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A Sweet Song About Doctor Who’s River Song

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There are plenty of fan made songs that overtly reference a specific fandom but what I love about Ally Rhodes’ ode to River Song is its subtlety. She calls it, “a song about the triumph of love over predetermined destiny.” And gets extra points from me for having tags on the video that read: “may possibly have little something to do with doctor who BUT WE SHALL NOT EXPLAIN.” If you listen and still don’t think it’s about Doctor Who’s River Song, hit the jump to read the lyrics. 

there is always a way out
there’s always an escape
if you find yourself surrounded
don’t you dare close your eyes to faith

you’re a child of the darkness
born and bred to close your eyes
but you’ve learned to see with neither open
they’ll take your rights, but they can’t take your mind

the concepts that were planted in your brain
and nourished by the water of your pain
the more you love, the more they feel afraid
you never really did believe in fate

you and i breathe constellations
and twist them in our lungs to stay alive
you’ve lain in silence on the ground
but from the dirt and tears, you learned to rise
from the dirt and tears, you learned to rise

the concepts that were planted in your brain
and nourished by the water of your pain
the more you live, the more they feel afraid
you never really did believe in fate

You can also find Rhodes on Twitter and Facebook.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."