Rue's Song

This song is un-named in the book, but it is the song Katniss Everdeen sings to her ally Rue as the latter is dying from a fatal wound during the 74th Hunger Games. Rue told Katniss music was her favourite thing in the world, and her last request is to hear Katniss sing.

Although it's been a long time since Katniss has sang, other than to younger sister Primrose Everdeen when she is sick, Katniss obliges. She sings this song about a meadow, and hope for tomorrow. She describes it as a mountain air.

Katniss is hardly able to get out the last few lines, but she finishes it for Rue. Afterwards the mockinjays pick up on the song and begin to sing it, "almost eerily", as Katniss describes it.

[edit] Lyrics

As they appear in The Hunger Games.

Deep in the meadow, under the willow
A bed of grass, a soft green pillow
Lay down your head, and close your sleepy eyes
And when again they open, the sun will rise.

Here it's safe, here it's warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you.

Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
And when again it's morning, they'll wash away.

Here it's safe, here it's warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you.

Last edited by Crystal Rain on 23 August 2011 at 11:28
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