emiliana torrini

songs for when your brain won’t stop thinking and you can’t sleep at night

// 1. Re: Stacks - Bon Iver // 2. Shallows - Daughter // 3. Our Song - The xx // 4. Heart Full Of Wine - Angus & Julia Stone // 5. Lovely Sad - The Maine // 6. To Build A Home - The Cinematic Orchestra // 7. Hard To Find - The National // 8. Please Don’t Go - Barcelona // 9. Serenade - Emiliana Torrini // 10. I’ll Never Forget You - Birdy // 11. Falling In Love In A Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg // 12. Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran // 13. Don’t Go Slow - Benjamin Francis Leftwich // 14. 24-25 - Kings of Convenience // 15. Closer - Joshua Radin // 16. Sleeper 1972 - Manchester Orchestra // 17. Asleep - The Smiths // 18. Blindsided - Bon Iver //

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the divers and the sailors and the women on the pier — songs for lovers lost at sea
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fisherman’s woman - emilíana torrini; I’m pretending to be a good fisherman’s woman / just like anna ingun’s mom / the gladiator of all fisherman’s wives / makes it a lot easier thinking of you / on the sea where you have to be a month at a time / working hard in the day / your hands cracking from the cold and the salt / in the night when you go to bed / you try to sleep by listening to the boat breathing / and the only thing, the only thing you can think about is me

penelope’s song - loreena mckennitt; now that the time has come / soon gone is the day / there upon some distant shore / you’ll hear me say / long as the day in the summer time / deep as the wine dark sea / I’ll keep your heart with mine / till you come to me

moon and moon - bat for lashes; lover when you don’t lay with me / I’m a huntress for a husband lost at sea

follow the map - melissa auf der maur; follow the map, back to the start of his broken heart / bury him at sea, he’ll never return to me / forgive him all his sins, he knows not where he’s been / bury him at sea, he’ll never return to me / forgive him all his sins, the mistress of the sea deceived him

gardener - haruko; he always wanted to be a gardener / and now he’s floating down in the ocean / where his dreams died long ago

harbor - vienna teng; sail your sea, meet your storm / all I want is to be your harbor / the light in me will guide you home / all I want is to be your harbor

the diver’s wife - joanna newsom; and in an infinite regress / tell me why is the pain of birth / lighter borne than the pain of death? / I ain’t saying that I loved you first / but I loved you best / I know we must abide / each by the rules that bind us here / the divers and the sailors and the women on the pier

Gollum's Song
  • Gollum's Song
  • Howard Shore
  • Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
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Emilíana Torrini - Gollum’s Song

from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers film soundtrack

Out of all the lyrical songs in Howard Shore’s score this is my favourite by a long shot. It has such a heart-wrenching melancholic nature and the vocals are so haunting and macabre. You are lost, you can never go home

(cover image by finchmackee)

Love happened. (fanmix by oceanic wings)

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jet are you gonna be my girl // emiliana torrini jungle drum // bobby bazini ∞ mellow mood // tiestö ft tegan & sarafeel it in my bones // julian casablancas ∞out of the blue // the tellers a bit of glue // ok goyou’re so damn hot // brendan benson what i’m looking for // yodelice more than meets the eye // belle & sebastianfunny little frog // nouvelle vague (cocoon) ∞ two people in a room // the cardigans and then you kissed me