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Mixer's Notes: Part 1 and part 2 are Theon and Asha, respectively, and part 3 is for the both of them. Inside the parts the songs are slightly chronologically, covering mostly before the war to post-ADWD. Warning for ambiguous incest. Also I am sorry because a) I am an itunes fail and the songs will probably have to be rearranged to be in the right order b) I tried but I couldn't keep the mumford and sons away because lbr sigh no more is about Theon Greyjoy c) my greyjoy feelings are too much to handle and this might show here. 

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part 1: seal my heart and break my pride

1. tourist - julian casablancas
I wish that clouds could hold me up like I thought as a child growing up,

I wish I could sound as soothing as the rainfall,

But I am only a drop from the storm.

Feel like a tourist out in the country

Once this whole world was all countryside

Feel like a tourist in the big city

Soon I will simply evaporate.

2. mistaken for strangers - the national
You have to do it running but you do everything that they ask you to
Cause you don't mind seeing yourself in a picture
As long as you look faraway, as long as you look removed
Showered and blue-blazered, fill yourself with quarters.

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery city bank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes glazing under
Oh you wouldn't want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise they wouldn't wanna watch.

Another un-innocent, elegant fall into the un-magnificent lives of adults.

3. dust bowl dance - mumford and sons
I've been kicked off my land at the age of sixteen
And I have no idea where else my heart could have been
I placed all my trust at the foot of this hill
And now I am sure my heart can never be still.

So collect your courage and collect your horse
And pray you never feel this same kind of remorse.


Seal my heart and break my pride
I've nowhere to stand and now nowhere to hide
Align my heart, my body, my mind
To face what I've done and do my time.

4. get real, get right - sufjan stevens
A ring of fire, a ring of fire falling on your face
You dream of the dark age, you dream of the dark age of your youth
Consider the danger, consider the danger, as it moves.

Prophet, brother, priest and king
Snake-skinned master at your feet
Barricade the bathroom doors
Find some things you can't ignore.

I know I've lost my conscience
I know I've lost all shame
But I must do the right thing
I must do myself a favor and get real
Get right with the Lord.

5. the cave - mumford and sons
It's empty in the valley of your heart,
The sun it rises slowly as you walk,
Away from all the fears
and all the faults you've left behind.

'Cause I have other things to fill my time,
You take what is your's and I'll take mine,
Now let me at the truth
which will refresh my broken mind.

Cause I need freedom now,
And I need to know how,
To live my live as its meant to be.


But I will hold on hope,
And I won't let you choke,
On the noose around your neck,
And I'll find strength in pain,
And I will change my ways,
I'll know my name as it's called again.


part 2: she does what the night does to the day

6. she's thunderstorms - arctic monkeys
She came and substituted
the peace and quiet
for acrobatic blood, flow, concertina
Cheating heartbeat
Rapid fire
She's thunderstorms

When you feeling far away
She does what the night does to the day

7. the age of the understatement - the last shadow puppets
She's playful

The boring would warn you be careful of her brigade

In order to tame this relentless marauder

Move away from the parade.

And she was walking on the tables in the glass house

Endearingly bedraggled in the wind

Subtle in her method of seduction

The twenty little tragedies begin

Before this attraction ferments

Kiss me properly and pull me apart

8. leave my body - florence and the machine
I'm gonna be released from behind these lines
And I don't care whether I live or die
And I'm losing blood, I'm gonna leave my bones
And I don't want your heart it leaves me cold

I don't need a husband, don't need no wife
And don't need the day, I don't need the night
And I don't need the birds let them fly away
And I don't want the clouds
They never seem to stay

I don't want no future
I don't need no past
One grand moment
Is all i ask

I'm gonna leave my body
Moving up to higher ground
I'm gonna lose my mind
But history keeps pulling me

9. sailing to nowhere - broken bells
And diamonds a dozen
Sailing to nowhere
They burn and float on
Still we move on through the night

Running in circles
A mouse on the table
I try to feel, I just don't
Hurtin' and dead inside
Go on and cut 'em in half
Said I


part 3: can you make it feel like home

10. modern girls and old-fashioned men - the strokes feat. regina spektor
Modern girls always have to go
Old-fashioned men always want a mistress
(You were right) Modern girls always get their way
(I was wrong) Modern men dream of what they can't say.
(That's alright) That's alright
(I don't belong) I don't belong

Oh yes, we're falling down
So fucking help me up

11. born to die - lana del rey
Oh, my heart it breaks every step that I take
But I'm hoping that the gates,
They'll tell me that you're mine
Walking through the city streets
Is it by mistake or desire?
I feel so alone on the fridays nights
Can you make it feel like home

Don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets though
I don't know why

12. welcome home - radical face
Peel the scars from off my back
I don't need them anymore
You can throw them out or keep them in your mason jars
I've come home

All my nightmares escaped my head
Bar the door, please don't let them in

You were never supposed to leave
Now my head's splitting at the seams
And I don't know if I can

Here, beneath my lungs, I feel your thumbs press into my skin again.

13. feel the tide - mumford and sons
She sits him down in a stiff chair
Rubs his back and strapes his hair
Telling him it's ok to cry
But he just sits and stares

The merciless moon outside
Has nothing now he's come to realize
Only the desolation he feels
The cold distance inside

But you and I now, we can be alright
Just hold on to what we know is true
You and I now, 'though it's cold inside
Can feel the tide turning. 

 
 
 
a girl with kaleidoscope eyes
22 January 2012 @ 10:32 pm

My Rights Versus Yours - A Song of Ice and Fire playlist 


Note: This playlist started as a collection of artists that reminded me of the ASOIAF series, that I've been putting together since I started reading the books a couple of months ago because that's the kind of thing I do whenever something leaves me with this level of obsession. After some editing, I left the songs that remind me most of specific characters, situations, pairings, places or the overall feel of the series. Enjoy! 

1. My Right Versus Yours - The New Pornographers  
Flying the flags of new empires in rags
But now it’s your rights versus mine 

2. Ghost Under Rocks - Ra Ra Riot 
Here you are, 
you are breathing life into ghosts under rocks
Like notes found in pocket coats of your fathers
 lost and forgotten, 
All, all, all your soaking wet dreams, you’ve spent them 

3. Vesuvius - Sufjan Stevens 
Sufjan, follow the path, it leads to an article of imminent death 
Sufjan, follow your heart, follow the flame, or fall on the floor 
Sufjan, the panic inside, the murdering ghost that you cannot ignore 

4. When you were young - The Killers 
He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus but he talks like a gentlemen 
Like you imagined when you were young 
And sometimes you close your eyes and see the place where you used to live 

5. Two - The Antlers 
Tell me when you think that we became so unhappy, wearing silver rings with nobody clapping. 

6. Fake Empire - The National 
Turn the light out say goodnight no thinking for a little while 
Let's not try to figure out everything at once 
It’s hard to keep track of you falling through the sky 
We’re half-awake in a fake empire 

7. Wake Up - Arcade Fire 
Something filled up my heart with nothing, someone told me not to cry
We’re just a million little god’s causin rain storms turning every good thing to rust 

8. Landscape - Florence and the Machine 
She’s just like the weather, can’t hold her together 
Born from dark water, daughter of the rain and snow 
Cause it’s burning through the bloodline 
It’s cutting down the family tree 
Growing in the landscape, darling, in between you and me 

9. Heirloom - Sufjan Stevens 
When your heirloom’s wilted brown 
When the devil’s pushing down 
When your mourning has a sound 
And you hesitate to laugh 
How quickly will your joy pass 

10. Hometwon Glory - Adele 
I like it in the city when two worlds collide 
You get the people and the government 
Everybody taking different sides 
Shows that we ain’t gonna stand shit 
Shows that we are united 

11. Ready to start - Arcade Fire 
I would rather be wrong 
Than live in the shadows of your song 
My mind is open wide 
And now I’m ready to start 

12. These are the fables - The New Pornographers 
And wind your back, come back to the river 
The currents speed by and hope the men fear 
The hammer comes down so hard on the evening 
Cracking the dawn of your days are repeat 
These are fables on my street 

13. Elephant Gun - Beirut 
If I was young, I’d flee this town
I’d bury my dreams underground 
As did I, we drink to die, we drink tonight 
Far from home, elephant gun
Let’s take them down one by one 

14. Adventures in Solitude - The New Pornographers 
More than begin, but less than forget 
But spirits born from the not happened yet 
Gathering there to pay off a debt brought back from the wars 

15. All the things I’ve done - The Killers 
I wanna shine on in the hearts of men
I want a meaning from the back of my broken hand 
Another head aches, another heart breaks
I’m so much older than I can take
And my affection, well it comes and goes 
I need direction to perfection 

16. From the Mouth of Gabriel - Sufjan Stevens 
Now I know this is strange to hear from the mouth of God 
It was something like a scene from mars 
In a struggle between loves and lies 
The angle kept his face covered for to keep his word 
And while I spoke something left from my life 
Forget about the past, be at rest, I’ll make things right 
And while I held you at best you nearly died 
Forget about the past and I’ll try to make things right
 

17. A Dustland Fairytale - The Killers 
Out here, the good girls die 
And the sky won’t snow 
Now Cinderella, don’t you go to sleep, it’s such a bitter form of refuge 
Oh don’t you know, the kingdom’s under siege 
And everybody needs you  
 

18. Heartlines - Florence and the Machine 
Oh the river, oh the river, it’s running free 
And oh the joy, oh the joy it brings to me 
But I know it’ll have to drown me 
Before I can breathe easy 
And I’ve seen it in the flights of birds I’ve seen it in you 
The entrails of the animals, the blood running through 
But in order to get to the heart I think sometimes you’ll have to cut through 


19. The Bleeding Heart Show - The New Pornographers 
Our golden handshake has been smashed into this shape
It’s taken magic to a primitive new place 
Watch them run, although it’s the minimum, heroic. 
 
 
 
a girl with kaleidoscope eyes
11 April 2011 @ 12:45 am




Just for one day - a River/Doctor mix
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1. She's got you high - Mumm-Ra
She's got you high and you don't even know yet
The sun's in the sky, its warming up your bare legs
You can't deny your looking for the sunset

2. Universe & You - KT Tunstall
When you're on your own
I'll send you a sign
Just so you know
I am me, the universe and you

3. My mistakes were made for you - The Last Shadow Puppets
About as subtle as an earthquake, I know,
my mistakes were made for you.
And in the back room of a bad dream, she came,
and whisked me away, enthused.
And it's solid as a rock rolling down a hill,
The fact is that it probably will hit something,
On the hazardous terrain

4. Spanish Sahara - Foals
Forget the horror here, forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It's future rust and then it's future dust
Choir of furies in your head, choir of furies in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head

5. Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine
The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart
I took the stars from our eyes, and then I made a map
And knew that somehow I could find my way back

6. When you were a starlight - The Killers vs Muse
If you promise not to fade away
never fade away
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations.
// They say the devil's water, it ain't so sweet
You don't have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while

7. Heroes - David Bowie
Though nothing, will keep us together
We could steal time, just for one day
We can be heroes, for ever and ever
What d'you say?
 
 
 
a girl with kaleidoscope eyes
11 February 2009 @ 01:07 am