1. Taller Children (Elizabeth and the Catapult)
So you think you know, think you know, think you know better? Is it just because, just because, you’re older and wiser? Don’t you know, don’t you know you don’t get smarter? You’re the same as you started, you just jump a little higher.
2. Ballad of a Politician (Regina Spektor)
But I am, but I am, but I am a carefully laid plan. Shake what your mama gave you, you know that it won’t last. You’re gonna taste the ground real soon, you’re gonna taste the grass. A man inside a room is shaking hands with other men, this is how it happens, our world under command.
3. Attention (The Raconteurs)
Hey, now that you have my attention, what are you gonna do? You might have good intentions, but they’re not coming through. You’re very pleased with yourself, I see, it’s like a walk in the park. You weren’t lying by anybody else ’cause you can see in the dark.
4. Sweet Religion (Imogen Heap)
My sweet little religion, how does it feel? Written in that book of love, now does it say your name above the name by which they call me? And is it written in liquid red, ‘cause nothing else will do instead for reassuring eternity. Will you be there when I need you? Will you be there when I need you?
5. No Room to Bleed (Ben Lee)
What did you mean when you said that I was bleeding in vain, wait, and I’m moving underwater. Watch while I burn my bridges down, the words that I say and the hurt goes away. You leave me no room to bleed, but somewhere inside I’m still on the line. You leave me no room to bleed. Wait on the landscape that I’m breaking, watch as I burn my bridges down and I’ve tried to run but now I’m all done, you leave me no room to bleed, you leave me no room to bleed.
6. Youth Without Youth (Metric)
Hangman, we played Rubber Soul with a razor blade behind the church, hiding place, it was a long joke ’til the punch line came. Can you read my mind? Read my mind, follow along to the end of the song. Hangman, we played Double Dutch with a hand grenade behind the church hiding place, apathetic to the devil’s face. Wear the sheriff’s badge, put your toys away, they let us go, saying, “Let us pray!”
7. 1940 (The Submarines)
You couldn’t sleep for the awful fright that kept you up in bed last night. While curious shapes shift in the dark, they vanish with the sunlight’s spark. So rise and shine, now’s the time to be alive, to stay awake with me a while and smile.
8. What Are We Gonna Do (Glen Hansard)
What are we gonna do if we lose that fire? What are we gonna do if we start to doubt, if that fire goes out? I don’t wanna change you, but you’re a long, long way from the path you came. I’m trying to show you something: good, good heart will always find love.
9. Megalomania (Muse)
Useless device it won’t suffice, I want a new game to play. When I am gone – it won’t be long before I disturb you in the dark, and paradise comes at a price that I am not prepared to pay. What were we built for? Will someone tell me please, take off your disguise: I know that underneath it’s me.
10. Ritual (Ellie Goulding)
Into the death and shoots as far, too late to be with you’d from high. You see it’s a thought those guys was he our faith he’ll hear our cries a ghost. And he won’t stop here, acting with my fear, there’s a raging fire and it burns so mean. But I’m ready now, but I’m ready now.
11. Only In Your Head (Marketa Irglova)
Maybe our actions are what counts and not all that we might think or feel or say, but don’t they all relate? And I know it’s easier said than done, but has there ever been a struggle you thought you wouldn’t overcome?
12. Beautiful (Eisley)
This is a good day for a revolution of the mind, voices ride the wind and take me to the night. I crawled over broken glass to find a place in the sun was with me all along, the circle had begun.
13. World Gone Mad (Missy Higgins)
Standing on the roof my daddy built, looking at the rising of the silt, everything I ever loved is underneath, but what the river wants, the river keeps. I used to believe in fortune and that in the hands of God everybody gets no more than they deserve, but the more I see the less I understand. Watching as the water swallows the land, I’m starting to believe there was never a plan, that the world’s gone mad.
–your fangirl heroine.