1. Combat Baby (Metric)
Get back in town, I wanna paint it black. Wanna get around, easy living crowd so flat. Said it all before, they try to kick it, their feet fall asleep. I want to be wrong but no one here wants to fight me like you do.
2. Clouds (The Submarines)
When I said I’m not in love you made me count the ways, but I couldn’t hope to be both cause and balm for pain. Well it breaks my heart to break your heart, I know that means I’m still in love.
3. I Stole Your Wishes (The Ditty Bops)
On your birthday, guess who blew the candles out? While you were sleeping, I plucked a lash from your brow. It wasn’t mine for the taking, but I took it just the same, for I stole your wishes, darling.
4. Three Hopeful Thoughts (Rilo Kiley)
If things don’t work out quite the way you planned, it’s almost half past two and I’ve begun to hate the way you smile, so smile. And I hope that you close your eyes, block out the pain of a thousand lives. I hope that you die tonight, just close your eyes, there goes the light. Smile, I’ll brave it while you wave your hand goodbye.
5. Watch It Die (Eisley)
So I caught you in a lie singin’ hey (oh no you don’t). I’ll never be what you want, no (that’s plain to see). Fabulous teeth and a smile that’ll melt your heart, now come on, don’t you know how to play? And do I fail to know what’s in your eyes? Do I fail to know? Do I fail to know what’s in your eyes? Do I fail to know?
6. Effect & Cause (The White Stripes)
I guess you have to have a problem if you want to invent a contraption. First you cause a train wreck and then you put me in traction. Well, first came an action and then a reaction, but you can’t switch around for your own satisfaction. Well, you burnt my house down, then got mad at my reaction.
7. Loosen the Knot (Lissie)
I’m gonna give it up, toughen up, like it or not. Maybe it’s all that’s stopping us, keeping us together now. Undermining what I do, no one does it better than you. When you change your attitude, things will change ‘tween me and you, but the end is coming, darling, and I’m bringing the news.
8. Troublemaker (Jed Whedon and the Willing)
Though her body shows no signs, there’s a life inside. In the rain, tears run and hide. Lift her up and out the door, screw the traffic laws, they’re unsafe now, boy, to abide.
9. In For the Kill (La Roux)
We can fight our desires, ooh, but when we start making fires we get ever so hot, ooh, whether we like it or not. They say we can love who we trust, ooh, but what is love without lust? Two hearts with accurate devotion, ooh, what are feelings without emotions?
10. Bottom of the World (Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton)
Is it true you and the other girls, you all stood in a circle? Sophie left me in a bar at the bottom of the world, all followers pick out a word around the room. I’m on my way, you’re always “Remember you, to stay on the move.”
11. To Go Home (M. Ward)
God, it’s great to be alive, takes the skin right off my hide, to think I’ll have to give it all up someday. And if I ever treated you mean, you know that it was only because I’m sorry I couldn’t have you for my own.
12. This Love (Will Be Your Downfall) (Ellie Goulding)
Who are you to make me feel so good? Who are we to tell ourselves that we’re misunderstood? Oh, who am I to say I’m always yours? Who am I to choose the boy that everyone adores? Oh, I don’t see a reason why we can’t just be apart, we’re falling on each other like we’re always in the dark. Oh, I don’t think you know me much at all, at all.
13. Soldier (Ingrid Michaelson)
I sit in the back of a bus watching the world grow old, watching the world go by all by myself. I took a faithful leap and packed up all my things and all my love and gave it to somebody else. But how do I know if I’ll make it through? How do I know? Where’s the proof in you? And so it goes, this soldier knows, the battle with the heart isn’t easily won.
–your fangirl heroine.