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100 → 2011 My Life Soundtrack

This is a completely egotistical mix for myself for 2011, mostly since this was one hell of a year for me. There were far too many changes to count - some for the bad, a surprising amount for the good - and I'm looking at the next year in a way I never would've expected. These are songs that got me through the year, one way or another, and also helped me realize certain things. tl;dr - this is a mix of personal feelings, and I hope it's enjoyable anyway. Oh, and if you're curious - the art on the cover comes from a manga known as Cat Street. I related heavily to the main character, Keito, and it doesn't help she has the same hairstyle as me. :') I highly recommend it if you get a chance to read it.


READY TO START ( I'D RATHER BE A COMMA THAN A FULL STOP ) ❢ 2011 MLST



READY TO START
( i'd rather be a comma than a full stop )



arcade fire
WAKE UP

Something filled up
My heart with nothing
Someone told me not to cry
But now that I'm older
My heart's colder
And I can see that it's a lie
Children, wake up
Hold your mistake up
Before they turn the summer into dust
If the children don't grow up
Our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up


tangled ost
WHEN WILL MY LIFE BEGIN

And so I'll read a book
Or maybe two or three
I'll add a few new paintings to my gallery
I'll play guitar and knit
And cook and basically
Just wonder when will my life begin?


beirut
ELEPHANT GUN

If I was young, I'd flee this town
I'd bury my dreams underground
As did I, we drink to die, we drink tonight


poe
CONTROL

Don't you mess with a little girl's dream
'Cause she's liable to grow up mean
Surprised you to find that I'm laughing?
You thought that you'd find me in tears
You thought I'd be crawling the walls
Like a tiny mosquito and trembling in fear
Well you may be king for the moment
But I am a queen understand
And I've got your pawns and your bishops and castles
All inside the palm of my hand


phoenix
IF I EVER FEEL BETTER

No one knows the hard times I went through
If happiness came I missed the call
The stormy days ain't over
I've tried and lost know I think that I pay the cost
Now I've watched all my castles fall
They were made of dust, after all
Someday all this mess will make me laugh
I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait


lenka
THE SHOW

I'm just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I dont know where to go I can't do it alone I've tried
And I don't know why
I am just a little girl lost in the moment
I'm so scared but I don't show it
I can't figure it out
It's bringing me down I know
I've got to let it go
And just enjoy the show


jimmy eat world
THE MIDDLE

Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just try your best, try everything you can
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright


ok go
THIS TOO SHALL PASS

Let it go, this too shall pass
You know you can't keep lettin' it get you down
No, you can't keep lettin' it get you down


death cab for cutie
YOU ARE A TOURIST

When there's a doubt within your mind
Because you're thinking all the time
Framing rights into wrongs
Move along, move along
When there's a doubt within your mind
When there's a burning in your heart
And you think it'll burst apart
Or there's nothing to feel
Save the tears, save the tears
When there's a burning in your heart
And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born
Then it's time to go
And define your destination
There's so many different places to call home
Because when you find yourself the villain in the story you have written
It's plain to see
That sometimes the best intentions are in need of redemptions
Wouldn't you agree?
If so please show me


frou frou
LET GO

Drink up baby doll
Are you in or are you out?
Leave your things behind
'Cause it's all going off without you
Excuse me too busy you're writing your tragedy
These mishaps
You bubble-wrap
When you've no idea what you're like
So, let go, let go
Jump in
Oh well, what you waiting for?
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown


johnny flynn
TICKLE ME PINK

Time is too early, my hair isn't curly
I wish i was home and tucked away
When nothing goes right and the future's dark as night
What you need is a sunny sunny day
Pray for the people inside your head
For they won't be there when you're dead


coldplay
PARADISE

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
And the bullets catch in her teeth
Life goes on
It gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly
Every tear, a waterfall
In the night, the stormy night
She closed her eyes
In the night, the stormy night
Away she'd fly


gwen stefani
WHAT YOU WAITING FOR?

A scary conversation,
Shut my eyes, can't find the brake
What if they say that you're a climber?
Naturally I'm worried if I do it alone
Who really cares 'cause it's your life
You never know, it could be great
Take a chance 'cause you might grow
What you waiting for?


silversun pickups
LAZY EYE

I've been waiting
I've been waiting for this moment all my life
But it's not quite right
And this 'real'
It's impossible if possible
At whose blind word
So clear but so unheard


orphans & vandals
MYSTERIOUS SKIN

Do you ever get the urge to just run, and get gone, gone?
Do you ever get the urge to just run, run, get gone, gone?
And a lot of things get abandoned along the way, don't they
A lot of things get abandoned along the way, don't they
Do you ever get the urge to just run, run, and get gone, gone?
Do you ever get the urge to just run, run, get gone, gone?
Oh, what's a bunny rabbit do?
Hop!
What does an axe do?
Chop!
What d'you do when you see a green light?


hold your horses!
70 MILLION

And we dance dance dance like the children dance
Imply a thought, are we taking a chance?
With the light still on, and will we ever reach the tower
And after you came down in this black dress
I don't know what took so very long
And this, and this isn't a war, we don't have to ration
I waved the white flag, and you kept it at home
And thus I wrote from a foreign land
You're holding my no longer foreign hand


placebo
BRIGHT LIGHTS

So I haven't given up,
But all my choices, my good luck
Appear to go and get me stuck,
In an open prison
Now I am trying to break free,
Be in a state of empathy
Find the true and inner me,
Eradicate this schism


jimmy eat world
A PRAISE CHORUS

Are you gonna live your life wonderin' standing in the back lookin' around?
Are you gonna waste your time thinkin' how you've grown up or how you missed out?
Things are never gonna be the way you want
When's it gonna get you acting serious?
Things are never gonna be quite what you want
Or even at 25, you gotta start sometime
I'm on my feet, I'm on the floor, I'm good to go
Now all I need is just to hear a song I know
I wanna always feel like part of this was mine
I wanna fall in love tonight




grouplove
COLOURS

So I pull the switch, the switch, the switch inside my head
And I see black, black, green,and brown, brown, brown and blue, yellow, violets, red
And suddenly a light appears inside my brain
And I think of my ways, I think of my days and know that I have changed
It's the colors you have
No need to be sad
It really ain't that bad


florence + the machine
RABBIT HEART (RAISE IT UP)

I look around, but I can't find you
If only I could see your face
Instead of rushing towards the skyline
I wish that I could just be brave
I must become a lion hearted girl
Ready for a fight
Before I make the final sacrifice
We raise it up, this offering
We raise it up
This is a gift, it comes with a price
Who is the lamb and who is the knife?
Midas is king and he holds me so tight
And turns me to gold in the sunlight
Raise it up, raise it up
And in the spring I shed my skin
And it blows away with the changing wind
The waters turn from blue to red
As towards the sky I offer it


snow patrol
HEADLIGHTS ON DARK ROADS

For once I want to be the car crash
Not always just the traffic jam
Hit me hard enough to wake me
And lead me wild to your dark roads
Headlights show it all before me
So beautiful so clear
I will reach out and take it
Cause I'm so tired of all this fear


man of la mancha
THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (THE QUEST)

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star


man of la mancha
FINALE (THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM)

To run where the brave dare not go,
Though the goal be forever too far
To try, though you're wayworn and weary,
To reach the unreachable star
To reach the unreachable star,
Though you know it's impossibly high,
To live with your heart striving upward
To a far, unattainable sky!


florence + the machine
SHAKE IT OUT

And given half the chance would I take any of it back
It's a fine romance but its left me so undone
It's always darkest before the dawn
And I'm damned if I do and I'm damned if I don't
So here's to drinks in the dark at the end of my road
And I'm ready to suffer and I'm ready to hope
It's a shot in the dark and right at my throat
'Cause looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Well what the hell, I'm gonna let it happen to me
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off


coldplay
EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL

I turn the music up, I got my records on
From underneath the rubble sing a rebel song
Don't want to see another generation drop
I'd rather be a comma than a full stop
Maybe I'm in the black, maybe I'm on my knees
Maybe I'm in the gap between the two trapezes
But my heart is beating and my pulses start
Cathedrals in my heart


mumford & sons
ROLL AWAY YOUR STONE

Stars hide your fires,
These here are my desires
And I won't give them up to you this time around
And so, I’ll be found with my stake stuck in this ground
Marking the territory of this newly impassioned soul


green day
WAITING

Well, I'm so much closer than I have ever known
Wake up
Better thank your lucky stars
I've been waiting for a life time
For this moment to come
I'm destined for anything at all
Dumbstruck
Colour me stupid
Good luck
You're gonna need it
Where I'm going if I get there at all


the new pornographers
MUTINY, I PROMISE YOU

Sweetheart, I was trapped in transit
My lost ride
When your wild eye wandered here lady
Go out by the sweetheart tree
But don't let go
It's how my friend history here made me
What's the weight of the world worth to you, kid
Go write down what you see
And see how far it can go
What's the weight of the world worth to your side
Here is where you got lost
And here is how you got by
And here's the mutiny I promised you
And here's the party it turned into


abba
I HAVE A DREAM

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream


kerli
THE CREATIONIST

It's time to start believing
That everything you want is on it's way
And life is my creation
Is my best friend
Imagination is my defense
And I'll keep walking
When skies are grey
Whatever happens
Was meant that way


peter bjorn and john
OBJECTS OF MY AFFECTION

And the question is, was I more alive then than I am now?
I happily have to disagree
I laugh more often now, I cry more often now,
I am more me
And the other day, this new friend of mine said something to me
"Just because something starts differently,
Doesn't mean it's worth less"
And I soaked it in, how I soaked it in, how I soaked it in


sufjan stevens
CHICAGO

If I was crying
In the van, with my friend
It was for freedom
From myself and from the land
I made a lot of mistakes


patrick wolf
THE FALCONS

Down in the foundry
We forge for us the changing bell
Turn your back against the winds
Spit down the wishing well
With nothing left to waste but opportunity


grouplove
ITCHIN' ON A PHOTOGRAPH

I'm itchin' on a photograph
Yeah I'm scratching on a thermostat
Yeah I'm letting go of what I had
Yeah I'm living now and living loud


tangled ost
WHEN WILL MY LIFE BEIGIN (REPRISE 2)

Look at the world - so close, and I'm halfway to it!
Look at it all - so big - do I even dare?
Look at me - there at last! - I just have to do it
Should I?
No
Here I go!


arcade fire
READY TO START

If I was scared, I would,
And if I was pure, you know I would,
And if I was yours, but I'm not
Now I'm ready to start
Now I'm ready to start,
I would rather be wrong than
Live in the shadows of your song
My mind is open wide and
Now I'm ready to start
My mind is open wide
And now I'm ready to start
You're not sure
You opened the door
and step out into the dark
Now I'm ready


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