when personality is scar tissue: a brownham fanmix
for the brownhamweek prompt “tattoos and scars”
note: i like to think these songs have a vague narrative of matthew and will meeting in prison, falling for one another, and then eventually breaking out. see the fic for this prompt, which develops some of these songs more. also: i apologize so much for the terrible cover.
ultraviolence - lana del rey
'cause i'm your jazz singer / and you're my cult leader / i love you forever, i love you forever'
not even jail - interpol
'when personality is scar tissue / we travels south with its use / i'm subtle like a lion's cage / such a cautious display.'
my boy builds coffins - florence + the machine
'my boy builds coffins for better or worse / some say it's a blessing / some say it's a curse'
icarus - bastille
'icarus is flying too close to the sun / and icarus's life has only just begun.'
speak in tongues - placebo
'every single sense in me is heightened / there is nothing left inside to rearrange / and like a slave to history and science / i long, i burn to touch you just the same.'
bird of prey - the editors
'you are a shiver / the gold and the silver / my heart is a church bell / ring it'
scar tissue - red hot chili peppers
'close your eyes and i'll kiss you / with the birds i'll share / this lonely view.'
black history month - death from above 1979
'hold on, children / your mother and father are leaving, leaving'
i prefer your love - st. vincent
'forgive me for all of these bad thoughts / i'm blinded by the faces in the fog / but all the good in me is because of you / it's true'
lighthouse - interpol
'what do the waves have to say? / slow now / i let the waves have their way / now now / slow down / i let the waves have their day'
burning desire - lana del rey
'i drive fast, the wind in my hair / i push you to the limits 'cause i just don't care / you ask me where i've been / i've been everywhere / but i don't want to be nowhere but here'
listen here. fic here.