High Fidelity 13: Settling

Another request:  a mix for breaking up, picking the pieces up and moving forward stronger for the lessons learned, tailored for the time of year.

Those who know me well will see certain artists seem to be missing; I challenged myself to, as much as possible, step outside the requester’s usual listening choices.  Tori Amos, however, was obligatory.

Love for you, A.

Settling: A Mix For Letting Go and Flying Away

1.  Cup of Coffee – Garbage
“You tell me you don’t love me
Over a cup of coffee…
So no, of course we can’t be friends
Not while I’m still this obsessed…”

2.  Red Paper Bag – Sarah Fimm
“I suppose it is worse to indulge in a curse
But I’m just about dead from this tragedy…
I find out what it’s worth from just how much it hurts…”

3.  Summer Skin – Death Cab For Cutie
“The season’s change was a conduit
And we left our love in our summer skin…”

4.  Latter Days – Over The Rhine
“What a beautiful piece of heartache
This has all turned out to be…”

5.  East Coast – Karen Kosowski
“Tell me quick, before it sticks
Before I can’t imagine any life but this…”

6.  Goodbye To You (acoustic) – Michelle Branch
“It hurts to want everything and nothing at the same time
I want what’s yours and I want what’s mine
I want you, but I’m not giving in this time…”

7.  Wasted Time (live) – The Eagles
“The autumn leaves have got you thinking
About the first time you fell
You didn’t love the boy too much, no no
You just loved the boy too well…”

8.  Broken Heart – Andrea Florian
“This broken heart of mine, it will recover…”

9.  Do You Sleep? – Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
“You kick my foot under the table
I kick you back
I can’t say I’m able to stand for you, or fall for you, ever again…”

10.  Fuck Was I – Jenny Owen Youngs
“I’m developing my sense of humour
Until I can laugh at my heart between your teeth
‘Til I can laugh at my face beneath your feet…”

11.  Strange – Tori Amos
“Guess I was in deeper than I thought I was
If I have enough love for the both of us…”

12.  Perfect Girl – Sarah McLachlan
“I can’t compete, I can’t deny
There’s nothing that I didn’t try
How did I go so wrong in loving you?”

13.  Star – Pepper McGowan
“Star, did you think you would ascend?
Did you only mean to be friends?
Do you recognize my voice from two miles high?”

14.  Settling – Tara Maclean
“So many times I needed you to be strong for me
But you bent beneath the slightest breeze
You have no leaves…”

15.  I Quit – Hepburn
“You can’t roll me ’round your tongue no more, baby
It’s time to clean up your emotional debris
And if I’m falling overboard, please don’t save me…”

16.  Disconnected – Veruca Salt
“You have trained me to watch my back and watch my standards…
And you can’t make me love your band or buy your records
‘Cause you have tainted my respect for your adventures…”

17.  Not About Love – Fiona Apple
“Conversation once coloured by esteem
Became dialogue as a diagram of a play for blood
Took a vacation, my palate got clean
Now I can taste your agenda…”

18.  Thank You (For Leaving) – Sunshine State
“So glad I’m free, hot, single again
Thank you for leaving for good
Don’t call – I’ve got enough friends…”

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