APPROPRIATE SONGS FOR MY CHARACTERS
We’ll Meet Again by Dame Vera Lynn. What Eileen dislikes hearing from foes. What Queen insists she’ll achieve.
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues by Sir Elton John. A song for Jenny in the throes of PND.
Live It Up by Mental as Anything. For Wes and Stan in their early days.
Spirits in the Material World by the Police. What the Queen would consider Jenny and Eileen are for living on Earth.
Get Back by The Beatles. The Queen’s “advice” to Eileen and Jenny.
Love and Pride by King. Eileen is full of the former for Derek, Jenny and Edward and the latter as far as the Queen is concerned. It ‘d be a massive loss of pride for Eileen to return to the Kingdom permanently, aside from any other consideration.
Red, Red Wine by UB40. Something the Queen is becoming very fond of.
Don’t Bring Me Down by ELO. Something the Queen should’ve sung before her overthrow.
Broken Wings by Mister Mister. What Hanastrew feels she’s got after rough missions with the squad.
Supertrouper by Abba. Not my favourite by them but it sums Eileen and her protégé Hanastrew up well.
Don’t Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult. I’ve always thought if Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels had an anthem, this would be it. Eileen doesn’t fear the reaper. Nor would the thought of doing so cross her mind. It would cross Hanastrew’s though before her devotion to duty made her get on with what inevitably unpleasant task she was facing.
Carry on Regardless by The Beautiful South. The Queen would claim she does, so would Eileen, Jenny and Hanastrew. What they would all like is a damned sight more gratitude from the beings they’re trying to serve. The likelihood of them getting that is slim.
The Frog Chorus by Sir Paul McCartney. Used to brilliant effect in Shrek 3, a series of films I adore, it’s also apt for Eileen’s various victims over the centuries. Indeed she would have enough to make one of the biggest choruses going in any time and dimension.
Light My Fire by the Doors. What Derek does to Eileen, Paul to Jenny and vice versa of course. Eileen and Jenny are all for sexual equality.