While studying for latin…

So I was bored while studying. And listening to music at the same time. And yeah…this happened. XP

When I was a young boy,
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band.
He said,
“Son when you grow up, will you be the saviour of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?”
He said
“Will you defeat them, your demons, and all the non believers, the plans that they have made?”
Because one day I leave you,
A phantom to lead you in the summer,
To join the black parade.

This refers to the relationship between Aeneas and Hector. Their relationship is somewhat similar to a father/son relationship, as Aeneas refers to Hector as the “light of the Trojans – last, best hope of Troy”. Hector, the “strong arm that could have saved Troy”, returns to Aeneas in his dreams, “black with blood and grime”, warning of the destruction of Troy as “the enemy holds our walls”, telling him to “seek a city” – Hector instructs Aeneas to find a new place to rebuild Troy, as it is being destroyed by the Greeks.

When I was a young boy,
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band.
He said,
“Son when you grow up, will you be the saviour of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?”

Basically the same thing repeated – Aeneas is appointed the “saviour of the broken, the beaten and the damned” by Hector as he leads the last remnants of the defeated Trojans on a quest to find a new city. He is also depicted as “a shepherd perched on a sheer rock outcrop”, “lost in amazement, struck dumb” by the destruction that is unfolding before his eyes. A shepherd’s role is to lead his flock, and this is symbolic of Aeneas’ role to escape and lead the Trojan refugees on a journey that will end in the founding of Rome.


Sometimes I get the feeling she’s watching over me.
And other times I feel like I should go. Through it all, the rise and fall, the bodies in the streets.
When you’re gone we want you all to know

We’ll Carry on,
We’ll Carry on
And though your dead and gone believe me
Your memory will carry on
We’ll carry on
And in my heart I cant contain it
The anthem wont explain it.

This can refer to two things. Venus, Aeneas’ mother, is always watching over him, protecting him from harm as he needs to fulfill his role as the founder of a new Troy (Rome). This can also refer to the ghost of Creusa, Aeneas’ wife, who is lost as Aeneas is escaping with the rest of his family. Aeneas returns to his house, desperate to find his beloved wife, only to find her ghost, telling him to go forth and find a new Troy without her, telling him that it is his duty to do so.

A world that sends you reeling from decimated dreams
Your misery and hate will kill us all
So paint it black and take it back
Lets shout it loud and clear
Do you fight it to the end
We hear the call to
To carry on
We’ll carry on
Though your dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re broken and defeated Your weary widow marches on

So Aeneas’ dreams have been decimated. Troy has fallen. Yeah. And he carries on, travelling away from Troy (we haven’t read anything beyond Book 2, which is the destruction of Troy, so yeah), but they’re basically carrying on the memory of the broken and defeated Troy

And on we carry through the fears
Ooh oh ohhhh
Disappointed faces of your peers Ooh oh ohhhh
Take a look at me cause
I could not care at all Do or die
You’ll never make me
Cause the world, will never take my heart
You can try, you’ll never break me
Want it all,
I’m gonna play this part
Wont explain or say i’m sorry
I’m not ashamed,
I’m gonna show my scar
Give a cheer, for all the broken Listen here, because it’s who we are…
I’m just a man,
I’m not a hero
Just a boy, I’m going to sing this song
Just a man,
I’m not a hero
I — don’t — care
Carry on
We’ll carry on
Though your dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re broken and defeated Your weary widow marches on
We’ll carry on
We’ll carry on
We’ll carry on
We’ll carry on
We’ll carry on

Well, Aeneas “shows his scar” by telling Dido, the queen of Carthage, the heart-rending story of the fall of Troy, and throughout their journeys, they meet a lot of fearsome things (again, not a lot known due to the fact that we haven’t read the rest of the Aeneid yet). And yeah. They carry on. Until Rome. The end.

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9 comments on “While studying for latin…”

  1. …wow Justin. O.o I couldn’t do that while studying…

  2. Wow, I dont even want to read that.

  3. But I did, is the italics part song lyrics? =/

  4. haha yeah italics = song lyrics. and this IS sorta what i’m supposed to study for latin…just without the song 😛

  5. MCR <333

  6. MCR </3

  7. SNOWMAN <333
    I named MCR after you.

  8. Dido…Dido…Dido…HISTORY 4! Opera! Wait…
    *flips through History notes*
    “Dido and Aeneas” composed by Purcell is a short one-hour English opera with three acts and lots of choral singing and dancing. Yada, yada, yada…Finally when Dido sings “remember me”, she sings it repeatedly six times in highly expressive rising lines.

    Weeeee~ it is ok…can’t be as bad as me watching FMA the movie to help me remember Canadian History because it’s so boring.

    Ohhh how come I didn’t pass if I remember so much random shit?

  9. I’m no hero. Never was. Never will be.


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