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John Legend, Cynthia Erivo - God Only Knows (Audio)

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me
God only knows what I’d be without you

fave su moments courtesy of s4

For the season that has gotten the most backlash, I realized that a lot of my favorite moments in the whole entire series have actually come out of season 4, so I just wanna share them (yes this is long, sorry):

  • that part in Kindergarten Kid when Peridot bubbles her gem and asks “so where does it go?” and Steven answers “home.” Confirmation that Peridot finally viewed the barn, and more importantly the earth, as her home, like that was fuckin precious??
  • in Know Your Fusion when Steven and Amethyst fuse and Garnet is just. in the background squealing for like a solid 10 seconds. Also at the end of the ep when Pearl tells Amethyst she’s been such a good influence on Steven, like my girl getting the credit she deserves? Yes bitch!!
  • The entirety of Mindful Education. Here Comes a Thought still makes me cry, that’s not even a joke
  • That part in Future Boy Zoltron when Steven says to Mr. Smiley “You said you were always trying to make him happy. Did he even know he was making you sad?” In all seriousness, I did not expect that quote to resonate with me so much, like people should not sacrifice their own happiness for the sake of someone else’s, that was some deep and relatable shit that hit me real hard, which I did not expect from an ep titled future boy zoltron.
  • The entirety of Last One Out of Beach City. You guys don’t understand when I say this is my favorite episode, I would Actually die for it
  • The dinner scene in Gem Harvest and Lapis making that mirror joke? Iconic.
  • Stevenbomb 5!!!
  • the FAMETHYST
  • WHAT’S. THE. USE. OF. FEELING. BLUE.
  • “There is no Amethyst, only Garnet.” Lapis’ bad british accent debuting in The New Crystal Gems, 57/10
  • My boy Steven finally venting at the end of Storm in the Room, god bless
  • That one fucking Pearl face from Rocknaldo, I don’t have the screenshot but you know the one.
  • Steven and Amethyst!!! Killing me softly with their cuteness in Tiger Philanthropist plus my angel Amethyst’s self-confidence arc coming to a close because she finally feels good about herself, I cried real tears
  • The entirety of Room For Ruby. Just all of it. Lapis’ laugh at the end specifically shot that ep into my Top 5. 10000/10

Really though, I love all of these moments dearly, I love that this season gave them to me, and I love that I can look back on them and they just make me happy.

“Everyone knows now that “God Only Knows” was Paul’s favorite song—and not only his favorite Beach Boys song, but one of his favorite songs period. It’s the kind of thing people write in liner notes and say on talk shows. When people read it, they kind of look at that sentence and keep going. But think about how much it mattered to me when I first heard it there on Sunset Boulevard. I was the person who wrote “God Only Knows,” and here was another person—the person who wrote “Yesterday” and “And I Love Her” and so many other songs—saying it was his favorite. It really blew my mind. He wasn’t the only Beatle who felt that way. John Lennon called me after Pet Sounds—phoned me up, I think the British say—to tell me how much he loved the record.”

– Brian Wilson, 2016

(PAUL: “I played it to John so much that it would be difficult for him to escape the influence.”)

There’s still time to wring a last little bit of goodness out of this summer. Here’s another couple of Driver-curated playlists! Volume 5 is a general mix of good stuff, and 6 is a special collection of torch songs and not-love songs. Enjoy.

Driver’s Mixtape Vol. 5

  1. “Rebel Rebel" by David Bowie
  2. “Dance To the Music" by Sly & the Family Stone
  3. “I Can’t Explain" by The Who
  4. “Bus Stop" by The Hollies
  5. “Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting” by Elton John
  6. “Jeepster” by T. Rex
  7. “The Loco-Motion" by Grand Funk Railroad
  8. “This Town Ain’t Big Enough" by Sparks
  9. “Fire" by Jimi Hendrix
  10. “Ride My See-Saw" by The Moody Blues
  11. “Psychotic Reaction” by The Count Five
  12. “We Gotta Get Out of This Place" by The Animals
  13. “Keep on Rollin'” by Stone the Crows
  14. “Abracadabra" by Blue Ash
  15. “September Gurls" by Big Star
  16. “Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young
  17. “It Ain’t No Fun to Me" by Al Green
  18. “A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
  19. “Caravan" by Van Morrison
  20. “Rock and Roll" by The Velvet Underground
  21. “Instant Karma!“ by John Lennon
  22. “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell
  23. “My Tennessee Mountain Home” by Dolly Parton
  24. “Dancin’ in the Moonlight" by King Harvest

Driver’s Mixtape Vol. 6

  1. “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?“ by Derek & the Dominos
  2. “It’s Too Late” by Carole King
  3. “A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell
  4. “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’“ by Nancy Sinatra
  5. “Fever” by Peggy Lee
  6. “Bring It On Home to Me" by Sam Cooke
  7. “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" by Jimmy Ruffin
  8. “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield
  9. “Be My Baby" by The Ronettes
  10. “One Fine Day" by The Chiffons
  11. “The Tracks of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  12. “It’s the Same Old Song" by The Four Tops
  13. “This Old Heart of Mine" by The Isley Brothers
  14. “Bye Bye Love" by Ray Charles
  15. “(You’re The) Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley
  16. “Flesh and Blood" by Johnny Cash
  17. “Catch the Wind" by Donovan
  18. “God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys
  19. “Go Now" by The Moody Blues
  20. “Angie" by The Rolling Stones
  21. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You" by Led Zeppelin

[Volumes 1 & 2] [Volumes 3 & 4]

the harry styles mix

blue velvet // lana del rey ❁ boys // charli xcx ❁ daydreamer // young the giant ❁ everywhere // fleetwood mac ❁ god only knows // the beach boys ❁ green eyes // coldplay ❁ hey angel // one direction ❁ i would do anything for you // foster the people ❁ leather and lace // stevie nicks w. don henley ❁ let me go // jagara ❁ lost in your light // dua lipa feat. miguel ❁ milk // the 1975 ❁ nighttiming // coconut records ❁ pink sunglasses // miranda lambert ❁ poet // bastille ❁ quit // lany ❁ rocket ship // san cisco ❁ respectable // the rolling stones ❁ secret door // arctic monkeys ❁ so young // portugal. the man ❁ yellow // coldplay

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