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Yubi Shines ([personal profile] starspiritgate) wrote2014-05-18 08:38 am

Playlist: Apocalyptica

I started out only trying to find songs with the same lazy-menacing-growl sound that Waits' "Black Wings" has, and then realized that 1) I'd be limited to like, four tracks, total, and 2) it cuts out almost all female vocalists. So I just picked my favorite "it's four in the morning and I'm feeling punchy" songs.

Could put this on 8tracks like all the cool kids do, but eh, I'm not fond of how you can't cycle through the tracklist there.

Links go to bandcamp, if possible, otherwise no link. Every time I post a song now it seems to end up deleted or copyright-struck in a week, so... just google 'em :P

A playlist for the end of the world. Devils on the streets, angels in the ground, fire in the sky. Some people are in awe, some are celebrating, some are in despair, some are fighting back with everything they've got.

The Mountain Goats - New World Emerging Blues
Someday, someday, the earth will be black as tar.
Someday the earth will be as black as tar.
And we are gonna see each other the way we truly are.

Fingathing - Big Monsters Crush Cities
The evacuation plans have been prepared. Please remain calm.

Tom Waits - Black Wings
Well they've stopped trying to hold him
With mortar, stone and chain
He broke out of every prison
Boots mount the staircase
The door is flung back open
He's not there for he has risen

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand [alternate: Vixy and Tony cover]
Where the viaduct looms
like a bird of doom
As it shifts and cracks
Where secrets lie in the border fires
in the humming wires
Hey man you know you're never coming back

Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down
Go tell that long tongue liar,
Go and tell that midnight rider,
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the backbiter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down.

Kate Rusby - Shout To The Devil
Can you walk though the sky turns black,
When you shout to the Devil do you hear him back?
Can you walk though the lightning cracks,
When you shout to the Devil do you hear him back?

The Hush Sound - A Dark Congregation
Our breath rose in the cold like a hundred souls escaping
Save me, I am swallowed by the guilt of this
You're gone, sleeping in the dust
We will not let time erase us

Firewater - Dark Days Indeed
When I was born, I shamed the dawn, I saw the angels cry
I raised my arms and made the stars tremble in the sky
When I sang, the choirs were humbled
When I danced, the mountains crumbled
I chased the waves back into the sea!

Jason Webley - Dance While The Sky Crashes Down
It's raining leprosy and acid.
The saints were taken out and shot.
When someone proffers you a pear,
You sink your teeth in unaware,
That just beneath the skin lies pestilence and rot.

Leonard Cohen - The Future
I've seen the nations rise and fall
I've heard their stories, heard them all
But love's the only engine of survival
Your servant here, he has been told
To say it clear, to say it cold:
It's over, it ain't going any further!

The Protomen - Hold Back the Night
When the voice from the shadows calls you
When the wind whips past your ears
Will you stand when the weight is upon you?
Or will you go to your knees in fear?

REAPERS - Reapers
Millenia of silent sleep
We watch, we wait, initiate
The time of our return is near
It's in our code, we must adhere

Brandi Carlile - Raise Hell
I've been down with a broken heart
Since the day I learned to speak.
The devil gave me a crooked start
When he gave me crooked feet.
But Gabriel done came to me
And kissed me in my sleep,
And I'll be singing like an angel
Until I'm six feet deep.

Poets of the Fall Old Gods of Asgard - Balance Slays the Demon
Like an evil twin, feel it scratching within,
like an insane sovereign ranger,
and his beautiful face with his leathery lace,
so can't you see the play he's staging?

BAD END: Julia Ecklar - Survivor's Song
Tell me about hope
Tell me of nobility
Of dignity, humanity
Tell me that the crowds I see
Are gathered out of loyalty
Of how the tears in dying eyes
Will see where our brief future lies
Yes, tell me how...

GOOD END: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock
Well then can I walk beside you? I have come to lose the smog
And I feel like I’m a cog in something turning.
And maybe it’s the time of year, yes, and maybe it’s the time of man
And I don’t know who I am but life is for learning.

We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.

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