1. Lights (Ellie Goulding)
And I’m not sleeping now, the dark is too hard to beat. And I’m not keeping up the strength I need to push me. You show the lights that stop me turn to stone, you shine it when I’m alone. And so I tell myself that I’ll be strong and dreaming when they’re gone.
2. Pretty Bird (Jenny Lewis)
Some pity me, yeah, oh, pity me, yeah. Stars pity me for the blood of the pretty, the blood of the pretty, the blood of the pretty bird. Pretty bird, pretty bird, who’s starving you still?
3. Deep Red Bells (Neko Case)
Where does this mean world cast its cold eye? Who’s left to suffer long about you? Does your soul cast about like an old paper bag past empty lots and early graves? Those like you who lost their way, murdered on the interstate while the red bells rang like thunder.
4. Dream for Me (Eisley)
Night falls…am I dreaming? The fears are toying with my head and I’m swept away by the wind, and I can’t fight them anymore, anymore.
5. No Right Angles (Ben Lee)
So dream, let your body play. Anyone in need, give it all away. No right angles in my life, there are no right angles in my life. I’ve been thinking ’bout the straight and narrow, slip sliding round the back of my hand, keep turning and it’s almost tomorrow, find a way to make you understand.
6. In Sleep (Lissie)
Fast asleep where I keep my memories, he’s calling me out in dreams, he visits me. What will be, will I see him again soon? Why am I so terrified of waking? He’s gone and I feel I’ve been forsaken. In sleep is the only place I get to see him, get to love him.
7. Falling Slowly (The Swell Season)
I don’t know you but I want you all the more for that. Words fall through me and always fool me and I can’t react. And games that never amount to more than they’re meant will play themselves out.
8. Spirited (Laura Gibson)
Time is quick to carry on, certain as the morning tends to hollow us and turn our words to smoke. In all that is escaped us and all that we could hold in place I saw you shining, saw you shining brighter than before.
9. Lights Inside This Dream (Julia Stone)
I burn myself inside, I found nowhere else to hide. But the burning caught their eyes and they warm themselves around this dying fire.
10. Drones (Jed Whedon and the Willing)
Sun melts the snow, gravity kicks in, tributaries drop empty into the sea we go. We’re drones, happy as we are, thinking our sustain lies in love. The flow tearing us apart follows the unchanged ancient sun.
11. The Angels Hung Around (Rilo Kiley)
I been whored and I been gored, I been less and I been more, but I never thought I’d see you as I did today.
12. After the Bombs (The Decemberists)
And after the bombs subside and this long low campaign calls it good for the night, we meet in the streets where we meet in the bar’s cold light, we grip at our hands where we hold just a little tight.
13. Two Worlds (Christie Dupree)
And all my darkest memories were seen, but I would swear that by my very name something went wrong in the sky that day. I can understand if you don’t believe we could be anything more.
–your fangirl heroine.