A Song for Lydia

I don’t have much free time at the moment, between my many jobs and studies and other potentially exciting things that I can’t really be talking about at the moment and shouldn’t even be mentioning.  But, when I have found myself with a few hours to spare, I’ve been playing Skyrim.  I wrote this song a couple of weeks ago, after one such gaming session, during which I finally gave up on ever seeing Lydia again (I don’t know where she went, or how I lost her).  In my head it’s an emo/pop-punk ballad, in the style of early Good Charlotte (or even Simple Plan).

[image via Skyrim Fansite]
[image via Skyrim Fansite]
“I am sworn to carry your burdens,” she said.
And I thought that she’d always be there.
Now she’s left me, and I don’t know if she is dead,
Or if she’s run away, hiding somewhere…

Did I shoot her with an arrow?
Did I hurt her deep inside?
Did I set her on fire,
And not realise that she had died?

Oh Lydia,
How could you leave me alone?
Oh Lydia,
Without you this house is not a home.
Oh Lydia,
Your bed still says it’s “owned”.
Did I kill you? Did I kill you? Did I kill you?
Did I kill you? Did I kill? I didn’t know the real you…

“I am sworn to carry your burdens,” she said.
When I gave her my heaviest mace.
I found it in a chest in a dwarven ruin,
And it’s something that you just can’t replace!

Did I shoot her with an arrow?
Or did I just wound her pride?
Did I whack her with my battleaxe?
And not realise that she had died?

Oh Lydia,
Did I treat you like a slave?
Oh Lydia,
And then send you toward your grave?
Oh Lydia,
And accidentally override my save?
Did I kill you? Did I kill you? Did I kill you?
Did I kill you? Did I kill? I didn’t know the real you…

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