I have spent the last couple days listening to nothing but earnest love songs. And now I am in pain and vomiting a bunch. A casual correlation? I like to believe so.

So anyway, I have a problem with completist tendencies! This one was a very different exercise than the black romances... the world isn't exactly running low on the other sort of love songs and, you know. Completist tendencies.

Previously on Alternian Radio:
Kismesis: The Most Romantic Fanmix
Auspistice: Songs From The Center

Fanmix cover featuring a textured diamond with the text Moirail A Collection Of Counterpoints.

Moirail: A Collection Of Counterpoints
Should I host a pity party, there's only
one invitation I'll ever need to send.

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Track List and Notes.
(Content Warning: Includes themes of mental illness, particularly depression.)

1. Me and My Shadow
(Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior)

Like the wallpaper sticks to the wall
Like the seashore clings to the sea
Like you'll never get rid of your shadow
Frank, you'll never get rid of me

Let all the others fight and fuss
Whatever happens, we've got us.

Me and my shadow
And now to repeat what I said at the start
They'll need a large crowbar to break us apart
We're alone but far from blue

2. Heart’s A Mess

Pick apart
The pieces of your heart
And let me peer inside
Let me in
Where only your thoughts have been
Let me occupy your mind
As you do mine

Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense
But I’m desperate to connect
And you, you can’t live like this

3. My Same

You said I'm stubborn and I never give in
I think you're stubborn 'cept you're always softening
You say I'm selfish, I agree with you on that
I think you're giving out in way too much in fact

I say we've only known each other one year
You say I've known you longer my dear
You like to be so close, I like to be alone
I like to sit on chairs and you prefer the floor

Walking with each other, think we'll never match at all
But we do, but we do, but we do
But we do

4. Boulevard of Broken Songs v1

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I'm the only one and I walk alone

(By now you should've somehow)
(Realized what you gotta do)
I walk alone, I walk alone
(I don't believe that anybody)
(Feels the way I do about you now)

5. Arms
(Christina Perri)

How many times will you let me change my mind and turn around
I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me, 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let a love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home

6. Animal I Have Become
(Three Days Grace)

I can't escape myself
So many times I've lied
But there's still rage inside
Somebody get me through this nightmare
I can't control myself

So what if you can see the darkest side of me
No one will ever change this animal I have become
Help me believe it's not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal I have become

7. Home
(Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros)

Home, let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you
Home, let me come Home
Home is when I’m in love with you
Baby, I’m coming Home

Do you remember that day you fell out of my window?
I sure do, you came jumping out after me.
Well, you fell on the concrete and nearly broke your ass and you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you off to the hospital. Do you remember that?
Yes, I do.
Well, there’s something I never told you about that night.
What didn’t you tell me?
While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was going to be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you and I never told you ‘til just now.

8. Soil, Soil
(Tegan and Sara)

Oh and I'm feeling
Directionless yes
But that's to be expected
And I know that best
And in creeps the morning
And another day's lost
You've just written wondering
And I reply fast
All you need to save me
All you need to save me
Call (call)
And I'll be curled on the floor
Hiding out from it all (all)
And I won't take any other call

9. Dangerous
(Romance On A Rocketship)

Girl, I can't notice but to
Notice you noticin' me
From across the room
I can see it and I can't stop myself from lookin'
Noticin' you noticin' me
Watch out, I've seen her type before

That girl is so dangerous
(That girl is so) dangerous
(That girl is a) bad girl
(I've seen her type before, she's so) dangerous
(That girl is so) dangerous
(That girl is a) bad girl, yeah

Every night, man, I get that feeling
Girl is about to got me stealing glances all the time
See, I wish you were mine

10. Outside

All the times that I cried
All this wasting, It's all inside
And I feel all this pain
Stuffed it down, It's back again
And I lie here in bed
All alone, I cant mend but I feel
Tomorrow will be okay

I'm on the outside
I'm looking in
I can see through you
See your true colors
Inside you're ugly
Ugly like me
I can see through you
See to the real you

11. A Diamond And A Tether
(Death Cab For Cutie)

Pity, take pity on me
Because I’m not have the man that I should be
Always turning to run
From the people I should not be afraid of
And darling, you should know
That I have fantasies about being alone
It’s like love is a lesson
That I can’t learn
So I make the same mistakes at each familiar turn

I know you can’t hold out forever
Waiting on a diamond and a tether
From a boy who won’t swim
Who won’t dip his toe in
Just to keep you here with him

12. Rest Your Head on My Shoulder
(Seeker Lover Keeper)

Do I seek to find disappointment?
Do I write with a sense of shame?
Like a bird on the ground
Who has injured its wing
I can no longer sing
I'm just waiting for
Someone to tell me
Again and again and again

Rest your head on my shoulder
And I'll take care of your worries
It was you who promised this to me
It was you who offered me courage

13. One Life, One Soul

One Life One Soul
Forever I Know
Follow Me Follow Me
Wherever I Go

You Are The Wind In My Sail
In An Ocean So Wide
Over Good Times Bad Times
I'll Be Your Own Guiding Light
Holding Your Hand
Eyes Open Wide
And Always Beside

14. Everything
(Alanis Morissette)

I can be an asshole of the grandest kind
I can withhold like it's going out of style
I can be the moodiest baby
And you've never met anyone whose
As negative as I am sometimes

You see everything, you see every part
You see all my light and you love my dark
You dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

15. Her Diamonds
(Rob Thomas)

Oh what the hell she said
I just can't win for losing
And she lays back down
Man there's so many times
I don't know what I'm doing
Like I don't know now

And I don't know what I'm supposed to do
But if she feels bad then i do too
So I let her be

And she says oh I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can't help her now

16. I Know Him So Well
(John Barrowman and Daniel Boys)

Looking back I could have played it differently
Won a few more moments, who can tell?
But it took time to understand the man,
Now at least, I know I know him well...

But in the end he needs a little bit more than me, more security.
He needs his fantasy and freedom.
I know him so well...

No one in your life is with you constantly;
No one is completely on your side
And though I moved my world to be with him,
Still the gap between us, is too wide...

17. The Minnow And The Trout
(A Fine Frenzy)

"Help me out", said the minnow to the trout
"I was lost and found myself swimming in your mouth
Oh, help me, chief, I've got plans for you and me
I swear upon this riverbed, I'll help you feel young again"

Oh, not your everyday circumstance
A humming bird taking coffee with the ants

And I said, "Please, I know that we're different
We were one cell in the sea in the beginning
And what we're made of was all the same once
We're not that different after all"

18. Parentheses
(The Blow)

And when you're holding me
we make a pair of parentheses.
There's plenty space to encase
whatever weird way my mind goes,
I know I’ll be safe in these arms.

If something in the deli aisle makes you cry
you know I’ll put my arm around you
and I’ll walk you outside,
through the sliding doors,
why would I mind?

19. Crash And Burn
(Savage Garden)

When you feel all alone
And the world has turned its back on you
Give me a moment please to tame your wild wild heart
I know you feel like the walls are closing in on you
It's hard to find relief and people can be so cold
When darkness is upon your door and you feel like you can't take anymore

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone

20. Yer Not The Ocean
(The Tragically Hip)

Yer not the ocean
I'm standing on my toes
Yer not the ocean
You're not even close
Yer not the ocean
You're up to my chin
Yer not the ocean
You're not coming in

21. You Need Me
(Mariah Carey)

You'll regret it
If you desert me this way
When there's nobody
To dry your eyes
Suddenly you're gonna realize

You need me

22. If You Don’t Know Me By Now

All the things
That we've been through
You should understand me
Like I understand you

If you don't know me by now
You will never ever ever know me

23. We Go Together
(John Travolta and Olivia Newton)

We go together like ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong

BONUS. Cristina Yang <> Meredith Grey
Clip from Grey’s Anatomy

Cristina Yang does not equal Meredith Grey is my favourite pale romance that I get to watch on the TV, and one thing Homestuck has gifted me is a useful frame for their relationship. There was even this time I wrote meta about it, so it must be truth!

They give me heart pangs forever, and thus I have thoughtfully included a very small example of how these ladies are now diamonds.

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