reasons why i should never make anything ever

a Raven Cycle playlist

Youth / Daughter

general adventure, the gang’s all here

one will die before he gets there 

Trees / twenty one pilots

adam parrish and cabeswater

i know where you stand, silent in the trees

SUBURBIA / Troye Sivan

the boys spending time together, looking back on their adventures

the boys fix their cars and girls eat it up, loving’s so good when love is young

Budapest / George Ezra

gansey and his quest for greatness

give me one good reason why i should never make a change

Young Volcanoes / Fall Out Boy

the gang exploring and being alive, alive
it’s all over now, before it has begun, and we’ve already won

I Would Do Anything For You / Foster the People

gansey staring at blue when he thinks no one’s looking

ooh la la, I’m falling in love, and it’s better this time than I’ve ever known

Kids / MGMT

the first time they found cabeswater, and later, how cabeswater had to remember what humans were like

control yourself, take only what you need from it, a family of trees wanting to be haunted

Golden Days / Panic! At the Disco

everyone riding in the pig after they graduate with the wind running through their hair, and henry yelling “WHOOP WHOOP” 

forever younger growing older just the same, all the memories that we make will never change

Best Day of My Life / American Authors

the first time blue came with the boys on their adventure, and it was starting, starting

I’m never gonna look back, whoa, I’m never gonna give it up, no, please don’t wake me now 

On Top of the World/ Imagine Dragons

gansey’s after-a-discovery happy days, like lunch at Nino’s, gelato that noah insists on, or cheap snacks in the pig that blue insists on

take you with me if i can, been dreaming of this since a child


Sun / Sleeping at Last

about gansey, written by ronan, the infinite (im)possibility of their adventure

let there be light, let there be light, let me be right

Wait / M83

noah saying goodbye to gansey 

there’s no end, there is no goodbye, disappear with the night, no time, no time, no time

TALK ME DOWN / Troye Sivan

ronan afraid that the ocean will burn, ronan needing the ocean to burn

cause you know that I can’t trust myself with my 3 am shadow

Weight of Living, Pt. 1 / Bastille

gansey and ronan struggling with the why’s of life, carrying their burdens

there’s an albatross around your neck, all the things you’ve said, and the things you’ve done, can you carry it with no regrets, can you stand the person you’ve become

Fast in My Car / Paramore

gansey, ronan, and adam

get in my car and we’ll drive around, we’ll make believe we are free, already proved we can tough it out, and we get along so sweetly

Wake Me Up / Avicii

gansey’s search for glendower

they tell me I’m too young to understand, they say I’m caught up in a dream, well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes

adam’s need to be more

i tried carrying the weight of the world, but i only have two hands, i hope i get the chance to travel the world, and i don’t have any plans

I Wanna Get Better / The Bleachers

ronan being reckless, wild, and in love

so i put a bullet where i should have put a helmet, and i crashed my car cause i wanna get carried away

Gale Song / The Lumineers

for ronan, adam thinking about how lonesome ronan must be

and i won’t fight in vain, i’ll love you just the same, i couldn’t know what’s in your mind, but i saw the pictures, you’re looking fine

Sleep on the Floor / The Lumineers

ronan taking adam away from henrietta, anywhere

cause if we don’t leave this town, we might never make it out, i was not born to drown, baby come on

(Un)Lost / The Maine

adam, when he thinks he is unknowable, when he thinks he is alone, but he isn’t 

i’ll build my road desite the cost, i’m not looking to be found, no, not at all

gansey, who doesn’t mind taking leaps of faith

unaware of where i’m going, if i’m going anywhere at all, but i know i’ll take the leap, if it’s worth the fall

Don’t You Worry Child / Sam Tsui (cover)

if adam had grown up as gansey had

there was a time, i used to look into my father’s eyes, in a happy home, I was a king, I had a golden throne

Kings and Queens and Vagabonds / Ellem

everyone yelling, and triumphant, and kings of henrietta

restless souls in the desert sand, dream of another land that heroes and villians claimed before, we are kings and queens and vagabonds

Colors (Stripped) / Halsey

a duet between Gansey and Ronan about Blue and Adam

everything is blue, his pills, his hands, his jeans, and now i’m covered in the colors pulled apart at the seams

everything is grey, his hair, his smoke, his dreams, and now he’s so devoid of color he don’t know what it means

Take Me to Church / Hozier

any scene between ronan and adam at st. agnes, when adam kisses ronan on the porch

the only heaven i’ll be sent to, is when i’m alone with you, i was born sick, but i love it, command me to be well

Safe and Sound / Capital Cities

gansey offering adventure, and friendship, and so much more to blue as she takes his hand

i could show you love, in a tidal wave of mystery, you’ll still be standing next to me

Reflections / MisterWives

for blue and gansey, and the kiss that ended the world, and every moment that led up to it

unsure of what are my dreams it seems, you have stolen my slumber and awakened another

Drive / Halsey

for every secret phone call, for every secret touch, and for every secret moment in the camaro

it’s so simple but we can’t stay, overanalyze again, would it really kill you if we kissed?

Young Blood / Bea Miller

after all the excitement and thrills, after glendower and gansey’s death, after noah and after cabeswater, but before college and before the road trip and before ronan does whatever he’s going to do

we were making history, breaking rules and breaking free, questioning the writing on the wall

Human Interaction / Tonight Alive

ronan, right after his father died

i don’t know love, i don’t know hate, i am numb, wish i could find the words to say

ronan, somewhere along the way

i will be better, i will be better

Poison and Wine / The Civil Wars

gansey to blue

your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine

ronan to adam

you think your dreams are the same as mine

adam to ronan

your hands can heal, your hands can bruise

blue to gansey

i don’t have a choice but i still choose you

If I’m Lucky / State Champs

gansey, the first time he meets blue, the first time she comes along for the ride

well, i’ve got a lot to talk about if you still wanna listen, or if you even care

Like Real People Do / Hozier

gansey dreams of blue

honey just put your sweet lips on my lips, we should just kiss like real people do

Long Live / Taylor Swift

long ago, and far away, the raven boys and blue had future adventures waiting for them on the ley line, ones that involved a centuries old 1973 camaro wheel

we were the kings and the queens, and they read off our names, the night you danced like you knew our lives would never be the same

i said remember this feeling, i passed the pictures around, of all the years that we stood there on the sidelines, wishing for right now

long, long live the walls we crashed through, all the kingdom lights shine just for me and you, and i was screaming “long live all the magic we made,” bring on all the pretenders, i’m not afraid

  • (Trapped in a minefield)
  • Jack: Gabe, since we may not make it out of this, maybe there’s a few things I should tell you. You know. Since you can’t reach me.
  • Reyes: Jack…
  • Jack: Like the reason why I never listen to you. Or never take up any of your suggestions. And why I don’t think anything you say is ever important.
  • (Reyes angrily grumbles)
  • Jack: But I want you to understand, Gabe. It’s not because I’m insensitive. It’s because I don’t like you. Or respect you. In any way. I have no positive feeling for you.
  • (Reyes reloads his shotguns)
  • Jack: Now I imagine it can be pretty hard to be an ineffective agent with no respect—
  • (Reyes shoots the shotguns, the discharge fails to reach Jack)
  • Jack: –who doesn’t understand that his primary weapons have an effective range much shorter than most weapons, but I think since we’re gonna die anyway, you deserve to know that.
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