Would you just look at what I did. This is a moment of proud technological achievement for me, folks.
I was asked twice about an Unspoken playlist in one day, and took this as a sign. Tah dah!
Explanations, and also other songs that I couldn’t get on the playlist, below.
We should get jerseys, cause we make a good team – Must Have Done Something Right, by Relient K
(Kami Glass, and her determined creation of teams, and teamwork! Every girl reporter needs a street team.)
The more she ignores me the more I adore her – Just The Girl, by the Click Five
(Angela Montgomery Hates The World.)
It isn’t hard to love your scars, because that’s everywhere you’ve been – Be My Only, by FM Radio
(Jared Lynburn, human disaster. Do not let him get attached. Even if you are an inanimate object such as a book or house.)
I’m not perfect, but I keep trying
’Cause that’s what I said I would do from the start – Perfect, by Hedley
(Ash Lynburn, conscientious soul, and the effort he puts in trying to be something he’s not.)
All the boys wanna catch me, but I’m just playing – Supergirl , by Saving Jane
(Holly Prescott, cheerful femme fatale. But also the other girls, too, now and then, when they’re on a roll.)
I got it all figured out
I got no worries that I’m worried about – Good To Be Me, by Uncle Kracker
(Rusty Montgomery’s life philosophy)
Are you gonna be like your father was and his father was?
Do you have to carry what they’ve handed down?
No, this is not your legacy, this is not your destiny – Family Tree, by Matthew West
(There’s a reason the series is called the Lynburn Legacy, and that’s because the Glass-Lynburn-Montgomery-Prescott Legacy was unwieldy. Everyone’s got a family, and terrible secrets that they don’t know—or even worse, they do—and there is always the spectre of history repeating itself.)
I’ve been keeping my mind wide open, yeah,
Oh your love is a symphony
All around me, running through me – Your Love Is A Song, by Switchfoot
(I know, I know, it’s a religious song, shame on me! But love of the invisible and yet surrounding, love of the dead but not forgotten, love and faith: it’s a theme.)
Half of my heart’s got a real good imagination, half of my heart’s got you – Half of my Heart, John Mayer and Taylor Swift
(Uncertainty about love, about how to define it, about the power of imagination. Also about my endless devotion to Taylor Swift.)
Wherever you go
If my heart was a house, you’d be home — If My Heart Was A House, by Owl City
(The series is a lot about home, and what makes a home: a manor, a town, another person, you yourself.)
If you wanna slow down,
We can slow down together – Stay Here Forever, Jewel
(Specifics would be a spoiler. But I read the song as about the push and pull of a relationship, and the potential ease of it.)
Finally I’m worth it, though I’m not perfect – Best of Me, by the Letter Black
(Co-dependence, baby, and born romantics. Memo: my born romantics are almost always boys, and this almost always goes badly for them.)
She never let on how insane it was
In that tiny kind of scary house
By the woods – Black Dove, by Tori Amos
(The song for the Gothic novel, the woods and the house and the fear of madness.)
What about gold beneath the sea?
What about when buildings fall? What about that midnight phone call,
The one that wakes you from your peace?
Well, I am not in need. – What About Everything, by Carbon Leaf
(The theme song for the series, really: people are scared a lot, and running to each other’s rescue a lot through strange surroundings. Some of them are very damaged. But they’re strong people, too: they learn to be able to trust in their own strength.)
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