Fandom: Axis Powers Hetalia
Title: Back as soon as we make history
Timeframe:... everything from the 1100s through to the present day. XD;
Warnings: Involves a Hetalia OC, self-drawn cover art and my incredibly dorky music taste. You have been warned. |D
Notes: Based partly on history and partly on the dynamic I’ve wound up with between England and Portugal as I write them! Maybe with a heavier emphasis on the latter. I’ve tried to put this in a vaguely chronological order, so. Enjoy, I guess! This mix is five parts dorky, two parts angst, one part “why did you choose that song you utter derp”, garnished with a sprinkling of sap (okay, maybe more than a sprinkling) and crushed ice to serve.
In which England and Portugal meet, England is a socially awkward tsundere with a crush the size of Everest, and Portugal thinks he’s perfectly hilariously adorable. Until he starts falling as well. A++ there, guys.
Nat “King” Cole – Orange Coloured Sky
I was walking along, minding my business//When love came and hit me in the eye//Flash! Bam! Alakazam!// Out of an orange coloured sky
Vienna Teng – Stray Italian Greyhound
This feeling calls for everything that I am not… I’m not that kind//I’m so good at shooting down any notion//This tired world could change//It’s all been bought//Or at least that was my line//No use in spending all that emotion//When there’s someone else to blame//But you had to come along, didn’t you?//Rev up the crowd, rewrite the rule book//Where do I go when every no turns into maybe?
The Perishers – Come Out of the Shade
Was it love, I think it was but I’m far from sure//I’ve never felt that way before, was it love?//Just friends, am I a fool to be asking for//A fool to wish that we could be more than friends?
Take a step and come out here in the sun//I can tell it’s already begun//I’m helpless without you
Meiko – Piano Song
I try so hard not to notice//I try so hard not to care//I try so hard not to know that you’re not here//But I’m counting down the hours//I’m counting up the days//I try so hard not to show this side of me
The Beatles – I Want to Tell You
I want to tell you//My head is filled with things to say//When you’re here//All those words, they seem to slip away//…//But if I seem to act unkind//It’s only me, it’s not my mind//That is confusing things
Serena Ryder – All for Love
I’m all for love//But I can’t see the light//Tell me how to do it//Tell me how I’m gonna get it right
Boys Like Girls – Two is Better than One
I remember every look upon your face//The way you roll your eyes, the way you taste//…//And maybe it’s true, that I can’t live without you//Well maybe two is better than one
In which they are two best friends who happen to be head-over-heels in love with each other. Neither particularly minds, really.
All Time Low – Umbrella
HUSH I KNOW HOW AWFUL I AM FOR THIS. I don’t care though, it is staying on here. :|
When the sun shines, we’ll shine together//Told you I’ll be here forever//Said I’ll always be a friend//Took an oath, I’ma stick it out till the end
Does It Offend You, Yeah – Epic Last Song
I say baby, babe I’ve loved you a long time//I grow happy knowing that you’re alright
Ingrid Michaelson – Die Alone
I’m just a stranger, even to myself//A re-arranger of the proverbial bookshelf//Don’t be a fool, girl, tell him you love him//…//I never thought I could love anyone but myself//Now I know I can’t love anyone but you//You make me think that maybe I won’t die alone
Tori Amos – A Sorta Fairytale
I was talking to you and I knew then it would be//A life long thing//…//And I’m so sad//Like a good book//I can’t put this day back//A sorta fairytale with you
Craig Armstrong – Portuguese Love Theme
Tell me that Love Actually wasn’t the film that made all the other nations’ jaws drop because WHAT THE HECK, THIS CAME FROM ENGLAND?, I dare you. Also, I see what you did there with Jamie and Aurelia, England, I see it. :|b
Mayra Andrade – Palavra
Cape Verdean creole rather than Portuguese, but I like this song. It’s cute. ;3;
Palavra, palavra//Di Romeu é Julieta, di Quixote é lokura//Di Buda é sapiênsiâ//Di Fidel persistênsiâ, di méu podi ser banal//Ma di bô é simplismenti um língua na nha bóka
In which a few cracks become apparent. Cracks to do with foreign policy and pride and stubbornness, and the fact that not everything they do is completely down to them. And it’s fine, it is. Until England goes too far.
Rachel Yamagata – Duet
Oh lover hold on ‘til I come back again//For these arms are growing tired//And my tales are wearing thin//…//’Cause I remember what we said as we lay down to bed//We’ll be back as soon as we make history
Iron & Wine – Two Hungry Blackbirds
If I could be over you when the sky starts falling//Would you be happy under me?//If I could be under you if the earth was burning//Could you be trusted over me?//…//Two flocks of blackbirds meet in the air
Regina Spektor – The Flowers
The flowers you gave me are rotting and still I refuse to throw them away//Some of the bulbs never opened quite fully//They might so I’m waiting and staying awake//Things I have loved I’m allowed to keep//I’ll never know if I go to sleep
The Cardigans – Couldn’t Care Less
Your face don’t look like before//It’s really not yours anymore//Your eyes don’t like me no more//They quiver and they shift to the floor//…//And you couldn’t care less, could you?
Plain White T’s – Serious Mistake
I am not a church-going man//But I’m in desperate need of forgiveness//I’ve lost track of who I really am//…//I’ve made a serious mistake
In which the two of them are too big a pair of idiots over each other to really break it off, the most turbulent century of change yet starts, and they’re left scrambling for the pieces. Reconciliation is a long while away. But they’ll get there.
Missy Higgins – Hold Me Tight
Hold me tight//’Cause I’m losing all the energy to fight//Hold me tight//’Cause I’m losing all the energy to fight//For you
Augustana – I Still Ain’t Over You
Back and forth and side to side//Right ain’t wrong if wrong ain’t right//I will love you day and night//’Cause I still ain’t over you
Incubus – I Miss You
You do something to me that I can’t explain//So would I be out of line if I said I miss you?
Staind – Everything Changes
If you just walked away//What could I really say?//Would it matter anyway?//Would it change how you feel?//I am the mess you chose//The closet you cannot close//…//But everything changes
Owl City – The Saltwater Room
I opened my eyes last night and saw you in the low light//Walking down by the bay on the shore//Staring up at the stars that aren’t there anymore//I was feeling the night grow old//And you were looking so cold//…//I feel warm with your hand in mine//When we walk along the shoreline
So tell me, darling, do you wish we’d fall in love?
Yeah, all the time, all the time
Coldplay – Warning Sign
Come on in//I’ve gotta tell you what I state I’m in//I’ve gotta tell you in my loudest tones//That I started looking for a warning sign//When the truth is… I miss you.
So I crawl back into your open arms…
Virginia Tech Juxtaposition – Hey Jealousy
Tell me, do you think it’d be alright//If I could just crash here tonight?//You can see I’m in no shape for driving//And anyway, I’ve got no place to go//And you know, it might not be that bad//You were the best I ever had//…//The past is gone but something might be found to take its place
In which a lot has changed, but a lot is still the same. They’ve changed, the world has changed, maybe things between them have changed a bit as well. But they’re still them. And, well… they’re still idiots over each other, even now.
Explosions In The Sky – Your Hand In Mine
Coldplay – We Never Change
We never change, do we? And we never learn, do we?
Peter Gabriel – The Book of Love
The book of love is long and boring//No one can lift the damn thing//It’s full of facts and figures and instructions for dancing//But I//I love it when you read to me//And you//You can read me anything
The Metasciences – Four-Colour Love Story
Okay, so maybe on reflection this song is better for a pairing with America in. But I had to include it for a) that first line I quoted down there and b) as a sly little headnod to DDD canon and the many AU viruses England has been hit with since he joined. :’D
And we were still in high school when I met you//If you believe the continuity
Jason Mraz – Lucky
Do you hear me? I’m talking to you//Across the water across the deep blue ocean//Under the open sky
Boy I hear you in my dreams//I feel your whisper across the sea//I keep you with me in my heart//You make it easier when life gets hard
I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend//Lucky to have been where I have been//Lucky to be coming home again//They don’t know how long it takes, waiting for a love like this
Death Cab for Cutie – You Can Do Better Than Me
It’s like my heart can’t take my fall in love every day//And I feel like a fool//I have to face the truth//That no one could ever look at me like you do//Like I’m something worth holding on to
There’s times I think of leaving, but I never do//’Cause you can do better than me//But I can’t do better than you
You can do better than me
But I can’t do better than you.
All songs plus cover art in a .zip here~!