us regina spektor

How to cry.

alex turner - glass in the park
alex turner - hiding tonight
alex turner - it’s hard to get around the wind
alex turner - stuck on the puzzle
arctic monkeys - despair in the departure lounge
arctic monkeys - fire and the thud
arctic monkeys - mad sound
arcitc monkeys - i wanna be yours
arctic monkeys - love is a laserquest
arctic monkeys - mardy bum
arctic monkeys - no.1 party anthem
arctic monkeys - only ones who know
arctic monkeys - riot van
arctic monkeys - she’s thunderstorms
arctic monkeys - the jewellers hands
arctic monkeys - you’re so dark
arctic monkeys - 505 
all american rejects - another sad song
all time low - therapy
alter bridge - in loving memory
alter bridge - watch over you
angus and julia stone - and the boys
alt-j - something good
alt-j - fitzpleasure
tom odell - another love
bastille - get home
bastille - laura palmer
bastille - things we lost in the fire
ben harper - forever
birdy - skinny love
blink182 - imiss you
blink182 - after midnight
blink182 - adam’s song
bloc party - i still remember
bloc party - sunday
bloc party - this modern love
blue foundation - eyes on fire
bombay bicycle club - always like this
bombay bicycle club - beggars
bombay bicycle club - fairytale lullaby
bombay bicycle club - flaws
bombay bicyle club - jewel
bombay bicycle club - leaving blues
bombay bicycle club - many ways
bombay bicycle club : my god
bombay bicycle club - swansea
bombay bicycle club - the giantess
bombay bicycle club - word by word
chrstina aguilera feat a great big world - say something
christina perri - a thousand years
coldplay - gravity
coldplay - sparks
colsplay - we never change
daughter - youth
daughter - medicine
daughter - smother
fergie - that’s whay i say, it’s not what i mean
foals - spanish sahra
foals - late night
foxes - in her arms
frams - don’t stay here
goo goo dolls - iris
imagine dragons - demons
imagine dragons - hear me
jake bugg - broken
jake bugg - a song about love
jake bugg - simple pleasures
jeff buckley - forget her
jeff buckley - hallelujah
jeff buckley - calling you
joy division - love will tear us apart
kings of leon - cold desert
kodaline - high hopes
kodaline - midnight
kodaline - one day
kodaline - talk
kodaline - the answer
linkin park - in pieces
linkin park - iridiscent
linkin park - not alone
linkin park - robot boy
linkin park - the messenger
ludovico einaudi - i giorni
mighty quinn - my road
mumford and sons - below my feet
mumford and sons - ghosts that we knew
mumford and sons - home
mumford and sons - hopeless wandered
mumford and sons - i gave you all
nirvana - something in the way
oasis - don’t go away
oasis - let there be love
oasis - stop crying your heart out
oasis - wonderwall
of monsters and men - love love love love
of monsters and men - six weeks
onerepublic - counting stars
passenger - i see love
passenger - let her go
pink floyd - if
radiohead - all i need
radiohead - fake plastic trees
radiohead - high & dry
radiohead - how to disappear completely
radiohead - true love waits
radiohead - karma police
radiohead - no surprises
radiohead - creep
radiohead - talk show host
radiohead - thinking about you
red hot chili peppers - snow
regina spektor - hero
regina spektor - us
ron pope - a drop in the ocean
ron pope - save me
seabear - cold summer
sia - breathe me
sigur ros - allright
sigur ros - sæglópur
sigur ros - samskeyti
sigur ros - varúo
sigur ros - von
snow patrol - chasing cars
snow patrol - in the end
snow patrol - new york
snow patrol - open your eyes
snow patrol - run
snow patrol - you could be happy
skylar grey - words
sum41 - crash
the 1975 - fallingforyou
the 1975 - you
the 1975 - me
the 1975 - talk!
the beach boys - only with you
the beach boys - tears in the morning
the beach boys - thinking about the days
the beatles - something
the drums - down by the water
the drums - i can’t save your life
the drums - it will end in tears
the fray - heartless
the fray - look after you
the fray - never say never
the fray - you found me
the killers - read my mind
the killers - romeo and juliet
the kooks - gap
the last shadow puppets - meeting place
the last shadow puppets - i don’t like you anymore
the last shadow puppet - the time has come again
the maccabees - first love
the maccabees - go
the maccabees - ayla
the maccabees - went away
the maccabees - toothpaste kisses
the national - demons
the national - gospel
the national - i need my girl
the national - runaway
the national - sorrow
the script - breakeven
the script - for the first time
the script - nothing
the script - six degrees of separation
the smiths - asleep
the strokes - i can’t win
the strokes - killing lies
the strokes - on the other side
the strokes - when it started
the tallest man on earth - little river
the tallest man on earth - the dreamer
the temper trap - sweer disposition
the vaccines - all in white
the vaccines - weirdo
the vaccines - wetsuit
the xx - angels
the xx - heart skipped a beat
the xx - crystalised
the xx - do you mind?
the xx - infinity
the xx - missing
the xx - night time
the xx - basic space
the xx - reunion
the xx - stars
the xx - vcr
two door cinema club - undercover martyn
two door cinema club - next year
two door cinema club - sun
vampire weekend - everywhere
vampire weekend - i stand corrected
vampire weekend - i think ur a contra
william fitzsimmons - everything has change
you me at six - crash
you me at six - stay with me
3 door down - here without you
30 seconds to mars - alibi
30 seconds to mars - city of angels
30 seconds to mars - convergence
30 seconds to mars - end of the day

Girls  A 4-hour playlist which includes upbeat, slow, and cover songs all focusing on girls who crush on girls, girls who love girls, girls who have had their hearts broken by girls, and other lesbian things.

i. Jenny – Lily Sevin | ii. I Like Girls – Monica Raymund | iii. Closer – Tegan and Sara | iv. She Keeps Me Warm – Mary Lambert | v. The Only Exception – Paramore | vi. Accidently in Love [cover] | vii. She Looks So Perfect [cover] | viii. Sex – Lauren Aquilina | ix. Underneath a Beating Heart – Rosi Golan | x. Rude - Kina Grannis | xi. Hey There Delilah – Jasmine Thompson | xii. I Do Adore – Mindy Gledhill | xiii. Do I Wanna Know – MS MR | xiv. Electric Feel – Katy Perry | xv. Stubborn Love – Ciara Catalla | xvi. I Miss You – Lauren Bonnell | xvii. Tell Her You Love Her - Echosmith | xviii. Get Lucky (ft. Tanika) – Naughty Boy | xix. Kiss is on My List – The Bird and the Bee | xx. Come and Get It – Jamie Dee | xxi. Sophia – Laura Marling | xxii. Valerie [cover] | xxiii. The Girl – Emma Taylor | xxiv. Sweater Weather – Kina Grannis | xxv. Riptide – Sarah Close | xxvi. Everybody – Ingrid Michaelson | xxvii. R U Mine? – Charlotte Williams | xxviii. Kiss on My List – The Bird and the Bee | xxix. Addicted to You – Avicii | xxx. Cupid’s Chokehold – Shannon Saunders | xxxi. I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance – Kate Nash | xxxii. Stay With Me – Madilyn Bailey | xxxiii. Love Love Love – Of Monsters and Men | xxxiv. Laughter Lines [cover] | xxxv. Teenage Dirtbag – Mary Lambert | xxxvi. 2 Atoms in a Molecule [cover] | xxxvii. Let Her Go – Jasmine Thompson | xxxviii. Creep – Monica Raymund | xxxix. All of Me [cover] | xl. Everybody Talks – Maddie and Julia | xli. Girlfriend – Icona Pop | xlii. Little Numbers – BOY | xliii. In Your Arms – Kina Grannis | xliv. Losing My Religion – Ceyda Tokgoz | xlv. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Ingrid Michaelson | xlvi. I Choose You – Sara Barielles | xlvii. I Wouldn’t Mind – He is We | xlviii. Girl – Daisy Nicole Clark | xlix. Girls – The 1975 | l. Chocolate [cover] | li. Can’t Stand It [cover] | lii. Counting Stars – Angel Haze | liii. Teenage Kicks [cover] | liv. Girls – Beatrice Eli | lv. I Didn’t Just Kiss Her – Jen Foster | lvi. Tattooed Heart – Ariana Grande | lvii. Fireproof [cover] | lviii. A Part of Me – Kayleigh Lazzara | lix. Bloom – Nikki Melcher | lx. Anyone Else But You [cover] | lxi. Toxic – Jayme Dee | lxii. Say You Like Me [cover] | lxiii. Hold On We’re Going Home – Pia Mia | lxiv. Baby Blue Eyes [cover] | lxv. Photograph – Laura Rocca | lxvi. Back to Life – Dresses | lxvii. Anchor – Mindy Gledhill | lxviii. She’s So High Above Me – Alison Tusik | lxix. You And I – Ingrid Michaelson | lxx. Love is Easy [cover] | lxxi. Sunset – Ka Lia Lang | lxxii. You Always Make Me Smile [cover] | lxxiii. You Make Me Happy – Lindsey Ray | lxxiv. Crimson and Clover – Alison Tusik | lxxv. Hot Venom – [cover] | lxxvi. Merry Happy – Kate Nash | lxxvii. Us – Regina Spektor | lxxviii. Flowers In Your Hair – Natalie Bart



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[A timeline of songs from the 1920’s to Today for these old timers and their romance.]

Let’s Misbehave- Irving Aaronson and his Commanders || Yes, Yes My Baby Said Yes- Ambrose|| The Very Thought of You- Al Bowlly || Pop Goes your Heart- Lew Stone|| I Love you for Sentimental Reasons- Nate King Cole || It’ll Be Me- Jerry Lee Lewis || This Song is You- Frank Sinatra || Can’t Help Falling in Love with you- Elvis Presley || Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood- The Animals || Love- John Lennon || September- Earth, Wind, and Fire || Power of Love- Huey Lewis and the News || A Wink and a Smile- Harry Conick Jr.|| You’re Still the One- Shania Twain || Iris-Goo Goo Dolls || Us- Regina Spektor|| Can you Keep a Secret- The Cab || Classic ­-MKTO || Into You- Ariana Grande]

Cover art from @memekeymouse, used with permission

Regina Spektor Sentence Starters (Far Album) pt. 1

Folding Chair

  • ❝ Come and open up your folding chair next to me.  ❞
  • ❝ My feet are buried in the sand and there’s a breeze. ❞
  • ❝ There’s a shadow, you can’t see my eyes, and the sea is just a wetter version of the skies. ❞
  • ❝ Let’s get a silver bullet trailer and have a baby boy(girl); I’ll safety-pin his clothes all cool and you’ll graffiti up his(her) toys.  ❞
  • ❝ I’ve got a perfect body, though sometimes I forget. ❞
  • ❝ I’ve got a perfect body cause my eyelashes catch my sweat. ❞
  • ❝ Now I’ve been sitting on this abandoned beach for years, waiting for the salty water to cover up my ears. ❞
  • ❝ But every time the tide come in to take me home, I get scared, and I’m sitting here alone, dreaming of the dolphin song. ❞
  • ❝ Maybe one day you will understand. ❞
  • ❝ I don’t want nothing from you but to sweetly hold your hand. ❞
  • ❝ Just please don’t be so down. ❞
  • ❝ Don’t make frowns, you silly clown. ❞

One More Time with Feeling

  • ❝ Your stitches are all out, but your scars are healing wrong.  ❞
  • ❝ The helium balloon inside your room has come undone. ❞
  • ❝ It’s pushing up at the ceiling and the flickering lights it cannot get beyond. ❞
  • ❝ Oh, everyone takes turns, now it’s yours to play the part. ❞
  • ❝ They’re sitting all around you, holding copies of your chart. ❞
  • ❝ The misery inside their eyes is synchronized and reflecting into yours. ❞
  • ❝ Hold on, one more time with feeling. ❞
  • ❝ Try it again, breathing’s just a rhythm. ❞
  • ❝ Say it in your mind until you know that the words are right, “This is why we fight.” ❞
  • ❝ You thought by now you’d be so much better than you are. ❞
  • ❝ You thought by now they’d see that you had come so far. ❞
  • ❝ The pride inside their eyes would synchronize into a love you’ve never known, so much more than you’ve been shown. ❞

Time Is All Around

  • ❝ You step on all my parts and then you walk right out the door.  ❞
  • ❝ I know that your love ain’t never coming back no more. ❞
  • ❝ Time is all around except inside my clock. ❞
  • ❝ Everybody’s waiting for their lover to unlock. ❞
  • ❝ Leaves become most beautiful when they’re about to die. ❞
  • ❝ Time is all around. ❞
  • ❝ I hallucinate a cat between my feet, I’m stepping lightly so as not to hurt it. ❞
  • ❝ Everybody wants to say that you have changed. ❞
  • ❝ Of course you’ve changed, your mind’s been rearranged. ❞
  • ❝ Why am I supposed to love if I don’t want to love ? ❞
  • ❝ Why am I supposed to, I’m so tired.  ❞

The Sword & the Pen

  • ❝ Don’t let me out of this kiss.  ❞
  • ❝ Don’t let me say what I say. ❞
  • ❝ The things that scare us today, what if they happen someday? ❞
  • ❝ Don’t let me out of your arms for now. ❞
  • ❝ What if the sword kills the pen ?
  • ❝ What if the god kills the man ?
  • ❝ If he does it with love well then it’s death from above and death from above is still a death. ❞
  • ❝ I don’t want to live without you. ❞
  • ❝ For those who still can recall, the desperate colors of fall, the sweet caresses of May, only in poems remain. ❞
  • ❝ No one recites them these days. ❞
  • ❝ What a shame. ❞
  • ❝ So what if nothing is safe, so what if no one is saved ?
  • ❝ No matter how sweet, no matter how brave, what if each to his own lonely grave ?   ❞
Animorphs Playlist

Full playlist here: X

1.  “We Are Giants” by Lindsey Stirling and Dia Frampton

2. “Girls Like You” by The Naked and Famous

3.  “Animal I Have Become” by Three Days’ Grace

4. “The Sounds of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel

5. “The Times They Are A-Changing” by Bob Dylan, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by Rolling Stones

6. “Because Of You” by Kelly Clarkson

7. “Warsaw” by Dessa

8. “Dare You To Move” by Switchfoot

9. “Mother Earth” by Within Temptation

10. “Cut the Cord” by Shinedown

11. “Run Through the Jungle” by CCR

12. “The Walker” by Fitz and the Tantrums

13. “Marathon” by Doomtree

14. ”Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift

15. “Timshel” by Mumford and Sons

16. “Freedom Fighter” by Creed

17. “Fly” by Nicki Minaj and Rihanna

18. “Wherever I May Roam” by Metallica

19. “Full of Grace” by Sarah McLachlan, “See Who I Am” by Within Temptation

20. “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots

21. “Time Machine” by Ingrid Michaelson

22. “Raise Hell” by DOROTHY

23. “Unwanted” by Kill Hannah,  “Alexander Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda

24. “Alone Together” by Fall Out Boy

25. “Laugh, I Nearly Died” by Rolling Stones

26. “Mechanical Planet” by VERIDIA  

27. “Search and Destroy” by Thirty Seconds to Mars

28. “Citizen Soldier” by 3 Doors Down

29. “Elastic Heart” by Sia

30. “Break the Fall” by Laura Welsh,  “What Have You Done” by Within Temptation

31. “Family Portrait” by Pink, “The War Was In Color” by Carbon Leaf

32. “So Fast, So Maybe” by K. Flay

33. “One” by Metallica, “Ghosts That We Knew” by Mumford and Sons

34. “Something Wild” by Lindsey Stirling

35. “Fighting Fish” by Dessa

36.  “People Like Us” by Kelly Clarkson

37. “My Mistakes Were Made for You” by The Last Shadow Puppets

38. “Some Nights” by Fun, “Spectrum” by Florence and the Machine

39. “Seamstress” by Dessa

40. “Overweight” by Blue October  

41. “Battle Born” by The Killers

42. “More Bad Times” by The Presidents of the United States

43. “Haunted” by Evanescence

44. “Shattered” by OAR

45. “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers

46. “Soldiers” by Otherwise

47. “Here Come the Vultures” by Delain

48. “Gasoline” by Halsey, “Passive” by A Perfect Circle

49. “Chimes of Freedom” by Bob Dylan

50. “In Another Life” by The Veronicas

51. “Young Volcanoes” by Fall Out Boy  

52. “Disposable Sunshine” by Loser

53. “Our Solemn Hour” by Within Temptation, “Another Brick in the Wall Part III” by Pink Floyd

54. “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand (Rachel), “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth (Jake), “Us” by Regina Spektor (Marco), “Possession” by Sarah McLachlan (Tobias), “Leave My Body” by Florence and the Machine (Ax), “White Houses” by Vanessa Carlton (Cassie)

MM1: “When I Grow Up” by Matilda Cast

MM2: “I Need Some Sleep” by Eels

MM3:  “Zombie” by The Cranberries

MM4: “Teenagers” by My Chemical Romance

Visser: “Leaving Eden” by Carolina Chocolate Drops ,  “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins

Hork-Bajir Chronicles:  “Who Wants to Live Forever?” by Queen

Andalite Chronicles: “The Man Who Sold the World” by David Bowie

Ellimist Chronicles: “Prophet’s Song” by Queen,  “One Night in Bangkok” by Murray Head

Explanations here: X


love, warm breezes, and bittersweet sunsets

↳ a moodboard and playlist for when you’re a tiny bit sad and you wanna cuddle your soft boyfriend tom but it’s warm and the sky is beautiful and he smells really good so you’re ok

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mt. washington - local natives // obstacles - syd matters // everywhere - fleetwood mac // gypsy - fleetwood mac // boyfriend - best coast // lake michigan - rogue wave // shadow - wild nothing // paris - the 1975 // us - regina spektor // her majesty - the beatles // going to california - led zeppelin // spanish sahara - foals // shiver - lucy rose

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(all images from weheartit)


four houses, four fanmixes: {listen all together}

the brave: {listen}

pompeii - bastille | little lion man - mumford and sons | the phoenix - fall out boy | everybody loves me - onerepublic | spark - fitz and the tantrums | mr. brightside - the killers | king and lionheart - of monsters and men | kiss with a fist - florence and the machine alone together - fall out boy

the wise: {listen}

drops of jupiter - train | young volcanoes - fall out boy | human - the killers | fast car - tracy chapman | undercover martyn - two door cinema club | first day of my life - bright eyes | thoughts of flight - edmund | killer queen - queen

the loyal: {listen}

stutter - marianas trench | australia - the shins | come on eileen - dexy’s midnight runners | skipping stone - transit | you and i - ingrid michaelson | stranger - chris august | little wonders - rob thomas | come on get higher - matt nathanson | ho hey - the lumineers

the cunning: {listen}

bad blood - bastille | us - regina spektor | the boys are too refined - the hush sound | ain’t no rest for the wicked - cage the elephant | kill your heroes - awolnation | car radio - twenty one pilots | flaws - bastille | all these things i’ve done - the killers 

all cover edits by tumblr user azkbn!

more playlists

kiss with a fist has been replaced by alone together due to the lyrics of the former being indicative of an abusive relationship. i apologize for including this song in these mixes. 

Grand Hotel - Death Note 

I’m not putting this under a cut because it’s not complete and also… I’m really proud of it. If it comes up multiple times on your dash, pressing “j” should skip to the next post. I’ll also tag it “grand hotel” so people can block if they like. 

This is based in Em and Rene’s verse (as always! What can I say, I love their work) and while it doesn’t fit as well as some lyric art I make, I kept seeing it whenever I listened to the song. 

I made this when I was so tired of winter I felt like I needed to fill it with spring.