“You Will Never Ever Put Your Soul Together”: Harry Potter x Taylor Swift
Jan 06 2017
Jan 06 2017
My third Deathly Hallows song is here!
In order to share my latest Harry Potter song with you, I had to learn how to accompany myself on the guitar. I could have just learned the chords, but the true Swiftie in me believes that the integrity of this song is compromised when played without its signature riff.
As you’ll notice in the video, I don’t get it down perfectly, but it is there. You should have seen me on day one, fumbling with the fingerpicking for just five minutes before my fingertips got too numb to continue. Amazingly, by committing to running through it every day, a little bit at a time, the muscle memory sunk in to a playable degree.
Practicing music is a cornerstone of my childhood.
I took piano lessons from age 5, and added voice and guitar along the way. As a kid I often resisted practicing in the way that many kids say “but when am I ever going to need to know how to do this math problem in the real world?”
First of all, playing music is fun. It feels really really good. Second of all, the skills and lessons acquired go far beyond memorizing the opening to “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (or insert Chopin, Mozart, etc.). Learning music teaches me how to learn other things, and if you can learn you can do anything.
I could go on and on about this, and I do in my arts-inspired confidence course Leading Lady, which returns this spring (in the meantime, try the Broadway Bootcamp for free!). For now, here is the final song in my Deathly Hallows series.
for singing along:
I remember when I vanquished you the first time I was a baby and you took my parents too but like Severus asked you not to and he’s actually on my side – whaat Now you’re killing Cedric and you say, “Harry, I know you’ve had a couple lucky saves – from me” Remember how that time I got away? Our wands met in the middle I’m telling you Riddle
oo-oo-oo-oo-oo you challenged me again tonight and oo-oo-oo-oo-oo Hey Tom, I’m telling you I’m telling you You will never ever ever put your soul together You-oo will never ever ever possess the wand of Elder You go killing Albus, killing Gellert, killing Snape but you-oo will never ever ever posses the wand of Elder because Malfoy
I’m really gonna miss reading your mind when you give me scar-aches when I’m camping with Hermione and Ron you go to Malfoy Manor where you hide with some Death Eater friends much eviller than mine
oo-oo-oo-oo-oo you challenged me again tonight and oo-oo-oo-oo-oo Hey Tom, I’m telling you I’m telling you You will never ever ever put your soul together cuz you-oo will never never ever beat this phoenix feather Your wand’s linked to my wand’s linked to your soul’s linked to me And you will never ever ever put that soul together
The prophecy says we’ll fight for ever ever but wait where’s your snake? Neville slayed Nagini
So he’s hunting me down again and he’s like I’m gonna kill youuu and I’m like Expelliarmus No
You will never ever ever put your soul together You will never ever ever think that I’m that clever You just killed a horcrux I’m a horcrux so I kill you So you-oo will never ever ever put your soul together
You go killing your friends killing my friends killing me – oops! But you will never ever ever…put your soul together
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