that’s okay, it’s a love story
(a fanmix for The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green.)
Belle and Sebastian- Fiction [download/youtube]
Emmy the Great - The Hypnotist’s Son [download/youtube]
I’m single cell matter,
And you are the sea,
But I’m evolution, finally,
Because I didn’t know who I was before.
Now my mind is wide open,
But my body is old.
The Mountain Goats- Isaiah 45:23 [download/youtube]
And when the nurse comes in to change my sheets and clothes,
The pain begins to travel, dancing as it goes.
And I won’t get better, but someday I’ll be free,
‘Cause I am not this body that imprisons me.
Mystery Jets - Little Bag of Hair [download/youtube]
Nintendo machines in hospitals are always broken.
Chewing jay cloths relieves the pain from mouth ulcers.
I’ve got a crush on a girl,
But I’m gonna have to work on that…
Malcolm Middleton - We’re All Going To Die [download/youtube]
When you can’t sleep at night and there’s no one to hold you,
Remember I’m going through the same.
You’ve got to laugh into the dark;
We’re all one in a million,
We’re alive, we existed, we took part in the game.
We’re gonna die, we’re gonna die, we’re gonna die alone.
The Weakerthans- Sounds Familiar [download/youtube]
We must never stop watching the sky with our hands in our pockets, stop peering in windows when we know doors are shut. Stop yelling small stories and bad jokes and sorrows, and my voice will scratch to yell many more, but before I spill the things I mean to hide away, or gouge my eyes with platitudes of sentiment, I’ll drown the urge for permanence and certainty; crouch down and scrawl my name with yours in wet cement.
Stars- Petite Mort [download]
They tried to save us but it was no good,
There’s just two shadows where we stood.
Whatever happens in the after-world,
You’ll always be my summer girl.
Ryan Adams - Afraid, Not Scared [download/youtube]
I’m really dying here.
And I’m afraid, no, I’m scared.
She started freezing, lungs all collapsing.
The momentum is passing,
but the moment is eating us whole.
Joe Edmonds- Clocks and Chicago (Mash-up) [download/youtube]
Hefner- The Greedy Ugly People [download/youtube]
When we went out she started clicking her heels,
She started sticking her chest out, ‘cause she was starting to feel.
Love don’t stop no wars, don’t stop no cancer,
It stops my heart.
The Veils- …& One of Us Must Go [download/youtube]
If death finds me in love,
If death finds me at all,
That ship sets sail too soon, my love,
And one of us must go.
And now I’m yearning for the light
Your weightless body draws,
And though I have no faith in god,
I wish for nothing more.
The Cooper Temple Clause- Before The Moor [download]
How’s my hair?
I have to look good today,
If today is gonna be my last.
Stop the car - this isn’t funny.
Take me home - I’ve changed my mind.
I’ve never seen trees like this before.
Why the hell is this so tough?
Frightened Rabbit- Don’t [download/youtube]
Please don’t leave me, don’t desert me, my girl don’t leave me here.
Don’t leave me, don’t smoke cigarettes, and don’t taunt the geese,
and don’t leave me, don’t forget me my girl, don’t leave me here.
Herman Düne- So Not What I Wanted [download]
This is so not what I wanted,
Not what I wanted, so not what I wanted.
This is what I have been waiting for.
Smog- Dress Sexy At My Funeral [download/youtube]
Dress sexy at my funeral, my good wife,
For the first time in your life.
Joel Plaskett- Goodbye, World [download]
I hope you had a good time.
You’re leaving me,
‘Cause I gave you a hard time.
You’re leaving me.
Make no mistake,
I’m not leaving you.
Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling- The Water [download/youtube]
The water sustains me without even trying,
the water can’t drown me,
I’m done with my dying.
(full .zip, mediafire, 79MB)
(individual songs, mediafire folder)
[The quotation in the title & graphic is from You Are Jeff, by Richard Siken.]
[The art in the graphic is of a gorgeous Jaume Plensa sculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and the photograph was taken by snapperQ.]