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Aftermath: A Post-Mockingjay Katniss/Gale Mix

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Notes: This mix picks up immediately after the war and carries through the epilogue. The songs alternate perspectives, so the first song is Katniss' POV and then Gale's and it switches off from there, so there's one more Katniss song than Gale songs. It chronicles their inability to deal with the aftermath of the war and their losses, his attempts to move on in District 2 and her attempts with Peeta in 12, missing each other despite their best efforts, attempts to move on again, and finally the realization that sometimes people are, to some degree or another, connected forever whether they want to be or not. I am attempting to tell a story here because that's what I do with fanmixes because I'm a big loser, so if it's unclear or if you have questions just let me know. Hope you enjoy!

01. Chris Thile - This is All Real

You won't wake up
You're not dreaming
This is all real

I lost my faith in our sweet illusion
Where every wound heals

02. St. Vincent - Laughing with a Mouth of Blood

Just like an amnesiac
Trying to get my senses back
(Oh, where did they go?)

Laughing with a mouth of blood
From a little spill I took
(Oh, what are you laughing at?)

And I can't see the future
But I know it's watching me
(Wonder what it sees)

All of my old friends aren't so friendly
All of my old haunts are now all haunting me

03. Nickel Creek - Reasons Why

Where am I today? I wish that I knew
'Cause looking around there's no sign of you
I don't remember one jump or one leap
Just quiet steps away from your lead

I'm holding my heart out but clutching it too
Feeling this short of a love that we once knew
I'm calling this home when it's not even close
Playing the role with nerves left exposed

04. The National - Sorrow

I live in a city sorrow built
It's in my honey, it's in my milk
It's only my half of heart alone
On the water
Cover me in rag and bones, sympathy
Cause I don't wanna get over you

05. Neko Case - Don't Forget Me

In the wintertime keep your feet warm
But keep your clothes on and don't forget me
Keep your memories
But keep your powder dry too

In the summer by the poolside
While the fireflies are all around you
I'll miss you when I'm lonely
I'll miss the alimony too

Don't forget me, don't forget me
Make it easy, only just for a little while
You know I think about you
Let me know you think about me too

06. Noah and the Whale - Stranger

Last night I slept with a stranger
For the first time, since you've gone
Regretfully lying naked, I reflect on what I've done
Her leg still forced in between mine, sticking to my skin
Stroking my chest and my hair, head resting below my chin
I'm a fox trapped in the headlights
and I'm waiting, for the tires to spin over me

'Cause everything I love has gone away
Oh, 'cause everything I love has gone away

You know in a year, it's gonna be better
You know in a year, I'm gonna be happy

07. Rilo Kiley - Paint's Peeling

The paint's peeling off the streets again
And I'll drive and close my eyes in michigan
And I feel nothing, not brave
It's a hard day for breathing again
The heat is chasing off all of your friends
And their scattered bodies part to the shore again
And I feel nothing, not sane
It's a hard day for dreaming again

And oh, now that you've seen
Almost all of America
All you can say is
"Where is all the water?"
And the war has been over
For years since you gave up

Last night, where the road had started
And last night, when my hands were choking you
Last night, when the room and your mood was dipping
And last night when the ropes were pulling you in
You said, "Hey, how could you love me this way?"
You said, "hey, I think we're all ready"
I think we're all ready

08. Kimbra - Withdraw

I never knew what your love could do
I blew it all away
Thought I could satisfy the yearning of my
Heart shaped hole on hold for you
Oh, I can't withdraw your heart from mine
You're the one thing that sticks right onto my side

09. Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton - Nothing and Nowhere

Playgrounds are graveyards
and all of our scars are permanent, permanent
There’s no replacement for places
I’ll always love you, you’re mine

Date: 2012-04-30 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

downloading like a boss. and loving.

never change.

Date: 2012-04-30 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
my lj notifier is ace.

Date: 2012-04-30 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ok I'm only on song 2 and already this is great. TRACK ONE. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MEEEEEEE.

Date: 2012-04-30 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

i like this mix. it's painful as fuq but it's a good story. this 'verse is good to me, it lets me tell the stories i want to tell.

Date: 2012-04-30 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can already tell I'm on the katniss side of this mix. track 3 = great.

"we get distracted by the dreams of our own kind?"

yeah. it's like that.

Date: 2012-04-30 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
good. katniss' side of it is more interesting. gale's is sort of straight forward. katniss' side has better songs and a better story, which is generally my relationship to this ship anyway. 'gale's side is pretty straight forward and katniss' is wayyy more interesting'

like, 'nothing and nowhere' is a song that exists in my life and it is so apt i could collapse. and paint's peeling is so painful given the context of everything and ugh.

but nothing and nowhere. PLAYGROUNDS ARE GRAVEYARDS.
Edited Date: 2012-04-30 12:32 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-04-30 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i'm going to pretend neko singing about cancer is metaphorical cancer of the soul and they're older now so it doesn't matter.

(insert h/hr reference here)

(that happened)

Date: 2012-04-30 11:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good. I like.

Date: 2012-04-30 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh man! you are my lighthouse for this ship, you know.

Playgrounds are graveyards
and all of our scars are permanent, permanent
There’s no replacement for places
I’ll always love you, you’re mine


Date: 2012-04-30 09:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It will never be okay!! And that song exists!!! And everything is terrible!!!!

Date: 2012-04-30 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Looking forward to listening to this. That National song is freaking perfect for post-war Gale.

Date: 2012-04-30 11:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Isnt it just. I think that my favorite gale song here because city sorrow built! D2 problems!

Date: 2012-04-30 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

You are killing me with this. Killing me.

Date: 2012-04-30 09:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am fairly convinced that song was brought into my life so I could put it on this mix. It is so appropriate it's disgusting. Playgrounds are graveyards! Stop!


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