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flightjacket ([personal profile] flightjacket) wrote2011-02-04 11:36 pm
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Fanmix: Small Figures In A Vast Expanse, general romance (reincarnation)

Title: Small Figures In A Vast Expanse
Author: [livejournal.com profile] flightjacket
Pairing: general romance (reincarnation)
A/N: Many, many moons ago, just after season 1 aired, I started working in a Merlin reincarnation!trope mix. It was extremely haphazard and unwieldy. I optimistically thought, "I'll just wait for season 2 and see where the canon takes me with this!" Then season 2 happened, which. Yeah... My enthusiasm for this mix waned as my cynicism grew. Cut to two days ago, when I was cleaning up my iTunes playlists and realized this mix has been gathering dust for so long! Out of laziness and cynicism, I have now stripped this mix of its more overtly Arthurian undertones. I leave you with some songs about love and time and sometimes how hard and sometimes how easy it is to merge the two.

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1. Wild Horses – Charlotte Martin
I have my freedom, but I don't have much time
Faith has been suffered and tears must be cried
So let's do some living after we die

2. I'll Believe In Anything – Wolf Parade
We both pull the tricks out of our sleeves
But I'll believe in anything
And you'll believe in anything

If I could take the fire out from the water
I'd share a life and you'd share a life
If I could take the fire out from the water
I'd take you where nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn

3. Bookends – Simon & Garfunkel
Time it was, and what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence, a time of confidences
Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph
Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you

4. In Another Life – Vienna Teng
In another life
You and I worked West Virginia coal mines
Side by side
Collecting the black dust like sin
The day the main shaft caved in
I caught your eye
As the lantern light guttered out
And the afterdamp swallowed us slowly
I gripped your hand
And caught a glance
Of the next time 'round


5. Small Figures In A Vast Expanse – Rilo Kiley
But this is real life
It's supposed to be real life
So let's pretend that we're not bored
That we exist and that we're resolved
To real things happening to me

6. Giving Up The Gun – Vampire Weekend
Your sword's grown old and rusty
Burnt beneath the rising sun
It's locked up like a trophy
Forgetting all the things it's done

7. It's All Been Done – Barenaked Ladies
I knew you before the west was won
And I heard you say the past
was much more fun
You go your way, I go mine
But I'll see you next time

It's all been done
It's all been done
It's all been done before

8. Paper Boats – Nada Surf
And as we pass by each other
Our heads all full of bother
We can't look, we can't stop
We can't think, we can't stop
Because we're stuck in our own paths
And it's the way it always lasts
But I need something more from you


9. Sipping On The Sweet Nectar – Jens Lekman
Last night I ran into my old life
still waiting for someone at the station
someone who never made it into my new life
so I called up Lisa
'cause she's my only friend
"Lisa I don't know anymore,
every heartbeat needs a reason"

She said, "That's when the feeling hits
so just lick your lips
can you smell the spring time in the breeze
you gotta start sipping on the sweet nectars
of your memories"

10. Ships – Umbrellas
We will one day dock at the same port
And give rest to our weary legs
There is a light placed up in the sky
Like the stained glass, time slows down
I wish I could sleep, I wish I could dream
I love the sound of my feet against these empty streets
I saw the whole town burn down
I'm walking away
Nothing stays, these feelings have wings
Our arms outstretched, we are soaring

11. Here Comes Your Man – Pixies
big shake on the box car moving
big shake to the land that's falling down
is a wind makes a palm stop blowing
a big, big stone fall and break my crown
there is a wait so long
you'll never wait so long
here comes your man

12. Slow Show – The National
I want to start over, I want to be winning
way out of sync from the beginning

You know I dreamed about you
for twenty-nine years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for
for twenty-nine years


13. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know that I am
I am, I am
The luckiest

14. The Railway House – Patrick Wolf
So wave goodbye to living alone
I think we've found our home
Let's paint these walls
And pull up the weeds
And cast our fevers in stone

Growing out of the drugs
Growing up through the night
Growing up, growing older
With treasure to be told

I see us growing old
I watch us growing old
Together, together

15. To Build A Home – The Cinematic Orchestra
By the cracks of the skin I climbed to the top
I climbed the tree to see the world
When the gusts came around to blow me down
I held on as tightly as you held onto me

Cause I built a home
For you, for me
Until it disappeared
From me, from you
And now, it's time to leave and turn to dust...

16. On And On And On – Wilco
One day we'll disappear together in a dream
However short or long our lives are going to be
I will live in you or you will live in me
Until we disappear together in a dream

Please don't cry we're designed to die
You can't deny even the gentlest tide
On and on and on we'll be together yeah
On and on and on
On and on and on
We're going to try

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[identity profile] queenklu.livejournal.com 2011-02-05 06:05 am (UTC)(link)
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