echoes: (∀ l cracks begin to show)
Title: As The Day Is Fading
Song: "White Houses" by Vanessa Carlton
Duration: 3:58 minutes
Character/Pairing: Merlin/Arthur/Morgana/Gwen (emphasis on Arthur/Merlin/Morgana), hint of Uther/Morgana, Gwen/Lancelot and Merlin/Will
Spoilers: Spoilery for all of Series One.
Summary: I'm gone as the day is fading on white houses
Watch: iMeem, YouTube
Download: 34.85 MB WMV file @ Mediafire
Disclaimer: All clips & media copyright their respective owners. I own nothing.

Notes: Wow, this vid took five days to complete, which is somewhat startling to me, seeing as my usual construction time is several MONTHS. And WMM was strangely well-behaved during the whole process.

First things first, massive, MASSIVE thanks to [ profile] sophieisgod who encouraged me to start this project and was just as excited about it as I was. Your commentary on the clips I sent you was absolutely lovely, and this vid probably wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. ♥♥♥

This vid is an exercise in Taking Songs Literally, if anything. "White Houses" is a beautiful song about losing your virginity, but one day it came up on shuffle, and my brain went, 'Gee, this sounds SOMEWHAT FAMILIAR,' and the concept for this fanvid was born. It's about love, it's about magic (and its consequences), it's even a little bit about the downfall of Camelot. But really, this vid is pretty open to interpretation, so take from the imagery what you will. Enjoy.

"White Houses" by Vanessa Carlton
Crashed on the floor when I moved in
This little bungalow with some strange new friends
Stay up too late, and I'm too thin
We promise each other it's 'til the end
Now we're spinning empty bottles
It's the five of us
With pretty eyed boys girls die to trust
I can't resist the day
No, I can't resist the day

Jenny screams out and it's no pose
'Cause when she dances she goes and goes
Beer through the nose on an inside joke
And I'm so excited, I haven't spoken
And she's so pretty, and she's so sure
Maybe I'm more clever than a girl like her
Summer's all in bloom
Summer is ending soon

It's alright and it's nice not to be so alone
But I hold on to your secrets in white houses

Maybe I'm a little bit over my head
I come undone at the things he said
And he's so funny in his bright red shirt
We were all in love and we all got hurt
I sneak into his car's cracked leather seat
The smell of gasoline in the summer heat
Boy, we're going way too fast
It's all too sweet to last

It's alright
And I put myself in his hands
But I hold on to your secrets in white houses
Love, or something ignites in my veins
And I pray it never fades in white houses

My first time, hard to explain
Rush of blood, oh, and a little bit of pain
On a cloudy day, it's more common than you think
He's my first mistake

Maybe you were all faster than me
We gave each other up so easily
These silly little wounds will never mend
I feel so far from where I've been
So I go, and I will not be back here again
I'm gone as the day is fading on white houses
I lied, wrote my injuries all in the dust
In my heart is the five of us
In white houses

And you, maybe you'll remember me
What I gave is yours to keep
In white houses
In white houses
In white houses

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