1. Now Is the Start (A Fine Frenzy)
Now, oh, now is the start, oh and it goes with where you go. Don’t lose faith for the friends you don’t need a thing, you already know you are right as you are.
2. Academia (Sia)
You can be my alphabet and I will be your calculator and together we’ll work out on the escalator. I will time you as you run up the down and you’ll measure my footsteps as I pleasure this town. The mean of our heights is divided by the nights which is times’d by the daggers and the root of all our fights, the pass of your poem is to swathe me in your knowing and the beauty of the word is that you don’t have to show it.
3. Whistle While You Wait (Marian Call)
And although I do heartily admire folks whose natural graces seem inspired, I expect the truly confident are fewer than I am generally inclined to think and it’s worth a little effort to look ‘em in the eye, to whistle while you’re waiting, to flutter ’til you fly. Oh, it’s worth a little effort and a lot of honesty, it’s worth some work believing, it takes a little practice to learn to be.
4. My Best Friend is You (Kate Nash)
You are the most clever, most stupid, most whatever, you are the most honourable soldier, super hero, pretty as a cat. You have integrity that I cannot conceive, you are opinionated, you are my belief. You are so good, you are so bad, you have experienced things I never have.
5. Inside Out (Sara Bareilles)
Take your best shot, here I stand, heart in hand and fearless I’m not but I am what I am and I know what I’m not and I know enough to know it’s never gonna be much more than weather. You can’t drive me away when it’s only rain on the inside.
6. Science/Visions (CHVRCHES)
With understanding you won’t let it cast you down, a mind full of questions, a current to purify. Science and vision, be near when I call your name or ask me a question.
7. Strangeness and Charm (Florence and the Machine)
An atom to atom oh can you feel it on me love and a pattern to pattern oh can you see it on me love. Atom to atom oh what’s the matter with me love, strangeness and charm. The static of your arms, it is the catalyst, you’re a chemical that burns there is nothing like this. It’s the purest element but it’s so volatile, an equation heaven sent, a drug for angels.
8. Ready to Question (Gabrielle Aplin)
See I’ve seen devils, I’ve seen saints, I’ve seen the lines between them fade. I’ve seen pictures with no meaning, I don’t know what to believe. But I’m ready to question (oh, oh) that life is a blessing (oh, oh) so give me a sign, I’mma follow it blind, is there anyone listening?
9. The Spine Song (Cake Bake Betty)
And you’re scared and you’re sure that your spine will dissolve you will fall to the floor, you will take what you need and the headaches will come but at least you can breathe. There’s the smoke fills your lungs, we will wait for the day we’ll rejoice when it comes. On your birthday you woke up the snow was on the ground, you opened books and peeked inside, they kissed you on your crown. With pins in your fingers you held yourself up high, the picture peeled the person they let themselves divide.
10. Millstone (Eisley)
I can’t find the secret to survive, to grow old safe and sound, whoa, life is sifting through like the sands in the hourglass. There’s not a moment to relive my time and space, there’s not a moment to undo anything. How could I have been this careless, oh whoa, I fear I’m locked inside another cage again. Shake me from these torturous dreams where I keep screaming, can’t see how to overcome.
11. I’m Not Your Hero (Tegan and Sara)
I’m not their hero but that doesn’t mean that I wasn’t brave, I never walked the party line, doesn’t mean that I was never afraid. I’m not your hero but that doesn’t mean we’re not one and the same, feeling like I am now lighting up the hall, I was used to standing in the shadow of a damaged heart, learning all I know now, losing all I did. I never used to feel like I’d be standing so far ahead.
12. Bravado (Lorde)
I’m faking glory, lick my lips toss my hair and turn the smile on and the story’s brand-new but I can take it from here. I’ll find my own bravado. It’s a switch flipped, it’s a pill tipped back, it’s a moon eclipsed, whoa. And I can tell you that when the lights come on I’ll be ready for this. It’s in your bloodstream, a collision of atoms that happens before your eyes. It’s a marathon run or a mountain you scale without thinking of size
13. Home (Ellie Goulding)
I work until it’s late, walk in and close the gate. I look in the window and I gaze at my face, every line and every abrasion. This took my life to make, this took my life to make on my own. No poison in my bones. On my own, this is where I build my home, my home.
Probably Smarter, Technically at 8tracks.
–your fangirl heroine.