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  • ?I wish I was gay, so I could get chicks?: Character songs for Buffy and Angel

    This idea's stolen from the Supernatural forum. But I thought it was great so?forgive me the theft. The question is, what songs do you think represent characters from Buffy and Angel and why?

    The "I wish I was gay so I could get chicks" song always makes me think of Xander. Not taking the lyrics too literally, but more that sense of looking at other guys and thinking "I want what they've got"?whether it's being all cool like a jungle cat like Riley, or Spike's compact yet muscular body. And then the gay bit for his slight sexual ambiguity at times (does he want to be these guys or does he want to HAVE them?).

    "I'll be your mirror" by the Velvet Underground and Nico makes me think of Tara. The way that her role is so often to allow other characters to try out ideas, to explore themselves?she's a helper rather than someone who helps herself. Although Kennedy's the one who offers to be Willow's kite string, I think that's something Tara does without talking about it. There's an element of unhealthy self-abnegation in there too. It's a bit like "Under your spell"?Tara defines herself in relation to others.


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  • #2
    Crusify Myself by Tori Amos reminds me of Buffy:

    Why do we crucify ourselves
    Everyday I crucify myself
    Nothing I do is good enough for you
    Crucify myself
    Everyday I crucify myself
    And my heart is sick of being in chains

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/t/tori+am..._20139485.html

    "I'm Young and Hopeless" by Good Charlotte always reminds me of Xander.

    Cause I'm Young And I'm Hopeless,
    I'm lost and I know this,
    I'm going nowhere fast, that's what they say.
    I'm troublesome, I'm fallen,
    I'm angry at my father,
    It's me against this world, and I don't care.
    I don't care.

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-young...charlotte.html
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    • #3
      For Giles, especially early season Giles:- Protection by Massive Attack.
      JUST ENOUGH KILL

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tangent View Post
        For Giles, especially early season Giles:- Protection by Massive Attack.
        Aww, that's such a good choice. The "why shouldn't I retaliate" bit makes me think of him going after Angel post Jenny's death.


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        • #5
          The difference between love and comfort
          Is that comfort's more reliable and true
          Brutal and mocking but always there
          A crutch for enmity's saddest glare


          Those lyrics from "Comfort Comes" by Manic Street Preachers always make me think of the Spuffy relationship.

          I always associate The Clash with Spike - not a very original choice, but I don't think he actually listens to them in the show. "Hateful" especially.
          "When people call people nerds, mostly what they are saying is, 'You like stuff', which is just not a good insult at all, like 'You are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness'."
          -John Green

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          • #6
            The lyrics in my banner are from Tori Amos' "Sleeps with Butterflies"- 'I'm not like the girls that you've known, but I believe I'm worth coming home to" from Kennedy's point of view in her 'wooing' of Willow. I'm not such a Killow, but when I heard the lyrics, and the Kennedy thing came to me, I started feeling empathy for the position Kennedy was in, both with Willow and viewers.

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            • #7
              The song Far Away by Nickelback always reminds me of the Bangel relationship...

              This time, This place
              Misused, Mistakes
              Too long, Too late
              Who was I to make you wait
              Just one chance
              Just one breath
              Just in case there's just one left
              'Cause you know,
              you know, you know

              That I love you
              I have loved you all along
              And I miss you
              Been far away for far too long
              I keep dreaming you'll be with me
              and you'll never go
              Stop breathing if
              I don't see you anymore


              That first verse and chorus reminds me of Bangel at the end of S2 when she has to kill him and her time in LA - dreaming of Angel, wishing she could go back and change things and realizing she'll never see him again.

              On my knees, I'll ask
              Last chance for one last dance
              'Cause with you, I'd withstand
              All of hell to hold your hand
              I'd give it all
              I'd give for us
              Give anything but I won't give up
              'Cause you know,
              you know, you know

              So far away
              Been far away for far too long
              So far away
              Been far away for far too long
              But you know, you know, you know


              That second verse and chorus always reminds me of Angel's POV in S3...especially the 'last chance for one last dance' line and I can just picture Angel walking into the prom during that line and dancing with Buffy for the last time...

              I wanted
              I wanted you to stay
              'Cause I needed
              I need to hear you say
              That I love you
              I have loved you all along
              And I forgive you
              For being away for far too long
              So keep breathing
              'Cause I'm not leaving you anymore
              Believe it
              Hold on to me and, never let me go
              Keep breathing
              'Cause I'm not leaving you anymore
              Believe it
              Hold on to me and, never let me go
              Keep breathing
              Hold on to me and, never let me go
              Keep breathing
              Hold on to me and, never let me go


              And then finally the final stanza is such a IWRY lyrical fit...'keep breathing cause I'm not leaving you anymore' and 'I forgive you for being far away for far too long'. I can just see the song ending with them kissing in the sunshine...*sigh* If only they could have ended the series like that...

              So the whole song seems to sum up their entire relationship nicely...and if I had the patience I would fan video it to this song...
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              • #8
                "In Pieces" by Linkin Park, to me, totally talks of Spuffy (in the early stages at least) especially from Spike's point of view.

                Telling me to go
                But hands beg me to stay

                Your lips say that you love
                Your eyes say that you hate

                There's truth in your lies
                Doubt in your faith
                What you build you lay to waste

                So I, I won't be the one
                Be the one to leave this
                In pieces

                And you
                You will be alone
                Alone with all your secrets
                And regrets

                Don't lie

                You promise me the sky
                Then toss me like a stone

                You wrap me in your arms
                And chill me to the bone

                This truth in your lies
                Doubt in your faith
                All I've got's what you didn't take


                Also from the same album, "Leave Out All The Rest" always reminds me of "Amends" and how Angel didn't feel worthy to carry on his unlife because of his past, especially this bit, which always sounds to me as if Angel is singing directly to Buffy:-

                When my time comes
                Forget the wrong that I've done
                Help me leave behind some
                Reasons to be missed

                Don't resent me
                And when you're feeling empty
                Keep me in your memory

                Leave out all the rest
                Leave out all the rest

                Forgetting
                All the hurt inside
                You've learned to hide so well

                Pretending
                Someone else can come and save me from myself
                I can't be who you are
                I can't be who you are
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                • #9
                  I got so many...but i just post a few...for now...post other when I hear them or come across them

                  SOUL OF MY SOUL Lyrics-Michael Bolton---Darla&Angel for Connor. or for Spangel lovers this can be from Angel to Spike.

                  Spoiler:
                  We may be strangers
                  We may be worlds apart sometimes
                  And it's hard to accept
                  The things we just don't understand
                  So blind to each other
                  We only see one side of nowhere
                  Some things we may never know
                  If there's one thing you should ever know

                  CHORUS
                  Soul of my soul, heart of my heart
                  The greatest treasure of my life that's what you are
                  Soul of my soul, child of my heart
                  I love you more than you know, soul of my soul

                  Into this world
                  We come with a heart that's open wide
                  And the best of this life
                  Is all I ever want for you
                  The love you believe in, your every dream
                  Your every passion
                  In time I know you'll come to see
                  Nothin' means as much to me

                  CHORUS

                  There'll come a time when you'll be on your own
                  But in your heart you're never far from home
                  Every road you take
                  Your every living day
                  You will always be, you will always be
                  The soul of my soul

                  CHORUS

                  Soul of my soul, heart of my heart
                  Some kind of miracle of life that's what you are
                  Blood of my blood, light of my life
                  You mean much more than you know
                  Soul of my soul


                  Darla/Angel *FOREVER'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME-Michael Bolton
                  (All the way Darla/Angel-us)

                  Spoiler:
                  How in the h*ll did this begin
                  Like some cruel game we can't seem to win
                  It just goes on over and over again

                  It took the best outta you and me
                  I thought we swore we'd let this love rest in peace
                  Am I wrong
                  Didn't we part as friends

                  How many lifetimes must we live through
                  Till we're lookin' through the eyes of the truth

                  CHORUS
                  We are joined at the soul
                  With a heart that don't know how to let go
                  What does it mean when it don't mean a thing
                  When we say good-bye
                  But if life is unkind
                  And forever ain't a place we can find
                  We'll know how we've tried
                  And that forever's just a matter of time

                  So much love, so much pain
                  No one to judge, no one to blame
                  It holds on
                  How desperate this need that remains

                  We know the passion that leads us blind
                  'Cause the two of us are one of a kind

                  CHORUS
                  Time after time we stumble and fall
                  Past the point of no return
                  God knows we've given so much more than our all
                  To this lesson we may never learn

                  CHORUS

                  Darla/Angel *Always On My Mind Lyrics-Michael Buble
                  (Mostly what he should or might have been feeling. Its a all Angel/Darla)

                  Spoiler:
                  Maybe I didn't treat you
                  Quite as good as I should have
                  Maybe I didn't love you
                  Quite as often as I could have
                  Little things I should have said & done
                  I just never took the time

                  But you were always on my mind
                  You were always on my mind

                  Maybe I didn't hold you
                  All those lonely, lonely times
                  And I guess I never told you
                  I'm so happy that you're mine
                  If I made you feel second best
                  Girl, I'm sorry I was blind

                  You were always on my mind
                  You were always on my mind

                  Tell me, tell me that your
                  Sweet love hasn't died
                  Give me, give me one more chance
                  To keep you satisfied
                  Satisfied

                  Little things I should have said & done
                  I just never took the time

                  You were always on my mind
                  You were always on my mind
                  You were always on my mind
                  You were always on my mind


                  Darla/Angel *I've Got You Under My Skin Lyrics-Michael Buble
                  (I think this one works for when Darla and Angel all the way, form the start in BtVS and till the end in AtS. Dreams, trial, baby and all)

                  Spoiler:
                  I`ve got you under my skin
                  I`ve got you deep in the heart of me
                  You`re so deep in my heart, that youre really a part of me
                  And I`ve got you under my skin

                  I`ve tried so not to give in
                  You know I`ve said to myself this affair `aint gunna go so well
                  But why should I try to resist, when baby I know so well
                  That I`ve got you way under my skin

                  I would sacrifice anything come what might
                  For the sake of having you near
                  In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
                  And repeats in my ear

                  Don`t you know you fool, you never can win
                  Use your mentality, step up to reality
                  But each time I do, just the thought of you
                  Makes me stop before I begin
                  `Cause I`ve got you, you`re under my skin

                  I`d sacrifice anything come what might
                  For the sake of having you near
                  In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
                  And repeatshow it yells in these ears

                  Don`t you know you fool, no changce to win
                  Why not choose your mentality, wake up, step up to reality
                  But each time I do, just the thought of you
                  Makes me stop just before I begin
                  Beause I`ve got you under my skin
                  And i love you under my skin.


                  Human Darla/Angel *Lost-Michael Buble
                  (this works mostly when Darla was human. we can start from the start as Angelus and then move onwards to human Darla, its mostly based on Agelu/us devotion to Darla...it can be for Buffy/Angel if wanted)

                  Spoiler:
                  Can't believe it's over
                  I watched the whole thing fall
                  And I never saw the writing that was on the wall
                  If I only knew
                  Days were slipping past
                  That the good things never last
                  That you were crying

                  Summer turned to winter
                  And the snow it turned to rain
                  And the rain turned into tears upon your face
                  I hardly recognized the girl you are today
                  And god I hope it's not too late
                  It's not too late

                  'Cause you are not alone
                  I'm always there with you
                  And we'll get lost together
                  Till the light comes pouring through
                  'Cause when you feel like you're done
                  And the darkness has won
                  Babe, you're not lost
                  When your world's crashing down
                  And you can't bear to fall
                  I said, babe, you're not lost

                  Life can show no mercy
                  It can tear your soul apart
                  It can make you feel like you've gone crazy
                  But you're not
                  Things have seem to changed
                  There's one thing that's still the same
                  In my heart you have remained
                  And we can fly, fly, fly away

                  'Cause you are not alone
                  And I am there with you
                  And we'll get lost together
                  Till the light comes pouring through
                  'Cause when you feel like you're done
                  And the darkness has won
                  Babe, you're not lost
                  When the world's crashing down
                  And you cannot bear the cross
                  I said, baby, you're not lost
                  Mmm yeah yeah, yeah yeah
                  I said, baby, you're not lost
                  I said, baby, you're not lost
                  Ooh yeah yeah,
                  I said, baby, you're not lost


                  Darla/Angel *CAN'T TURN IT OFF-Michael Bolton
                  (I suppose this can work bouth ways...but it mostly works for her to him. I can be him for her)

                  Spoiler:
                  I can't get you back, but I can't turn away from you
                  Our love is a fact
                  Though I've tried to deny it, like you wanted me to
                  I brake on the streets
                  The people they stop and stare
                  Was it only a dream, you said you must leave
                  So why do you follow me everywhere

                  I run for my life, can't break away from your spell
                  Ya know it cuts deep inside, oh it's like heaven and hell

                  CHORUS:
                  Can't turn it off, can't turn it off, I said
                  I can't turn it off, why do you follow me
                  Can't turn it off, ya turned it on and now I
                  Can't turn it off

                  If I'm goin' down, I'm sure to go down in flames
                  I wait for your sound
                  I look for you now and I can't hold you to blame

                  I know you feel guilty, for things we've said and done
                  To you I'm a moment of fire in your life
                  But it's different for me, you're the only one

                  I run for my life, can't break away from your spell
                  Ya know it cuts deep inside, oh it's like heaven and hell

                  CHORUS:

                  The sound of your voice is all I can hear
                  I still see your face, it's all I can bear
                  Knowing wherever I run, you'll always be there

                  CHORUS:


                  Angel * I'M NOT MADE OF STEEL-Michael Bolton
                  (this reminds me of Angel...maybe a bit of Spike too.)

                  Spoiler:
                  Under the endless sky
                  Beneath a million stars
                  Within the course of a lifetime
                  How very young we are

                  As I stumble on this journey
                  Along the road to what is real
                  I'm not made of steel
                  I'm not made of steel

                  With all the lessons of my learning
                  And the strength that I possess
                  Still there are mountains I wish I was moving
                  That take much more than my best

                  There are plans beyond my power
                  There are dreams beyond my reach

                  Oh these eyes deceive the words I speak
                  Don't tell the story inside
                  So don't believe the face you see
                  It's only the face of my pride

                  CHORUS
                  I'm not made of steel
                  I'm not made of stone
                  I can't be anything more than I'm made of
                  Move heaven and earth on my own

                  I'm only a man
                  Flesh and blood is all I am
                  You think I can carry the world on my shoulders
                  That don't mean that I can
                  I can bend I can break I can feel
                  I'm not made of steel

                  They teach you well to wear your armor
                  But what you've learned is just a lie
                  And there's a price to be paid for denying
                  With every tear you never cry
                  Don't ever show, don't let them know
                  The heart you never reveal
                  Don't ask me why don't make me hide
                  The pain you don't think I can feel

                  CHORUS

                  I'm only a man
                  Flesh and blood is all I am
                  You think I can carry the world on my shoulders
                  That don't mean that I can
                  I can bend I can break I can feel
                  I'm not made of steel

                  (solo)
                  Oh don't believe the face you see
                  It's only the face of my ...only the face of my pride

                  CHORUS

                  I'm only a man
                  Flesh and blood is all I am
                  You think I can carry the world on my shoulders
                  That don't mean that I can
                  I'm not made of steel, I'm not made of stone
                  I'm not made of steel, I'm not made of stone
                  ~:: I'm a romantic.I believe in romance.I like being in love.I think there's power there ::~

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sosa lola View Post
                    "I'm Young and Hopeless" by Good Charlotte always reminds me of Xander.

                    Cause I'm Young And I'm Hopeless,
                    I'm lost and I know this,
                    I'm going nowhere fast, that's what they say.
                    I'm troublesome, I'm fallen,
                    I'm angry at my father,
                    It's me against this world, and I don't care.
                    I don't care.

                    http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-young...charlotte.html
                    Here I made a video about Xander using this song, I'd love if you checked it out and told me your opinion.... pimping self is nowhere shameless when it's your first video ever

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                    • #11
                      For Angel and or Angelus.

                      Every Breath you Take by The Police.

                      The song has a brooding, melancholy quality that seems just right for mr broodypants. The lyrics are actually quite creepy and might apply more to Angelus than Angel but as a whole I think it's a fair fit.
                      JUST ENOUGH KILL

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tangent View Post
                        For Angel and or Angelus.

                        Every Breath you Take by The Police.

                        The song has a brooding, melancholy quality that seems just right for mr broodypants. The lyrics are actually quite creepy and might apply more to Angelus than Angel but as a whole I think it's a fair fit.
                        Also, he's a bit of a stalker, and that is SUCH a stalkerish song (I'll be watching you!!).


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                        • #13
                          elvis presley - just pretend
                          bangel

                          (i had made the fanvid a long time ago. unfortunately, youtube purged me and deleted things i had actually made! GRR!)

                          Just pretend, I'm holding you
                          And whispering things soft and low
                          And think of me, how it's gonna be,
                          Just pretend I didn't go

                          When I walked away, I heard you say
                          If you need me, you know what to do
                          I knew it then, I'd be back again
                          Just pretend I'm right there with you

                          And I'll come flying to you, oh yes
                          All the crying is true
                          Oh, I will hold you and love you again
                          But until then, we'll just pretend

                          Oh, it's funny but I can't recall the things
                          We said or why you're crying
                          But now I know it was wrong to go
                          I belong here by your side
                          basically, what i had was bangel's relationship... they ended up doing a lot of pretend, they kept getting split apart, but they always kept coming back to each other.

                          and i had this one selected and vidded for spike (r.i.p. fanvids):

                          I remember my first love affair
                          Somehow the whole darn thing went wrong
                          My mama had some great advice
                          So, I thought I'd put it into words of this song
                          I can still hear her say:

                          Boy, oh, I see you're sittin' out there all alone
                          Cryin' your eyes out, 'cause the woman that you love has gone
                          Oh, there's gonna be, there's gonna be a whole lot of trouble in your life
                          Oh, so listen to me, get up off your knees, 'cause only the strong survive
                          That's what she said, only the strong survive
                          Only the strong survive,

                          Oh, you've got to be strong, you'd better hold on
                          Don't go all around with your head hung down
                          Well, I wouldn't let that little girl
                          No, I wouldn't let her know that she made me feel like a clown

                          There's a whole lot a girls lookin' for a good man like you
                          Oh, but you'll never meet 'em if you give up now and say that your life is through
                          Yes she said: only the strong survive, only the strong survive,
                          You've got to be a man, you've got to take a stand

                          Only the strong survive, only the strong survive,
                          Oh, you've got to be strong, you'd better hold on
                          'cause only the strong survive

                          Only the strong survive, only the strong survive,
                          Well, you've got to be a man, you've got to take a stand
                          Only the strong survive, only the strong survive
                          basically, i had cecily (the first love affair), drusilla (the whole darn thing went wrong), anne (playing the mother along with dru), xin rong, nikki wood, buffy (most of those clips came from crush, fool for love and the gift) and fred (saving her from pavayne). when elvis enunciates sort of a shout with the "don't go!" it matched up to doc pushing spike off the tower with dawn's wide eyes. and it ended over with ats. i was probably in a crazy mood when i vidded it because on the words "life is through" i had spike's ghost go invisible on the "through". i thought it was hilarious. the last "take a stand" obviously had the power play/not fade away thing.
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                          "Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be. It's harsh and cruel. But that's why there's us. Champions."

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                          • #14
                            I maintain that the most Spuffy-reminiscent verse I've encountered in a song can be found in "Coin-Operated Boy" (especially with Riley as the "coin-operated boy" and "plastic fantasy", as seen in SDWolfpup's music video).

                            this bridge was written to make you feel smittener
                            with my sad picture of girl getting bitter-er
                            can you extract me from my plastic fantasy
                            I didn't think so
                            but I'm still convincible
                            will you persist even after I bet you
                            a billion dollars that I'll never love you
                            and will you persist even after I kiss you
                            goodbye for the last time
                            will you keep on trying
                            to prove it
                            I'm dying
                            to lose it...

                            (set made by Francy for me)

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                            • #15
                              Not so much for individual characters but a couple of shippy songs that i reckon fit quite well.

                              For Bangel - Eternal flame by The Bangles (see what i did there)

                              For Spuffy - Ever fallen in love by The Buzzcocks.
                              JUST ENOUGH KILL

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                              • #16
                                So many songs remind me of Buffy characters/ships, I'm having difficulty remembering them all.

                                They don't talk about Buffy's parents break up all that often, but family portrait by pink I always think of from Buffy's POV.


                                Mama please stop crying
                                I can't stand the sound
                                Your pain is painful and it's tearing me down
                                I hear glasses breaking as I sit up in my bed
                                I told god you didn't mean those nasty things you said

                                You fight about money about me and my bro-ther
                                And this I come home to this is my shelter
                                It ain't easy growin up in world war three
                                never knowing what love could be you see,
                                I don't wanna love to destroy me like it has done my family

                                Can we work it out
                                Can we be a family
                                I promise I'll be better(I promise)
                                Mommy I'll do anything(I'll do anything)

                                Can we work it out
                                Can we be a family
                                I promise I'll be better
                                Daddy please don't leave

                                Daddy please stop yelling
                                I can't stand the sound
                                Make mama stop crying 'cause I need you around
                                My mama she loves you no matter what she says
                                it's true
                                I know that she hurts you but remember I love you too

                                I ran away today, ran from the noise ran away
                                Don't wanna go back to that place but don't have no choice no way
                                It ain't easy growin up in world war tree
                                Never know what love could be, I've seen
                                I don't wanna love to destroy me like it did my family

                                Can we work it out( can we work it out)
                                Can we be a family
                                I promise I'll be better (I'll promise I'll do anything)
                                Mommy I'll do anything

                                Can we work it out
                                Can we be a family
                                I promise I'll be better
                                Daddy please don't leave

                                In our family portrait we look pretty happy
                                Let's play pretend just like it comes naturally
                                I don't wanna have 2 split the holidays
                                I don't want 2 adresses. I don't want a stepbrother anyway
                                And I don't want my mom to change her last name

                                In our family portrait we look pretty happy
                                We look pretty normal let's go back to that
                                In our family portrait we look pretty happy
                                Let's play pretend like it goes naturally (2x)

                                In our family portrait we look pretty happy
                                We look pretty normal let's go back to that(2x)

                                Daddy don't leave (3x)
                                Turn around please..
                                You took my shining star
                                Daddy don't leave(3x)
                                Mama be nicer I'll be so much better
                                I'll tell my brother I won't spill the milk at dinner
                                I'll be so much better I'll do everything right
                                I'll be your little girl forever
                                I'll go to sleep at night


                                A lot of it is because Buffy blamed herself for what happened because they split up when she was 'messing up' because she was the slayer. Also he left so it kinda fits, and there are clearly abandonment issues there.

                                Rod Stewart's Maggie May always reminds me of Spuffy in season 6, Spike's POV of course, ignoring the school part

                                Wake up maggie
                                I think i've got something to say to you
                                It's late september
                                And i really should be back at school
                                I know i keep you amused
                                But i feel i'm being used
                                O maggie i couldn't have tried any more

                                You led me away from home
                                Just to save you from being alone
                                You stole my heart
                                That's what really hurts

                                All i needed was a friend of lend a guiding hand
                                You turned into my lover
                                And mother what a lover you wore me out
                                Al you do is wreck my bed
                                And in the morning kick me in the head
                                O maggie i couldn't have tried anymore

                                You led me away form home
                                Just to save you from being alone
                                You stole my heart
                                I couldn't leave you if i tried

                                I suppose i could collect my books and go back to school
                                Or steal my daddy's cue
                                And make a living out of playing pool
                                I'll find myself a rock n roll band
                                That needs a helping hand
                                Maggie i wish i'd never
                                Seen your face

                                You made a first class fool out of me
                                But i was blind as a fool can be
                                You stole my heart
                                But i love you anyway
                                spuffylove147
                                Hellmouth Tourist
                                Last edited by spuffylove147; 04-10-07, 12:14 AM.
                                "You're the one Buffy"

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                                • #17
                                  This Scissor Sisters song reminds me about Buffy, and how so many of the men in her life have seen her....Riley, Xander (sometimes, in the past, perhaps still?), Spike, even Giles sometimes. And not just men - Dawn, too, and perhaps - though she wouldn't admit it - Faith. Buffy is sometimes isolated by her heroism. There are people who are there for her but she can't always accept the intimacy. Maybe it's how she sees herself...the idea of having a superiority complex, but having an inferiority complex about it.

                                  The Land of a Thousand Words


                                  Another constellation dies
                                  Do what you want 'cause it's your own sky
                                  Just call me when the phone stops ringing
                                  Thanks for coming by
                                  I'm just glad I'm on your good side
                                  Where it's smoldering or freezing
                                  It's never all that easy to decide

                                  This is the land of a thousand words
                                  But it seems so few are worth the breath to say
                                  Except I'll be looking after my own world
                                  And you just keep on saving the day
                                  I'll try to stay but it's in vain when you're far
                                  I'm on the run to wherever you are

                                  And that's the nature of the chase
                                  You fall so far behind you end in first place
                                  Pass the torch this time we're running to each's own regret
                                  There's no harm in playing hard to get
                                  Boundlessness deceives me
                                  Baby you may turn the corner yet

                                  This is the land of a thousand words
                                  But it seems so few are worth the breath to say
                                  Except I'll be looking after my own world
                                  And you just keep on saving the day
                                  I'll try to stay but it's in vain when you're far
                                  I'm on the run to wherever you are

                                  I'm a gonna do everything I say
                                  Tried to stay but time's running out
                                  But now I'm on my way


                                  -- Robofrakkinawesome BANNER BY FRANCY --

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                                  • #18
                                    I think the song Losing My Religion by REM demonstrates Buffy's inner turmoil; with the fight against evil and her relations with others.

                                    (I've put the lyrics under a spoiler to prevent this page from getting too long, heh. And i've also emboldened the parts of the lyrics which i think apply to her the most.)

                                    Spoiler:
                                    Life is bigger
                                    Its bigger than you
                                    And you are not me
                                    The lengths that I will go to
                                    The distance in your eyes
                                    Oh no Ive said too much

                                    I set it up

                                    Thats me in the corner
                                    Thats me in the spotlight
                                    Losing my religion

                                    Trying to keep up with you
                                    And I dont know if I can do it
                                    Oh no Ive said too much
                                    I havent said enough
                                    I thought that I heard you laughing
                                    I thought that I heard you sing
                                    I think I thought I saw you try

                                    Every whisper
                                    Of every waking hour im
                                    Choosing my confessions

                                    Trying to keep an eye on you
                                    Like a hurt lost and blinded fool
                                    Oh no Ive said too much

                                    I set it up

                                    Consider this
                                    The hint of the century
                                    Consider this
                                    The slip that brought me
                                    To my knees failed
                                    What if all these fantasies
                                    Come flailing around

                                    Now Ive said too much
                                    I thought that I heard you laughing
                                    I thought that I heard you sing
                                    I think I thought I saw you try

                                    But that was just a dream
                                    That was just a dream

                                    1. "Life is bigger..." Buffy has always felt like her fight against evil is bigger than her, but she still fought. It wasn't until Chosen, when she smile's, that i think she realises that she has made a difference. That her fight is over for now.
                                    2. "The distance in your eyes..." Reflects how she pulls herself away from those who are close to her. Which is strange seeing as they give her the power, and in effect are the reason why she has lived so long. In "Conversations With Dead People" she admits herself that she pulls away because she thinks she's better than her friends, but at the same time isn't worth their friendship.
                                      Also, the idea that she has said too much, reflects the fact that she rarely tells those around her what she is feeling, and is not very honest about her thoughts.
                                    3. "That's me in the spotlight..." Buffy, naturally is in the spotlight as she is the slayer (and the protagonist of the show) but i think she resents this position, as it means she has to make the difficult decisions. She is the law. For example in her dealings with Anya.
                                    4. "Choosing my confessions..." Is sort of what Buffy does in "Conversation With Dead People". She feels an immense amount of guilt in all areas of her life. That is perhaps why she pulls away from loved-ones, she fears hurting them further. For example, when Xander lost an eye whilst battling Caleb, Buffy reacted by pulling away and becoming really cold. When really she couldn't deal with the responsibility of doing that to her friend.
                                    5. "Like a hurt lost and blinded fool..." I think mirrors her most initimate relationships. ie. those she is in love with, or thinks she is. Buffy has always been susceptible to being almost 'ruled' by her other half. And all her relationships have ended badly, given that they can't handle the power struggle that is constantly happenning.
                                    6. "What if all these fantasies..." and "That was just a dream" I also think a major part of Buffy is her fear that her whole world will come crashing down around her. That her friends will eventually leave her, and she will be left alone. She has afterall led a life that traditionally a slayer shouldn't, and perhaps she fears that by some wierd twist of fate, it will be taken from her.


                                    Most importantly i think the quote "Losing My Religion" refects her loss of faith in life during season 6. Which probably began with her loss of faith in major institutions early on in life: school and the watcher's council.

                                    Anyway, it's really interesting seeing everyone else's posts. And i hope someone understood what i meant with this reference =]
                                    "Blue in the face with a choking regret."

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                                    • #19
                                      i think this song sums up all the characters who had to see people who they were still in love with go on with someone else (angel and oz come to mind--but especially angel--it's that "cry" line):

                                      I was the one who taught her to kiss
                                      The way that she kisses you now.
                                      And you know the way she touches your cheek,
                                      Well, I taught her how.

                                      I was the one who taught her to cry
                                      When she wants you under her spell.
                                      The sight of her tears drives you out of your mind,
                                      I taught her so well.

                                      And then one day
                                      I had my love as perfect as could be.
                                      She lived, she loved, she laughed, she cried,
                                      And it was all for me.

                                      I'll never know who taught her to lie.
                                      Now that it's over and done,
                                      Who learned the lesson when she broke my heart?
                                      I was the one.

                                      And then one day
                                      I had my love as perfect as could be.
                                      She lived, she loved, she laughed, she cried,
                                      And it was all for me.

                                      I'll never know who taught her to lie.
                                      Now that it's over and done,
                                      Who learned the lesson when she broke my heart?
                                      I was the one.
                                      (and btw, my fanvids were SAVED! i found them. /blatant advertisement)
                                      NileQT87
                                      The Dark Avenger
                                      Last edited by NileQT87; 26-10-07, 01:08 AM.

                                      "If there is no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do."
                                      "Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be. It's harsh and cruel. But that's why there's us. Champions."

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by ciderdrinker View Post
                                        "In Pieces" by Linkin Park, to me, totally talks of Spuffy (in the early stages at least) especially from Spike's point of view.

                                        Telling me to go
                                        But hands beg me to stay

                                        Your lips say that you love
                                        Your eyes say that you hate

                                        There's truth in your lies
                                        Doubt in your faith
                                        What you build you lay to waste

                                        So I, I won't be the one
                                        Be the one to leave this
                                        In pieces

                                        And you
                                        You will be alone
                                        Alone with all your secrets
                                        And regrets

                                        Don't lie

                                        You promise me the sky
                                        Then toss me like a stone

                                        You wrap me in your arms
                                        And chill me to the bone

                                        This truth in your lies
                                        Doubt in your faith
                                        All I've got's what you didn't take

                                        Also from the same album, "Leave Out All The Rest" always reminds me of "Amends" and how Angel didn't feel worthy to carry on his unlife because of his past, especially this bit, which always sounds to me as if Angel is singing directly to Buffy:-

                                        When my time comes
                                        Forget the wrong that I've done
                                        Help me leave behind some
                                        Reasons to be missed

                                        Don't resent me
                                        And when you're feeling empty
                                        Keep me in your memory

                                        Leave out all the rest
                                        Leave out all the rest

                                        Forgetting
                                        All the hurt inside
                                        You've learned to hide so well

                                        Pretending
                                        Someone else can come and save me from myself
                                        I can't be who you are
                                        I can't be who you are
                                        Yes, yes! I totally agree with you..
                                        and there are some more for Spuffy:
                                        Always by Saliva

                                        I hear, a voice say "Don't be so blind"
                                        It's telling me all of these things
                                        That you would probably hide!
                                        Am I your one and only desire?
                                        Am I the reason you breathe,
                                        Or am I the reason you cry?

                                        Always, always, always,
                                        I just can't live without you!

                                        I love you!
                                        I hate you!
                                        I can't live without you!
                                        I breathe you,
                                        I taste you!
                                        I just can't live without you!
                                        I just can't take anymore
                                        This life of solitude
                                        I guess then I'm out that door
                                        And now I'm done with you!

                                        I feel, like you don't want me around
                                        I guess I'll pack all my things
                                        And I'll see you around
                                        It's all, been bottled up till now
                                        As I walk out your door
                                        All I can hear is the sound

                                        Always, always, always,
                                        I just can't live without you!

                                        I love you,
                                        I hate you,
                                        I just can't live without you.

                                        I left you my heart,
                                        Why would you tear it apart?

                                        Always, always, always, always.
                                        ...

                                        I love you,
                                        I hate you,
                                        I just can't live without you!
                                        I love you,
                                        I hate you,
                                        I just can't live without you.
                                        I just can't take anymore
                                        This life of solitude
                                        I pick myself off the floor,
                                        And now i'm done with you.
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