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flightjacket ([personal profile] flightjacket) wrote2010-12-13 03:06 pm

Fanmix: The Soldiering Life, Sherlock (Sherlock/John)

Title: The Soldiering Life
Author: [livejournal.com profile] flightjacket
Pairing: Sherlock/John
A/N: This mix is based in large, large part on the changes to my headcanon that took place after I read/listened to [livejournal.com profile] queenklu 's ficmix over here. She seems to have been having a stressful time of it lately, so this is dedicated to her. Happy holidays, Klu! ♥

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The Battlefield
"When you walk with Sherlock Holmes, you see the battlefield."

1. Cold War – Janelle Monae
"Who would want me for a flatmate?"

So you think I'm alone?
But being alone's the only way to be
When you step outside
You spend life fighting for your sanity
This is a cold war
You better know what you're fighting for

I'm trying to find my peace
I was made to believe there's something wrong with me
And it hurts my heart
Lord have mercy, ain't it plain to see?
That this is a cold war
Do you know what you're fighting for?

2. Overture – Patrick Wolf
Sherlock: Seen a lot of injuries then. Violent deaths.
John: Well. Yes.
Sherlock: Bit of trouble, too, I bet.
John: Of course. Yes. Enough for a lifetime. Far too much.
Sherlock: Wanna see some more?
John: Oh god yes.

It's wonderful what a can smile can hide
If the teeth shine right, and it's nice and wide
It's so magical, what you can keep inside
And if you bury it deep, no-one can a find a thing, no
Well, come on now, open wide,
Open up now
Don't you think it's time

Now, after all of these years
You are at last opening
Was it worth all that war just to win?

3. The Soldiering Life – The Decemberists
"That was ridiculous. That was the most ridiculous thing I've ever done."

But I
I never felt so much life
Than tonight
Huddled in the trenches
Gazing on the battle field
Our rifles blaze away
We blaze away

4. Portions For Foxes – Rilo Kiley
Baker Street. Come at once if convenient. SH
If inconvenient come anyway. SH
Could be dangerous. SH

Just being around you offers me another form of relief
When the loneliness leads to bad dreams,
And the bad dreams lead me to calling you,
And I call you and say, "C'mere!"

And it's bad news, baby I'm bad news
I'm just bad news, bad news, bad news

'Cause you're just damage control
For a walking corpse like me, like you,
'Cause we'll all be portions for foxes.
Yeah, we'll all be portions for foxes.

And you're bad news
I don't care I like you
I like you

5. I'll Fight – Wilco

I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go for you
I'll fight, I'll fight, I'll fight, I'll fight for you
I'll kill, I'll kill, I'll kill, I'll kill for you
I will, I will, I will

I will go, I will go, I will go
And in war's waters I will wade
And I will know if I remorse or regret
The fairness of our trade

The Home Front
"Interesting, that soldier fellow. He could be the making of my brother.
Or make him worse than ever."

6. With Arms Outstretched – Rilo Kiley
John: I'm not Sherlock Holmes!
General Shan: I don't believe you.
Sherlock: You should, you know. Sherlock Holmes is nothing at all like him.
How would you describe me, John? Resourceful, dynamic? Enigmatic?
John: Late.

It's sixteen miles to the promised land
And I promise you I'm doing the best i can
Don't fool yourself in thinking you're more than a man
'Cause you'll probably end up dead

And if you want me you better speak up
I won't wait
So you'd better move fast
Don't fool yourself in thinking you're more than you are
With your arms outstretched to me

7. I Like You – Morrissey
Mycroft: Sherlock's business seems to be booming since you and he became pals.
What's he like to live with? Hellish, I would imagine.
John: I'm never bored.

No one I ever knew or have spoken to
Resembles you
This is good or bad, all depending on
My general mood
Why do you think I let you get away
With all the things you say to me?
Could it be I like you
It's so shameful of me, I like you

Forces of containment
They shove their fat faces into mine
You and I just smile
Because we're thinking the same lines
Why do you think I let you get away
With all the things you say to me?
Could it be I like you
It's so shameful of me, I like you

You're not right in the head and nor am I
And this is why
This is why I like you, I like you, I like you

8. You're My Only Home – The Magnetic Fields
"Don't make people into heroes, John. Heroes don't exist,
and if they did, I wouldn't be one of them."

When you cancel dinner plans
When you cross the street
and you don't take my hand
When you make impossible demands
I wish I didn't understand, but...

I will stay if you let me stay
and I'll go if you let go
but I won't go far away
because you're my only home

I will hide what you want hidden
and I'll roam if you say roam
but I'd just as soon you didn't
because you're my only home

9. Flames – VAST
Moriarty: No no no. If you don't stop prying, I will burn you. I will burn the heart out of you.
Sherlock: I have been reliably informed that I don't have one.
Moriarty: But we both know that's not quite true.

You are the only thing
That makes me want to live at all
When I am with you
There's no reason to pretend that
When I am with you
I feel flames again

Just put me inside you
I would never ever leave
Just put me inside you
I would never ever leave


10. To Be Surprised – Sondre Lerche
"I'd be lost without my blogger."

I'm not gonna state
Obvious observations everybody makes
But baby be prepared to be suprised
Better be prepared to be suprised
Baby be prepared to be suprised

It's all I know

The weight of the world
And the hurt, and the dirt
Can make you disturbed
But I heard, but I heard
When I wrap my arms around you
Every mistake we made crumbles
When I wrap my arms around you
Everything echoes a new song

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Will mirror/reupload on request. Comments are cherished.

[identity profile] queenklu.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 02:04 am (UTC)(link)


I hope you realize this means you are never getting rid of me ever. And if you didn't realize it, well this is kind of embarrassing, but i'm moving in with you as of this moment.


[identity profile] flightjacket.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 02:09 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] linnet-melody.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhhh those are gorgeous. Thank you for putting them together!!

[identity profile] flightjacket.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for commenting! :D

[identity profile] biancathecookie.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 05:24 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] flightjacket.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
THANK YOU SO MUCH for commenting! ♥♥!

[identity profile] strawberryjaffa.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
I found this via Tumblr and just got through listening to all of it and...
Oh my goodness this whole mix was AMAZING.
Such perfect songs, and such good music! :') I might be keeping it on repeat for a good while (and having Sherlock daydreams for ages).
Thank you <3

[identity profile] flightjacket.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 09:28 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for such a lovely comment! I've certainly been listening to it far more frequently than is healthy these last few days. I wish you luck with those daydreams. :)))

[identity profile] smkwriter08.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
This looks so totally fantastic! Also I am just BEYOND thrilled about this Sondre Lerche song I haven't heard, I feel like such a failure, but the happiest failure, so hell.

Downloading like a muvva; thanks very much!

[identity profile] smkwriter08.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
Oh god. Here via Tumblr as well. Not just sort of. Creepily lurking about. Sorry, didn't mean to be frightening on the internet. Settling for awkward instead.

I see your awkward waving icon and raise you an even awkward-er waving icon.

[identity profile] flightjacket.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 09:37 am (UTC)(link)
Hahaha, not frightening at all. Thank you for the comments. :)

I just recently got really into Sondre Lerche after one of my friends sneaked some of his albums into a dump of music I was grabbing from her computer. I really regret not going to his concerts with her now. His music is adorable! No other word for it, frankly. ♥

[identity profile] freyawazhere.livejournal.com 2010-12-15 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
This is awesome!
Like a few others, I saw via tumblr, I'm really glad you added quotes by way of explaining why you picked the songs! I really hate when people make fan tracks and don't provide a word of explanation!


[identity profile] flightjacket.livejournal.com 2010-12-16 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I never know what do do with mixes with no explanations. I mean, sure it's pretty music, but it's not like we're all privy to the insides of each other's heads, right? Thanks for the thoughtful comment!

[identity profile] moonlight1314.livejournal.com 2011-01-18 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE IT! I think I may have commented before, but I loved this. I downloaded it yesterday and have been listening to it almost non-stop. I think I may hit over 50 listens by tomorrow. I really enjoy all songs, but I like 4, 5, 6, and 10 the most(I'm hoping that sonmeone will do a fanvid for "I Like You"). They all fit the relationship so well. And the "description" for each song? Brilliant. Thanks for this awesome mix.

PS. Unlike most of the other commenters I didn't see this via tumblr! OO *gasps!* I stumbled upon it somehow (I think through a livejournal, though I can't recall even though it was just last night) and am so imensely glad I did. Thanks yet again.

[identity profile] flightjacket.livejournal.com 2011-01-18 06:37 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I really want someone to do a fanvid for "I Like You," toooooooo.

I'm glad you liked the descriptions! I'm very attached to the idea that all these romantic feelings could easily have been seething underneath their growing relationship in the canon. >:D

[identity profile] moonlight1314.livejournal.com 2011-01-18 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
I'm half tempted to make the vid myself but I know a few people I'd rather see do it so I'm going to see if I can finagle them into making one! :P XD

And as for the relationship... I would be inclined to agree with you. It is only a matter of time. >:D Hehhe! The fangirls (and boys if you like) shall have their way! WE WILL WIN! They're insane if they refuse to acknowledge what we all already know. ;P

And if they don't make it canon... that would just be a shame. I'm sure at one point they'll have them kiss at least (experiment wise not full blown make-out) if they aren't going to make them lovers. We can only pray... and write seething letters to the BBC DEMANDING our Sherlock/John love.

[identity profile] moonlight1314.livejournal.com 2011-01-18 07:44 am (UTC)(link)
And just making sure to add this in but "I Like You" vid would SOOO undoubtably be from John's POV. XD So many great things you could do with that song! It just fits John's situation so well!

[identity profile] bathsweaver.livejournal.com 2011-02-13 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, hooray--downloading, thank you so much for the effort put into making and sharing this!