With a Song in Our HeARts 

  Music and Lyrics that remind us of AR

This soundtrack to our obsession was compiled in part from
contributions to the Alan Rickman Guestbook


The Obvious...

In Demand
    Texas, In Demand (Mercury 562 981-2, or Mercury 528 562 979-2, 2000).

 The tango to end all tangos.

Refuse to Dance
   Charlie Dore, Things Change (Grapevine/Polygram BI CD I, 1995).

 AR sits this dance out and just supervises.

    Help!  I’m a Fish soundtrack (BMG 74321 874 642).

Okay, Joe, I'll take a swig.  But will it make me sound like you too?

“The Bell”
    Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells 2 (Reprise Records, 9 45041-2, 1992).

A Strolling Player indeed!
"Not Alan Rickman"
    Adam Leonard, released as a single in 2003 on the Real Wood label (RW009).
Truly, madly, deeply it is not Alan Rickman.

Cameo Appearances
    in music videos
“Everything I Do, I Do it For You” by Bryan Adams.
The Sheriff appears in scenes from RHPOT used in the video.
“The Trouble With Love Is” performed by Kelly Clarkson.
Harry appears in clips from Love, Actually.
“Jump” performed by Girls Aloud.
More film clips featuring Harry from L,A.
“Too Lost in You” performed by the Sugababes.
And even more of Harry from L,A.

AR in General...

“The Book I’m Not Reading” by Patty Larkin (Perishable Fruit, 1997).

“Oh I need someone to read me stories
  Oh someone to turn the page
  Oh the endless quest for love and glory
  Oh does not fade away with age”
Maybe a thought that goes through Natalie’s head at times, but can be more generally applied to the lifelong quest to hear any word AR utters.

  “Breathless” – The Corrs (In Blue, 2000).

 “And I can't lie, from you I cannot hide
 And I've lost my will to try
 Can't hide it, can't fight it
 So go on go on
 Come on
 Leave me breathless”

  “Bright Side of the Road”—Van Morrison (Into the Music, 1979).

 “Let's enjoy it while we can
 Won't you help me sing my song
 From the dark end of the street
 To the bright side of the road”
  "Caramel" by Suzanne Vega (Nine Objects of Desire, 1996).
    "It won't do
     to dream of caramel
     to think of cinnamon
     and long for you.

    ...no single bite
        could satisfy."

It's about the eyes, all about the eyes.

 Close to You”—The Carpenters, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach (1970).
 “Just like meeeeee,
  they long to beeeee
  close to youuuuuuuuu.”
 By way of apology for over enthusiastic fans.

  "Dance Me to the End of Love”—Leonard Cohen (Various Positions, 1985).
    Possibly inspired by too many viewings of “In Demand”? (see above)
    This is the only line I feel safe quoting here:

 “Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long.”
  “Fields of Gold”—Sting (Ten Summoner’s Tales, 1993).
 All because of Claire’s fabulous photo site.
  “I Alone”—Live (Throwing Copper, 1994).
 “I alone love you, I alone tempt you.”
  …the very definition of wishful thinking.
“Inner Smile” --Texas (Single, 2000.  Also on 2000 Greatest Hits CD.)
 This one works on so many levels!
  “Interlude”—Morrisey and Siousxie Sioux (single release, Interlude, 1994).
 “Loving you, is the world that's strange,
 So much more than my heart can hold,
 Loving you makes the whole world change.
 Loving you, I could not grow old.”
 It’s a Nice Face” from Sweet Charity, written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields (1966).
“It’s a nice face, as faces go.
  It’s a very nice face.
  With a place for every feature, every feature in its place.
  Not a common place face.
  His eyes, blue. (okay, so this part is wrong)
  His chin, stubborn and stong.
  His ears, well, they’re ordinary ears.
  His nose, a little long.

    …Don’t make this a federal case
     It’s just another pretty face.
     Still…it’s a very, very, very nice face.”

 The Nearness of You”, written by Hoagy Carmichael and Ned Washington (1940).

 “It’s not the pale moon that excites me
   That thrills and delights me, oh no
   It’s just the nearness of you.”
Words to describe practically any chance encounter or stage door experience!


  “Only When I Sleep”--The Corrs (Talk on Corners, 1998).

 “But it's only when I sleep
 See you in my dreams
 You got me spinning round and round
 Turning upside-down
 But I only hear you breathe”

Prelude No. 6, Opus 28 (“The Cello Prelude”) —Frederic Chopin.
 It’s the cello, you know.

“Principles of Lust”—Enigma (MCMXC A. D., 1990).

 “The principles of lust
 are easy to understand
 do what you feel
 feel until the end.”
“Put Your Arms Around Me”—Texas  (White on Blonde, 1997).
 “So put your arms around me
 So put your arms around me
 Make me believe
 Take me, take me somewhere, somewhere
 Let me believe.”

“Secret World”—Peter Gabriel  (Us, 1992).

 “Seeing things that were not there
 On a wing on a prayer
 In this state of disrepair…
 …Making it up in our secret world
 Shaking it up
 Breaking it up
 Making it up in our secret world”.
 A Teenager in Love”, recorded by Dion and the Belmonts, written by Jerome Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman (1959).
“Why must I be a teenager in love?”
A question occasionally asked by the tragically AR smitten.

  “A Thousand Years”—Sting (Brand New Day, 2000).

 “But if there was a single truth, a single light
 A single thought, a singular touch of grace
 Then following this single point , this single flame,
 The single haunted memory of your face”.

“Touch the Fire”—Ice House (Great Southern Land, 1989).

 “His words fall in echoes
 Ringing bells like gypsy rhymes
 He has the power
 No believer can explain.”

“When We Dance”—Sting (Fields Of Gold - The Best Of Sting 1984-1994, 1994).

 “When we dance, angels will run and hide their wings.”

“You Take My Breath Away”—Queen (A Day at the Races, 1976).

 “Look into my eyes and you’ll see I’m the only one
 You’ve captured my love stolen my heart
 Changed my life
 Every time you make a move you destroy my mind
 And the way you touch
 I lose control and shiver deep inside
 You take my breath away”.