am a wunderkind
And I live the envelope pushed far enough to believe this
I am a princess on the way to my throne
Destined to serve, destined to roam

Oh, ominous place spellbound and un-child-proofed
My least favorite shelter bear alone
Compatriots in face they’d cringe if I told you
Our best back pocket secret our bond full blown


4. More than it Seems - Kutlass
Ted and the others have played at the Secret for years, but is this real? Does it matter? Here they are royalty; they can change things. Maybe.
Is my imagination running away
Or is all this really happening to me
Am I a prince in a far away land filled with fantasy

Where is reality and what are the actions that will define who I am?
I am holding onto the visions I've seen of what I could be
It's what I should be


'Til there's nothing left of me
Show me the way to these dreams


5. I Fall Asleep - K's Choice
The Hidden Land is much more… real… than they had planned on… Laura’s thoughts as she falls asleep.
There's so much love and beauty
Yet to come, I am aware
But what about the other things
I can no longer bear...?


6. Once Upon a December - Liz Callaway
Memories from their Others haunt the children, always on the edge of their minds. The name of a flower they've never seen, the melody of a song they never heard.
Dancing bears, painted wings,
Things I almost remember.
And a song someone sings,
Once upon a December...


7. Small Moon's Glade - Giuseppe
Ellen summmons the unicorn; Laura follows the cardinal out of time.

8. The Time of No Reply - Nick Drake
Laura chases the unicorns outside her own time.
Summer was gone and the heat died down
And Autumn reached for her golden crown
I looked behind as I heard a sigh
But this was the time of no reply.

The sun went down and the crowd went home
I was left by the roadside all alone
I turned to speak as they went by
But this was the time of no reply.

The trees on the hill had nothing to say
They would keep their dreams till another day
So they stood and thought and wondered why
For this was the time of no reply.

Time goes by from year to year
And no one asks why I am standing here
But I have my answer as I look to the sky


9. Birds Fly Backwards - Ed Harcourt
The children leave the Hidden Land and return to their own world.


10. The Riders of Rohan - Mostly Autumn
The Dragon King's spies have twisted nature, and their cruel designs can be glimpsed in the eyes of birds, in the trees themselves. Ted and the others reflect on the madness inflicted on many of Fence's scouts as they ride south to war- to battle and death.
As the quiet still of dawn reaches for the sun
And the sunshine meadows blow
And dreams and legends spring to life where
Golden men sing golden freedom
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On the borders of the night
Crystals form on green grass blades
Where shadows chill the quiet
And evil forces poison nature
Candles burn in golden halls
The King will ride to open war


11. The Minstrel Boy - Black Hawk Down Sdtrk


12. Everything in its Own Time - Indigo Girls
The story unfolds as they planned it... in spite of them.
All around the table the white-haired men have gathered
Spilling their sons' blood like table wine
Remember everything in its own time


Boys around the table mapping out their strategies
Kings all of mountains one day dust
A lesson learned a loving God and things in their strategies
Kings all of mountains one day dust
A lesson learned a loving God and things in their own time
In nothing more do I trust


And when the winds have blown things round and back again
What was once your pain will be your home
Everything in its own time


13. The Lost Child - Kajura Yuku
The children are all lost in their story
If you are lost in your way
Deep in an awesome story
Don't be in doubt and stray
Cling to your lonesome folly ...


14. We Shall Come Home - Oyster Band
Wild wood, bush & briar
It makes your feet to stumble
Wise Blood, the sky's on fire
Away, away
Wild Wood bush & briar
It makes your hands to tremble
Love, you musn't tire
At the dying of the day

Like the child that needs protection
For whom his mother prays
Through a world that needs correction
We wander all our days
Wild to make our mark

We shall come home
We shall come home before dark


15. Beyond the Pale - Lowen and Navarro
Ted wonders about his decisions. Who will help them in the dangerous world of the Hidden Land?

16. Bury My Lovely - October Project
Their Others haunt the children increasingly, and maybe forever.
Cover the madness
Cover the fear
No one will ever
Know you were here
A figure in the hallway light
Returning like a ghost
Something that was left behind
Something in a child's mind...

A shadow from another time
Is waiting in the night
Something happened long ago
Something that will not let go...


17. World on Fire - Sarah MacLauchlan and Robbie Robertson
The kids are going to do all they can, but they must have help. Fence. Randolph. The deceivers may be their only salvation but will they accept it?
The world’s on fire, it’s more then I can handle
I’ll tap into the water try and bring my share
Try to bring more, more then I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able

Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You’re not alone in these stories’ pages
The light has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I’ll try to hold it in


18. Still Waters at Night - Joan Baez
The Gray Lake is more than it seems.
Still waters at night in the darkest of dark
But you rise as white as the birch tree's bark
Or a pale wolf in winter, you look down and shiver
At still waters at night
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You’ve reason to fear, there is no protection
But a garden of emeralds and a moonlit reflection
Of a boat in the distance, will the devil take his chance
At still waters at night...


19. Center Stage - Indigo Girls
For Melanie, who did it all to prove she could.
Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
Look yourself in the eye before you drown.
Royal rebels discover you.
Trust? You turn, there is no truth...
Figures floating down to lay.
Meet the joker and the thief,
The king and queen but - no relief...

I cross myself before I die.
The leaping man, he asks me why.
"Well your rhythm is off" I reply,
"Now you must dance the dance that you imply!
"Your actions will follow you full circle round,
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“The higher the leap,” I said, “The harder the ground!"


20. I Still Remember - Nightnoise
Peaceful days in the Hidden Land.

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Comments

Wow, beautifully done!
Also, that soundtrack sounds awesome! Is it one I could buy from Amazon, or is it one I would have to download?
Oops, I knew I was forgetting something. It's just a fan mix, and here is the download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?dgdmz2tbjxc
Sweet! Thanks!
Taking 22, 31, 33, and 34 and will credit. Thanks!
Thank you. Enjoy!
What's this book? What's it about? I've never heard of it but it seems worth digging into?
It's The Secret Country by Pamela Dean - it's the first in an amazing trilogy. Each book actually gets better, which is pretty rare. The plot centers around 5 cousins who find a couple swords and a gateway into the magical world they'd made up... only to find that their Secret Country is uncomfortably real, and tends to upset their expectations. Add in the problem of being two places at once, magicians, whimsical unicorns, a conquest-minded shape-shifter king, and all kinds of quotes drawn from poems, folk songs and Shakespeare, and that is The Secret Country.

here</i> is the amazon page for it.
Ooh! Sounds like my type of book! Thank you :D
Man, I love your fanmix! Thanks so much; I also grabbed 19 and 24 out of your icons. Thank you again, and I'll be sure to credit you! I've certainly gotten compliments about the friends-only banner you made for me!
Thank you! I'm glad you're happy with the banner. :D

*lol@your icon* Words cannot express how disappointed I am with that movie before I've even seen it. The more I hear the worse it gets. No Arthurian myths? The Lady is a ninja? Rider has a love interest?? Will's family is abusive/neglectful?? Blech.
I am quite intrigued the The Secret Country that you've highlighted here and in other posts.

Can you provide a little background? I can see that it's from a book series but has it been adapted or have you found images to illustrate it?

I've snagged #33 & #34 for use on my dream journal.
Thank you!

Hmm, definitely go forth and read it. It's newly republished, and here is the amazon page, but it hasn't been adapted for a movie. I'm not sure you could keep all the awesomeness of the language intact in a movie form, although in the right hands I think a movie adaptation could be just as wonderful with or without the middle English and such. The pics I've used to illustrate it are all from getty or punchstock, or random internet searching.

You're very welcome. The Secret Country needs more love.
Oh my god! I love these! I ganked about 15 of them and will credit, and also ganked the fanmix. Thank you SO MUCH. I loved that book. I need to read the sequels one of these days. Also, your Searching for Unicorns one totally reminds me of Luna Lovegood too.

Also, do you mind if I use a few of these at my InsaneJournal?
Omg, you do need to read the sequels! They're even more amazing than The Secret Country. I hadn't thought of Luna when I made that, but yeah- it is very Luna. I love that character. She and Laura would be great friends. lol

And no, I don't mind. Just credit me with vanity_made @ lj or something like that.
Oh, thank you, these are beautiful. I haven't heard of The Secret Country before, but now I want to try it with such beautiful accompaniments as these. Snagged 10, 14, 19, 20, 38, 39, 51, and the music. Thank you!
thank you. enjoy the mix, and definitely look up the books. They're well worth it.
Your graphics are lovely!

You have October Project on here! And Ed Harcourt and Nick Drake and Indigo Girls.

I need to see this Secret Country thing. Is it a movie? Book? Do tell!

Oh, I see, someone linked to Amazon. Looks pretty awesome!
Thank you. I heart Nick Drake. And it is a book- an amazing book as you've probably saw on the amazon page already. :D
The soundtrack was cool - thanks!
The Secret Country icons are lovely, but I must say you are fully wonderful for compiling that soundtrack. And oh! you included October Project! Sometimes I feel as if I'm the only one who knows them.

My heart is happy. You have made my day. Thank you!
took 18 and 19, awesome, will credit
I took a couple, they're all really beautiful. Will credit when used. Again, they're fantastic :)
19 is amazing. Love it.
Damn beatiful works **
I love all them!
Thanks for sharing
several of these were calling my name so I nabbed 'em. credit given
Wau! These are so beautiful.
So pretty! Taking #30.