Tag Thursdays #5: The Great Perhaps Mixtape


Something experimental this way comes!

 I have finished Looking for Alaska recently and oh goodness, I still haven’t quite moved on from the heartbreak. I still think about the characters these days and it’s likely they won’t leave my mind anytime soon. I haven’t written a proper review yet since I’m still searching for the right words, but it will come up sooner or later. So for the mean time, I’ve created this mixtape of songs that describes every emotion I have for the book. Ah, John Green. Your stories always bring on the feels! 


Lyrics after the cut.

10. Falling, The Civil Wars

Tell me it’s nothing
Try to convince me
That I’m not drowning
Ooh let me tell you I am

Please, please tell me you know
I’ve got to let you go
I can’t help falling
Out of love with you, ooh

Why I am feeling so guilty
Why I am holding my breath
I’m worried ’bout everyone but me
And I just keep losing myself

09. Cosmic Love, Florence + the Machine

I took the stars from our eyes, and then I made a map
And knew that somehow I could find my way back
Then I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too
So I stayed in the darkness with you

08. See You, Benjamin Francis Leftwich

In a year or ten,
I will be there
I will come for you
When you are on your own
On a chair
In a room with no one else
I will touch your hand
And say I understand

What we lost
Was equal to the cause
Of my skin on yours
And say you want it back

If you get time
Come back and be mine
If you pass by
I will see you in the sky
I hope that you’re told
I was young, now I’m old
If you pass by
I will see you in the sky

07. Bright White Lights, Whitley

I was walking down a dark black road
I was chasing a bright white light
I’m sinking in a deep blue ocean
I’m flying in a clear blue sky
I’m screaming at a large, deaf monster
As I’m falling from the fifteenth floor

I will make it through this
I will make it through this

06. Wake me when it’s over, Longwave

When the weight is on your shoulders
Come on your knees
When the weight is on your shoulders
Come on your knees
Wake me when it’s over
Wake me please

05. When I grow up, First Aid Kit

I’m very good with plants
When my friends are away
they let me keep the soil moist
On the seventh day I rest
for a minute or two
then back on my feet and cry for you oooh oh

You’ve got cucumbers on your eyes
Too much time spent on nothing
waiting for a moment to arise
The face in the ceiling and arms too long
I wait for him to catch me

Waiting for you to embrace me

04. Only the Young, Brandon Flowers

Look back in silence
The cradle of your whole life
There in the distance
Losing its greatest pride
Nothing is easy, nothing is sacred, why?
Where did the bow break?
It happened before your time

And there were people there
Lovely as you’d ever care
Tonight, baby, you can start again
Laughing in the open air
Have yourself another dream
Tonight, baby, we can start again

03. Teenagers, My Chemical Romance

They’re gonna clean up your looks
With all the lies in the books
To make a citizen out of you
Because they sleep with a gun
And keep an eye on you, son
So they can watch all the things you do

Because the drugs never work
They’re gonna give you a smirk
‘Cause they got methods of keeping you clean
They’re gonna rip up your heads,
Your aspirations to shreds
Another cog in the murder machine

02. Nothing like you and I, The Perishers

We spent some time
together crying
Spent some time just trying
to let each other go
I held your hand so
very tightly
And told you what I would be
dreaming of

There’s nothing like you and I
So why do I even try?

01. Bittersweet, Sara Bareilles

Bittersweet seasons
Mistake a warm winter for spring.
Seems like I’m best at leaving
when leaving is not the best thing

You couldn’t help it if you needed more than I could give.
That’s just the way it goes.

I call you misplaced but never a waste of my time.
Everybody’s gonna make mistakes,
But you’ll never be one of mine.


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