Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Press Play: A Court of Mist and Fury Playlist

You may (or may not) remember that I created a playlist inspired by A Court of Thorns and Roses last year. I loved how it mirrored my reading experience of that novel, and I really felt like it captured the feel of the first book so well! I didn't originally intend to come up with a playlist inspired by A Court of Mist and Fury. But when I started listening to Spotify after I got back from my trip to Europe, I kept coming across songs that I felt truly captured this story. So I put together a collection of fifteen songs that I now associate with this sequel - and I hope you do too! (P.S. If you'd prefer to listen on Spotify, I'm including that version of the playlist at the bottom of this post.)

Ink by Coldplay
All I know 
Is that I'm lost 
Whenever you go 
All I know 
Is that I love you so 
So much that it hurts


Safe in My Hands by Eli Lieb
In the night, every road you take
In the night, brings you back to me
And you stand alone, I'm right here
So take my hand, don't be scared
We can go anywhere
You don't have to run, you don't have to hide,
Cause I got you,
Safe in my hands


Not Good Enough by Joy Williams
Go on, look me in the eye
I'm all out of things to hide
Go on, reach into the dark
Go on, reach into the dark
Am I asking too much?
Are you all out of love?
If I set it on fire, burn it all up
When will we ever learn that perfect is just not good enough?


You Matter to Me by Sara Bareilles & Jason Mraz
I could find the whole meaning of life in those sad eyes
They've seen things that you never quite say, but I hear
Come out of hiding, I'm right here beside you
And I'll stay there as long as you let me
Because you matter to me


Every Little Thing by Louisa Wendorff
Slip your hand down to mine
And show me what it means to try this thing called "love"
Guide me through this pitch black maze
And promise me we'll find a way out


Without You (for KING & COUNTRY feat. Courtney)
Sleepless, this madness is walking me out to the ledge
And stands there beside me, shivering out on the edge
And oh God all I, all I ask is a little relief, just a moment of peace
I don't want to live without you
I'm not ready to live without you


Just Enough (Andrew Ripp feat. Charlene Marie)
You give me just enough
To keep me going when my hope is lost
Yeah not too high or low
You always know
What's too little or too much


the words by Christina Perri
And all of the steps that led me to you
And all of the hell I had to walk through
But I wouldn’t trade a day for the chance to say
My love, I’m in love with you


Spectrum by Florence and the Machine
Say my name
As every color illuminates
We are shining
And we will never be afraid again


Sweet Love of Mine by Joy Williams
I was broken, I was blind
Lost in a moment I thought I left behind
Then you woke up this dark soul of mine

Carrying a light I thought I'd never find
When you found me, I was all alone
The whole world around me, but nowhere to call home
I heard your voice sing like heaven's choir
Gathered up my fears and threw them in the fire


Salvation by Gabrielle Aplin
You are the snowstorm
I'm purified
The darkest fairytale
In the dead of night
Let the band play out
As I'm making my way home again
Glorious we transcend
Into a psychedelic silhouette
I never meant to fall for you but I
Was buried underneath and
All that I could see was white
My salvation


Side by Side by Tom Francis
You're my brother and I'll be damned if I don't fight 
With a smile on my soul and my feet on the road we'll walk on into the bright 
We are walking on this rope and it is tight 
Maybe we'll learn when horizons they burn and the word's so heavy she don't turn 
But as long as we stand side by side 
Yes as long as we stand side by side 
Everything's gonna be alright

Kings & Queens by Brooke Fraser
We've got a long way to go but we got the energy
It took a little while to find reality
We've come a long way you know, living inside a dream
Waking to find that we are kings and queens


Start a War by Brooke Fraser
As the crowd begins to roar
Tell me where’s the limit and I’ll tell you why
You will be shaken by the sound
‘Cos I’m gonna touch the sky
I’m damaging at my new discipline
I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky
I’m falling out where I was falling in
I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky
If you’re gonna start a war
You better know the choice you made is one worth fighting for
You can have your ground
‘Cos when I touch the sky I’m taking everything you’ve got


Marchin On by OneRepublic
For those doubts that swirl all around us,
For those lives that tear at the seams,
We know we're not what we've seen [...]
There's so many wars we fought,
There's so many things we're not,
But with what we have,
I promise you that
We're marching on

I'm so in love with the vibe that this playlist has, because it really does remind me of A Court of Mist and Fury. I hope you enjoyed the playlist. If you've got suggestions for other songs that could be on this playlist, I'd love to hear them, so feel free to share in the comments!

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