Josh Ritter - "Girl in the War"
"As your mentor I should be encouraging you to compete, as your friend, I would rather you ended it quickly and came back to me."
Neko Case - "City Swan"
"You shall be my guide, and I shall be your guardian."
Patrick Wolf - "Teignmouth"
With no destination
Like this lone bachelor in me
This constant yearning
For great love of learning
For the wind to carry me free...
I give you my hand
The fingers unfold
To have and forever hold
To marry the untold blisses
And anchor this lost soul.
io echo - "Tiananmen Square"
"Do you think that they are right about me? That I am an idealistic fool who will get myself and anyone the Capitol suspects I care for killed? If you do, it might be wise to leave now. I would not think less of you for an act of self-preservation."
Iron & Wine - "Fever Dream"
Their foreheads are pressed together again, and he can't quite tell who initiated it, but he doesn't really care about that either.
Dessa - "Kites"
Maybe you were right all along
I say I'm sorry less than I am wrong
Here we are both half-starved
You make it look so hard
"So here we are, suffering to mean something."
Matthew Good - "In a Place of Lesser Men"
This is what he'd wanted, wasn't it? Why does the idea of her fighting now suddenly fill him with dread? And how could he selfishly ask her to fight for him well knowing what might follow such a decision? Is it more or less selfish to ask her to not, given that every man and every woman has a responsibility and a right to self-determination?
Katell Keineg - "Venus"
Why dream of more than plenty just when things are going good?
I slid into sleep assuaged, but then I saw it
We were dancing
Oh, we were dancing
Rufus Wainwright - "The Tower of Learning"
All the sights of Paris
Pale inside your iris
Tip the Eiffel Tower with one glance
Stained glass cathedrals with one glint
You smashed it with your eyes
What I'm looking for
One blink and then my heart wasn't there no more
The XX - "Angels"
She rubs small circles into the back of his hand with her thumb.
Ellis Paul - "Weightless"
What she says is "I put my faith in you for good reason. Thank you, my friend. I won't forget it."
Kishi Bashi - "Bright Whites"
you and me at the edge of the bed
looking at the faded pictures for you to see and me to see
murder and colonies, land without rivers
raging in the middle of some sad destiny
take one look to find my eyes…
we're living in a land that went astray from history.
Simon & Garfunkel - "Kathy's Song"
And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you.
Nina Nastasia - "You Can Take Your Time"
"I don't think you're a fool. I think you come from a place where people just shoot each other instead of hunting down families as a lesson. I think you're slow to adapt, right now, is all. And I think you been given a lot to adapt to really fast."
Mapei - "Don't Wait"
By now the feeling of her palm on his is entirely natural and seems almost a given.
Mazzy Star - "Common Burn"
We have in common that common burn.