nessataleweaver (nessataleweaver) wrote,

SOUNDTRACK: Getting lost and finding you (for 'Come Near' by Topaz119); marvelbang

Honestly, I need to get back to actual writing - it feels like all I do these days are fanmixes! Not that those aren't fun, too, but I think I'm a little burnt out for awhile - despite how good the story I was assigned is, I couldn't get really enthused about the music or covers. I just hope I managed to put together something worthy of the story anyway.

So, this one is for marvelbang; the story is called 'Come Near' and it's by Topaz119. It's all Clint and Natasha, immediately after The Avengers, and about how they redefine their partnership in the wake of Clint's epic mind-frelling, and what her desperation to rescue him has revealed to Natasha.

It also includes a fairly epic road trip, along the famous Route 66. Never got around to mentioning this to Topaz, but I actually tried this myself recently, when a couple of friends and I went to the US to attend the 20th Otacon (which was AWESOME!!). I meant to actually use one of my photos of Route 66 for the back cover, but to be honest? The one I found via google was better.

Also? I don't know what it's like along the part from New York to the Midwest, but the part I travelled, in California/Arizona? ROYALLY SUCKED. It runs alongside the Interstate in that section, so there's no maintenance of the road at all. The first section we drove along, we only went about a mile before the friend who was driving apologetically had to get back on the Interstate, because the road was so lumpy that he was afraid we'd wreck the shocks on the rental car! The second section we attempted had more dips and rises than the Dow-Jones Index. I'm very prone to motion sickness, and I only just managed to get to my pills in time. As I said in the postcard I sent to Mum 'In my case, I nearly got my sicks on Route 66!'

I don't even have a Tshirt to show for it, either - there were a couple of stops which had lots of souvineers, but I decided to hold out for the Route 66 museum. Problem was, when we got to Bairstow (actually the second time, but the first time we were en route to Vegas and only there from late evening to early morning) we found out it was the ONE day of the week the museum was closed, wouldn't you know it? Oh, well. I came back with too many souvineer Tshirts anyway.

Anyway, enough bitching - my point is, the story is fantastic, and every BlackHawk shipper should read it at least once. (the authour was also kind enough to say some nice things about this mix!)

AO3: 'Come Near', by Topaz119

You can download the mix (zip file includes mp3's, both covers and tracklisting) at mediafire:

WARNING: scene-specific listing is after the cut, including lyrics.

There's quite a few acoustic or near-acoustic tracks on this mix; the scenes that struck a chord with me, or were simply important enough to merit a song, tended to be dialogue-heavy or otherwise intense moments where I didn't want to overwhelm the story itself. I also really wanted to add in something from the ballet Coppelia (you'll understand why when you read the story), but I could not for the life of me find somewhere I could download any recording of the score. It's not that I object to paying for music tracks (I prefer it, actually. Better for my karma), but the problems with living in Australia - I can't buy anything audio off amazon (US or UK), and I don't belong to Australia iTunes *helpless shrug*.

Getting lost and finding you
A mix for ‘Come Near’ by Topaz119

Avalanche - Matthew Good Band
Let go (acoustic) - Boys Like Girls
Are you havin' any fun? - Tony Bennett (featuring Elvis Costello)
Maybe - Stereophonics
Route 66 - The Rolling Stones
Let's Get Lost - Amanda Marshall
Stripped - Shiny Toy Guns
Umaretate no Shiro - KOKIA
I feel you - Depeche Mode
One thing is for sure (acoustic) - The Spill Canvas

lost+found front

lost+found back

Avalanche – Matthew Good Band / Clint in opening scene
One foot in front of the other
One foot back to counter it
Days like these you've got to find it in some other way
It's all or nothing baby

Let go (acoustic) - Boys like Girls / Clint and Natasha walking in Central Park after Loki and Thor leave.
So let go, jump in,
Oh well, whatcha waiting for?
It's alright,
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown.
Let go, let go, just get in,
Oh, it's so amazing here.
It's alright,
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown.

Are you havin’ any fun? - Tony Bennett (featuring Elvis Costello) / the benefit
Are you havin' any fun?
What y'gettin' out o' livin'?
What good is what you've got
If you're not havin' any fun?

Are you havin' any laughs?
Are you gettin' any lovin'?
If other people do - so can you!
Have a little fun!

Maybe – Stereophonics /Clint and Natasha’s talk after the benefit
Maybe one thing, maybe something
Maybe nothing
All I know is friend - it's nothing new

Maybe it's me - what is to be?
Maybe lucky
All I ask is where we're s'posed to be

I give a lot, I take a lot
It's nothing new to me

Maybe you've grown, am I so wrong?
How long's too long?
All I want is us to be happy

Route 66 – The Rolling Stones / Clint and Natasha driving (part 1)
Well if you ever plan to motor west
Just take my way
That's the highway that's the best
Get your kicks on Route 66

Let’s get lost – Amanda Marshall / Clint and Natasha driving (part 2)
Livin' in the darkness, baby
Comin' all undone
Been a cruel December, now we're prayin' for the sun
By the time the storm rolls in, we could be long gone

Baby let's get lost
‘Til the days get long
Just you and I

Frost on the outside brings a chill within
Seems like we hide our hearts away when the days get dim
Let's shake it off, let's shake it up
We're not the kind who just give in
So let's begin

Stripped – Shiny Toy Guns / Clint and Natasha make love for the first time
Has nothing on this
You're breathing in fumes
I taste when we kiss

Take my hand
Come back to the land
Where everything's ours
For a few hours

Let me see you stripped down to the bone
Let me see you stripped down to the bone

Umaretate no Shiro - KOKIA / Clint and Natasha's visit with Mama Tu

I Feel You – Depeche Mode / second love scene
I feel you
Your heart it sings
I feel you
The joy it brings
Where heaven waits
Those golden gates
And back again
You take me to
And lead me through oblivion

This is the morning of our love
It's just the dawning of our love

One thing is for sure (acoustic) – The Spill Canvas / ‘We saved the world’ and end theme
Sometimes when I let my mind run free
It never fails, it goes right to you,
And a smile takes a hold of me.
I miss the way your body burns
When we melt alone.

There are things in this world
That I don't understand.
Like: Love, war, gravity, or the lay of the land.
All of these remain mysteries
But one thing is for sure -
You are worth living for.

Tags: avengers (movieverse), bigbang, fanmix
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