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screamed-not-spoken · a day ago
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TAD songs are so immersive and evocative both musically and lyrically that it hits that sweet spot in the brain wherein I need to paint everything out to be able to do literally anything else
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[ID: A digital painting showing a redheaded woman wearing a light flowy dress, lying on her side in the snow at the bank of a river that shows a night sky full of stars. One arm is outstretched in front of her, fingers in the palm of a hand arising from the snow. The woman is looking somewhere offscreen above her head, and a fox's pawprints can be seen leading in that direction. She is backlit by a pink and orange sunrise. \END ID]
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screamed-not-spoken · 2 days ago
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Don’t you know that I’ll be with you all along, as long as you are kind to those who are not strong and cannot find their scarlet welly boots.
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screamed-not-spoken · 3 days ago
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when i tell you my jaw dropped
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screamed-not-spoken · 3 days ago
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celebrating my body post top surgery by listening to the most Gender song + embroidering with my lil t-rex arms
Ruin project 3/? (1, 2). ID in alt text
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screamed-not-spoken · 5 days ago
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the calling - the amazing devil
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screamed-not-spoken · 8 days ago
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"Oh, how, oh, how unreasonable
How unreasonably in love I am with everything you do
I spend my days so close to you 'cause if I'm standing here, maybe everyone will think I'm alright" - Fair by The Amazing Devil
This, this freaking lyrical genius at work here. Just baiting your mind into thinking that the last word will end with an "oo" sound, and if you're like me, you think "cool" BUT NO! There's a slight pause and then he sings "alright"
Ejdjendjenfijehyejfjeifjrkt
The Amazing Devil can take my heart and soul because they are just that good
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screamed-not-spoken · 10 days ago
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joey batey really just goes MYY DRESS IS ON FIRE andIhurlmyselfIhealmyself Idragmyselflikearugintherain and its great
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screamed-not-spoken · 12 days ago
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The Bloody Cakes trailer detail post no one asked for:
the lipstick mark on the mirror
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the goddamn hickey
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the makeup
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dirty knuckles
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whatever is going on with this painting
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lil wall unicorn thing
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there's no detail here this is just a Look
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screamed-not-spoken · 19 days ago
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The “that’s what she said” joke at the end of Fair works so well because it’s an entire verse and 1747482 emotions removed from the only other reference to The Office in the whole song so by the time it comes (that’s what she said) you’ve forgotten that it was even a possibility. This is because Joey Batey is a brilliant songwriter. In this essay I will…
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screamed-not-spoken · 24 days ago
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farewell wanderlust 1, fair 8, battle cries 4
What was your first impression of this song (and has it changed)?
omg this was literally the first TAD song I ever heard and I strongly stand by it as the perfect entryway into listening to them. I remember looping it so much that first night, and eventually getting to the point where I was like yeah... I need to hear More™ dsfdfsdf. Though here's a really funny thing I've never mentioned to anyone: when Farewell Wanderlust was first linked on Discord and I listened to the 30 second preview, I didn't fully realize (despite the album cover) that there were two vocalists, since we had just been talking about Joey's involvement. So here I am listening to Madeleine going tf off, and I'm just thinking "oh wow Joey sounds so cool here." And this was before I watched TWN, so I didn't even have Toss A Coin to compare it to sdfdsfsdf
Apparently this is one of the songs I listen to the least on this album now?? Wtf 😔 I still adore it though, I think I just wind up gravitating towards songs like Marbles and WBY more sdfdfsd
4. What’s your favorite lyrical part of the song?
okok I feel like I've definitely mentioned this in so many placed before, so you probably already know, but! I'm obsessed with the way Joey and Madeleine's distinct verses in both Battle Cries and Pruning Shears still often rhyme with each other when they meet on the beat. My absolute favorite instance of this is "you lack the conviction to look at me straight and say yes" on top of "some fictions we took to mean fate, believe me I know." Both for the rhyming overlay of conviction/fictions, look/took, and straight/fate, but also the overlap of Madeleine's "yes" with Joey's "know" to give the impression that they're saying "yes/no" on top of each other. It's brilliant writing, and I adore it to no end.
8. Do you visualize any colors, images, or scenes when listening to this song?
tbh I think I just visualize the scenes outlined in the song? The watching TV with yoghurt, the dancing on the roof, the lying in bed together and running hands through hair. Also that part of A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman where the two of them are running across the rooftop through all the clotheslines lol. And actually, now that I'm thinking about it.... this couple lives in the same apartment complex or the general vicinity of the couple in NYTS.
I associate a lot of THATW with night or late afternoon, and Fair definitely falls in the night realm for me, so this song is like... a midnight blue backdrop, light orange flickering from the TV screen or a fireplace. Also not a visual, but this song feels like being wrapped up in a warm blanket. 💙
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screamed-not-spoken · 24 days ago
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Yay here we go...for the THATW song ask game, Battle Cries for questions 1, 2, and 8?
What was your first impression of this song (and has it changed)?
oooo god I really really wish I could remember! I was listening to the album on shuffle when I first listened to TAD (blasphemous, really, I have to tell everyone I recommend this band to now to listen in order sdfdsfds), so I don't remember when exactly I heard it first or what I thought about it. I know that I heard it before I heard Pruning Shears, so it was my first exposure to the brilliant double vocals. I think, like a lot of THATW songs, it took a moment to grow on me, but now it's one of my top 3 on the album. Battle Cries my beloved 💜
2. How does this song make you feel?
Is "everything" a viable answer? 😅 Tbh, I think it's hard for me to pin down a specific feeling for this song, cause I've yet to truly process all of it. I feel fatigued alongside Madeleine's character as she sings "I'm dolled up love, don't I deserve to just walk away?" but also invigorated by "this isn't a break up, dear heart, it's a season finale," yet also fond and nostalgic over "We were gods, we were kids," and every time Joey whispers "I'm doing fine" at the end, I feel like all the tension in my body is gone. In general, this song just makes me feel some kind of positive.
8. Do you visualize any colors, images, or scenes when listening to this song?
Oooohhh... the most prominent visualization for this song for me is probably an art gallery—both just in the lyric "from the back of the gallery," but also because one of the strongest trains of thought I've had about this song is how it talks about performance (applause, plays, fictions, "sing your notes, play your part, then we'll leave). The idea of being looked at by people, growing up on the "stage of life" and never really being able to duck behind the curtain. I see the characters in this song both as people in the crowd at this art showing (idk why I see Madeleine as the artist and Joey as a friend coming to support her? "You've a knack for applause from the back of the stalls" maybe), and also as the people inside of the paintings. They're like mirrors of a sort that allow the characters to reflect on who they've been, who they are now, and who they have the potential to be.
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screamed-not-spoken · 24 days ago
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The Horror and the Wild song ask game
I promised I'd do a version of this for THATW so here it is. <3
Reblog this if people can choose one of these songs from The Horror and the Wild track list:
The Rockrose and the Thistle
The Horror and the Wild
Wild Blue Yonder
Welly Boots
Farewell Wanderlust
Fair
That Unwanted Animal
Marbles
Battle Cries
and ask you any of these questions about that song:
What was your first impression of this song (and has it changed)?
How does this song make you feel?
How much do you listen to this song?
What’s your favorite lyrical part of the song?
What’s your favorite instrumental part of the song?
What stories or characters (or even real people) are connected to this song in your mind?
What other TAD songs do you associate with this song?
Do you visualize any colors, images, or scenes when listening to this song?
What kind of playlists do you put this song in (if you do)?
When recommending this song to other people, how would you describe it?
Other TAD ask games can be found here. :)
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screamed-not-spoken · 24 days ago
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“They might laugh because you’re leaving, but know we’ll sing your name when you come home.”
I have so much going on this month and I felt the desperate need to create something, so here’s a simple homage to “Chords”. I’m so pleased with how the colors in the ocean turned out and I learned two new stitches when making this one! I’m not a parent and I don’t ever plan on becoming one, but damn if this song doesn’t make me cry anyway
[View all my other embroideries inspired by The Amazing Devil here]
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screamed-not-spoken · 28 days ago
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I listen to The Amazing Devil so much that I can tell the difference between King and Love Run (Intro) solely by the opening radio static. This also applies to Fair and The Old Witch Sleep and the Good Man Grace based on the sound of Joey taking up his guitar
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screamed-not-spoken · a month ago
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Easing myself back into art this New Year and nothing can possibly serve as better inspiritation than the spellbinding lyrics of The Amazing Devil. Also, Happy Birthday, Joey Batey, you dearest of hearts.
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screamed-not-spoken · a month ago
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The Amazing Devil performing live, August 2015 (x)
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screamed-not-spoken · a month ago
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You are that space that’s in between every page, every chord and every screen, you are the driftwood and the rift, you’re the words I promise I don’t mean.                       The Horror and the Wild - The Amazing Devil
Original Photos: The Amazing Devil FB.
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