"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one. Wrap it carefully with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in a casket of your own selfishness. There it will not be broken. It will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable." - C.S. Lewis
This mix is not about the fragility of love, or of opening your heart to someone else until the scar closes over in reflex. That plays a big part, but it will not be song after song about how wonderful or how tragic love can be. It is partly about healing, and it is partly about falling and knowing and being. It is about the before and the after, and the in-between. It is both about the journey and the start and finish.
I have stories about each of these songs. They weave in and out of my life story; some of them I found a week or two ago, and some of them I know every word by heart. They are a theme in themselves, all the parts of a story that I cannot pick certain lyrics out for. This is how I lived this summer and how I've lived since then.
None of these songs are "filler," as you've probably figured out. I picked up a lot of these songs from mixes my friends made, so you might recognise a lot of them. I turn to music as a coping mechanism sometimes, so thank you to those who gave me these songs or told me they liked them, because they've packaged themselves into a mix I can't stop listening to nowadays.
I'd vouch for every single one of these songs. Hope you enjoy.
01. sarah slean, me, i'm a thief
02. christopher o'riley, everything in its right place
03. laura marling, ghosts
04. cat power, the greatest
05. amy millan, i will follow you into the dark
06. metric, calculation theme
07. frou frou, flicks
08. alison krauss & union station, if i didn't know any better
09. andrew bird, armchairs
10. mates of state, get better
11. emilana torrini, birds
12. david gray, caroline
13. broken social scene, i slept with bonhomme at the cbc
14. the bird and the bee, spark
15. ben folds, kylie from connecticut
16. au revoir simone, stars
17. emily haines & the soft skeleton, our hell
18. stars, going, going, gone (live)
bonus. st. vincent, paris is burning
Please let me know if you download. :) ♥