Anyway, I was sort of spacing out in Physical Anthropology the other day, when I started thinking about my OTPs and their theme songs, or lack there of. I know a lot of people have OTP playlists or whatever-- this is just a list of three or four that apply to my top favorite pairings.
Meredith's Semi-Coherent List Of OTP Theme Songs:
+Jack/Daniel [Stargate SG-1]
- "Run Around" by Blues Traveler
I once downloaded a music video someone made for J/D using this pairing, and the juxtaposition of scenes and lyrics was just perfect. Also: "When I saw through the voice of a trusted friend that you humor me and tell me lies"? That's Season Five, in a nutshell.
- "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies
"How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad? Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad." Some of the best J/D snark, right there. Also, Daniel's frustrated plant-dance in "One False Step".
- "Not An Addict" by K's Choice
... I don't really have a theme for this pairing, but I do tend to play this song when I write S/X fic. It just feels right to me.
+Lily/Narcissa [Harry Potter]
- "Just The Girl" by Click Five
"She's cold and she's cruel, but she knows what she's doing/ knows just what to say so much whole day is ruined". In my mind, this pairing is part passion, part affection, and a hell of a lot of antagonism. We'll just ignore the fact that this song could also sum up my entire adolescence.
- "Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet?" by Relient K
"I think you know what I'm getting at./ I find it so upsetting that/ the memories that you select/ you keep the bad but the good you just forget." Driving home the point that you can love someone and not necessarily like them. X_x;;
- "Drops of Jupiter" by Train
This song is about Lily. I'm sorry, it just is. The whole damn thing.
- "Those That You Love" by Relient K
"The way that girl can break a heart/ it's like a work of art." "She's so confident that she's what everybody wants/ but nobody wants her to know that." More Narcissa, because-- if she were to have a bitching contest with Cordelia, I'm really not sure who'd win.
+Harry/Severus [Harry Potter]
- "Mr. Brightside"-- by The Killers
... I have no explanation for this, except that I find it the song title humorous in relation to Severus. Also: "How did it end up like this?/ It was only a kiss. It was only a kiss."
- "Tomorrow" by SR71
I have a love/hate relationship with the Smallville soundtrack, because a lot of times the music is just
stupid pop trash*ahem* not my taste, but this is one place where I just have to bow to their selection. This is Lex's song-- "I'm not afraid of tomorrow/ I'm only scared of myself/ feels like my insides are on fire/ and I'm looking through the eyes of someone else." Because without Clark, Lex is a crazy person without the breaks on.
- "Razorblades and Band-Aids"-- by Ecoline Crush
I find it intensely disturbing that this song doubles in my Anakin/Padme category. But it's perfect for "strong, vibrant love that totally screwed over the world". Or galaxy, in A/P's case. "Did you think this would be easy, my friend?/ Did you you think it'd come to this, our bitter end?/ Kill the magic, suck the life out/ Follow me down, to this our bitter end." Yeah. Happy song. ^^
- "Existentialism on Prom Night" by Straylight Run
"There are moments when, I know it ends/ and the world revolves around us/ and we're keeping it, keep it all going/ this delicate balance-- vulnerable, all knowing./ Sing like you think no one's listening/ you would kill for this, just a little bit." 'Nough said. This is all Amber's fault. ^_~
- "Watch the Sky" by Something Corporate
Amber says this is a Shawn/Kyle song. She's right, but it's also a Clex song. "You live the life you're given with the storms outside/ some days all I do is watch the sky." Maybe it's just an alien slash pairing song. X_x;;
- "Eye Conqueror" by Third Eye Blind
"Oceans of love/ I've crossed them for you/ In the matrix of your garden/ I beg your pardon/ now that I'm hardened/ no one's gonna get around me". Heh-- this was my A/P song even before the second movie came out. Did I nail it, or what? ^_~
- "Razorblades and Band-Aids"-- by Ecoline Crush
"Did you think this would be easy, my friend?/ Did you you think it'd come to this, our bitter end?/ Kill the magic, suck the life out/ Follow me down, to this our bitter end." Because love can kill you-- literally. X_x;;;
- "Deep Inside of You" by Third Eye Blind
"Friends say I've changed/ I don't listen/ 'cause I live to be deep inside of you. / slide of her dress/ I'm seeing darkness/ I'm so alive, deep inside of you." Anakin, circa AOTC era. Oh yeah.
- "Ruthless" by Something Corporate
"This is your ghost that stands before me/ razors on her tongue/ body full of oxygen/ won't be the last time she'll ignore me..." Because Vader is so tortured.
- "Fall From Grace"-- by Stevie Nicks
"I choose to be his confidant and to keep him from the fire/ I choose to be quietly discreet, if that is his desire." From the "Trouble in Shangrila" album, so it's doubly appropriate. The last line is, "Did I come all the way here just to watch you walk out that door?" ROTS in lyric form!
Well, I guess this is what happens when I quiet up for a while-- huge fandom post. Anyone care to agree on my choices? Violently disagree? Wonder what the hell I'm smoking? ^_~