My first complete FILK

Well, I've finally done it. I've completed a filk, called Beginnings. I've been working on 3 different ones, and the other two aren't finished yet, but this one is done. It is a parody of Echoes by Pink Floyd (from their album Meddle), and the subject matter has to do with Harry Potter (what else). It is sung by Harry, and takes place during Chapters 2,3 and 4 of Sorcerer's Stone. I'll include the original lyrics as a reference, but I suggest listening to the song for the full effect.


by Embledore

Overhead a motorbike flies through the clouds inside my dreams
And carrying a giant man
Who holds a babe within his hands
The memory of a distant time
Comes in my sleep into my mind
But when I wake the pleasant dreams are gone

And no-one sings me lullabies
And no-one soothes my anguished cries
But somewhere out there, there must be
Someone who will set me free

Strangers pass me in the street
They seem to take that chance to meet
I don't know them but they seem to know me
And letters come now everyday
They always seem to find a way
I don't know who they're from, but they're for me

And Vernon calls us to move on
We drive all day and finally
We reach the rock upon the sea
My birthday passes right by me

In the night a giant falls upon my waking eyes
Inviting and inciting me to rise
He tells me of a wonderous world
And lets me know just who I am
He offers me a chance to leave my misery

And so he takes me by the hand
And leads me to that wondrous land
And I can see just who I'll be
My life's begun, now I am free.


by Pink Floyd

Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves
In labyrinths of coral caves
An echo of a distant time
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine.

And no one called us to the land
And no one knows the where's or why's.
Something stirs and something tries
Starts to climb toward the light.

Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me.
And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand the best I can.

And no one called us to the land
And no one crosses there alive.
No one speaks and no one tries
No one flies around the sun....

Cloudless everyday you fall upon my waking eyes,
Inviting and inciting me to rise.
And through the window in the wall
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning.

And no one sings me lullabyes
And no one makes me close my eyes
So I throw the windows wide
And call to you across the sky....

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