1. Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect (The Decemberists)
And I am nothing of a builder but here I dreamt I was an architect, and I built this balustrade to keep you home, to keep you safe from the outside world. But the angles and the corners, even though my work is unparalleled, they never seemed to meet, this structure fell about our feet and we were free to go. And try one, and try two, guess it always comes down to alright, okay, guess it’s better to turn this way.
2. She’s Just Like Me/Taking Time (The Apples in Stereo)
She’s just like me, but she can see the sad faces, she knows they’re there, always aware of empty spaces. She knows me well, and she can tell slight changes, she’s just like me, and she can see time wasted. Turn your eyes away from here, she yearns to fly away from here. I know her well, and I can tell when she’s restless. I’m a lot like her, but I can’t answer all her questions.
3. The Wake Up Song (The Submarines)
We try our best, it’s our big test. You’re looking east and I’m lost out west, can’t you hear me? We’re moments away, moments away, let’s burn the house and run away. Moments away, just seconds too late.
4. Animal (Jenny and Johnny)
We must rearrange reality, shuffle all the cards, play the joker with the queen just to make her scream. To destroy all our enemies must investigate our friends, find the ones who don’t believe, hang them from the trees. If you lose your fear of God you are an animal at heart.
5. Forever For Her (Is Over For Me) (The White Stripes)
Well, everybody’s reaction is changing you, but their love is only a fraction of what I can give to you. So let’s do it, just get on a plane and just do it, like the birds and the bees and get to it, just get out of town and forever be free. Forever, I wonder we could stay together, it could change if you want for the better, just turn down my shirt and lay down next to me.
6. Birthday Song (Ben Lee)
And you, you know what it means to be true and searching like me. You’re the only thing I need, the only thing I need, the only thing on my mind all the time. And you gave me a reason to give you my soul, I’ll give you it all.
7. You Will Be Mine (The Narrative)
Well I talked and I learned and my tongue couldn’t turn its tricks on you, so I tripped and perspired and fled from your island to plan my next move. And all this time I’m waiting for a taste of what you hide, but I’ll know better when I am in too deep, you will be mine. You will be mine, you will be mine, you will be mine.
8. Date With The Night (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Don’t tell me to fix her, don’t tell me to fix her, just take a bite. No hanging no picture, blind out my sight. Dropping brides at the altar, both thighs squeeze tight, choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke. I’ll send it to you, I’ll set it off.
9. Soulmates (Placebo)
This one world vision turns us into compromise, what good’s religion when it’s each other we despise? Damn the government, damn their killing, damn their lies. Hush, it’s okay, dry your eyes, soulmate dry your eyes, dry your eyes, soulmate dry your eyes, ’cause soulmates never die.
10. Map of the Problematique (Muse)
Life will flash before my eyes, so scattered and lost. I want to touch the other side and no one thinks they are to blame. Why can’t we see that when we bleed we bleed the same? I can’t get it right, get it right since I met you.
11. Store Bought Bones (The Raconteurs)
Waiting on the rising sun, clutching at your holstered gun, praying on a shooting star that I can be wherever you are. Looking through a telescope, maybe there’s a sign of hope, leaving everything behind, stirring a store bought mind.
12. Summer Skin (Death Cab for Cutie)
On the night you left I came over and we peeled the freckles from our shoulders, our brand new coats so flushed and pink and I knew your heart I couldn’t win.
13. Let’s Call It Love (Sleater-Kinney)
My dear, look at my face. I’ve been waiting for you in the same old place. I’ve got a long time for love. Jewels could spill from my cup but it’s all locked down and I’m all locked up. I’ve got a long time for love. A woman is not a girl, I could show you a thing or two. I’ve got a long time for love. Come on let’s go to the mat, hit the floor honey, let’s battle it out. I’ve got a long time for love. Slow moves and dirty tricks, want it like you never have. Timing and tiger strength, strategy will put you past. Show me your darkest side and you better be my bloody match.
–your fangirl heroine.