it’s finally october, which means the beginning of fall, aka the best time of the year 🍂 i put together a playlist of songs to listen to while the leaves change and the weather cools off ✨🍁🌙
1. all is now harmed - ben howard 2. all too well - taylor swift 3. always - panama 4. angela - the lumineers 5. antichrist - the 1975 6. atlas - coldplay 7. autumn leaves - ed sheeran 8. better love - hozier 9. big bad world - kodaline 10. bloom - the paper kites 11. bones - ben howard 12. call me in the afternoon - half moon run 13. canyon moon - andrew mcmahon in the wilderness 14. change of heart - the 1975 15. cherry wine (mahogany sessions) - hozier 16. clocks go forward - james bay 17. coming down - halsey 18. conrad - ben howard 19. days go on - greg laswell 20. dive deep - andrew belle 21. down in the valley - the head and the heart 22. the emotion - børns 23. everlong (acoustic) - foo fighters 24. fade away (acoustic) - rebelution 25. faded (odesza remix) - zhu 26. fire and the flood - vance joy 27. the ghost on the shore - lord huron 28. gold - imagine dragons 29. grand optimist - city and colour 30. habits of my heart - jaymes young 31. half moon - blind pilot 32. haunting - halsey 33. heartbreak warfare - john mayer 34. heartless - the fray 35. hometown - twenty one pilots 36. i found - amber run 37. i know places (taylor swift cover) - vance joy 38. i’ll be good - jaymes young 39. if you ever want to be in love - james bay 40. jerome - zella day 41. the last time (feat. gary lightbody) - taylor swift 42. meet me in the woods - lord huron 43. mess is mine - vance joy 44. northern wind - city and colour 45. one day - kodaline 46. peaches - in the valley below 47. rebellion (lies) - arcade fire 48. red - taylor swift 49. red eye - vance joy 50. shadow preachers - zella day 51. silver and gold - city and colour 52. sleeping sickness - city and colour 53. somebody else - the 1975 54. sparks - coldplay 55. stop this train - john mayer 56. the stranger - lord huron 57. sweet disposition - temper trap 58. to zion - trevor hall 59. trojans - atlas genius 60. trouble (stripped audio) - halsey 61. way down we go - kaleo 62. the wolf - mumford & sons 63. the wolves (act i and ii) - bon iver 64. yellow - coldplay 65. 90210 (feat. g-eazy) - blackbear
A small piece because Ed Sheeran is all I listen to these days. This was supposed to be a lighter, happier fic all the way through, but it turned into… this… thing. It’s happy at the end, though, I promise. Enjoy xx
Summary: James Potter is a lovesick fool (wow, informative!)
No idea how to describe the swooping feeling in his gut, the electricity zinging across his nerves, the cloudiness in his brain that pulls into sharp focus when he looks at her.
Sirius used to slag him off endlessly, ever since he told him, at thirteen, that he thought he was in love with her. You don’t know what love is, mate. Relax and go snog someone else - you’ll realise how fucking dumb this is.
He had snogged other girls, but he never thought this was dumb. Or wrong. It never went away. It only got worse, more all-consuming. More pathetic.
Around fifth year, he realised he had no idea how to handle himself. He’d packed on muscle, grown 15cm over the summer, his body didn’t show any signs of slowing down, and his brain was awash with hormones and he didn’t even know which end was up most days, let alone how to conduct himself in public, especially around the girl he’d been thinking about since he was old enough to realise that he liked them in the first place.
He tried to act cool, he was cool, but anyone that had bothered to watch him closely enough would have realised how utterly pitiful he was, because underneath it all he was fifteen and desperately in love and he had no idea what to do about it. He was annoying and rude and, thinking back on it now, he knows that he earned each and every one of those trips to the hospital wing, every hex and curse and jinx she ever sent his way, every scowl or insult she shouted at him.
He was a fucking prat. Deep down, he knew it - it made him love her even more that she pointed it out.