liz_marcs (liz_marcs) wrote,

Is it just me?

When I write a fanfic, I usually have a song in mind to keep me focused on the plot. I'm not writing "songfics" (gawd, I don't like them), but it seems if I have some lyrics in mind, I'm able to better focus on the goal of the story.

I've never had a whole soundtrack. Ever.

I just realized today that thanks to more than a year of writing, the number of plot elements, and the number of characters that I actually have a soundtrack for Living History


If you're curious, the actual soundtrack is behind the cut. I don't have the capacity to share MP3s, but I've linked to the lyrics.

May have some minor spoilers, but nothing too bad at this point. Also, the lyrics may not precisely match the situations in Living History. It's more of an overall feel I was going for.

All songs are ordered according to corresponding matching point or, in the case of a character centric theme, in order of the character's most important moment.

*winces* Well, this really topped the wank-o-meter, didn't it?

Disc One

    Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles (Opening Theme)

    Wild Wild Life by the Talking Heads (Future Scoobs' Theme)

    The Unchosen One (Live) by Vertical Horizon (Scoobs' Opening Theme)

    Boss of Me by They Might Be Giants (Xander's and Robin's 'Love Theme')

    I Don't Make Promises (That I Can't Break) by Shannon Curfman (Tikri's Theme)

    Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter From Camp) by Allan Sherman (New Slayers' Theme)

    All Soul's Night by Lorenna McKennit (J'Nal's Theme)

    Walkin' in Memphis by Lonestar (Charlie's Theme)

    Tribute by Tenacious D (Andrew's Theme)

    Used to Be by Patty Larkin (Buffy's Theme) A.N. Note: No lyrics, but there is a sample of the song on this page.

    Oh the Thinks You Can Think by the Cast of Suessical the Musical (Ruda's Theme)

    Most Precarious by Blues Traveler (Robin's Theme)

    Who I Am by Jessica Andrews (Vi's Theme)

    Troubled Times by Fountains of Wayne (Catherine's and Faith's Theme)

    Powerless (Say What You Want) by Nelly Furtado (Dawn's Theme)

    Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something (Faith's and Robin's Theme)

    Fred Meyers by Glen Phillips (Willow's and Xander's Theme)

Disc Two

    It's My Life by Talk Talk (Xander's Discovery Theme)

    Nightswimming by R.E.M. (Catherine's Theme)

    Don't Walk Away by Pat Benatar (Dawn's Theme with Buffy and Xander)

    Bouncing Around the Room (Live) by Phish (Snake's Theme)

    What's the Frequency Kenneth? by R.E.M. (Willow's Insanity Theme)

    A Sorta Fairytale by Tori Amos (Faith's Theme)

    When I Am King by Great Big Sea (Buffy's and Xander's Reconciliation Theme)

    Wonderwall by Oasis (Faith's and Xander's Theme)

    Ordinary Day by Vanessa Carlton (Catherine's and Xander's Theme)

    Black Balloon by The Goo Goo Dolls (J'Nal's and Willow's Theme)

    Someday by Nickelback (Giles's Theme)

    As Cool As I Am by Dar Williams (Kennedy's Theme)

    Time Passes By by Kathy Mattea (Rona's Theme)

    My Father's Shoes by Cliff Eberhardt (Xander's Theme) A.N.: Apologies for the chords mixed in with the lyrics, but this was the only version I could find online.

    Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) by Green Day (Willow's Theme)

    Send It Up by Vertical Horizon (Scoobs' Closing Theme)

    Am I Here Yet? by Billie Meyers (Closing Theme)

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