I Made You This Mix: When Facing an End

by: In Our Words Staff


This is I Made You This Mix, an occasional feature of In Our Words, where we, you guessed it, make mixes for the world.  So much of our lives and experiences are tinged, covered, colored, and rollicked by music.  You can just be hunting for new music, looking for your old favorites, or in of need music for the right moment (ie: breaking up, studying, making whoopie, etc), this column is for you.  The first few will be made by Patrick.  If you have a playlist you would like to put together, drop us a line at inourwordsblog@gmail.com.

For this first installment, with the end of this year coming, I (Patrick) felt it would be nice to acknowledge the things ending.

I chose songs that have a clear vision of an ending, but I was also careful to find some that have an underlying sense of hope, of making it through an end, of survival no matter how embattled.  I think it’s important to greet something final, to hear it and know it is there, but I just can’t stop believing we can survive it; we made it this far already.

Atlantic City- Bruce Springsteen

Let’s start it out right people.  This is the shaker of souls, the gruff man of heart and soul talking about the changes he sees going on in his home. Does this make you tear up a little, it’s okay, because I am convinced that the original paper this song was written on is stained with the bosses tears, and it is as valuable as the Declaration of Independence

The Chiffons- One Fine Day

Sometimes the end means the end of love, and it means you have to dance it out and tell them how you’re really feel.  How amazing you are, how worthy of love you are, and yeah your language might be problematic because you are still conflating self-worth with someone else’s presence, but fuck it this is what’s in your heart.  Today is the end or at least close to it, but you know, you    .   This is hip swinging catharsis, this is survival of the reckoning.

I Eat Dinner- Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Want to hear what utter sadness sounds wrapped in a warm blanket of commiseration, possibly with a cup of hope tea?  Here it is.  Sung by not only Rufus Wainright’s mother, Kate (his aunt the other McGarrigle, of course), BUT WHOM I NOW REFER TO AS THE LATE QUEEN OF BEAUTIFUL LAMENT.  Caps required.

I’ll Be Seeing You- Billie Holiday

In high school, I often rounded out my metal listening with Billie Holiday.  It makes sense for any burgenoning sensative queen right?  Ok.  So imagin watching the ocean take more and more of the beach, as you drive down the coast, listening to this on cassette.  It’s nice right?

I’m Coming Home- Diddy Dirty Money

You shut your mouth if it is agape at reading this.  This song is probably the most heartfelt thing Sean Combs has done in his life and it’s a great song.  And you know if some cute girl in a floral print jumper played a banjo and sang this,  while accompanied by a dude in a beanie and a vest on a tiny harpsichord who harmonizes with her only on the choruses, this would be your favorite song ever and it would make you weep with its earnestness.

Journey to the End of the East Bay- Rancid

When I think about a growing distance between a group of good friends, this song clicks on in my head, and there is an intense sadness that comes over me, but really what pulses under that is the hope that a new thing can begin and that maybe something can be salvaged.  If you read the lyrics it becomes fairly apparent that this is about Operation Ivy’s rise and fall, but from Op Ivy we get Rancid.  There usually is too much power left in people for something to die out completely, even after a group dissolves.

Jack Knife To a Swan- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are underappreciated, I really can’t think of anything else to say besides that.  I mean, this is coming from a guy who doesn’t understand how any person can hate 2 Tone Ska (it’s just… wrong to), but this song brings some gravitas to their catalog

This Year- The Mountain Goats

Just listen to it.  Then pause for weeping.  Then resume the playlist.

In The Orchard- Tiger Army

Tiger Army have this great ability to go from horror camp dark to introspectively dark.  It’s a reason I will always appreciate their music.

End of the Line- Sleigh Bells

End of the Line, for how mellow it is, is  a bit of a battle song for me; when I actually saw the video, this week, I actually jumped up and screamed that that was what this needed to be; riding bikes somewhere, just somewhere, and anyone who sees you might not know the reason, but you got one, dammit.

Its a bit obvious, it could be replaced with the similar and no less superb, Rill Rill, but End of the Line was seemed to be the unsung hero of their latest record, Reign of Terror.  It gives a bit space to vocalist  Alexis Krauss to, which is always interesting to hear how haunting and sweet she can make such heavy guitars.

Landslide- Stevie Nicks

Sometimes right on the nose is exactly where you want to be, right on the sentimental shawl wearing nose.

 The Man Who Sold The World- David Bowie 

See Above answer, add more glitter.

Yonkers- Tyler, The Creator 

Terror.  Pure, terror.  And amazement.  This song, the first few times I listened to it, because they were in rapid succession, I could not leave my seat.  I was caught up in the oil-thick  pitch and bass,  I just loved it and feared how dark this man could go.

Wake The Dead- Comeback Kid

This is what I meant by hope, really, this whole song.  It was how I looked back at many of my high school year, how I got through a lot of physical and emotional pain.  It just ran, forward, knowing there was an end in sight, but defiant of it.

Also if you want to see what dudes from my local hardcore scene looked like, they made this video.  They really liked zombies, and moshing.  But don’t we all.


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