How will you find your way?

This musical piece by Danny Elfman for Alice in Wonderland (that Luke introduced me to — although I’ve never seen the movie) is great to play in the background when writing climactic scenes for a story. It is beautiful and exciting. I hope you will find inspiration like I do every time I hear it!

Ironically, the lyrics make sense as you’re writing and searching for paths to take your characters. Oh, dear character, “how will you find your way?” Dear character, “where have you been?”

CRANK YOUR VOLUME and ENJOY!

 

Alice’s Theme

Oh, Alice, dear where have you been?
So near, so far, so in-between
What have you heard? What have you seen?
Alice! Alice! Please, Alice!

Oh, tell us, are you big or small?
To try this one or try them all
It’s such a long, long way to fall
Alice! Alice! Oh, Alice!

How can you know this way not that?
You choose the door, you choose the path
Perhaps you should be coming back
Another day, another day
And nothing is quite what is seems
You’re dreaming! Are you dreaming? Oh, Alice!

Oh, how will you find your way?
Oh, how will you find your way?

No time for tears today. No time for tears today.
No time for tears today. No time for tears today.

So many doors, how did you choose?
So much to gain, so much to lose
So many things got in your way
No time today, no time today
Be careful not to lose your head
Remember what the Dormouse said, Alice!

Did someone pull you by the hand?
How many miles to Wonderland?
Please tell us so we’ll understand
Alice! Alice! Oh, Alice!

Oh, how will you find your way?
Oh, how will you find your way?

What are your thoughts?