For Miho
A filk of "To Sheila" by the Smashing Pumpkins

Lonely girl, observing quietly
Your feelings locked away so desperately
Retreating from torments to hide
You'll never let them see you cry

[Chorus]
She is my light
She is my light
Through darkest night
She is my light

Miho's smiles, so few and far between
Amber eyes express to me the scene
Her ribbon twirling around
By her image I'm spellbound

(Chorus)

People think that she's an undead queen
They call her things that are unduly mean
But listen for one moment, if you would
And know she's just misunderstood

I wish that you'd show yourself to me
Open up for all the world to see
I'd wrap you in my embrace
And wipe the tears off of your face

(She is my light)
People think that she's an undead queen
(She is my light)
They call her things that are unduly mean
(Through darkest night)
But listen for one moment, if you would
(She is my light)
And know she's just misunderstood

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"To Sheila"
Smashing Pumpkins

Twilight fades through blistered avalon
The sky's cruel torch on aching autobahn
Into the uncertain divine
We scream into the last divide

[Chorus]
You make me real
You make me real
Strong as I feel
You make me real

Sheila rides on crashing nightingale
Intake eyes leave passing vapor trails
With blushing brilliance alive
Because it's time to arrive

(Chorus)

Lately I just can't seem to believe
Discard my friends to change the scenery
It meant the world to hold a bruising faith
But now it's just a matter of grace

A summer storm graces all of me
Highway warm sing silent poetry
And I could bring you the light
And take you home into the night

(You make me real)
Lately I just can't seem to believe
(You make me real)
Discard my friends to change the scenery
(Strong as I feel)
It meant the world to hold a bruising faith
(You make me real)
But now it's just a matter of grace


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Notes:

I started this filk a few months ago, but abandoned it because I couldn't make it work the way I wanted to. I mostly forgot about it until tonight, where I picked it back up and finished it. ...And yeah, I know the song is obscure. I don't care.

A technical note: I filk by sound in the song, not by syllables in the lyrics. If you think a line doesn't work, it's probably because you're reading/singing/hearing it differently than I wrote it. In my head, it works.

Speaker, right.. well, I always envisioned the speaker as a fanperson/reader of MT, looking in at Miho from the outside, wanting to break her free of her emotional prison. Something to that effect, anyway. But, as with most things, it's open to personal interpretation. Whoever you think it is probably works, too.

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