1. What You Don’t Know (Jonatha Brook)
I’m already going, I’m already gone. There’s a stranger in my place. You’ll never see me, but I’ll get along, ’cause the angels know my face.
2. Patriarch on a Vespa (Metric)
Promiscuous makes an entrance. Her mouth is full of questions: are we all brides to be? Are we all designed to be confined, buy ourselves chastity belts and lock them? Organize our lives and lose the key. Our faces all resemble dying roses from trying to fix it when instead we should break it. We’ve got to break it before it breaks us.
3. Pretend Love (The Avett Brothers)
Don’t be fooled by my words, don’t be fooled by my song. If you choose to believe them, you’ll plainly be wrong.
4. Kiss Kiss Kill Kill (HorrorPops)
In this scaring demised time cries and grabs for reality, having to touch comforts me as a greeting in dead and despair. Sinking down sinking down slipping my conscious knows hasn’t into the pride, close and I’m close and I’m feeling tired. (Kiss kiss, kill kill.)
5. Invasion (Eisley)
And they will try to make us forget ourselves one by one, one by one. Call me crazy, but they are after us one by one, one by one. You don’t have to know the truth. If you believe it, I believe it, too.
6. Blue Veins (The Raconteurs)
Yeah and the feeling that you gave me, no matter what I do or where I go, it will always remain. And those who would enslave me must get past you and will have no luck ’cause you’ll protect me from all pain.
7. No No No (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Well I’m frozen like a soldier, don’t know where it stays all over the place. Time froze like an ocean, don’t know the taste of a neverending ache.
8. Take Me To a Higher Plane (Kate Nash)
I feel worried that my brain is just a fool in your sick game so I will never open my heart. I try to express how I feel, but it changes every day and I’m finding it hard.
9. Canvas (Imogen Heap)
Hijacked, lost track, light fades, another day left, long shadows lure you in. The more you lose the less you see. So close your eyes and start to breathe. Oh, you said to yourself, this wasn’t easy.
10. Halcyon Days (The Spring Standards)
My eyes try and see through the blue but it’s tough and it’s painted so thick upon you. Loneliness I can pull through, but when it leaves will it take all thoughts of you? I’m a few months older now, with a good head on my shoulders now.
11. Go to Sleep (Venus Hum)
This burden that has followed you has fallen now into the sea. Just lay your head upon my chest and listen, listen to my heartbeat. Try to go to sleep, try, try, baby.
12. He Doesn’t Know Why (Fleet Foxes)
And you will try to do what you did before, pull the wool over your eyes for a week or more, let your family take you back to your original mind.
13. Locked Up (Ingrid Michaelson)
I have taken a wrong turn. When will I learn? When will I learn? Shall I show them all my scars? Cherry red, bleeding burn.
14. Modern Inventions (The Submarines)
Darlin’ I had the best intentions, but I dug myself a hole with a modern invention. Baby, did I make you feel that you didn’t have the mind to reconcile the truth in a troubled time?
15. Drown Out (The Swell Season)
And save our souls, we’re playing dead, and mine for gold in a heart of lead, and turn around and save yourself, we found our way and blocked it out. Cry alone and die alone. Pray alone and stay alone.
–your fangirl heroine.