Title: as you turn you take your heart
Number of Tracks: 9
Notes: For the fanmix slam. So I’ve never made a fanmix before but I really wanted to participate in the fanmix slam (but I made some art work to go along with it and accidently called it a “slam mix”…oops) so I decided to give it a shot, plus this was a nice way for me to
procrastinate from my big biology project show my Jeff/Annie love through music. So when I think of the episode “Asian Population Studies” my mind immediately goes to the “either you want me or you don’t” bathroom scene, so a lot of the songs have to do with that scene.
01. Fell in Love Without You (acoustic) – Motion City Soundtrack
Last night I fell in love without you
I waved goodbye to that heart of mine beating solo on your lawn
Explanation: Annie has fallen for Rich. She was tired of waiting for Jeff to figure what he wants.
Download Fell In Love Without You here
02. Between The Lines – Sara Bareilles
Time to tell me the truth
To burden your mouth for what you say
No pieces of paper in the way
Cause I can’t continue pretending to choose
These opposite sides on which we fall
The loving you laters if at all
Explanation: Annie has just given Jeff her “Either you want me or you don’t, what’s it gunna be?” ultimatum. She’s thinking about their relationship and she’s decided that she’s tired of his ‘loves me-loves me not’ games and wants a straight answer from him as to what she means to him, cause she’s decided that she can’t continue on with their undefined relationship.
Download Between the Lines here
03. Hearts Collide– Sarah Solovay
It’s now or never,
We’re meant to be together,
Would you take a chance, make a move,
Answer this prayer of mine
Maybe it’s different this time,
Maybe our hearts will collide
Explanation: While waiting for Jeff to give her an answer to her ultimatum Annie thinks about their relationship and can’t help but hope that instead of ignoring his feelings and their connection like he always does, Jeff will finally recognize it and say he wants her.
Download Hearts Collide here
04. Chances– Five For Fighting
I´m just a realistic man
A bottle filled with shells and sand
Afraid to love beyond what I can lose when it comes to you
Explanation: When Jeff gives Annie an answer to her ultimatum he is just trying to be realistic, knowing that the chances that they would ever have a real relationship are slim, and that the chances that they would work out and that he wouldn’t hurt her are bad. But it pains Jeff to say this (cause he likes her when he knows shouldn’t), so he finds a way to work his way around giving her that explanation (a.k.a. a straight answer).
Download Chances here
05. You’re a god– Vertical Horizon
But I hope I can find the words to say
Never again no
No never again
'Cause you're a god
And I am not
And I just thought
That you would know
You're a god
And I am not
And I just thought
I'd let you go
Explanation: Jeff knows that one of the reasons that him and Annie can’t be together is because he is bad for her. She is wonderful, and he isn’t a good enough person for her. Jeff knows this, but isn’t strong enough to say it out loud. By giving her his “Relationships are complicated”/not straight answer he is avoiding saying this reason. But then Jeff runs to Rich so he can help make him stronger in the hopes that one day he’ll be able to tell Annie in a straight forward way that he is bad for her.
Download You're a god here
06. Almost Lover– A Fine Frenzy
So long my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do
Explanation: Annie’s thoughts as she’s walking out of the men’s bathroom.
Download Almost Lover here
07. The Mess I Made – Parachute
Should've kissed you there
I should've held your face
I should've watched those eyes
Instead of run in place
Explanation: Jeff regrets not telling Annie how he really feels about her and thinks about their conversation in the men’s bathroom; thinking about both what really happened between them and about all the things he wished he had done instead.
Download The Mess I Made here
08. The Way I Loved You – Taylor Swift
He is sensible and so incredible
And all my single friends are jealous
He says everything I need to hear and it's like
I couldn't ask for anything better
Explanation: Annie’s thoughts on how great Rich is and how she really likes him, but he still doesn’t compare to how she feels for Jeff.
Download The Way I Loved You here
09. Everything You Want – Vertical Horizon
He's everything you want
He's everything you need
He's everything inside of you
That you wish you could be
He says all the right things
At exactly the right time
But he means nothing to you
And you don't know why
Explanation: Rich really is Mr. Perfect (or ‘Dr. Do-Know-Wrong’ as Jeff would say), but no matter how great he is, he can’t fill that special place in Annie’s heart which is reserved for Jeff.
Download Everything You Want here