Lady Midnight Playlist

Cassandra Clare made a playlist of songs that reminded her of Lady Midnight! All but one of them are available on Spotify. Cassandra Clare gives us specific lines as well and tell us who/what they remind her of.

Play Crack the Sky – Brand New

Julian and Emma

This story’s old but it goes on and on until we disappear.
Calm me and let me taste the salt you breathed while you were underneath.
I am the one who haunts your dreams of mountains sunk below the sea.
I spoke the words but never gave a thought to what they all could mean.

You’ve Haunted Me All My Life – Death Cab for Cutie

Lady Midnight

You’ve haunted me all my life
You’re always out of reach when I’m in pursuit
Long winded then suddenly mute
And there’s a flaw in my heart’s design
For I keep trying to make you mine

And so I wait but I never seem to learn
How to capture your diminishing returns
I still see you through the eyes of a child
Not even thinking we could tame the wild.

Always Gold – Radical Face

Mark and Julian/Ty and Julian/Ty and Mark

We were tight knit boys
Brothers in more than name
You would kill for me
And knew that I’d do the same
And it cut me sharp
Hearing you’d gone away.

Hole – Malibu

Cristina, Diana, Emma

And I knew
Love would tear you apart
Oh, and I knew
The darkest secret of your heart
I’m gonna follow you
Oh baby, fly away to Malibu
Oceans of angels
Oceans of stars
Down by the sea is where you
Drown your scars.

Chocolate – The 1975

Emma and Cristina

Oh we go where nobody knows
With guns hidden under our petticoats
No we’re never gonna quit it
No we’re never gonna quit it, no
Yeah we’re dressed in black from head to toe
We’ve got guns hidden under our petticoats
No we’re never gonna quit it. no we’re never gonna quit it no

If the Night is Dark – Seeker Lover Keeper

Mark

Well I’m trying to decide

Should I run, should I hide

Show them tricks and be tamed.

Yeah, it’s true that I’ve changed

But I’m also the same

I’m just playing the game.

If you lay down beside me 

You’ll feel that I’m cold

And I’m empty, it’s true.

See the more I reveal 

The more lonely I feel

What was one is now broken, broken in two. 

The Airborne Toxic Event – California

Emma

And oh, I hope it’s clear: there’s no room for us anymore in the atmosphere,
But darling I always liked the desperation in your eyes,
The way you’d dance in the glow of the Hollywood Freeway lights.

Someday they’re gonna forget about us and we’ll wonder if we were ever good enough.
It hit me last night, in this song I heard, I remember the feeling but forget all the words.

Soul Meets Body – Death Cab for Cutie

Julian (about Emma)

I do believe it’s true
That there are roads left in both of our shoes
But if the silence takes you
Then I hope it takes me too

So brown eyes I’ll hold you near
‘Cause you’re the only song I want to hear
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere

Fire and the Flood – Vance Joy

Several unnamed couples

You’re the fire and the flood
And I’ll always feel you in my blood
Everything is fine
When your head’s resting next to mine
Next to mine
You’re the fire and the flood

The Trapeze Swinger – Iron and Wine

Memory and Love Past and Present

And please remember me as in the dream
We had as rug burned babies
Among the fallen trees and fast asleep
Beside the lions and the ladies

That called you what you like and even might
Give a gift for your behavior
A fleeting chance to see a trapeze
Swinger high as any savior

But please remember me, my misery
And how it lost me all I wanted
Those dogs that love the rain and chasing trains
The colored birds above there running

In circles round the well and where it spells
On the wall behind St. Peter
So bright on cinder gray in spray paint
‘Who the hell can see forever?’

Death White Lies

Mark, Kieran, and the Wild Hunt

I love the feeling when we lift off
Watching the world so small below
I love the dreaming when I think of
The safety in the clouds out my window
I wonder what keeps us so high up
Could there be a love beneath these wings
If we suddenly fall should I scream out
Or keep very quiet and cling to my mouth as I’m crying
So frightened of dying
Relax, yes, I’m trying
But fear’s got a hold on me

Ocean Wide – The After

Family Love

I’ll stay right here
It’s where I’ll always belong
Days like this, I wish the sun wouldn’t set
I don’t want to forget
What made us feel this way
You see through all my fears
And that’s what got us here

Flaws – Bastille

The Blackthorns

“You have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve, and I have always buried them deep beneath the ground. Dig them up; let’s finish what we started.”

The Ocean – The Bravery

Diego and Cristina

I climbed up a mountain and looked off the edge
At all of the lives that I never have led
There’s one where I stayed with you across the sea
I wonder, do you still think of me?
I carry your image always in my head
Folded and yellowed and torn at the edge
And I’ve looked upon it for so many years
Slowly I am losing your face

All Time Low – Jasey Rae

Julian

I’ve never told a lie
And that makes me a liar
I’ve never made a bet
But we gamble with desire
I’ve never lit a match
With intent to start a fire
But recently the flames are getting out of control

Love is the End – Keane

Emma and the ocean

I took off my clothes and I ran to the ocean
Looking for somewhere to start anew
And when I was drowning in that holy water
All I could think of was you

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