I’ve made a number of fanmixes in the past, and when I do, I usually strive to make the perfect soundtrack-narrative for others – it’s rarely the music that works best for me in my own head. I’m not sure how well this mix will translate from my head to yours, but these are the songs I keep in regular rotation that are my Spuffy soundtrack, and I hope you enjoy them! This selection is pretty heavily season 6 flavored, which is unsurprising as it’s one of my favorite seasons for Spuffy. ;)
6 Underground (Nellie Hooper Edit) – Sneaker Pimps
Take me down, 6 underground,
The ground beneath your feet,
Laid out low, nothing to go
Nowhere a way to meet
I’ve got a head full of drought,
Down here, so faroff losing out
I’m open to falling from grace
Goodbye – Best Coast
More Buffy and Buffy’s depression. I really love how this song ends, somewhat ambiguously, with “but I would never really cry / because you’re the worst at goodbyes.” I think we can all agree that Spike is pretty bad at goodbyes… he just keeps on coming back.
I lost my job
I miss my mom
I wish my cat could talk
Everytime you leave this house, everything falls apart
Well, I don’t love you, and I don’t hate you
I don’t know how I feel
Well, I don’t love you, but I don’t hate you
I don’t know how I feel
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Goops
I just love this punk cover. It feels very Spike to me.
Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart
You Are What You Love – Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins
This is so Spuffy and season 6, it makes my heart ache.
I’m fraudulent, a thief at best
A coward who paints a bullshit canvas
Things that will never happen to me
But at arm’s length, it’s Tim who said
I’m good at it, I’ve mastered it
Avoiding, avoiding everything
But you are what you love, Tim
And not what loves you back
And I’m in love with illusions
So saw me in half
I’m in love with tricks
So pull another rabbit out of your hat
I Can Change – LCD Soundsystem
Needs no explanation. :)
This is the time the very best time
So give me a line and take me home
Take me over
But dashing the hopes dashing the hopes
And smashing the pride
The morning’s got you on the ropes .. ooh
And love is a murderer, love is a murderer
But if she calls you tonight
Everything is all right
Yeah, we know
And love is a curse shoved in a hearse
Love is an open book to a verse of your bad poetry
And this is coming from me
But I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love
Narc – Interpol
How season 6 is this, seriously.
Feast your eyes, I’m the only one
Control me, console me
‘Cause that’s just how it should be done.
Oh, all your history’s like fire from a busted gun
I show some love and respect
I don’t wanna get a life of regret
But baby you can see that the gazing eye won’t lie
Don’t give up your lover tonight
She found a lonely salve
She keeps on waiting for time out there
Oh love, can you love me babe?
Love, is this loving babe?
Is time turning around?
One Minute to Midnight – Justice
An instrumental song by one of my favorite bands. One of the things I love most? Buffy and Spike teaming up to fight the apocalypse. This is my mental soundtrack to that kind of seamless partnership.
Cold Cold Water – Mirah
In my head, this is totally the soundtrack to Spike’s soul quest.
We found a way, we found a street
Directions sweat under the sheets
And I let you have it, let you have it
But it can be a lonely place
Desire comes, desire fades
There’s a bright one caught your fancy eye
It’s okay so long as you stay mine
And I’m so number one that it’s a shame, a shame
That you let other numbers in the game
Now I suffer for your hungry eye
Oh why must it see more than mine?
It’s a light you’re after, ’cause light moves faster
But when I ride again into the night
My torch will shoot flames strong and bright
And my absence will remind you of
How tough it is to be in love
ETA: ALSO I AM THE MODERATOR AND APPARENTLY MY POSTING DAY WAS THURSDAY, OOPS.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY ANYWAY, I’LL BE OVER HERE WEARING MY SHAME FACE.
Originally posted at http://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/464599.html