The production team then saw a documentary about octopi and decided that their multiple arms and imposing appearance would be perfect for the character they were creating.
Ursula is only drawn with six tentacles, due to the studio's budget and difficulty in coordinating eight tentacles though she has eight limbs if you include her arms.
Pat Carroll has stated that this makes her a squid, though biologically she still resembles an octopus far more than any other sea-creature.
Moreover, a squid has ten tentacles, not six. Although, unlike most Cecaelia, Ursula is very obese. The character has been compared to Madame Medusa from The Rescuers in terms of style, dramatics, and choice of minions. Pat Carroll, Ursula's voice actress, envisioned the character as "part Shakespearean actress, with all the flair, flamboyance and theatricality, and part used-car salesman with a touch of con artist.
During development, Vanessa's, Ursula's human alter-ego, story arc went through radical changes as revealed by a leaked script online. Originally, Vanessa's method of hypnotizing Eric was different; instead of suppressing his free will and eliminating his capability to display emotion, she let him have a broader range of emotion and gave him some free will.
The point of this sort of hypnosis was to influence Eric in Vanessa's direction and accept her over Ariel on his own, emphasizing deception over the brute force from the final film.
After Vanessa hypnotizes Eric, he introduces Ariel to her on the morning of the third day, announcing that they will be married by sunset. This is vastly different from the final film where Ariel eavesdrops on their announcement before running away, never getting a good idea at who Vanessa is until Scuttle tells her.
To better conceal herself due to her being so close to Ariel, Vanessa wears a scarf in the original script as a way to hide her nautilus necklace and not arouse suspicion from Ariel. And when Ariel runs away, Eric is about to run after her, but Vanessa pulls him back and kisses him; using Eric's fake love for her as a way to intimidate him.
The scene inside the cabin is exactly the same as the film, but the wedding itself has noticeable differences. In the original, Vanessa was actually eager to marry Eric and was impatient about the wedding being done before sunset suggesting some ulterior motive aside from just taking Ariel. In the original script, she also gets to actually say "I do" unlike in the final product. Vanessa isn't able to kiss Eric again, though, as the ceremony is disrupted by an explosion off the side of the ship and Scuttle's small army shows up and begins to attack Vanessa.
She fights back in the original version, much like in the film, but quickly stops when she realizes she is blowing her cover as a sweet, innocent girl.
She then begs Eric to protect her, which he does. Since Scuttle can't get close to Vanessa, he intends to reveal her true form to Eric by bringing up the mirror from her cabin. He crashes into a pole and the mirror breaks, but Eric is able to see Vanessa for what she is the reflection of the water the sea creatures brought on board the ship. This breaks the illusion and he rejects her for Ariel. At this point, Vanessa's voice returns to sounding like Ursula's, presumably because the spell has been broken, and Eric and Ariel are about to embrace.
Much like in the final movie, the sun sets before they can kiss, and Vanessa turns back into Ursula, dragging Ariel back with her under the sea.
In this ending, Ariel does not get her voice back until the very end, which changes the dynamic of the scene entirely. No explanation was ever offered as to why this half of the ending was changed. On a separate note, early storyboard concept art revealed that Vanessa and Eric would have originally been married at the castle instead of on a ship, with Ariel lurking above in observance. This change may have been made to add a sense of urgency for Ariel to stop the wedding by having it take place somewhere else.
It also may have been done to create a better transition between the wedding scene and the final battle underwater. Vanessa's role in the film is inspired by the original Andersen tale. In that story, after the prince has been rescued by the mermaid, he is found on the beach by a princess whom he believes to have saved him.
Later on, after the mermaid becomes human, she discovers that the prince will be marrying the maiden. In the end, the maiden marries the prince while the mermaid who chose not to kill the prince despite the urging of her sisters dies and ascends to a spiritual rebirth.
The maiden, like the Sea Witch, was also a neutral character rather than a villain. In the book, the maiden does not speak and is presented as being sprightly and innocent. She is very much in love with the prince, though, snuggling up to him while not being possessive of him, as she did not object to his friendship with the mermaid. In tone, and by nature, Ursula was very dark with a wicked sense of humor. After her banishment from Atlantica, the sea witch established herself as a beacon of hope for unfortunate merpeople, allowing them to strike deals and business propositions that would supposedly result in their happiness, should they successfully fulfill their end of the bargain.
During such deals, she presumably spoke in a grandmotherly tone, as if her only concern was the satisfaction of her customers, just as she did with Ariel. This would have lulled her clients into a false sense of security, making her schemes easier to fall for. She would have pressured her victims into accepting her offer, portraying herself as their last resort at making their dreams come true, especially if her initial deal wasn't appealing alone.
Also, if Ariel's deal is any indication, Ursula would sadistically ensure her customers fail at upholding their end of the deal, resulting in their souls being kept forever in her possession, their bodies becoming permanent members of her living garden as polyps. The motivation of such practices are never exclusively revealed, though it could be theorized she held a general contempt for merfolk as a result of her banishment. However, she reserved no sense of morality or remorse for those she tormented.
In Ariel's case, her intentions are purely to use the young mermaid as a pawn to obtain power over the seas. On a separate note, Ursula is the only character seen eating in the film when she ingests a hapless shrimp during her opening scene.
Throughout the film, Ursula is driven by vengeance and a lust for power. Her prolonged vendetta against King Triton fueled her desire to usurp him in revenge for her banishment from the palace. She quietly spies on the merfolk with the help of her minions, Flotsam and Jetsambiding her time until she eventually finds an opportunity to concoct a scheme capable of placing her in power; this, of course, being Ariel falling in love with Eric.
Ursula's insatiable hunger for revenge and power finally culminate at the film's climax when she crowns herself ruler of the seas, her maniacal rage matched only by her increased size.
Despite Ursula's irredeemable traits, she had a softer side as seen in her relationship with Flotsam and Jetsam, who Ursula lovingly referred to as her "babies" or "poopsies". They are the only creatures she treats with any true affection, despite barking at them at times when enraged. The only remorse she ever displayed was after accidentally killing them with Triton's trident, immediately redirecting her anguish and rage toward Ariel for causing it in the first place.
In the TV series, however, she does abuse her minions for failure at times. Ursula was classy, if not a bit flamboyant, and presents herself with confidence. She had an eye for high standards and decorum as evidenced by her belief that lurking in doorways is rude. Though she was very obese, she appeared to suffer dysmorphia, claiming to be "wasted away to practically nothing" and "starving".
Despite this, she exhibited vanity, regularly admiring herself and applying makeup and hair treatment. Though she had power to alter her appearance, she chose her naturally curvaceous figure, apparently content and even going so far as to flaunt it in a sultry manner. Most of her personal distaste derived from her demoted social status and lack of power. Though Ursula was highly intelligent and calculating, she was extremely arrogant and egotistical to the point of underestimating her opponents.
For example, when she used the trident to transform herself into a giant, she disregarded Eric as a threat and did not consider that her size made her an easy target.
She gleefully brought shipwrecks to the surface, inadvertently providing Eric the perfect means to retaliate, without realizing his strength and skill as a sailor. By the time her fatal mistake was realized, it was too late, and she was easily impaled by the broken bow of Eric's ship before she could react.
It was these negative traits and mistakes that eventually led to Ursula's painful, yet justified, death. Though it is ambiguous as to whether or not Ursula knew she was evil, she makes it clear in song to Ariel that she is aware of her infamous reputation among the merfolk and appears to agree with and embrace their assessment.
Some media, such as the Disney Villains book, back this up. Ursula is a morbidly obese octopod, classified as a cecaelia half human, half octopus. She has light lavender skin, short white hair, and her body, from the waist down, is black with six tentacles dotted by violet suckers.
The area around her eyes is a darker shade than the rest of her face. Her eyes are gray and she has a mole near the right side of her mouth. She is always seen wearing makeup; in particular, she has aqua blue eye shadow, deep red lipstick, and red nails. For jewelry she wears purple shell earrings and a gold nautilus shell necklace.
Ursula's alter-ego, Vanessa, looks like what could be considered a "mean girl" version of a Disney Princess. In many respects, she resembles Ariel with her striking beauty, slim figure, and long hair. It is believed that this was deliberate, to match Eric's hazy recollection of the woman on the beach. However, it's not difficult to tell them apart. Vanessa has olive skin, dark brown hair black when wet that is parted down the middle rather than brushed to the side like Ariel's, higher cheekbones, and violet eyes in contrast to Ariel's bright blue which are accented by highly arched eyebrows.
The latter feature gives Vanessa a more mischievous expression, especially when she's pleased with herself. Vanessa wears three outfits during her appearance on screen: the first is a sleeveless blue dress under a deeper blue corset. She wears this and black shoes on the beach when hypnotizing Eric, along with a long black cape, but is later seen without the cape.
Her second outfit is simply the vanilla-colored slip she later wears under her wedding dress and black flats. Her final outfit is the aforementioned wedding dress, a long white affair with ruffles covering the front and a split skirt, revealing the slip underneath. This dress has large puffs at the sleeves, much like Ariel's. She also wears a long, opaque white veil on her head and a pair of white high heels. With all three outfits, she wears Ursula's golden nautilus pendant which contains Ariel's voice.
That is, until Scuttle destroys it at the end of the movie. Ursula's magical abilities, even without the Trident, were very potent.
She was able to concoct various potions to create various spells, including mass-transfer implied during the song "Poor Unfortunate Souls" as well as physically altering people's bodies, as evidenced by her transforming Ariel into a human, as well as her own transformation into Vanessa and Ursula although in the case of Vanessa, she needed Ariel's voice to disguise her own. However, she was incapable of altering her reflection, which is eventually how her enemies got the drop on her.
It is also implied that she was capable of generating storms and may have electrokinetic abilities even prior to gaining the trident, since storm clouds were generated the very second the sunset on the third day, and she utilized lightning bolts from the storm clouds to transform back into her original form.
When it comes to physical powers, Ursula possesses Superhuman Strength, though not as strong as Triton, yet strong enough to throw a mermaid towards a rock, as what she did to Ariel in the alternate ending of the movie. She was also able to implant voices into Flotsam and Jetsams' heads to relay orders to them, as indicated by her debut scene in the movie. She was also capable of creating poisonous ink clouds which could absorb the energy of the Trident and enhance Ursula's power.
Her most dangerous ability, however, was her ability to turn people into polyps should they fail to fulfill their end of the bargain via contracts, having done so multiple times under unspecified circumstances, nearly did so with Ariel, and successfully did so with Triton. It's also implied that she absorbs their souls while transforming them into polyps, making herself more powerful in the process.
Likewise, once the contract is made, it is indestructible even to someone as powerful as Triton. Presumably, this arcane power is one-way, as she does not end up becoming a polyp for failing to fulfill her end of the contract.
In fact, the only way to completely stop a contract short of fulfilling it is via her death, as evidenced when the polyps turned back into merpeople by the aftermath of her death at the hands of Prince Eric. When Ursula first appears in the film, she states through a monologue that she once lived in the royal palace of King Tritonthe king of the underwater city of Atlantica. She was banished from Atlantica and made her home in the remains of a leviathan where she waits the chance to get her revenge on Triton and become Queen of Atlantica.
She currently resides in a leviathan home lined with a garden of writhing polyps which were merfolk who had previously gone to Ursula for help, but found themselves unable to fulfill their side of the bargain, leading Ursula to claim them as her own and added them to her collection. Though she remains powerful, Ursula laments her distaste for her living conditions, and secretly watches over King Triton's youngest daughter, Arielbelieving her to be "the key to Triton's undoing".
With time, Ursula's assumptions are proven correct, as Ariel one day meets and falls in love with a human prince, named Ericagainst Triton's explicit rules. Ursula commands her minions, moray eels Flotsam and Jetsamto lure Ariel to her lair, claiming that only she can help make the princess' dreams of living on the surface, beside her apparent true love, a reality.
Little does Ariel realize that this is part of Ursula's scam to take the kingdom. Through the song " Poor Unfortunate Souls ", Ursula proposes an agreement where she will transform Ariel into a human for three days, during which Ariel must receive the "kiss of true love" from Eric. If Ariel succeeds, her transformation into a human will be permanent, but if she fails, she will turn back into a mermaid and be bound to Ursula for eternity. The price for the transformation is Ariel's voice which Ursula will keep no matter what happens.
Ariel agrees and signs a contract that Ursula has conjured. As Ursula orders Ariel to sing, the sea witch summons magical hands to rip out Ariel's voice, which is then magically pulled into Ursula's Nautilus shell necklace. She then laughs gleefully as her plans begin to unfold: Ariel's tail is split into legs.
As she laughs, Ursula allows Sebastian and Flounder to take the human Ariel to the surface. During the time that Ariel is a human and must win a kiss of true love from Eric in order to remain human permanently, Ursula takes every measure to prevent the kiss from occurring, such as when Flotsam and Jetsam tip over the boat in which Ariel and Eric are sitting on as the two are close to kissing.
Fearing that Ariel and Eric may actually fall in love and share a kiss before the deadline, Ursula decides to take matters into her own tentacles. With intent to sabotage Ariel's relationship with Eric so she can continue with her evil plan, Ursula takes the form of a beautiful human female with Ariel's voice.
Under the alias "Vanessa", Ursula bewitches Eric to marry her. However, Ariel's seagull companion, Scuttlediscovers Ursula's villainy and quickly alerts Ariel and King Triton's court composer, Sebastianwho rushes off to alert the king. However, the sun sets before Ariel and Eric can kiss and Ariel transforms back into a mermaid.
Ursula changes back to her true form, grabs Ariel and jumps back into the sea, where she is confronted by King Triton. Ursula reveals her true goal and forces Triton to choose between his freedom and his daughter's. Triton agrees to take Ariel's place, and once Triton is transformed into a polyp, Ursula takes his crown and trident. Furious with Ursula's trickery, Ariel attacks the sea witch, who immediately retaliates and threatens to destroy the former with the power of the trident.
Before she can, Ursula is attacked with a harpoon by Prince Eric. Flotsam and Jetsam are sent to capture the Prince and successfully do so while dragging him down into the sea. Princess Tillis catches them all in the act, and decides to use the incident to make 6 and Alice work as knights for the kingdom under her command, with Snow demoted to 6's executive officer after claiming she would take responsibility for their actions. April 11, . With most able-bodied soldiers fighting the demons on the front lines, Alice decides to add two strange young women to 6's group: a chimera named Rose and a wheelchair-bound Archpriest of Zenarith named Grimm.
The next day, 6's group watch the Grace army about to do battle with a Demon Army camp, but 6 decides to attack their supply lines instead, thinking it will be easier while Snow argues there's barely any glory in doing so.
Shortly after routing the orcs from the supply lines, 6 finds himself facing off against one of the Demon Lord's "Elite Four," Heine of the Flame. With the rest of his party unable or unwilling to help out, 6 tries to avoid being scorched by Heine. Suddenly, another member of the Elite Four, Gandalkand of the Earth, lands and immediately crushes Grimm's head with his giant club. After waiting for her revival, 6 drives Grimm through the kingdom's capital on a new wheelchair.
When the two are stopped by a female guard, Grimm tries to demonstrate her curse powers on her, but is only partially successful. April 18, . After boasting of his recent success, 6 works with Alice to "induct" Rose into Kisaragi by trying to make her eat a grasshopper, though she detests bugs. After his initial plan is shot down and the Kingdom's forces decide to try a frontal assault on the tower, 6 and his unit simply wait for sunset before using a pneumatic gun to create handholds for them to climb up the side of the tower.
After reaching the top, 6 kicks one of the demons off the ledge, while knocking the second unconscious by throwing several rocks at him. When the first one returns up the stairs, 6 bargains with the second demon's life in exchange for the tower and its treasure, gaining Evil Points. Despite their dishonorable actions, 6 and Alice are each awarded a large sack of gold back at the castle for their efforts. April 25, . The Kingdom's Chief Strategist advises the General to have 6's unit perform a frontal assault on a unit of the Demon Army led by Heine, though 6 suspects the Strategist is just trying to get rid of him after insulting him so hard that he cried.
Shortly after arriving at the battlefield, the Kingdom's forces notice a magical rock golem stomping towards them, and 6's unit decide to fight everyone else except for the golem, while Alice tries to acquire C4 from Kisaragi, leaving 6 himself as the golem's opponent.
Finally, Grimm wakes up and hits Heine with a paralyzing curse. Just as Heine breaks free of the curse, Snow attacks her, cutting away a magic stone Heine used to amplify her powers. Later that night, the Strategist tries to bribe Snow into proving that 6 is a foreign spy. Snow plans to keep the money and side with 6 but overhears him talking with Alice about being a spy for Kisaragi.
May 2, . Snow gets elevated back to her old position in the Royal Guard along with Rose and Grimm after 6 and Alice leave the Kingdom.
After settling into their new home, 6 and Alice begin setting up a teleporter, but Alice warns it will take at least a month to stabilize the connection between the two worlds, and the Demon Lord's army will attack before then.
However, when they go back to town, they hear that the Chosen One disappeared with one of the Elite No Evil (Fearing You Live Mix) he was fighting. After fearing that they accidentally ruined the prophecy, 6 and Alice plan to escape to another country when Tillis herself appears and begs them to stay behind for the final battle with the Demon Lord's army.
However, multiple golems and Heine herself are delayed by the landmines. May 9, . Despite the delay, the Demon Lord's army invades the Grace capital with several soldiers and golems as Heine demands to face 6. Rose and Grimm try to buy time with their powers while Snow rushes in to meet with 6 and Alice, who are trying to escape with Tillis.
After Snow's heartfelt plea, 6 decides to stay and fight off the attackers, but realizes he doesn't have enough Evil Points, leading him to pull down Snow's panties in front of himself, Tillis, and Alice. He then uses the collected points to buy a large anti-materiel rifle, using it to destroy the golems.
As Heine, Gandalkand, and a small group of flyers close the distance, 6 unleashes his suit's power, combined with a summoned chainsaw blade, to tear through every attacker in the room except for a frightened Heine, to whom he offers a one-month truce.
As Heine and the remnants of the Demon Lord's army leave, 6 and Alice decide to stay in this world a little longer.
May 16, . Kisragi sends a mutant named Tiger Man to help 6 while busy with their conquest of Earth. After 6 breaks Snow's sword during a duel, Tiger Man gives her his own sword. Later, Alice wants to learn more about the fauna of this world, so she heads to a nearby forest with 6 and Snow to catalog different kinds of animals. While running away from predators, 6 encounters a blue, walking crustecean called a Mokemoke and finds a kinship with it, but Snow cuts it in half and shares the meat with the others at the tavern.
At dinner, Alice voices skepticism about the magical powers she's seen on this mission, thinking that they are the result of psychic manipulation, deception, or other scientific explanations.
Offended, Grimm summons a demon in front of 6 and Alice that night to prove magic is real, but Alice remains skeptical after the demon refuses to fulfill her incredible wishes before disappearing. May 23, . Tillis tries to activate the rain machine with 6's new password but finds that she can't activate it without an audience, and the King of Grace has mysteriously disappeared. Unwilling to conduct the ceremony, Tillis decides to send 6 and his unit to the nearby Kingdom of Toris to negotiate for magical water stones.
Negotiations are threatened when Snow tries unsuccessfully to woo Engel, Grimm tries to curse various partygoers, and Rose eats all the food she can. Meanwhile, Alice and 6 stumble onto a mysterious capsule in a separate room, and run into Russell of the Water, one of the Demon Army's Elite Four, along with Heine. After groping Heine for several minutes, 6 discovers that Toris has secretly provided supplies to the Demon Army.
However, when confronting Engel, he does not deny it. Heine and Snow then fight for Engel's favor, and 6 gets so jealous of Engel he plays an obscene prank on him.
The next day, the Kingdom of Toris No Evil (Fearing You Live Mix) war on Grace and institutes economic sanctions unless Grace hands over 6 and Snow.
Tillis demotes Snow again and orders 6's unit to acquire water nuts No Evil (Fearing You Live Mix) the Sand King's territory. May 30, . Alice manages to escape the Sand King by setting the buggy to self-destruct as the party bails from the vehicle, but now they are forced to walk across the desert.
Alice uses the last of 6's Evil Points to summon a large tent, but the group quickly runs low on food and water, and Grimm is incapacitated after the first day.
About seven days later, 6 tries to get Evil Points from harassing Snow, but feels guilty after she falls unconscious too. Rose becomes desperate enough to try eating 6, while 6 misinterprets her words as wanting sex, until Alice clears it up. The next day, 6 has enough Evil Points to buy a new buggy and enough food and drink for the party to return to Grace.
Tillis informs 6 and Alice that Toris and the Demon Army have joined forces and are planning to attack Grace, and without water Grace won't last long. Tillis hands Alice a map to ancient ruins, and says that a couple of elite demons are searching for an ancient weapon to defeat the Sand King. Alice decides to go steal it from them.
June 6, . Back on Earth, the leaders of Kisaragi hold a party with their minions to celebrate their recent victory over the heroes. During the party, Lilith secretly livestreams candid video of Astaroth and Belial across the internet, in addition to 6, Alice, and Tiger Man on the other world.
He that is down needs fear no fall, He that is low, no pride; He that is humble ever shall Have God to be his guide. Fullness to such a burden is That go on pilgrimage: Here little, and hereafter bliss, Is best from age to age.
I fall asleep in the full and certain hope That my slumber shall not be broken; And that though I be all-forgetting, Yet shall I not be forgotten, But continue that life in the thoughts and deeds of those I loved. The night has a thousand eyes. And the day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes. And the heart but one: Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done.
There is no night without a dawning No winter without a spring And beyond the dark horizon Our hearts will once more sing… For those who leave us for a while Have only gone away Out of a restless, care worn world Into a brighter day.
Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet. Let it not be a death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs. Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest.
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night. Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence. I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light your way. You must not shut the night inside you, But endlessly in light the dark immerse. A tiny lamp has gone out in my tent — I bless the flame that warms the universe.
Each night we shed a silent tear, As we speak to you in prayer. To let you know we love you, And just how much we care. Take our million teardrops, Wrap them up in love, Then ask the wind to carry them, To you in heaven above. Beautiful poetry can provide comfort, solace, hope and even inspiration following the death of a loved one. There is a plan far greater than the plan you know; There is a landscape broader than the one you see. There is a haven where storm-tossed souls may go — You call it death — we, immortality.
You call it death — this seemingly endless sleep; We call it birth — the soul at last set free. Why weep at death? Your work is done — now may peace rest with thee. Your kindly thoughts and deeds — they will live on. The sadness of the present days Is locked and set in time, And moving to the future Is a slow and painful climb.
No wound so deep will ever go Entirely away; Yet every hurt becomes A little less from day to day. Nothing else can erase the painful Imprints on your mind; But there are softer memories That time will let you find. When at heart you should be sad, Pondering the joys we had, Listen and keep very still. If the lowing from the hill Or the toiling of a bell Do not serve to break the spell, Listen: you may be allowed To hear my laughter from a cloud.
When I must leave you for a while Please do not grieve and shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you through the years But start out bravely with a gallant smile And for my sake and in my name Live on and do all the things the same Feed not your loneliness on empty days But fill each working hour in useful ways Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near And never, never be afraid to die For I am waiting for you in the sky.
I am not gone I remain here beside you Just in a different form Look for me in your heart And there you will find me in our love which forever lives on.
In those moments when you feel alone Look for me in your thoughts And there you will find me in sweet memories that burn strong.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind, no less Gives somewhere back the thoughts of England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, In hearts at peace, under an English heaven. They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it, death cannot kill what never dies.
Nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same divine principle, the root and record of their friendship. If absence be not death, neither is theirs. Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.
For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is ominipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face; and their converse is free as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.
But would not tears and grief be barriers? And when you hear a song or see a bird I loved, Please do not let the thought of me be sad… For I am loving you just as I always have… You were so good to me! The clock of life is wound but once And no man has the power To tell just when the hands will stop At late or early hour.
Life, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say; Oft a little morning rain Foretells a pleasant day. Sometimes there are clouds of gloom, But these are transient all; If the shower will make the roses bloom, O why lament its fall? What though Death at times steps in And calls our best away? Yet hope again elastic springs, Unconquered, though she fell; Still buoyant are her golden wings, Still strong to bear us well.
Manfully, fearlessly, The day of trial bear, For gloriously, victoriously, Can No Evil (Fearing You Live Mix) quell fear! Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched… for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.
It was beautiful as long as it lasted The journey of my life. Those dear hearts who love and care… And the strings pulling at the heart and soul… The strong arms that held me up When my own strength let me down. At every turning of my life I came across good friends, Friends who stood by me, Even when the time raced me by. Farewell, farewell, my friends I smile and bid you goodbye. No, shed no tears for I need them not All I need is your smile. I should like to send you the essence of a myriad sun-kissed flowers, or the lilting song as it floats along, of a brook through fairy bowers.
I should like to send you the dew-drops that glisten at break of day, and then at night the eerie light that mantles the Milky Way. I should like to send you the power that nothing can overflow — the power to smile and laugh the while a-journeying through life you go.
Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share. You cannot grieve forever; he would not want you to. So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared, The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
Let memories surround you, a word someone may say Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day, That brings him back as clearly as though he were still here, And fills you with the feeling that he is always near. For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart And he will live forever locked safely within your heart. Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still Call me by my own familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow Laugh as we always laughed At the little jokes we always enjoyed together Play, smile, think of me, pray for me Let my name be ever the household word that it always was Let it be spoken without effort Without the ghost of a shadow in it Life means all that it ever was There is absolute unbroken No Evil (Fearing You Live Mix) What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind Because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval Somewhere very near Just around the corner All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost One brief moment and all will be as it was before How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
The tide rises, the tide falls, The twilight darkens, the curlew calls; Along the sea-sands damp and brown The traveler hastens toward the town, And the tide rises, the tide falls. Darkness settles on roofs and walls, But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls; The little waves, with their soft, white hands, Efface the footprints in the sands, And the tide rises, the tide falls.
The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls; The day returns, but nevermore Returns the traveler to the shore, And the tide rises, the tide falls. We have short time to stay, as you, We have as short a spring; As quick a growth to meet decay, No Evil (Fearing You Live Mix) you, or anything.
The funeral is over, And everyone has gone home. Maybe I should just stop thinking. And take myself to bed. But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand, That Jesus came and called my name and took me by the hand. He said that my place is ready in heaven far above, And that I have to leave behind all those I dearly love. I had so much to live for and so much yet to do, It seems almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. But then I fully realise that this could never be, For emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of wordly things that I would miss tomorrow, I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
I was left diminished When your light went out It left a shadow on my soul And my heart was left As an empty vessel By your absence. As I sit cold and alone In the home we shared A place full of memories Where once I felt so at home Now I wish to be there no more Reminded every waking moment Of my cruel loss So I sit alone and crave The moment of my own passing So our souls will be reunited And we can be together once more. Like the drooping flower I begin to sag thirsty for some water Like the drying flower I begin to crumble under your distant touch Like the dying flower I begin to darken and depart from your world.
Trying to remember you is like carrying water in my hands a long distance across sand. Somewhere people are waiting. They have drunk nothing for days. Your name was the food I lived on; now my mouth is full of dirt and ash.
To say your name was to be surrounded by feathers and silk; now, reaching out, I touch glass and barbed wire. I was dancing when I learned of your death; may my feet be severed from my body. Surprised by joy — impatient as the Wind I turned to share the transport — Oh!
Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind — But how could I forget thee? Time does not bring relief; you all have lied Who told me time would ease me of my pain! There are a hundred places where I fear To go — so with his memory they brim. Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray. The bustle in a house The morning after death Is solemnest of industries Enacted upon earth.
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