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when the world is sick can't no one be well but i dreamt we was all beautiful and strong
Death is swallowed up in victory.
I made an Election Day mix! The write up is crap, I'll warn you now; a lot of these songs are more instinctive calls, because I made them in ten minutes right before I ran out the door to get into my car to drive the hour home to go vote. I'll post the track listings here, but I don't have webspace on which to upload them, so if anyone wants a zip or a song, just comment and I can e-mail it to you no problem. :D

Center of the Sun: An Election 2008 Soundtrack

Disc One: Hope on Fire (Before Voting Day)

     1. God Bless Our Dead Marines - Thee Silver Mt. Zion
               "When the world is sick, can't no one be well but I dreamt we was all beautiful and strong."

     2.  Everybody's Gone to War - Nerina Pallot
               "Don't tell me it's a worthy cause, no cause could be so worthy."

     3.  16 Military Wives - The Decemberists
               "Seventeen company men, out of which only twelve will make it back again." 

     4.  Dissolved Girl - Massive Attack
               "Cause it feels like I've been, I've been here before.  You're not my savior but I still don't go."

     5.  Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos
               "This is not really happening.  You bet your life it is."

     6.  Silence - Delirium and Sarah McLachlan
               "Heaven holds a sense of wonder, and I wanted to believe that I'd get caught up when the rage in me subsides."

     7.  Mother Revolution - Tori Amos
               "You could have had me, boy, right there beside you."

     8.  Speeding Cars - Imogen Heap
               'Now, now, baby it's just textbook stuff, it's in the ABCs of growing up."

     9.  108 Battles (of the Mind) - Kula Shaker
               "Oh baby, it's all a catastrophe. Oh lover, it's not what it used to be.  I'm just a man who's battling with his mind."

     10. Silent All These Years - Tori Amos
               "Sometimes, I said sometimes, I hear my voice and it's been here, silent all these years."

     11. Back Back Back - Ani DiFranco
               "Back back back, in the back of your mind, are you learning an angry language?  Tell me boy, boy, boy are you tending to your joy, or are you just letting it vanquish?"

     12. Drought - Vienna Teng
               "And the taste of dried-up hopes in my mouth, and the landscape of merry and desperate drought." 

     13. Such a Common Bird - Wendy McNeill
               "We want freedom for ourselves, but we can't give it to each other." 

     14. When You Were Young - The Killers
               "We're burning down the highway skyline on the back of a hurricane that started burning when you were young."

     15. Bats in the Belfry - Dispatch
               "I've got bats in the belfry. I'm in the kitchen, boiling society. Out in the open, catching all the leaves. We all see what we want."

     16. Hope on Fire - Vienna Teng
               "You're a one-man shift in the weather, you're the woman who just won't sell, climbing up and ringing the bell."

Disc Two: Blue Skies Over Bad Lands (Polling Day!)

     1.  Where Will You Go? - Enter the Haggis
               "And may your foes be slain with easy  hand wherever they be, fair judgment be thy lot the day you pay the price."

     2.  Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
               "I'm gonna fight 'em all. A seven-nation army couldn't hold me back."

     3.  Suffragette City - David Bowie
               i-i don't actually have an excuse for this one, please move along. XDDD;;

     4.  Sound of Drums - Kula Shaker
               "I feel the time has come, like a remedy; I feel the time has come.  We're shaking the spear of love in the city, yeah, I hear the sound of drums." 

     5.  Freedom of Choice - A Perfect Circle
               "Sink, swim, go down with the ship. Just use your freedom of choice."

     6.  The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
               "It just takes some time. Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride. Everything, everything will be just fine. Everything will be all right, all right."

     7.  Shower Your Love - Kula Shaker
               "I can't wait, I'm losing faith like we might just explode. Comfort me with a melody. Show me that I'm gonna know the answer."

     8.  Watermark - The Weakerthans
               "Hold on to the corners of today, and we'll fold them up to save until it's needed.  Stand still, let me scrub that brackish line, that you got when something rose and then receded." 

     9.  Sugar, We're Going Down - Fall Out Boy
               "We're going down, down in an earlier round, but sugar, we're going down swinging."

     10. Blue Skies Over Bad Lands - Matthew Good
               "What if you woke up in the middle of the night and in your bare feet you walked outside, and realizing that you were awake, that you could fly."

     11. High on a Hill - Kate Rusby
               "High on a hill there's a sweet bird calling, oh come together, are you in or are you out?  He sings of a time when the sky was falling, oh come together and be in no doubt."

     12. Last Farewell - Kula Shaker
               "As we stand here together, we will say our last farewell to our lives of illusion, and that time we spent in hell."

     13. Namami-Nanda-Nandana - Kula Shaker
               Bad form to put two songs from the same band back-to-back, but ah well!  Very calming and soothing, how I felt when I got out of the polls.

     14. Could've Moved Mountains - Thee Silver Mt. Zion
               "These hands could've moved mountains." 

Disc Three: A Handful of Stars (Victory)

     1.  Babylon Was Built on Fire/Starnostars - Thee Silver Mt. Zion
               "This heart and it's flames and the rumble of trains, 'neath a handful of stars."

     2.  Beautiful Day - U2
               "What you don't have, you don't need it now. What you don't know, you can feel it somehow."

     3. As Cool as I Am - Dar Williams
               What my friends and I sang on our way to the huge watching-the-results party on campus.  Very Bryn Mawr. 

     4.  Stay With You - Goo Goo Dolls
               "Wake up this world. Wake up tonight."

     5.  Ordinary Day - Great Big Sea
               "It's a beautiful day, but there's always some sorrow.  It's a double-edged knife, but there's always tomorrow.  It's up to you now if you sink or swim.  Keep the faith, and your ship will come in." 

     6.  Full of Grace - Sarah McLachlan
               "If all of the strength and all of the courage come and lift me from this place, I know I can love you much better than this; full of grace, full of grace, my love."

     7.  Break Your Heart - Natalie Merchant
               "Don't spread the discontent, don't spread the lies.  Don't make the same mistakes with your own life."

     8. Rise - Eddie Vedder
               "Gonna rise up, burning back holes in dark memories. Gonna rise up, turning mistakes into gold."

     9.  Be Still My Heart - The Postal Service
               "And I thought, be still my heart, this could be a brand new start, with you." 

     10. King of May - Natalie Merchant
               "Make ready for the last King of May.  Make a hole in the crowd for him.  Raise your voices up, drink your loving cup to his long life."

     11. Back in Black - AC/DC
               "Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack . Yes, I'm in a bang with a gang.  They've got to catch me if they want me to hang"-- ... ...yeah, no, I actually don't have an excuse for this one either, besides \m/ :D

     12. Don't Let it Bring You Down - Annie Lennox
               "Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.  Find someone who's turning and you will come around.

     13. Drop in the Sea - Kula Shaker
               "Oh, I was told by a knight of the sun that wisdom could set people free.  Be content in your questions and may I just mention, you're only a drop in the sea."

     14. When They Ring the Golden Bells - Natalie Merchant
               "There's a land beyond the river that they call the sweet forever, and we'll only reach that shore by faith's decree."

     15. Answer - Sarah McLachlan
               "Cast me gently into morning, for the night has been unkind." 

     16. City Hall - Vienna Teng
               "Ten years waiting for this moment of fate when we say the words and sign our names.  If they take it away again someday, this beautiful thing won't change."

     17. Center of the Sun - Conjure One
               "And he sings, 'They break the most beautiful things, but I hear violins when I close my eyes I am at the center of the sun.  And I cannot be hurt by anything this wicked world has done."

WOW SO THIS WAS SUPER LATE, ALMOST A WEEK AFTER ELECTION DAY. This write-up took me foreverrrr. Still, it was fun! I'm still so excited, it's been wonderful. 

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HEY MISS, are you available for shenanigans and Day of Black Sun this evening? I am very tired and a grump and making unreasonable demands to be entertained, you see. :3

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