Mixer: Chiara (zephyrocity, zephyrian)
Notes: Fifteen tracks lasting roughly sixty-seven minutes. Contains The Frames, Josh Ritter, Vienna Teng, and Imogen Heap. For singustosleep's March challenge: Alternate Universe/Negative Space. Basically: in the not-too-distant future, Simon is thrust into an alternate universe where Alisha is dead and Nathan is in love with him. Comment if you take!
I walk down the city street while you're in a land of incomplete,
And I wonder what the future holds,
But your song plays and plays again.
Why are we scared to see?
Is this what we longed for - living a life we settle for?
I can't forget anything when you just forgive everything,
And I've tried to stop listening, but your voice is calling me again.
Fitzcarraldo (Live) | The Swell Season
It's the first of the ascension.
It's a sad way we've flown after the storm.
And her last words were "I was only thinking of you".
In my olden days, I was a slave.
Gravity (Lake Version) | Vienna Teng
This is the same place -
No, not the same place.
This is the same place, love.
No, not the same place we've been before.
This is the fate you've carved on me.
Falling Slowly | The Frames
I don't know you,
But I want you
All the more for that.
Words fall through me
And always fool me,
And I can't react.
Can't Take It In | Imogen Heap
Can't close my eyes -
I'm wide awake.
Every hair on my body
Has got a thing for this place.
Oh, empty my heart.
I've got to make room for this feeling.
It's so much bigger than me.
Die Alone | Ingrid Michaelson
I'm just a stranger, even to myself.
A rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf.
I never thought I could love anyone but myself.
Now I know I can't love anyone but you.
You make me think that maybe I won't die alone.
Momentum | Vienna Teng
Forgive me the confusion.
Forgive me as I realize my thoughts betrayed:
You are the answer.
Cry and smile the same.
All I'm asking is to be
These Four Walls | Gavin Creel
So unlikely to be open so wide,
So unlike me to feel so alive.
Though we might be, if we just step outside.
You and I need these four walls to survive.
Someone Else's Life | Joshua Radin
I'm leading someone else's life.
My hands shake,
My knees quake.
It's every day
The same way.
’Cause then came you.
Then there's you.
Incredible Love | Ingrid Michaelson
Everything says it's time to go,
But the smell of your skin makes me stay.
You are not mine to ask things of,
But I ask you anyway, but I ask you anyway.
Wolves | Josh Ritter
I still remember that time when we were dancing.
We were dancing to a song that I'd heard.
Your face was simple and your hands were naked.
I was singing without knowing the words.
But I started listening to the wolves in the timber,
Wolves in the timber at night.
I heard their songs when I looked in the mirror
In the howls and the moons round my eyes.
I Don't Feel So Well | Vienna Teng
I saw it begin to dawn on us both,
That somehow it wasn't surprising.
And so you're preparing to swear every oath,
And all the while I'm realizing…
I can't love you then.
I thought that you should know.
High Hope (Live) | The Swell Season
'Cause I've been living in a half-life,
Not sure which way to turn.
Why must a man lose everything to find out what he wants?
2-1 | Imogen Heap
Things are not always, things are not always how they seem.
They don't turn out always, don't quite turn out always how we think.
Will we be ready?
I'm dying to know what's in your head.
I'm dying to know how it all got in there.
I'm dying to know, to help make some sense of it all.
I'm dying to know - tell me, is it my fault?
The Sound of White | Missy Higgins
Like a freeze-dried rose, you will never be
What you were, what you were to me in memory.
I knelt before some stranger’s face.
I'd never have the courage or belief to trust this place,
But I dropped my head, 'cause it felt like lead,
And I'm sure I felt your fingers through my hair.