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COMBO: Essential Goth/post punk/alternative bands + POCs in Goth/post punk/alternative bands masterpost

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Essential Goth/post punk/alternative bands

Hello weirdos! A lot of folks seem to be a little lost when first setting foot into the goth subculture and don’t know where to go for band recommendations. Here’s a list of important, influential bands that contributed to the goth subculture - along with several favs - I put together with Dean (angry punk pictured above).

In order to avoid classification issues, they’re categorized by sound rather than specific genre. Keep in mind that this list is personal, and most importantly, ever growing! If you would like to add a band, submit your recommendations to the list here. I would love to have your contributions. So, here we go:

Sounds dead or undead:

  • Bauhaus (1978-2008) “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” is a national anthem. Lead singer Peter Murphy has really pointy cheek bones.
  • Peter Murphy (1983-present) his solo work, not as angular as his facial features.
  • Love and Rockets (1985-present) Peter Murphy got stuck hanging upside  down on stage and the Bauhaus members formed a band without him.
  • Joy Division (1976-1980) Ian Curtis was an energetic dancer, to say the least. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Transmission” are famous songs.
  • The Sisters of Mercy (1980-present) Andrew Eldritch is not goth, he swears.
  • The Cure (1976-present) lead singer Robert Smith is a giant cat with red lipstick. He cries on stage and his tears cure cancer.
  • Cocteau Twins (1979-1997)
  • Sex Gang Children (1991-present)
  • Wire (1976-1980) seriously underrated. Would recommend the album “Pink Flag”.
  • Lydia Lunch amazing female singer. Try the album “13.13”.
  • Clan of Xymox (1983-present) are you kidding no one’s voice is this deep.
  • The Chameleons (1981-2003) has the ability to sound woeful yet jolly.
  • The Mission (1986-present) “Into the Blue” is a good start.
  • Depeche Mode (1980-present) dark and gloomy synths. Known for “Personal Jesus”, “Enjoy the Silence”, “Never let Me Down Again” and a billion others.
  • Fields of the Nephilim (1984-present) vocalist Carl McCoy is a desert cowboy.
  • The March Violets (1981-present) listen to “The Botanic Verses”.
  • The Bolshoi (1983-1988) start with the album “Friends”.
  • The Danse Society (1980-present) try the album “Heaven is Waiting”.
  • The Southern Death Cult (1981-1983) has a song called “Fatman”. Ian Astbury teamed up with Billy Duffy from Theatre of Hate to create Death Cult which later became The Cult, another band worth checking out.
  • Play Dead (1981-1985) doesn’t like being called goth. Musicians that don’t like being labeled? Unheard of.
  • Corpus Delicti (1993-1998) name means “body of crime”. Just saying.
  • Nosferatu (1988-present) actual vampires making music.
  • Big Electric Cat
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Susperia
  • Mephisto Walz (1985-present)
  • The Wake pretty sure Eldritch’s cousin is in the video “Christine”.
  • Echo & the Bunnymen (1978-present) known for “The Killing Moon” which you might remember from the movie Donnie Darko.
  • The Jesus & Mary Chain (1983-present) known for “Just Like Honey”.
  • Children on Stun (1991-present) would recommend the song “Whiskey a Go-Go”, you’ll be…*lowers sun glasses* stunned.
  • Dead Can Dance (1981-present)
  • And Also the Trees (1979-present) the dictionary definition of “dark and brooding”.
  • Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (1981-present)
  • Magazine (1977-2011) listen to the album “Real Life”.
  • Concrete Blonde (1986-present)
  • Gene Loves Jezebel (1980-present)
  • Tones on Tail (1982-1984) Daniel Ash’s (Bauhaus) illegitimate child side project.
  • Curve (1990-2005) Toni Haliday’s seductive alto voice against a backdrop of layered guitars and drum loops; fans of Curve generally regard Garbage as having stole their shtick and made it pop-friendly.
  • Bella Morte (1996-present)
  • Leæther Strip (1988-present) with forays into industrial/ebm; Highly Recommend “Serenade For The Dead” and “Self-Inflicted”.
  • Love Like Blood (1989-2011) the Sisters of Mercy and Type O Negative’s German child.
  • The Merry Thoughts (1983-1998) another German band that sounds like the Sisters of Mercy.
  • A Pale Horse Named Death (2011-present) another Type O Negative offshoot, this band has the original drummer on vocals and their drummer on drums. Very dark and devoid of Type O’s black humor, but still a great listen.
  • The Cruxshadows (1992-present) an alternative musical start for many. The important thing: spiky hair.

Deathrockers and undead punks:

  • Christian Death (1979-present) founded by Rozz Williams, but faced several line up issues (a second Christian Death featured Valor Kand rather than Rozz Williams). Known for “Romeo’s Distress”. Start with “Only Theatre of Pain” then “Catastrophe Ballet”.
  • Specimen (1980-present) features the cofounder of the Batcave. Best known for “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and Johnny Slut being awesome.
  • Cinema Strange (1994-present) listen to the album of the same name. Known for their acts on stage.
  • The Deadfly Ensemble similar in feel to Cinema Strange with the same “story telling” aspect.
  • Catholic Spit
  • Voodoo Church (1982-present)
  • Misfits (1977-present) 1950s horror told by crazy guys with guitars and muscles. Personal favorite album: “Static Age”. Singer Glenn Danzig went on to create Danzig. Also make your day better by listening to the “Monster Mash” cover.
  • The Cramps (1976-2009) originators of “psychobilly”. Highly original and sleazy with class.
  • Alien Sex Fiend (1982-present) husband and wife that sound like legit extra-terrestrials. Proof that there is no such thing as taking yourself seriously.
  • The Damned (1976-present) lead singer, Dave Vanian, is a vampire.
  • Blood and Roses underrated. Listen to “Your Sin is Your Salvation”.
  • The Birthday Party (1977-1983) pretty jazzy. Nick Cave, vocalist, likes to wear suits and release bats from caves.
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1984-present) this guys is so interesting he is set apart from the Bad Seeds and he has a movie.
  • Virgin Prunes (1977-1986) known for “Baby Turns Blue”.
  • The Psychedelic Furs (1977-present) remember the movie “Pretty in Pink”? Well there. Try the album “Psychedelic Furs”!
  • Anorexic Dread (1983-1985) short lived but worth knowing.
  • Flesh for Lulu (1982-present)
  • UK Decay (1978-present)
  • Lene Lovich “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • Skeletal Family (1982-present)
  • Klaus Nomi (1977-1983) the late artist sounded like he looked: surprised and hauntingly original.
  • The Morgans (mid 1990s-1996) try “Half Girl Half Jesus”.
  • Xmal Deutschland (1980-1990)
  • XTC (1972-2006)

Angry about something:

  • Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976-2002) pronounced “Suzy”. I know you know, but I didn’t at first. “Spellbound, “Happy House”, “Cities in Dust”, plenty to listen to. And, Siouxsie Sioux rocks.
  • Killing Joke  (1978-present) where do I begin? Do I begin at all? You know what, it doesn’t matter if you skip this entire list and just listen to this one band. I’ll spare you the essay and recommend the album of the same name, “Laugh? I nearly bought one!”, “Democracy”, “Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions” and “Pandemonium”. More than the sound are the lyrics, the members and the message.
  • 1919 (1980-present) underrated to the extreme. Similar to Killing Joke in sound and vibe.
  • Nina Hagen (1971-present) she’s wicked cool, in sound and style. And also she’s German.
  • Type O Negative (1990-2010) American metal band with widely respected singer/bassist, the late Peter Steele.
  • 45 Grave (1979-present)
  • Swans (1982-present)
  • The Stranglers (1974-present)
  • New Model Army (1980-present)
  • Public Image Limited aka PIL (1978-present) John Lydon’s [aka Jonny Rotten of Sex Pistols] post-punk band that created gems like “The Order of Death” and “Rise”.
  • Life of Agony (1989-present) Alternative metal band from Brooklyn. Had Type O Negative’s original drummer after he left. Slightly thrashy, but sludgy and dark as well.

Witchy, “psycho-delic” or heavily historical:

  • Switchblade Symphony (1989-1999) would recommend the album “Serpentine Gallery”.
  • Strawberry Switchblade (1981-1985) listen to earlier works.
  • Faith and the Muse (1993-present)
  • Soap & Skin (2008-present)
  • The Velvet Underground & Nico the album is known for the songs “Venus in Furs” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties”. Check out Nico, another wicked German artist.
  • Chelsea Wolf (2009-present)
  • Stevie Nicks (1981-present)
  • Japan (1974-1982)
  • The Legendary Pink Dots (1980-present)
  • Black Tape for a Blue Girl (1986-present)
  • Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows (1989-present) taken straight from the Grim Reaper’s playlist.
  • Inkubus Sukkubus (1989-present) check out “Call Out My Name,” “Vampyra,” and “Belladonna And Aconite.”
  • Rasputina (1992-present) historical influences with a storytelling twist.
  • Emilie Autumn somewhat controversial with fans, but excellent violinist.

Discombobulated former construction workers:

  • Skinny Puppy (1982-present) très important industrial band.
  • OhGr by Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy. ReCcoMeNd tHe AlbUm “wELt”?
  • Einsturzende Neubauten (1980-present) post Throbbing Gristle -PS try them out as well- industrial.
  • Ministry (1981-present) famous for “Every Day is Halloween”. Recommend earlier work and the album “Twitch”. Their newer albums are more metal oriented.
  • KMFDM (1984-present) perverse, angry and awesome.
  • Front Line Assembly (1986-present)
  • Thrill Kill Kult (1987-present)
  • Nitzer Ebb (1982-present) English guy shouts over drum machines.
  • Front 242 (1981-present) Belgian guy kinda sings over drum machines.
  • Nine Inch Nails (1988-present) American guy screams over drum machines [early NIN], sings over distorted synths and guitars [later NIN].
  • Everything off of the Wax Trax! label circa 1990

Presumably angry punks:

  • Dead Kennedys (1978-1986) featured living people and some unforgettable tunes, notably from the album “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables”.
  • Sex Pistols (1975-2008) So punk, much anarchy.
  • Bad Brains (1977-present) a mix of punk and reggae, a genre within itself that redefined the scene.
  • Black Flag (1976-present)
  • Minor Threat (1980-1983) accidentally slipped and gave birth to straight edgers.
  • Fugazi (1987-2002) with vocalist Ian MacKaye from Minor Threat.
  • Adolescents (1980-present) pfff, these guys are totally adults.
  • The Clash (1976-1985) “London Calling” is trying to reach you.
  • Joan Jett a fine lady that doesn’t give an inkling of care about her unfavorable reputation.
  • Plasmatics (1977-1988)
  • X-Ray Spex (1976-present) featuring the ever so awesome and PVC’s opposite, Poly Styrene.
  • Television (1973-present)
  • Bad Religion (1979-present) - note: skip “Into The Unknown”, everything else is golden

Halloween Town escapees:

  • Voltaire evil top hat wearer that was featured in an episode of Billy and Mandy’s Grim Adventures.
  • Creature Feature did you know? Edward Gorey and Danny Elfman had kids.
  • Nox Arcana creepy soundtrack for your life…or afterlife.

More freaky people:

  • Tom Waits (1949-present) the essence of a Western.
  • David Bowie (1964-present) commonly referred to as “God”.
  • Leonard Cohen (1967-present) he’s Canadian.
  • John Cale (1965-present)
  • Propaganda (1982-2005)
  • Culture Club (1982-1986) just, Boy George.
  • Nico former Velvet Underground member, German ex-model singing songs titled things like “Janitor of Lunacy” off-key.
  • The Smiths (1982-1987) Morrissey is like the Charlie Brown of British pop music: he’ll never win, and therefore is One Of Us.

POCs in Goth/post punk/alternative bands masterpost

Here’s a list of bands featuring members of color. Most are influential, others new discoveries or future freak gods. Thanks to research and helpful readers, here’s a bit of sick sound suitable for all taste buds:

Goth, dark or industrial:

  • Creature Feature - Erik X is an evil composer and organ player with a special gift for raising the dead.
  • Plastique Noir -the Brazilian band that made the song “Empty Streets” that’s just too dark to handle.
  • O. Children - contrary to popular belief, Tobi O’Kandi is not, in fact, a black reincarnation of Ian Curtis.
  • Thrill Kill Kult - sick industrial band with several poc members.
  • Glorious Din
  • Android Lust - Shikhee is Bangladeshi, and she makes some of the best industrial music ever heard.
  • She Past Away
  • 13th Moon
  • Malice Mizer and Moi Dix Mois
  • Phaidia
  • Corrupted - awesome japanese doom/sludge band that are considered super influential in the scene.
  • Light Asylum - heavy dark synth primarily. It’s really fun and the front singer HAS A MIGHTY POWER.
  • Plastic Zooms
  • Hocico
  • Crowd Pleaser
  • Angelspit

Punk, hardcore or post-hardcore:

  • Bad Brains - why most of the bands on this list even exist.
  • Death - not to be confused with the metal band of the same way. Not that you could confuse the members in any way.
  • Rough Francis - founded by the sons of David Hackney of Death.
  • Pure Hell - afropunk taken literally.
  • X-Ray Spex - Poly Styrene was the energy and feel of the band. Actually, she was just energy and feel period. Fun fact: she was also bipolar.
  • Radkey - Rad.
  • TMGE - Japanese band named “Thee Michelle Gun Elephant” or as they prefer: JAPANESE BAND NAMED “THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT”.
  • Tamar Kali - powerful musician, especially known for “Boot”.
  • The Objex - Feloney Melony’s got a wicked hawk and voice.
  • Stiffed - Santi White now performs solo as Santigold.
  • Cerebral Ballzy
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Midori - great jazz-punk fusion band.
  • The Redscare
  • Le Butcherettes - Mexican garage punk band.
  • Atari Teenage Riot
  • NOFX
  • Stalin
  • The Bags
  • Dev Hynes - a British musician who started out in a punk band Test Icicles then went solo as a folk/indie musician as Lightspeed Champion and now is doing an electronic/R&B thing as Blood Orange.
  • L’Arc-en-Ciel - Okay, so these guys are Japan’s other most famous export. These guys got known outside of japan for doing some major anime theme songs (Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam 00, NANA live action movie, etc) and were the first Japanese act to headline Madison Square Garden (Japanese rock bands really like New York for some reason). Their bassist tetsuya (formally known as tetsu) gets bonus points for being one of Japan’s only out LGBT celebrities (he’s Bi).
  • Doll$Box
  • Letlive
  • The Chariot
  • Trashtalk
  • Gogol Bordello - self described as “gypsy punk”. Singer Eugene Hütz is Russian-Ukranian with Romani heritage and born with a ‘stache. Nearly crazier than Little Big and Korpiklaani combined.
  • Blackfire
  • The Bots - punk duo made of two brothers.
  • Bow Wow Wow - IIIIIII Waaaant Caaandy!!!
  • Love Equals Death
  • Ritualization - blackened death metal from Orléans, France
  • Teengenerate
  • Ten Grand
  • Letlive
  • Martin Sorrondeguy - spoke out about US based Latino issues in many of his lyrics and was involved in bands Los Crudos, Limp Wrist and Needles.
  • Ghost Town

Metal, funk/rap/reggae metal fusion or core:

  • Blasphemy - Black metal, the biggest irony on earth as Caller of the Storms remains one of the rare black musicians within the genre.
  • Babymetal - this Japanese trio is more metal than a viking woman on her period in the middle of a battlefield drinking the blood of her enemies to the sound of Immortal…for some at least.
  • Wicked Wisdom - Will Smith’s wife get a band?? Yes she Will.
  • Unlocking the Truth - these 13 year olds played in the streets of NYC before they opened for Living Colour.
  • Absolace - amazing metal from Dubai.
  • Living Colour - better than Dead Monochrome.
  • King’s X - more hard rock, but hey.
  • Bionic Jive - one of the better hip-hop/metal fusions.
  • Skindred - check out the album “Roots Rock Riot”.
  • Ego Fall - a Chinese folk metal band and also Corbac’s fave. Mixing tradition with heavier sounds.
  • Static X - Japanese guitarist Koichi Fukuda & Mexican-American bassist Tony Campos.
  • Sepultura - the founding members are all Brazilian, currently their lead singer (Derrick Green) is black. “Arise” is a massive album of pure metal awesomeness.
  • Straight Line Stitch
  • Blood Stain Child
  • Sasamaso
  • Tenger Cavalry - a folk metal band based out of Bejing who describe their style as “Mongolian folk metal”. Like this and you’d probably enjoy Ego Fall.
  • Cthonic - Taiwanese metal band who’s lead singer is also the president for the Taiwanese branch of Amnesty International.Most of their music deals with their goal of an independent Taiwan and they’re really REALLY great.
  • Myrath
  • God Forbid
  • Invasion - a stoner/psych-metal band fronted by a valkyrie space wizard out of London.
  • Vodun - like invasion, marries punk, psychedelic, and doom metal influenced instrumentals with soul influenced vocals to create a unique and original takes on doom metal.
  • Sevendust
  • Animals as Leaders - most suggested band on this list and for good reason.
  • Veil of Maya
  • Oceano
  • Body Count - Ice T’s metal band rules. It would be a little tastier with ice cubes though.
  • Hirax - pioneering thrash/speed metal band (with hardcore influences). Katon De Pena is one of the most distinctive vocalists of the then-burgeoning California metal scene. Though they never achieved the success of some of their contemporaries like Metallica or Slayer, they have long been an insiders’ favorite and cited as an influence by bands ranging from Napalm Death to Cannibal Corpse to Darkthrone.
  • Infectious Grooves
  • Melechesh - an Assyrian black metal band originating from Jerusalem whose lyrical themes include Mesopotamian mythology and occultism.
  • Iron Man - American doom metal band with PoC members.
  • Sex Machineguns - Japanese speed metal band.
  • Hibria - Brazilian power metal band.
  • Metallica - their first lead guitarist was Lloyd Grant. Here he is in their first recording.
  • Gevolt - Yiddish band from Israel.
  • The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
  • Gridlink
  • X Japan - Probably Japan’s most famous metal export. These guys are the reason Visual Kei (basically Japan’s gothic metal scene) exists. All those flashy JRock bands wouldn’t exist without X Japan. They also recently just played a huge show at Madison Square Garden.
  • Maximum the Hormone - Also known as “the guys that did that weird opening and ending to death note”, MTH do a fantastic combination of metal, punk, and even pop. The best part about MTH is that their lyrics don’t make sense even when translated so you can just have mindless fun listening to them even if you understand Japanese.
  • Suffocation - one of the most influential death metal acts of all time. Terrance Hobbs’ incredible mastery of the guitar allowed the band to blend complex technicality into the genre without sacrificing raw brutality.
  • Versailles Philharmonic Quintet
  • Suicide Silence
  • The Crimson Armada
  • For Today
  • Glass Cloud
  • Heaven in Her Arms
  • Here comes the Kraken
  • Issues
  • Periphery
  • Reflections
  • System of a Down
  • Fear Nuttin Band
  • Year of the Dragon - founder was a member of Fishbone.
  • Dir En Grey
  • Skyharbor
  • Spineshank
  • Coal Chamber
  • Ill Niño
  • Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in Dilapidation (FID) - Formed in Tokyo. Rad ladies playing some super hard grindcore.
  • Sarcofago - Brazilian band
  • Acrassicauda - Iraqi heavy metal. There is a film called “Heavy Metal in Baghdad”, about the band. Another documentary called Global Metal, which is by the same director as Heavy Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, is highly recommended.
  • Sigh - one of the first japanese black mack metal bands led by a fierce lady.
  • Sabbat - Japanese black/thrash.
  • Blood Stain Child - rather epic sounding Japanese metal band with contrasting vocals and instrumentals.
  • Gallhammer - female Japanese extreme metal band of doom. The wickedest chicks, definitely recommend.
  • Avulsed - Spanish death metal band.
  • Necramynth - Korean black metal.
  • Crossfaith - japanese metalcore.
  • Subrosa
  • As they Burn - deathcore band from Paris, France.
  • Wolves and Jackals - blackened thrash/death metal from Atlanta, GA.
  • Infernal Revulsion - brutal death metal from Tokyo, Japan
  • Orange Sky - from Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Monuments - it’s got saxophone and it’s awesome.
  • Ego Likeness
  • Peelander-Z - watch the videos, you’ll be happy you did.
  • For Today - if you’re into Christian metal.
  • Dream Theater - John Myung plays in the influential prog metal band with the aid of his majestic hair.

Alternative or too cool to label:

  • Bat for Lashes - Natasha Khan’s songs are ethereal.
  • Skunk Anansie - Skin is a fierce woman with a fierce voice. Also, her eyes will pierce through your soul.
  • Fishbone - literally unclassifiable: ska, punk, crazy cool…
  • Dub War - often likened to Skindred. Not because the singer has dreads or anything. Or because it’s the same guy.
  • The Slack Republic - fairly new (2005), looking forward to more.
  • Pierce the Veil - they’re really more “Punk Pop” than anything else. All members are Mexican.
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Alice in Chains
  • Boris - japanese experimental metal band highly influential in the doom, stoner, noise rock scene.
  • Bleed the Pigs - great band with a singer who has an awesome colorful fro.
  • Motherjane
  • Jimi Hendrix - duh.
  • Asian Dub Foundation
  • BIS (Brand-New Idol Society) - considered “alternative Japanese idols”, and have done some amazing things including recruiting a new member who was rumored to be a high school girl and turned out to be Junko Koshino, a famous fashion designer who is 74 yrs old. Their song + video for MURA-MURA is excellent.
  • Go Betty Go - chicano rock, “pop punk”. Several of their songs are in Spanish.
  • Melt-Banana - Japanese noise rock band.
  • Deftones
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • TV on the Radio
  • Rain Machine
  • Bloc Party - singer is gay and black.
  • Little Dragon
  • Asobi Seksu
  • Blonde Redhead
  • The Go! Team
  • CSS
  • The English Beat
  • Kenna
  • Mono
  • One Ok Rock
  • ELLEGARDEN - JAPAN’S BEST 90s/EARLY 2000s POP PUNK ROCK EXPORT I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING. Part of what contributes to this is Takeshi Hosomi (singer/rhythm guitarist) writing ¾ of the band’s discography in perfect english. Unfortunately they went on hiatus in 2006, but that spawned two more fantastic bands: Takeshi does experimental progressive indie in the HIATUS (its the same guy I swear), and guitarist Shinichi Ubukata formedNothing’s Carved In Stone which is basically a Japanese alt. rock supergroup.
  • The Hiatus
  • Nothing’s Carved in Stone
  • Shonen Knife - you can’t talk about japanese girl rock without the literal originators of the movement/popularity. Because Kurt Cobain said he listened them, a HUGE surge of all girl bands started popping up over Japan.
  • O’Brother
  • The Pillows - alt rock band from Hokkaido.
  • Set it Off
  • The Novembers
  • Shiva En Exil
  • Guns N’ Roses - Slash.
  • (Hed) PE - (or Planet Earth) original sound described as “G-Punk”, a fusion of punk rock and gangsta rap.
  • Soundgarden
  • She Wants Revenge
  • Skip the Use - with influence from various genres and a black lead.
  • Elsiane - Formed in Montreal. Fronted by Elsieanne Caplette. Trip-hop/downtempo.
  • Fall Out Boy’s bassist Pete Wentz English/German and Afro-Jamaican.
  • Sonic Boom Six
  • Cibo Matto - real cool duo.
  • My Vitriol
  • Buck Tick
  • Wormrot - grindcore from Singapour.
  • Toe - post rock from Japan.
  • Guitar Wolf - “Jet Rock n’ roll”.
  • Gazette
  • Kanon Wakeshima
  • The Coup - Yesssss.
  • Street Sweeper Social Club
  • Merchant Ships - post hardcore.
  • The Skints - reggae/dub/punk fusion.
  • White Town - bzangy deserves WAY more recognition! You’ve probably already heard “I Could Never be Your Woman.”
  • The Mars Volta
  • Drill Queen - Born Depressed is just the greatest song.
  • Death Grips - experimental rap.
  • Grateful Dead
  • Suffrajett

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This is for you: who is certain that you’re entirely alone, that you never belonged here, that you’re going to feel this way forever.

This is for you: whose eyes can’t see through the fog, whose skin suffers at the hands of your mind, who feels like you’re suffocating from the weight of it all.

This is for you: who punctuates every tiny thought of hope with “yeah, but…not me,” who doesn’t feel like your voice is worthy of sound, who can’t bear to face the outside world.

This is for you: whose mind races, whose heart races, whose limbs can’t stop moving.

This is for you: who feels wrong, who feels lost, who feels stuck.

This is for you: who has forgotten that you deserve the world simply because you’re in it.

—  Leah Bartlett, “Be Brave. Use Your Voice
The Drabble Games

I saw this floating around and it sounds like a blast- I’m needing some inspiration for some of your longer one shot requests.

Send me a prompt number and a pairing (x reader), and I’ll write you up to about 600 words based on it.

1. “Come over here and make me.”
2. “Have you lost your damn mind!?”
3. “Please, don’t leave.”
4. “Do you…well…I mean…I could give you a massage?”
5. “Wait a minute. Are you jealous?”
6. “Is there a reason you’re naked in my bed?”
7. “I almost lost you.”
8. “Wanna bet?”
9. “Don’t you ever do that again!”
10. “Teach me how to play?”
11. “Don’t you dare throw that snowba-, goddammit!”
12. “I think we need to talk.”
13. “Kiss me.”
14. “Hey, I’m with you, okay? Always.”
15. “So, I found this waterfall…”
16. “It could be worse.”
17. “Looks like we’ll be trapped for a while…”
18. “This is without a doubt the stupidest plan you’ve ever had. Of course I’m in.”
19. “The paint’s supposed to go where?”
20. “You need to wake up because I can’t do this without you.”
21. “We’re in the middle of a thunderstorm and you wanna stop and feel the rain?”
22. “I’ve seen the way you look at me when you think I don’t notice.”
23. “Just once.”
24. “You’re the only one I trust to do this.”
25. “I can’t believe you talked me into this.”
26. “I got you a present.”
27. “I’m pregnant.”
28. “Marry me?”
29. “I thought you were dead.”
30. “It’s not what it looks like…”
31. “You lied to me.”
32. “I think I’m in love with you and I’m terrified.”
33. “Please don’t do this.”
34. “If you keep looking at me like that we won’t make it to a bed.”
35. “You heard me. Take. It. Off.”
36. “I wish I could hate you.”
37. “Wanna dance?”
38. “You fainted…straight into my arms. You know, if you wanted my attention you didn’t have to go to such extremes.”
39. “Hey! I was gonna eat that!”
40. “Have I entered an alternate universe or did you really just crack a smile for me?”
41. “You did all of this for me?”
42. “I swear it was an accident.”
43. “YOU DID WHAT?!”
44. “If you die, I’m gonna kill you.”
45. “Tell me a secret.”
46. “Hey, have you seen the..? Oh.”
47. “No one needs to know.”
48. “Boo.”
49. “Well this is awkward…”
50. Writer’s preference

Let the games begin!

Alec?” Magnus was staring at him. He had dispatched the remaining Iblis demons, and the square was empty but for the two of them. “Did you just - did you just save my life?”
Alec knew he ought to say something like, Of course, because I’m a Shadowhunter and that’s what we do, or That’s my job. Jace would have said something like that. Jace always knew the right thing to say. But the words that actually came out of Alec’s mouth were quite different - and sounded petulant, even to his own ears. “You never called me back,” he said. “I called you so many times and you never called me back.”
Magnus looked at Alec as if he’d lost his mind. “Your city is under attack,” he said. “The wards have broken, and the streets are full of demons. And you want to know why I haven’t called you?”
Alec set his jaw in a stubborn line. “I want to know why you haven’t called me back.
—  City of Glass.

I haven’t been able to get you out of my head since the last time I saw you. I just wanted to tell you that you’re the only person who knows what it’s like in my head.

I wanted to kiss you, not because I’m in love with you but because I love you, because you know I’ll wreck you and that doesn’t scare the fuck out of you. I wanted to get in your car and smoke with you and we both know, I don’t even smoke. I just wanted to hold your hand and know what it felt like. I know this sounds crazy, I know you’ll probably think I’ve lost my mind but I haven’t. I just want to be with you, in the most innocent way possible.

I want to break my rules for you, I don’t care how much it hurts when I realize that we can’t be together, ever. I still want to fall in love with you, because I know I can, because if you let me, I know I will. I already know that you’ll never be meant for me and I’ll never be meant for you but that’s okay, it’ll be okay. If I can’t spend the rest of my life with you, I’ll love you from a distance, I’ll learn how to do it right. Let me be the one who remembers you always, let me be the one who never forgets.

—  for my bestfriend // thewordsyouneverunderstood

                                           You’ve got it all
                              You lost your mind in the sound
                                       There’s so much more
                               You can reclaim your crown
                                          You’re in control
                          Rid of the monsters inside your head
                                   Put all your faults to bed
                                    You can be king again  

Missing (Saeyoung x MC fic) - Part 2

“We’ll take over from here. Thank you, doctor.”

You hear Jumin’s voice echo through the hospital halls.  There were a few more words exchanged between him and the doctor, but they were lost to you as their voices became more hushed and the words became more complicated than what your mind is capable of making out at the moment.

You can’t suppress your shivers even if the room was adequately heated.  Your thoughts are a jumble.  You stare blankly at the vinyl floor, your eyes idly tracing the skid marks that made a painful black contrast against the white floor.  The place smells of antiseptic; and the only sound save from the voices outside your door was the steady humming of the indoor heater.

Afterwards, you hear the steady clacking of Jumin’s leather shoes, and you can see his silhouette through the frosted glass at the door.  

Three soft knocks. “MC? I’m coming in.”

You lifted your gaze from the floor to look at Jumin.  He looks tired, you thought, suddenly feeling bad that you had to call the C&R Director at this ungodly hour. However, he’s still impeccable; his suit still crisp as the way it may have been first thing in the morning. His eyes give him away, though. His posture and demeanor may have not changed, but you can clearly see the worry in his grey eyes.

Suddenly, you feel the first wave of relief wash over you as you finally feel secure. Seeing Jumin come through the door was like grabbing on a steady anchor while your mind wildly churns with worry and emotions.  New tears threaten to flood your vision, but you try your best to keep your composure.


Tears rolled down your cheeks.  Jumin reaches both arms around you and pulls you into a loose hug.  

He held you quietly as you cried.


Jumin gently closed the door behind him, careful not to wake you up.  His expression was sullen, but in deep contemplation.

“What’s going on?” Zen abruptly stood up once Jumin closed the door.  He came running when Jaehee called him in the middle of his late-night practice, but chose to wait outside the room when he heard you sobbing through the door.  As much as he wouldn’t want to admit it, Jumin’s rationality comes best in situations like these, so he left the task to his dark haired friend.

Jumin sighs.  “MC was found struggling for dear life a few miles down the river.  She couldn’t remember any of our numbers and she just asked her rescuer to call me.”

Zen scoffs at first, then his expression changed with understanding.  He huffed, slightly smiling and visibly impressed. “Huh…who wouldn’t know C&R’s phone number in this country..? Smart girl,” he muses. “Pisses me off, but for once your influence is useful.  Did she tell you what happened?  Where’s Saeyoung?”

“Nowhere to be found.”

The two men turned to the direction of the voice, and Saeran quietly steps into the hallway to join them. He lifts and shows his smartphone’s call history to show Jaehee’s call as he walks over to the two men.  He stopped to stare at the closed door of your room, then looked at Jumin questioningly.

“Asleep. MC said they were gunned and chased.  Any clues?” Jumin was already quick to stride towards the hospital’s main hall, Zen and Saeran following behind.

Too many,” Saeran shrugged almost nonchalantly. “We have made many enemies. And the fucking cops are all over the scene, so I can’t get near to find any physical clues.  I can wait until they analyze the evidence in the lab and then hack into their database to steal the information—“

“But that would take too long, won’t it?” Zen muttered.  “We can’t let him wait any longer—who knows what’s happening to him right now.”

Jumin and Saeran stopped walking and looked over at Zen, but were quiet as the question looms over the three of them.

“There’s no point in standing around here,” Jumin said with finality.  “We need to make do with what we have.  What are our options?”

“Well,” Saeran paused for a while.  “I can call in some friends.”


A/N:  Part 2 :) sorry that nothing significant has happened yet…I just felt like I need to take time to really cultivate the story.  

Part one is here!

Part 3 is up! :)


My album is almost done, and as a sort of non-audio spoiler, I thought I’d release the official lyrics to one of the 10 songs on the album, THOUGHTS REPLAYED. I just wanted to show how beautiful and how much work went into the care of each song.

Thoughts Replayed:

I looked inside a picture frame of
You and I and felt the clock roll back
To a time when I felt alive; with you.

When we would spend our time
Close together everyday,
I’m staring at the place where your hand laid,
Asking myself:
Was it even real? At all?

Thoughts replayed in a daydream,
Lost in all of our memories,
Now only captured in still frame
Is that all that it was, is that all that it will ever be?

I’m stuck here waiting without any choice
And nothing else matters but the sound of your voice inside my mind.
What happened to the days when I could call you my own? I’m fleeting away to a place I don’t know, I’m trying to run away.

I remember when you used to say
You’d love me till the end of days,
Now I know that it was all a lie.
And I could feel the future we would have shared
Fade away to nowhere.
Never what it seemed; it felt just like a dream.


Now the colors fade from the Polaroid
But your artificial smile shines through folds in the white frame.
So, I’ll be fine. As long as you’re alright, you can go on without me.


Rude Awakening (Part Four - Kylo Ren)

Hello everybody! Thanks so much for your continued support. Hope you enjoy.

Start from the beginning here.

Masterlist here.

You felt like you’d just woken up from a nap that lasted years, a decade. The world had continued to spin on, but you hadn’t been aware of its’ movement.

The Resistance base was moving on high speed around you, and you felt lost to your place in the organized mess. Pilots and mechanics were running around working on their ships. Soldiers ran laps around the base. Messengers crossed between barracks and warehouses. Commanders stood over it all shouting instructions for anyone listening. And you stood in the middle of it all, watching it unfold.


Your head lurched around at the sound of Leia’s voice. “General,” You nodded to her. The title sounded foreign to you. It was the first time you’d ever used it. You hadn’t been in your right state of mind since Luke left, and you’d not actively participated in the Resistance since your arrival. Even though you’d been living here for years, this really felt like your first time on base.

“Your ship is ready,” Leia paused awkwardly in front of you. She had so much to say. You could see it in her eyes, sense it even, but something was holding her back.

“Thank you.” You nodded to her and stepped passed.

Leia sighed a heavy weight and turned after you. “(Y/n), wait.”

You turned back to face her. “Yes?”

The usually composed general practically ran forward and wrapped you up in a hug. You froze for a half moment before your arms went around Leia to return the sentiment. It had been a long time since you’d allowed yourself an emotional moment with another person. The last one was when you arrived at this base. Leia had run up to you with open arms, asking about her brother and her son. You’d broke down in her arms, crying out your pain. Now it was the other way around.

“Come home safe.” Leia’s voice practically begged. Han had left. Luke was missing. Her son was gone. You were all she had left. You were the closest thing she had left to a family.

“I will.” You promised. They were just empty words, and you both knew it. But it made you both feel better about the situation. Some reassurance.

Leia pulled back and looked you in the eye. “He was on the ship we intercepted communication from. You know he’s going to be nearby.”

“I know.”

“If you see him…” Leia trailed off.

She didn’t finish, and you didn’t let her.

“(Y/n),” Leia came running in your direction the second she spotted you. “Oh God, what happened? Are you okay?” She looked you over with a panicked expression. “Where’s Luke? Where’s Ben?”


“What?” Leia stood up in a combination of shock. Her eyes darted around in a panic that you couldn’t bring yourself to console.

You’d sat there in the field as the academy burned and crumbled into a pile of dust. The fires caught in the trees beside the rubble and had begun the process of scorching the surface of the planet when ‘help’ arrived.

The young pilot that first found you had called it help, anyway. You knew better. It was too late now. Nothing would help. Your world had fallen apart. They’d tried to move you, but you hadn’t complied. Instead, the young man called for someone to bring the General, and he sat with you until Leia came running up begging for answers, asking if you were okay.

You knew what she wanted to hear, but you couldn’t lie to her. In her trips to see her brother and Ben, and gather assistance from the Jedi the two of you had crossed paths many times. She had become like a mother to you. You couldn’t bring yourself to deceive her, even to make her feel better.

“Luke… he wasn’t here when it happened,” You persisted on. “On his return back I managed to get word to him of what happened…” Your eyes darted to the ground as you blinked back tears. “H-He didn’t even touch down. He turned his ship around and left. He’s gone, and he’s not coming back.”

Leia fell to sit beside you, wide-eyed and lost. It had been so long since she had been without the security of her brother watching her back. She didn’t know how to process even the thought of him leaving, let alone the reality of such a thing. He would come back… Surely he would. Luke wouldn’t leave them defenseless to the First Order. He was wiser, kinder, stronger than that.

“Ben…” Her eyes narrowed in on the building, assuming the worst. “Oh God.”

“Ben didn’t die in the attack.” You clarified, knowing where her mind had gone. “I… fear he was gone before the attack even began…” Your eyes turned and met Leia’s gaze, and instantly she knew. “Ben… suffered a fate much worse than death.”

I trace your lips,
watching your innocent eyes wander,
trespassing into closed off rooms,
exposing yourself to the darker corners,
letting your mind submerge you into another reality.
Recollections shutter beneath your eyelids,
tears crystalize on your cheek,
on your soft skin,
thats how I know I’ve lost you.
You only last a few footsteps through your thoughts,
I watch you rip apart your mind,
you’re so far away.
Tell me, what do you see?
You cant help yourself,
it’s like heroin to you,
leaving your body.
Finding somewhere that you know you shouldn’t be.
Let your subconscious repair you.
Where I had once seen galaxies in your eyes,
the stars appear to have been burnt out.
“Shake me from this nightmare.“
You convince yourself you created it in your head,
you were asleep,
it was a dream.
I wait to hear the sound of your breathing moderate,
it soothes me to sleep,
as I try to match your rhythm,
we drift away together.
—  9/24/14 10:20 pm
My wife has lost 35 pounds in the last year

Sounds good right? Well it’s not really. It wasn’t intentional. It’s largely due to illness. But the thing is, it doesn’t matter how or why you lose weight – people will compliment it. Even if your new weight isn’t healthy, people tend to view it favourably. You can’t know, just by looking at someone, that weight loss or gain has been healthy or desirable. 

Just something to keep in mind before commenting on someone’s weight.


@witch-of-ghosts Happy and Blessed Yule! Here are your sigils, advice and guided meditation for the digital gift exchange! I hope you are pleased! :)

When preparing for astral travel, see that your environment is tidy, quiet and ensure (as much as is possible) that your solitude will not be disturbed by visitors or sounds. Astral travel or dreamwalking can be used for a variety of reasons - to heal yourself or others, for divination (to more clearly see aspects of the past, present, or future), to rescue lost souls, to travel other worlds, for distance vision or communication. Before you commit to the process, be sure that your intent is clear in your mind.

There are several types of incense that can assist in achieving the mental state required for astral travel. Some suggestions include amber, lotus, opium, and nag champa - the latter is my personal favorite. Conversely, if scents or the presence of smoke will distract your mind, feel free to dispense with them. Astral work is a deeply personal branch of magic and your preferences matter more than any tradition.

If you are a theistic witch, there are deities from any and every pantheon that can be invoked to aid you on your journey. Some suggestions include Morpheus and Nyx. I have a spellbook that also invites the caster to call upon Archangels from Judeo-Christian beliefs - for example, when using a dream state to heal others, the angel Raphael may be invoked; or Gabriel to send a message. The deity you invoke may change with your intent so be sure to consider it carefully.

Because crystal magic is such a wide-ranging and versatile branch of magic, I am hard-pressed to narrow down the options for use in astral travel. I find that for divination, amethyst is reliable and relatively powerful - not to mention easy to find. For astral travel as opposed to astral vision, you could try celestite or angel aura quartz; something bright with a high vibration. Avoid crystals with a lower frequency such as obsidian, hematite or red jasper, as these may serve to ground you rather than set you free.

You can also use music to help aid your concentration. I enjoy using binaural beat meditation music or music intended to realign the body’s energy centers. Here is an example:

All this in mind, and without further ado:

For Astral Travel or Dreamwalking

1) Set up your sacred space as you prefer it, with soft music playing if desired and your various aids arranged around you as you like them. Ensure that you will not be disturbed - this is important so do your best to make sure you have privacy.

2) Lie back, preferably flat on your back with a pillow beneath your head and your hands at your sides or folded over your abdomen. Measure your breathing in deep, even breaths. Count them. Take your time. Empty your mind of other concerns. Do not even focus on your objective at this moment. Just relax and allow your mind to drift.

3) Clench all the muscle groups in your body in five-second intervals, starting at your toes. Move from your toes, over your feet, up your legs, over your abdomen and down your arms into your hands. Flex each area in turn and let it relax. This will help to alleviate the buildup of tension that we all carry in our muscles daily. Remember to keep your breathing deep and even.

4) When your body is relaxed, imagine a staircase. The staircase can appear in any manner you like, any architectural style. The only stipulation is that it has ten steps. In your mind, slowly, count backward from ten. With each number, descend another step on the staircase, into the welcoming twilight of your mind.

5) At one, picture your body, lying still and silent in the dark. Open your mind’s eye - but not your physical eyes. Imagine yourself staring up at the ceiling, growing lighter, less detached to the form that tethers you to this plane. Imagine yourself lifting from your body like a feather on a gentle wind.

Some people have trouble at this part. The urge to hold fast to one’s physical form is a strong one. The most common technique to overcome the mind’s grip on the body is to imagine a silver rope or ladder leading upwards from one’s own body. Visualize the rope or ladder, again in the form you like best. Inch by inch, pull yourself up and out of your body.

The process takes practice. If you do not succeed at first, don’t give up. You may need to practice this quite a few times before you begin to experience results. Don’t worry - meditation is excellent for body, mind and spirit, and is anything but a wasted effort.

Once you can rise from your form, you should be able to look down with your mind’s eye and see your body slumbering below. Leaving the physical form behind is the hardest part - once your consciousness has broken free from the illusion of a stationary presence, travel should be easy for you. Explore areas you are familiar with - your home, your neighborhood, perhaps your school - and when you gain confidence, strike out for new territory.

Astral travel is an exciting and unique experience that differs for everyone! It is experienced by religious and atheistic people, both with and without the ritual of magic. With the steps above I have tried to outline the bare minimum and most common denominator of practices used to induce a trance state. You are welcome to ritualize the steps as you like, or keep them simple. No one knows your mind better than you, or can tell you exactly how to achieve your goal. However, with patience and practice, I am confident you will succeed! I wish you luck in your endeavors! Have a blessed Yule! 

I love Mihael Keehl.

No, I don’t love Mello. 

I love Mihael in his purest, rawest form.

I love the twitch of the right side of his lips when he’s trying to hold back a laugh.

I love the way he laughs; this lively, energetic laugh that is so full of sincerity and emotion. The type of laugh that when you hear it, you cannot interrupt it, it is as though you are mesmerized by its beauty and he thinks that it sounds stupid but you can’t tell him exactly what is on your mind at that very moment, because you are just too stunned by this overwhelming urge to kiss him and love him and you wish he could see all these things but it’s something that’s just not as easy as one would think. 

And I just stand there, lost for words, lost for actions, I even hold my breath and all my thoughts are just full of him, of Mihael, not Mello, because Mello is just an idea and Mihael is -


Mihael is the universe compressed into a single, colourful mind that is this sad and beautiful human being and I simply can’t stop thinking about him. 

Just a Phonecall Away.

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader
Warnings: Smut - phone sex 
Summary: Reader misses Bucky and decides to call. 
A/N: So I was inspired by this audio post -  and just had to write something. This is my first time posting smut , let me know what you think! 
Word count : 735

You dialled his number with ease, the numbers ingrained in your mind. At first he didn’t want a phone, not use to the technology but then you convinced him after you sent him some choice photos. Bucky was away on a mission and you always missed him terribly. The phone rang and rang , maybe he lost the phone. Finally you heard a breathy “doll?” on the other line and your heart lightened at the sound. 

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“Alec? Did you just—did you just save my life?”
 Alec knew he ought to say something like, Of course, because I’m a Shadowhunter and that’s what we do, or That’s my job. Jace would have said something like that. Jace always knew the right thing to say. But the words that actually came out of Alec’s mouth were quite diʃerent—and sounded petulant, even to his own ears. “You never called me back,” he said. “I called you so many times and you never called me back.”
 Magnus looked at Alec as if he’d lost his mind. “Your city is under attack, the wards have broken, and the streets are full of demons. And you want to know why I haven’t called you?”
 Alec set his jaw in a stubborn line. “I want to know why you haven’t called me back.”
 “You’re an idiot.”
 “Is that why you didn’t call me? Because I’m an idiot?”
 “No. I didn’t call you because I’m tired of you only wanting me around when you need something. I’m tired of watching you be in love with someone else—someone, incidentally, who will never love you back. Not the way I do.”
 “You love me?”
 “You stupid Nephilim,” Magnus said patiently. “Why else am I here? Why else would I have spent the past few weeks patching up all your moronic friends every time they got hurt? And getting you out of every ridiculous situation you found yourself in? Not to mention helping you win a battle against Valentine. And all completely free of charge!”
 “I hadn’t looked at it that way,” Alec admitted.
 “Of course not. You never looked at it in any way. I’m seven hundred years old, Alexander. I know when something isn’t going to work. You won’t even admit I exist to your parents.”
 Alec stared at him. “I thought you were three hundred! You’re seven hundred years old?”
 “Well,” Magnus amended, “eight hundred. But I don’t look it. Anyway, you’re missing the point. The point is—” But Alec never found out what the point was, because at that moment a dozen more Iblis demons flooded into the square. He felt his jaw drop.
 “Damn it.” Magnus followed his gaze. “Way to change the subject, Lightwood.”
 “Tell you what. We live through this, and I promise I’ll introduce you to my whole family.”
 Magnus raised his hands, his ɹngers shining with individual azure ɻames. They lit his grin with a fiery blue glow. “It’s a deal.”

-The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass, Cassandra Clare


A/N: Got my inspiration from the song Springsteen by Eric Church and Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen.  Italics is Flashbacks!  

Dean x Reader

Warnings: Angsty Fluff? Swearing

Word Count: 1979

He didn’t know why he was thinking of you, it had been more than 9 years since he had last seen your smiling face. You should have been a long gone memory. A love he had lost because of who he was, and what he was raised and trained to do. But somehow, the sound of your voice, and the way you could make him laugh at anything, flooded through his mind as he made his way to Stanford. He should have been focusing on how in hell he was going to convince Sam to help him look for their Dad, but you slowly creeped your way into his mind – just like you always did.

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Unforgivable||Closed rp||

@aattofirefall ((changed the ask to here)) 

Peter heard the door and was about to look over when he heard Aatto. The anger in him rose again and he clenched his jaw. “How do you think she’s doing?” He asked harshly before falling silent, taking a deep breath he looked down. 

“Her hearts weak, she lost a lot of blood and she’s slipping. She’s stable right now, but they don’t know if it’ll last.” Peter told him a bit more softer, his mind running on so many thoughts he felt like screaming. He stayed quiet for what felt like forever the only sound in the room at the time was Isadora’s heart monitor and the life support machine. He looked over to Aatto tears in his eyes. 

“I talked with David and my mother…You’ll be staying with him and his pack…Luke will go with Xavier to check on your progress every two days…I want you to stay away from here..Stay away from Isadora..stay away from me..” Peter told him softly before looking away. “You leave today after the meeting…So I suggest you go pack..” 


Surreal Saturdays

crvvcks - Late Night Call

The music of crvvcks isn’t sinister but we love the cloak-of-darkness feel, the super mellow and ethereal sounds. Originating from Nottinghamshire in the UK, this British electronic duo throws together some awesome beats. There’s something grungy and melancholic to their music that’s just aurally pleasing, and they’re perfect for those super late nights when you need to fill your bedroom with sound in order to empty your head.

Be sure to check out the rest of their music on soundcloud and on their own site. I’m partial to “Luv U” and “You Lost My Mind”

  • Look Out
  • Modern Baseball
  • Sports

Look out I’m on a search for self destruction 
Crawling over the great plains of my cell phone contacts 
Just to, find a pretty girl to take home late at night 
To hold my sweaty palms and stuff 

Heads up because I’m always moving forward 
And if sometimes I get scared I know that I can towards you 
Back of the pack but not back of my mind 
And that’s the worst part knowing I gotta’ find someone new 

Yeah, I said that I’m always moving forward 
But my head’s really on a swivel 
Searching for the tracks I made when I left you 
And though it sounds like I lost what I got 
What I’m really trying to say is I’m gonna’ get back what I lost 
So you better tell your fucking heart to look out

Team free will-Twister


Pairing: Tfw x reader

word count:580

Reader plays twister with Team free will

“We should play Twister.’‘Cas suddenly announced.You all looked at him like he was mad as you lay sprawled out over Sam.Dean was flicking through a old dusty book and Cas was sitting cross legged watching you lying on top of Sam.

’'What?No’'Dean scoffed looking at Cas like he has lost his mind.

’'C'mon Dean it could be fun’'You shrugged before flipping over so you were now chest to chest with Sam rather than your back resting on his chest…yeah it all sounds weird but you were so bored you just decided to lie on Sam and he was to bored to complain.

’'What do ya think Sammy?’'You asked looking down at the moose underneath you.He shrugged before looking at Dean.

’'I’m in’'He shrugged.You all looked at Dean who rolled his eyes slamming the book shut causing a bunch of dust to shoot out making the older hunt sneeze.You couldn’t help but laugh which ended in him shooting you daggers.

’'fine.Whatever’'Dean sighed rolling his eyes again.Cas grinned clapping his hands together as he stood up and spread out the twister mat.

’'I’ll spin’'He called as Sam pushed you off him making you fall off him and in a heap on the floor landing with a 'oof’.You stood up rubbing your butt as your hair flopped infront of your face as you scowled at Sam.He chuckled making his way over to the mat.

’'Okay let’s just get this over with’'Dean groaned.


’'Get off me you oversized baby! your going to make me fall!’'Dean growled pushing his hand down on the red spot under your leg.

’'Shut up! I thought you didn’t want to play! Anyway it’s (y/n) she’s leaning on me!’'Sam snapped back.

’'Why don’t you just kiss my-’'You growled but Cas cut you off.

’'Left foot blue Sam’'Cas smiled not bothered by our competitiveness and bickering.Sam groaned as he shifted his foot.

’'Owh!Hey that was my face!’'Dean snapped.

”(Y/n) move!“Sam huffed

’'Shut it gigantor!’'You hissed back suddenly there was a slipping sound.You and Sam stopped quarrelling to see a pissed Dean on the floor.

’'Now look what you two did!’'Dean yelled aggravated.

’'Don’t be such a sore baby Dean’'You snickered he growled at you muttering profanities under his breath as he sat down next to an oblivious angel.

’'Sam get your arm out of my face!”

“Well get your hand out my hair!….owh! No that’s my ear!”

“Ah! Sam! That’s my ankle you idiot!”

“Move your butt!”

“Woah Sammy you shouldn’t be complaining about that’'Dean snickered winking making you huff out.

’'Ok ok ok…how about we call it even and on three we both drop’'You suggested now panting.Sam looked at you unsure before nodding.




There was a small thump and you grinned.“I WIN I WIN!’'You cheered dancing around.

’'Oh man I can’t believe you fell for that’'Dean roared with laughter as Sam glared at you.

’'Suck it up Sammy’'You smirked sticking your tongue out. Suddenly you were grabbed by hands as Sam pinned you down to the floor a smirk now on his face.

’'Ugh! What the hell man!”

“Hey you started it”



“Ugh! I give up!”




You all yelled as you walked off into separate directions doors slamming.Cas sat there in the silence.

“I thought people liked twister?’'He whispered scratching his head