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Songs That Remind Me of Seeley Booth
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sillysun22 asked me to post songs that I listen to while writing and/or that remind me of Booth and Brennan.  I'm going to start to fill her request by posting songs that remind me specifically of Booth.  For some songs, I've added brief explanations.  I may add more, and I'll almost certainly edit this post down the line and add additional songs as they occur to me.  I've posted Mediafire and Youtube links.  Any problems, let me know. :)

1.  Jewel - Hands
Youtube link

{This is Booth–his job, his faith, and the man in full.}

If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we're all OK
and not to worry 'cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these
I won't be made useless
I won't be idle with despair

I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear


My hands are small, I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
and I am never broken

Poverty stole your golden shoes
But it didn't steal your laughter
and heart ache came to visit me
But I knew it wasn't ever after


We'll fight, not out of spite
For someone must stand up for what's right
'Cause where there's a man who has no voice
There ours shall go singing


My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
and I am never broken

In the end only kindness matters
In the end only kindness matters

I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray


My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
and I am never broken

My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
and I am never broken
We are never broken

We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's mind
We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's heart
We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's eyes
We are God's hands
We are God's hands

2.  TRUSTcompany - The War is Over
Youtube link

{No particular lines in this song stand out for me; there's just something about the overall sound of it that is a trigger for me.}

The hours devour me
My life's wasted
Waiting here for you
There's nothing left of me
Lost in a void out of sync
There's nothing left to believe
The end is now
I surrender

The war is over
The rain has fallen
And all that's left has blown away
Your eyes are haunted
By what you wanted
And I surrender
The war is over

The anger I keep for you
The bitter lessons I will keep for me
There's nothing I can do
To save you from your own hell
There's nothing left for you
The end is now
I surrender

The war is over
The rain has fallen
And all that's left has blown away
Your eyes are haunted
By what you wanted
And I surrender
(I surrender)
The war is over
It's over now

I can see it
I can see what you've become
I can feel it
As everything goes numb

The war is over
The rain has fallen
And all that's left has blown away
Your eyes are haunted
By what you wanted
And I surrender
(I surrender)
The war is over
The rain has fallen
And all that's left has blown away
Your eyes are haunted
By what you wanted
And I surrender
(I surrender)
The war is over
(The war is over)
The war is over
(The war is over)

3.  Kate Rusby - Who Will Sing Me Lullabies?
Youtube link

witchofthedogs recommended Kate Rusby to me a few days ago.  Who Will Sing Me Lullabies was the first song of hers that I listened to.  I sobbed throughout the entire first listen.  Then I wrote Long Night, playing Who Will Sing Me Lullabies over and over again until I'd finished.  Long Night is nowhere near as heartbreaking as this song, but I hope to someday write something that is. 

Lay me down gently, lay me down low,
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know.
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Who now will sing me lullabies,
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.


In this big world I'm lonely, for I am but small,
Oh angels in heaven, don't you care for me at all?

You heard my heart breaking for it rang through the skies,
So why don't you sing me lullabies,
Oh why don't you sing me lullabies.

I lay here; I'm weeping for the stars they have come,
I lay here not sleeping; now the long night has begun.
The man in the moon, oh he can't help but cry,
For there's no one to sing me lullabies,
Oh there's no one to sing me lullabies.

So lay me down gently, oh lay me down low,
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know .
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Who now will sing me lullabies,
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.

Who will sing me to sleep
Who will sing me to sleep
Who will sing me to sleep
Who will sing me to sleep

4.  Soul Asylum - Somebody to Shove
Youtube link

{This is Booth in the moments when he's punching walls and shoving guns in peoples' mouths.}


Grandfather watches the grandfather clock
And the phone hasn't rang for so long
And the time flies by like a vulture in the sky
Suddenly he breaks into song

I'm waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I'm not alone
I'm waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I'm not alone

Hello, speak up, is there somebody there?
These hang-ups are getting me down
In a world frozen over with over-exposure
Let's talk it over, let's go out and paint the town

I'm waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I'm not alone

Cause I want somebody to shove
I need somebody to shove
I want somebody to shove me

You're a dream for insomniacs,
prize in the Cracker Jacks
All the difference in the world is just a call away

And I'm waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I'm not alone
Yes I'm waiting by the phone
I'm waiting for you to call me up
and tell me I'm not alone

Cause I want somebody to shove
I need somebody to shove
I want somebody to shove me
Yes I want somebody to shove
I need somebody to shove
I want somebody to shove me

5.  Duran Duran - Come Undone
Youtube link

{This is one of three songs I played on a loop while I wrote the first two chapters of Come Undone.}

Mine, immaculate dream made breath and skin
I've been waiting for you
Signed, with a home tattoo,
Happy birthday to you was created for you

Can't ever keep from falling apart
At the seams
Can't I believe you're taking my heart
To pieces

Oh, it'll take a little time,
might take a little crime
to come undone now


We'll try to stay blind
to the hope and fear outside
Hey child, stay wilder than the wind
And blow me in to cry


Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone

Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone

Words, playing me deja vu
Like a radio tune I swear I've heard before
Chill, is it something real
Or the magic I'm feeding off your fingers

Can't ever keep from falling apart
At the seams
Can I believe you're taking my heart
To pieces

Lost, in a snow filled sky, we'll make it alright
To come undone now

We'll try to stay blind
to the hope and fear outside
Hey child, stay wilder than the wind
And blow me in to cry


Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone

Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone

Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone...

6.  Mute Math - Break the Same
Youtube link

{Booth breaks–just like everyone else.  This is one of three songs I played on a loop while I wrote the first two chapters of Come Undone.}

The crowds roll by,
and I'm falling in
Everyone's invisible, but
it's just pretend

And we all freaked out, what a shame
When only tears know how
To remind us we all break the same

We all break the same
And we all break the same

And everything we've built
could be our demise
It's the sticks and stones
that wear us down
That often save our lives

And we all freaked out
What a shame
When only tears know how
To remind us we all break the same

We all break the same
And we all break the same

The different stars tonight
Will somehow fade the same
And all the tears we cry
[ Lyrics found at www.mp3lyrics.org/A2rN ]
Tell us were made the same
And when we fall aside
Let's hope we fall in place
We built our different lives
But they all break the same

Break the same
Break the same
We all do
We all break the same

And we all freaked out
What a shame
When only tears know how
To remind us we all break the same

And we all break the same
And we all freaked out
What a shame
And we all freaked out
What a shame

All break the same
We all break the same
We all do

And we all break the same
And we all, we all break the same

Oh, different worlds
And different hearts
And different souls
And different parts
And we all, we all break the same

We all break the same
We all break the same

7.  Skillet - Yours to Hold
Youtube link

{This entire song is about Booth and his feelings for Brennan.]

I see you standing here
But you're so far away
Starving for your attention
You don't even know my name
You're going through so much
But I know that I could be the one to hold you

Every single day I find it hard to say
I could be yours alone
You will see someday
That all along the way
I was yours to hold, I was yours to hold

I see you walking by
Your hair always hiding your face
I wonder why you've been hurting
I wish I had some way to say
You're going through so much
Don't you know that I could be the one to hold you

Every single day I find it hard to say
I could be yours alone
You will see someday
That all along the way
I was yours to hold, I was yours to hold

I'm stretching but you're just out of reach
You should know
I'm ready when you're ready for me
And I'm waiting for the right time
For the day I catch your eye
To let you know
That I'm yours to hold

Every single day I find it hard to say
I could be yours alone
You will see someday
That all along the way
I was yours to hold, I was yours to hold

Every single day I find it hard to say
I could be yours alone (you're so far away)
You will see someday
That all along the way
I was yours to hold, I was yours to hold

I'm stretching but you're just out of reach
I'm ready when you're ready for me


8.  Jars of Clay - Flood
Youtube link

Rain rain on my face
It hasn't stopped raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become one with the mud

But if I can't swim after forty days
And my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Life me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up,
Lift me up - When I'm falling
Life me up - I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up - I need you to hold me
Lift me up - Keep me from drowning again

Down pour on my soul
Splashing in the ocean I'm losing control
Dark sky all around
I can't feel my feet touching the ground

But if I can't swim after forty days
And my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Life me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up,
Lift me up - When I'm falling
Lift me up - I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up - I need you to hold me
Lift me up - Keep me from drowning again

Calm the storms that drench my eyes
Dry the streams still flowing
Cast down all the waves of sin
And guilt that overthrow me

If I can't swim after forty days
And my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Lift me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up,
Lift me up - When I'm falling
Lift me up - I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up - I need you to hold me
Lift me up - Keep me from drowning again

Lift me up - When I'm falling
Lift me up - I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up - I need you to hold me
Lift me up - Keep me from drowning again


9.  Poe - Amazed

{This entire song screams Booth and his feelings for Brennan.  It also screams Brennan and her feelings for Booth, but that's a whole other post.  *g*}


It's amazing to me but I can't
Seem to say what I'm doing here
My tongue is all twisted around the air
I'm looking for words that were so well rehearsed
But I can't find them anywhere
With you there's no easy answer
It's true
You change the equation that I add up to
And all of the things I thought I knew
You turn it around

I'm amazed
When push comes to shove what I'd give to you
Everything
I'm amazed
The hallways I wouldn't mind crawling through 
And I'd do it for days and days  {This entire verse is Booth digging Brennan out of the ground in AiaS.}

I'm amazed, I'm amazed

That places your taking me to

Wait, I thought I had this down
I built all my cages and my hide out
I covered all my bases
But you
You creep in like a whisper
I try not to listen but I hear you
I don't know just what it is you do
But do it again

I'm amazed
When push comes to shove what I'd give to you
Everything

I'm amazed
The walls that I wouldn't mind crashing through
And I'd do it for days and days  {Again, this is Booth digging Brennan out of the ground in AiaS.}

I'm amazed, I'm amazed

At all of the things I know you have done
'Cause this time I think we've really won
That tables have turned
Now I'm taking my hat off to you
You said "we'll see"
But darling it's all clear to me

I'm amazed

And here in the foyer the hallway is small
I don't really think it's a hallway at all
It's a maze

Johnny your suitcase was finally received
She's packed up her things and she's ready to leave

It's amazing

All of the ink that was bled from your hands
Has painted a picture that she understands
It's amazed

And here by the ocean the sky's full of leaves
And what they can tell you depends on what you believe
It's a maze

The ass is a tree and the voices were three
And all that is gone is here sweeping through me
It's amazing

The voice of my father still loud as before
It used to scare me but not anymore

Father :
What is it Annie

Daughter:
I miss you

10.  Spin Doctors - How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me)?
Youtube link

{This is Booth during the Sully arc.}

I’m quite contented to take my chances
Against the guildensterns & rosencrantses
It’s a matter of cain & abel
And I can feel your knee underneath the table

He doesn’t dangle by the seraphim
He only wants a pretty face by him so
How could you want him when you know you could have me?

See the pigeons peck & peck to pay the dues
They peck a little extra to resole their shoes
He’s with the pigeons pecking crumbs
I’m on my deathbed bleeding with the cherubim

He doesn’t dangle by the seraphim
He only wants a pretty face by him so
How could you want him when you know you could have me?

Ferocious angels send me falling stars
But I know just how dangerous wishes are
Ferocious angels watch me come and go
But I’m not too smart to go barging off of roof tops, though

Sit out september on the window sill
’cause you can’t drink wine from a two dollar bill
Saint christopher lives on the end of a quill
Leave him a diamond in your last will

He doesn’t dangle by the seraphim
He only wants a pretty face by him so
How could you want him when you know you could have me?

How could you want him when you know you could have me? (x4)

11.  Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Youtube link

I walk a lonely road,
The only one that I have ever known,
Don't know where it goes,
But it's home to me and I walk alone,

I walk this empty street,
On the Boulevard of broken dreams,
Where the city sleeps,
And I'm the only one and I walk alone,

I walk alone.
I walk alone.

I walk alone.
I walk a-

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me,
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating,
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me,
Till then I walk alone

Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ahhh-Ah
Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah

I'm walking down the line,
That divides me somewhere in my mind,
On the border line of the edge,
And where I walk alone

Read between the lines, what's
Fucked up and every thing's all right,
Check my vital signs and know I'm still alive,
And I walk alone

I walk alone.
I walk alone.

I walk alone.
I walk a-

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me,
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating,
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me,
Till then I walk alone

Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ahhh-Ah
Ah-Ah Ah-Ah

I walk alone
I walk a-

I walk this empty street,
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams,
Where the city sleeps,
And I'm the only one and I walk a-

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me,
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating,
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me,
Till then I'll walk alone!

12.  Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Youtube link

{This is one of three songs I played on a loop while I wrote the first two chapters of Come Undone.}

I walked across an empty land,
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand.
I felt the earth beneath my feet,
Sat by the river and it made me complete.
Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on.
So tell me when you're gonna let me in,
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin.

I came across a fallen tree,
I felt the branches; are they looking at me?
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on.
So tell me when you're gonna let me in,
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin.
So if you have a minute why don't we go,
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything.
So why don't we go, somewhere only we know,
Somewhere only we know.

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on.
So, tell me when you gonna let me in,
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin.
So if you have a minute why don't we go,
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything.
So why don't we go, so why don't we go,

Hmmm yeahh,

This could be the end of everything.
So why don't we go, somewhere only we know,
Somewhere only we know
Somewhere only we know.

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Here's my Booth, probably his sniper days and why he stopped. Alan Parsons Project: Eye in the Sky



Don't think sorry's easily said
Don't try turning tables instead
You've taken lots of chances before
But I'm not gonna give anymore
Don't ask me
That's how it goes
Cause part of me knows what you're thinkin

Don't say words you're gonna regret
Don't let the fire rush to your head
I've heard the accusation before
And I aint gonna take any more
Believe me
The sun in your eyes
Made some of the lies worth believing

Chorus:
I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I don't need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind, I can read your mind

Don't leave false illusions behind
Dont cry cause I aint changing my mind
So find another fool like before
Cause I aint gonna live anymore believing
Some of the lies while all of the signs are deceiving

(chorus)

Edited at 2008-01-12 06:41 pm (UTC)

THANK YOU for these! I just snagged all the ones I didn't already have (all but two), and I can't wait to listen. I'm always looking for new music to write to, so this is fabulous.

Thanks again! [Insert undignifed squee here]

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