Songbirds

A series of one shot song fics.

Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters or the songs mentioned.

Track One: Always by Bon Jovi

Severus Snape

This Romeo is bleeding
But you can't see his blood
It's nothing but some feelings
That this old dog kicked up

I had never really felt any emotion before you, Lily. You were the only one who bought out this side of me, the kind side, the nice side, the true side. No one had ever treated me as anything better than a dog. And no matter what I called everyone else, my blood was staying hidden, even though I was bleeding from the heart.

Because that's what love does to you, isn't it? Rips you open, bleeds your heart out.

It's been raining since you left me
Now I'm drowning in the flood
You see I've always been a fighter
But without you I give up

I can't stop crying. Since that day by the lake, my every move has been haunted with sorrow. I feel like I can't breath any more, like there's no air to breath.

Lily, you know all about my life. When my father didn't leave me alone, or stop hitting my mother, I never gave in. I'm a fighter, Lily, but I need your help. Without you, I can't do it. I give up.

I can't sing a love song
Like the way it's meant to be
Well I guess I'm not that good any more
But baby, that's just me

You've always laughed at my attempts at singing, and any love song I've written has turned out far too angsty. I've never been good, really, have I? I guess that's just me.

And I will love you, baby- Always
I'll be there forever and a day- Always
I'll be there 'till the stars don't shine
'Till the heavens burst
And the words don't rhyme
I know when I die, you'll be on my mind
And I'll love you- Always

Lily, Lily, Lily... Can I say it enough? I'll always be here for you. Through everything. I tried to stop your death, and I'm sorry I failed. I live the rest of my life for you.

Now your pictures that you left behind
Are just memories of a different life
Some that made us laugh
Some that made us cry
One that made you have to say goodbye

We both know what that memory was. I regret it, Lily. I really do. I've spent my entire life regretting it. Truth me told, I'm ashamed of it. My memories are of a different life, one of childish happiness and naivety. Some happy, some sad... But all tainted by the last one.

What I'd give to run my fingers through your hair
To touch your lips, to hold you near
When you say your prayers try to understand
I've made mistakes, I'm just a man

Yes, Lily, I know I've made many mistakes, so many mistakes. But hasn't everyone? It's human nature. I'd give anything to touch your hair again, the way I used to when we were messing around in the summers. I'd give anything to hug you again, the way you hugged me before I left you to go back to my parents house one summer. You were so worried for me. I didn't know what to do then, but I realise I should have kissed you.

When he holds you close, when he pulls you near
When he says the words you've been needing to hear
I wish I was him, that those words were mine
To say to you 'till the end of time

I should have known James Potter would get you eventually. That he'd be the one to hold you at night, that he'd be the one to whisper the words I'd always longed to say to you into your ear. I wish I was him, obnoxious swine that he is. He has the one thing in life I've always wanted. You. And I'd stay by you until the end of time itself.

And I will love you, baby- Always
I'll be there forever and a day- Always
I'll be there 'till the stars don't shine
'Till the heavens burst
And the words don't rhyme
I know when I die, you'll be on my mind
And I'll love you- Always

See, I was thinking of you when I died, Lily, I looked into your sons eyes, and for one second I saw your eyes. I looked into your eyes as I died. I loved you always, and I still do, even in death. The stars stopped shining when you died, and the heavens died. Yet, I was still there for you in a way, to protect your son, every bit of him identical to his father. Except his eyes.

If you told me to cry for you, I could
If you told me to die for you, I would
Take a look at my face, there's no price I won't pay
To say these words to you

I did cry for you. And I would die for you. And I'd do it again and again. There's nothing I won't do to speak to you. Nothing,

Well there aint no luck
In these loaded dice
But baby if you give me just one more try
We can pack up our old dreams
And our old lives
We'll find a place where the sun still shines

By the time I had swallowed my pride enough to ask you to take me back, it was too late. It was the eve of your wedding, and I was ready to leave my life behind for you. But you said no. There was no place left in the world where the sun shined.

And I will love you, baby- Always
I'll be there forever and a day- Always
I'll be there 'till the stars don't shine
'Till the heavens burst
And the words don't rhyme
I know when I die, you'll be on my mind
And I'll love you- Always

I'll love you, Lily. Always.

A/N: I cried writing this. Don't you just love this song? It's so sad. Next track is Draco's. Hope you enjoyed this one!