With this story there is definite foreshadowing for the third and it’s making me all excited and bouncy at the prospect of writing it, but to hold you all off till posting time here are some of the songs from my playlist for this series.
Fuck You – Archive
I can not describe how the lyrics to this song so accurately portray Buffy’s feelings towards Dean in this series. It’s so damn prefect I’m pretty sure I over-shared all plot concepts and devices to Pol when I found it and, of course, forced her to listen to it as well. This is the song I listen to, on repeat, whenever I am plotting any of the stories and it seriously works like a charm at bringing me back to Buffy’s mindset in this series.
Can’t believe you were once just like anyone else,
then you grew and became like the devil himself.
Pray to God I can think of a nice thing to say,
but I don’t think I can so fuck you anyway.
Aenema – Tool
This is my Bobby song at the moment and while I adore the lighter to side to Bobby’s character he has definite darker undertones and this song just strikes those cords for me. The lyrics are offhanded, but the thoughts behind them are just twisted. I particularly love the repeat of, “Learn to swim,” that is chanted over and over in the background of the song.
Some say the end in near
Some say we’ll see Armageddon soon
I certainly hope we will
I sure could use a vacation from this
Suicide Note – Johnette Napolitano
This is my Faith and Buffy song, the one that played in the background as I wrote the scenes between those two characters because it just meshes so well with how those characters see one another in this series.
I wanted to believe as I
watched you world crumble in your hands.
I wanted to believe as you
raised your glass to your last stand.
And I wanted to believe you would win
the war in your head,
that I did not understand.
That I did not understand
I Just Got Back From Hell – Gary Allan
I think this one is pretty much self explanatory, but it’s the song that I always start with when I’m writing a Willow scene because I think it encompasses how Buffy feels towards her best friend.
Well I just got back from Hell
and I guess to tell the truth.
Well, I’ve been mad at everyone, including God and you.
When you can’t find no one to blame
you just blame yourself
And I know I’ll never be the same
I just got back from Hell.
Hurt – Nine Inch Nails
Johnny Cash did an amazing remake of this song, but the original, for me, is by far superior. The quiet pain and rage in Reznor’s voice is just superb and this song encompasses Buffy and Dean—especially Dean—after hell.
You could have it all.
My empire of dirt.
I will let you down.
I will make you hurt.
There are several more songs that encompass this series and this new story in particular, but I’ll save those for another post and I will leave you with a teaser for the third story and the big scene, that I think most people are waiting for in this story, already has a song and that would be ‘Judith’ by A Prefect Circle. Read into that song what you wish, but I will not be giving spoilers even if you ask nicely.