1) October Project, "Wall of Silence"
There's a wall of silence
A wall between us,
Holding back our loss.
Comments: Song for the sannin, particularly Jiraiya and Tsunade.
2) Garbage, "Temptation Waits" (guessed by sunsitenthai)
I'll tell you something:
I am a wolf, but
I like to wear sheep's clothing.
3) Idlewild, "Live in a Hiding Place"
It's when I live in a hiding place,
It's the only way I feel safe,
When I'm safe in a hiding place
(That's not hidden now).
I'm safe in a hiding place;
It's the only way I feel safe,
When I'm safe in a hiding place.
4) They Might Be Giants, "Ana Ng" (guessed by tiassa)
Ana Ng and I are getting old,
And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.
Listen, Ana, hear my words--
They're the ones you would think I would say if there was a me for you.
5) Snow Patrol, "Ask Me How I Am"
Has nobody asked you how you are?
You look like you might not last the day.
I wouldn't have made it very far,
So we'd make a good team right away.
6) Oingo Boingo, "Flesh 'N' Blood" (guessed by tiassa)
I'm not gonna give up the ghost, no, not gonna give it up,
'Cause I haven't the strength to hold out too long,
But if we both hold on together we can make each other strong.
After all, we're flesh 'n' blood.
Comments: This is my song for Shikamaru and Ino in "Spiral Out."
7) Inspiral Carpets, "Here Comes the Flood"
This is my future and this is my past,
And they meet in the middle of nowhere.
Won't you lend me a hand, stuck out in nowhereland,
Waiting for someone to hear me?
Here comes the flood--it's just washing you down.
Comments: Perfect song for Paine, especially addressing Nooj. I am apparently one of maybe half a dozen people in the entire world who pairs those two up, and maybe one of only ten people who actually adores Nooj.
8) Starsailor, "Four to the Floor" (guessed by killiana)
Four to the floor I was sure, never seeing clear,
I could have it all, whenever you are near.
9) The Pogues, "Tuesday Morning"
But I knew that you,
With your heart beating
And your eyes shining,
Would be dreaming of me,
Lying with you
On a Tuesday morning.
10) Toad the Wet Sprocket, "Pray Your Gods" (guessed by joiedecombat)
Pray your gods who ask you for your blood,
For they are strong and angry jealous ones,
Or lay upon my altar now your love.
I fear my time is short.
There are armies moving close.
Be quick, my love.
11) Assemblage 23, "Ground" (guessed by autumnflame)
Close your eyes,
Try to breathe,
Feel the ground beneath your feet.
It's still there.
The world still turns around.
12) Cowboy Bebop, "Call Me, Call Me" (guessed by kofi)
Ten thousand years I've searched, it seems, and now,
Gotta get to you--
Won't you tell me how?
Call me, call me.
Let me know you are there.
Call me, call me.
I wanna know you still care.
13) Evanescence, "Imaginary" (guessed by autumnflame)
Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming,
Cannot cease for the fear of silent nights.
Oh, how I long for the deep sleep dreaming,
The goddess of imaginary light.
Comments: Oh, I was brilliant, I actually used the title in the quote I listed in the first place. And I only noticed it now.
14) Idlewild, "Safe and Sound"
You're safe and sound
Until you hit the ground.
You know it's a long way down.
15) Suzanne Vega, "Big Space"
Beyond the duty and the discipline,
I know there's anger in a cold place.
All feelings fall into the big space,
Swept up like garbage on the weekend.
16) Garbage, "Queer" (guessed by kofi, that fag)
The queerest of the queer,
Hide inside your head.
The blindest of the blind,
The deadest of the dead.
Comments: Nothing, only that kofi is a fag.
17) Starsailor, "Way to Fall" (guessed by lyosha because she's gay for Ocelot)
Son, you've got a way to fall,
They'll tell you where to go,
But they won't know.
18) Vienna Teng, "Momentum" (guessed by autumnflame)
Would you help me rise up,
Touch my face and watch me try to breathe again?
Would you let me do this,
Burn down the final wall?
19) The Shins, "The Past and the Pending"
Held to the past, too aware of the pending.
Chill as the dawn breaks and finds us up for sale.
Enter the fog, another low road descending
Away from the cold lust, your house, and summertime.
20) Suzanne Vega, "Pilgrimage"
Years of an inch and a step
Toward a source.
I'm coming to you.
I'll be there in time.
Comments: This is the song that comes to mind whenever I think about that prequel to one of sna32's fics which I said I'll write. And I will write it someday, dammit.
21) Tori Amos, "Leather" (guessed by autumnflame)
Oh, God, could it be the weather?
Oh, God, why am I here?
If love isn't forever,
And it's not the weather,
Hand me my leather.
22) Berlin, "Masquerade"
They reached for tomorrow,
But tomorrow's more of the same,
So they reached for tomorrow,
But tomorrow never came.
When you hear the price they paid,
I'm sure you'll come and join the masquerade.
23) Counting Crows, "Recovering the Satellites"
So why'd you come home to this sleepless town?
It's a lifetime commitment,
Recovering the satellites.
All anybody really wants to know is...
When you gonna come down?
24) Jump, Little Children, "Not Today"
I'm sure someone would hear me across the miles
(nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah),
If I'm out of touch
Or way behind,
But not today,
On any other day,
But not today.
Everyone's miles away.
25) Tori Amos, "Pirates"
There is a light that
Shines on the frontier--
Comments: This is my favorite Tori Amos song. I don't actually like much of her music.
Look out for one more post from me tonight, fannish in nature.