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12 March 2009 @ 12:57 pm
Chances Come And Go - Charlie fanmix  
Well, I'm in a fanmix mood. You don't want to know how many I have in program. ;) But I've had this one in my head for ages, I need to get back into the swing of writing Charlie because I need to finish at least four Charlie fics, it bitched at me for at least two months and then I figured I could go for it. Also because I'm missing Charlie so much lately it isn't even funny. This is not about any particular period, it's just me and random songs which are supposed to span over three seasons even if I've used two measures with the heroin phase. I could be happier with the covers but as usual the guy didn't want to cooperate as he doesn't in fic *glares*. And now I'll stop blathering and post the thing. Also, this is kind of varied stuff with my usual favorites thrown in.





1. Tower Of Song by Leonard Cohen

So I bid you farewell, I don't know when I'll be back.
They’re moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track.
But you'll be hearing from me, baby, long after I'm gone.
I'll be speaking to you sweetly from my window in the tower of song


I realize this would have worked best if he had lived, but that bit just was perfect for me. And I thought it'd be a good opener, especially since the music changes very soon.

2. Mr. Brownstone by Guns n' Roses

The show usually starts around seven
We go on stage around nine
Get on the bus about eleven
Sippin' a drink and feelin' fine

We been dancin' with Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't leave me alone
No, no, no, he won't leave me alone

I used to do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' to get a little better
Said a little better than before


I think this is the Charlie-takes-heroin-while-in-Driveshaft song. Well, I think that Appetite For Destruction is a very Driveshaft era record but this one especially works really well IMHO.

3. Heroin by Velvet Underground & Nico

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
Because a mainer to my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off than dead
Because when the smack begins to flow
I really don't care anymore


I just love this song so much. And I think it captures what it's like really well (not that I tried it myself of course), and apart from the lyrics it's technically something beautiful.

4. For A Brother by Velvet Revolver

I've given up my hand for a brother
Given up a hand for free
I've risen and forgiven and I've pardoned
But you set yourself free


Well, I had to have a Charlie/Liam song, right? This one soo works for me.

5. The Needle And The Damage Done by Neil Young

I hit the city and I lost my band
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.

I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie's like a settin' sun.


Okay, I swear this is the last heroin song. But I think it was the first one I came up with for this, it's so simple and direct and perfect at the same time.

6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles

I look at the world and I notice it's turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps


Well, I had to have a Beatles song. And I didn't want it to be the obvious one. I think this quite fits the bill, especially for when he quits heroin at first.

7. It's Only Rock n' Roll (But I Like It) by The Rolling Stones

If I could dig down deep in my heart
Feelings would flood on the page
Would it satisfy you, would it slide on by you
Would you think the boy's insane? He's insane

I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it
I said I know it's only rock'n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do
Oh, well, I like it, I like it, I like it


This one didn't exactly have a particular place but isn't the title just the point?

8. Sparkle And Shine by Steve Earle

Shimmering she moves
Sunlight all around her
Even when she`s blue
Silver clouds surround her

My baby sparkle and shine
Sparkle and shine
Sparkle and shine
My baby sparkle and shine
And I can`t believe she`s mine


I think this one is very S1 Charlie/Claire. Back when they were so nice and I loved them together so much. Only S1, though. *sigh*

9. Mary's Place by Bruce Springsteen

My heart's dark but it's risin'
I'm pullin' all the faith I can see
From that black hole on the horizon
I hear your voice calling me (...)

In my window light your way
Your favorite record's on the turntable
I drop the needle and pray
Band's countin' out midnight
Floor's rumblin' loud
Singer's callin' up daylight
And waitin' for that shout from the crowd
Waitin' for that shout from the crowd


Nope, you can't escape Bruce. ;)

10. Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis

Slip inside the eye of your mind
Don't you know you might find
A better place to play
You said that you'd never been
But all the things that you've seen
Will slowly fade away (...)

So Sally can wait, she knows it's too late as we're walking on by
Her soul slides away, but don't look back in anger
I heard you say

Take me to the place where you go
Where nobody knows, if it's night or day.
Please don't put your life in the hands
Of a Rock 'n Roll band
Who'll throw it all away


Ha, no, I didn't use Wonderwall! ;) This one IMHO is way more fitting for Charlie alone (that other one is Charlie/Des I'd rather say) and I had always wanted to fic it but I never came around to it. Also, Noel Gallagher > Liam.

11. Chances by John Frusciante

This is the time to die
I'm not someone on whom to rely
Chances come and chances go
This is letting go
I feel the tightening of the dawn
The creation of something I've sung
No one goes back 'cause they're all there
Are you everywhere
Becoming who you think you are
In order to do your part
In the multi-dimensional scheme
You'll know what I mean
This is the time to die
I'm not someone on whom to rely
Chances come and chances go
This is letting you know
I'm almost where I'll never be
This cutting off of fate like a string
A line that falls to the floor
And I'm not me anymore


Those are the whole lyrics, but I couldn't choose an excerpt. For me this is the Charlie-in-the-Looking-Glass song. If I could vid, I'd have probably used it. But I can't and my poor computer would crash if I even tried anyway.

12. Lonely At The Top by Bon Jovi

Tell Frannie I'm sorry she didn't get to know her dad
I'll bet he's sorry he didn't get to know you too (...)

Yeah, it's lonely at the top
Happy is one thing it's not

I was jaded, suffocated; it got too hard to breathe
But never got as high as I needed to be
You know life becomes worthless when they steal your dreams (...)

Tell Frannie I'm sorry - I better kiss her when she cries
I'm sorry I left her, never said goodbye
Didn't mean to leave you all alone but then the music died
Though the song remains the same, I couldn't live that lie
You know that ain't too far from the truth


This = one of the five best things BJ ever did IMHO, and clearly it's a demo. It was written for Kurt Cobain's daughter after he died but for Charlie? Totally works IMHO. I've kinda always wanted to fic it using Aaron instead of Frannie but I have Aaron issues and I never managed. Nonetheless I just love it and think it's pretty neat.

Bonus track:

13. Meaning Of Life by Monty Python

So, just why-- why are we here,
And just what-- what-- what-- what do we fear?
Well, ce soir, for a change, it will all be made clear,
For this is 'The Meaning of Life' - C'est le sens de la vie
This is 'The Meaning of Life'


Sorry. I always need a cracky bonus track and I can't have a Charlie fanmix without Monty Python. Not that I wanted to use the one I used for Boone and so I went for this one. Because I mean, I needed to have MP in.

>>Zip with all songs and covers<<


And that'd be it.
 
 
feeling: boredbored
on rotation: lonely at the top - bon jovi
 
 
 
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost charliejanie_tangerine on March 12th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
Nah, the covers aren't the best thing I ever did but thanks, it's veeery appreciated. ;)

And ha, thank you, much glad you enjoyed it! And fic-mix? YAY! *rubs hands and waits eagerly* (well, I'd like to fic-mix too but my muse is on vacation. So I fanmix. ;) ) ♥
Bloody Rock God: please eat what?!aussiephil on March 12th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC)
Ooh, nice mix there. My taste in music is awesome enough that I've already got about half of these, but I'll grab the rest right now :D
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jinjanie_tangerine on March 12th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Ha, your taste in music is INDEED awesome then. ;) Hope you enjoy the rest, thanks!
falafel_musings: lost/charliefalafel_musings on March 12th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
*jaw drops* Damn. Just when I have to go to work.

I. Will. Be. Back. Oh yes.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost charliejanie_tangerine on March 12th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Heee, I was about to post it last night but my computer was crashing and I didn't have the patience to code. ;) I can't wait for you to be back, have a good day though!
falafel_musings: lost/charliefalafel_musings on March 12th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Squeee! I'm back from work and downloading as we speak. This is a great mix. Just putting Cohen, Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Beatles and Oasis together on a mix for Charlie makes me pleased. In my own mental Charlie mix I have 'My my, hey, hey' as the Young track and 'Masterplan' from Oasis, but I love your choices too. I love your cover art!

Awww, Janie is missing Charlie? It's sweet that this character is still missed after so long. Maybe you need a Greatest Hits rewatch too? I'm really looking forward to your Charlie fic, especially the revealling of the Chests (in more ways than one).

the female ghost of tom joad: lost charliejanie_tangerine on March 12th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Heee, glad you approve! I tried to keep it close to stuff he'd approve of, too. If I told you how much time has passed since I started gathering songs for this... ;) Oh, 'My My, Hey Hey' is a great choice too! I went with Needle etc. probably because Harvest was my first Young record and that one always stuck with me but in case I ever do another one... *takes suggestions* The Masterplan is great, too! And glad you liked the cover art, I don't exactly like the back but it looks like it was the only cap I had which would work.

And fuck yes, I'm missing him like crazy. Second only to the missed-person-number-one. And I think I need a Homecoming rewatch, that was my favorite Charlie episode and GH makes me want to cry too much. ;)

Charlie fic should be coming soon! I need to get through another thing but then I hope to have your veery belated birthday fic out and then the Chests. Which will end up being epic or something. And I need to write six Charlie/Boone fics for a table so I'll have to go there sooner or later...
falafel_musings: Hobbits 2falafel_musings on March 13th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
Ooh, Homecoming is my 2nd favourite Charlie ep. And it is part of the Ethan trilogy (ie. Raised by Another, Daddy Issues + Homecoming) which is one of my favourite S1 story arcs. Ooh! I'd forgotten you had a Charlie/Boone table. Yay for your OTP no.2!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone/charliejanie_tangerine on March 13th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
Oh, I loved the Ethan arc, too. If not for DEM being the best Boone characterization that ever was, Daddy Issues would be my favorite Lost episode period. I love it to insane degrees. Raised By Another was probably my favorite Claire and Homecoming is just incredible. I had quite the thing for the backstory in there, too. And ha, yes I have. ;) I was actually planning on doing at least half of the six prompts I have there in the same verse where I had groupie!Boone but I'm fighting with the sequel and then when I had managed to go ahead with it I lost the document. *sigh* But I'll be back on that, ah yes. OTP number 2 indeed. ;)
geminigrace on March 12th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
I miss Charlie so much too! I find myself thinking about how Lost would be if Charlie were still a part of it (and Boone!) and I honestly think it would be a better show. I still say they are 2 characters that should not have been killed off. Anyway, thanks for the fanmix!!
the female ghost of tom joad: friendsjanie_tangerine on March 12th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
Don't tell me about Boone, I'm still bitter on that. Why, does it show? *sigh* I think the same thing too, they really screwed up by killing them off. Thanks so much, glad you liked this!
Ellin: you don't scare me; lost; charlie/clairesapphire_child on March 12th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Oh! I so wasn't expecting this - what a nice surprise to find on my flist! You've picked such perfect Charlie songs too - I've got about half of these and the rest I'm downloading. I so love you for finishing on something fun and cracky XD

*major smooshage, hugs and kisses*
the female ghost of tom joad: lost charliejanie_tangerine on March 12th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much! Coming from you this makes me even happier. ;) ;) Very much glad you liked it and that you find the songs suited, putting this together was easier in theory than how it was in practice but I think I'm satisfied. And I always end up with crack. ;) Thanks again! ♥
Ellin: you don't scare me; lost; charlie/clairesapphire_child on March 13th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
Seriously, it's awesome - you are so welcome and thank you again!
elliotsmelliot: Charlie ghostelliotsmelliot on March 12th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Cool! You picked such perfect songs for his attitude and own musical style. I really like the covers too!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost charliejanie_tangerine on March 12th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, glad you liked the choice! And the covers, I wasn't exactly 100% satisfied but I figure they were good enough.
siluria: Lost_Jack tiesiluria on March 12th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
That's a good collection of songs, and such lovely artwork too!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost charliejanie_tangerine on March 12th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! the artwork isn't my best effort but PS wasn't going to cooperate sadly. And glad you liked the songs!
Carrie: Jack BW Tattheladyswan on March 13th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
Dude. Totally downloaded this. AWESOME song choices, hun. I miss him, too. :( Badly.

Love the album art, too!
Awesome job!!!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack **janie_tangerine on March 16th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much! (and sorry for the lateness, blame the computer crash scare I had yesterday *sigh*)

I'm really so glad that you liked it and yes, I miss him so much too. :(( Argh, why do they kill the best people I don't know. Thanks again!