(Go ahead and just shorten it as “Thus Was She Born,” I don’t mind.)
1. The Harmonica Song (Fiona Landers)
Oh, that he might breathe me in, and I might catch his every exhale. Oh, that I might sit below his chin, gaze up at him and shine. Oh, that I might make him mine.
2. Gravity (Sara Bareilles)
But you’re on to me and all over me. You loved me ’cause I’m fragile when I thought that I was strong. But you touch me for a little while and all my fragile strength is gone.
3. Run Away (Jewelia Owens)
It’s a cold, cold feeling when it’s time to face the facts. That just a brush with a thought that everything has gone bad — it’s a cold, cold feeling.
4. Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
No, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to make you feel my love. The storms are raging on the rolling sea and on the highway of regret. Though winds of change are blowing wild and free, you ain’t seen nothing like me yet. I could make you happy, make your dreams come true. Nothing that I wouldn’t do. Go to the ends of the earth for you to make you feel my love.
5. What I Say and What I Mean (The Like)
Walking from the past but I don’t think I’ve said my goodbyes. Sometimes I just find that they keep sneaking up from behind.
6. Casualty (Missy Higgins)
Tell me you fell ’cause of my grace and not to help you erase her face, and oh, make it your best lie.
7. You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) (The White Stripes)
But it’s for someone else’s benefit, not for what you wanna do. Until I realize that you’ve realized I’m gonna say these words to you. You don’t know what love is, you do as you’re told.
8. Porcelain Lady (Elizabeth and the Catapult)
Porcelain limbs and a paper heart, how long does it take before you crumble apart? Patiently waiting for the healing to start, how long does it take before you crumble apart?
9. Rinse (Vanessa Carlton)
She’s been wishin’ on the stars that shine so bright for answers to the questions that will haunt her tonight. She must rinse him. She must rinse him. She can’t rinse him. She can’t rinse him.
10. Sleep to Dream (Fiona Apple)
Don’t you plead me your case, don’t bother to explain. Don’t even show me your face ’cause it’s a crying shame.
11. Promise to Me (Mirah)
There was a child who was born to be the one who comforts me, who grew up strong and brave and holy, loves me rough and tenderly. Can it be understood the reasons why you belong to me?
12. I Will Internalize (Martha Wainwright)
And I will bleed on your knees, and I am comfortable on my knees in the corner whispering, whispering, whispering, whispering “please.” ‘Cause I have seen the light and it’s in, it’s in your eyes.
13. Soljah (Laura Jansen)
I, I, I wanna be, be, be a soljah for your love. My eyes have finally adjusted to the light down here below. My eyes can finally see everything real that’s real to me.
–your fangirl heroine.