The soundtrack for Clockwork Prince was a little challenging because I found that I was listening to songs about London, or that mentioned London, over and over, so I decided to do a soundtrack of just London songs. But of course there are a lot of songs about London (“London Calling”, etc) that while fine and dandy on their own didn’t really fit the mood or the narrative. So in the end these are the thirteen that I did pick.
London Bridges, Josh RouseThis song begins “It was a really cold day in London.” This one’s a little tough without spoilers, but I’m just going to say that for me it’s about Jessamine and how maybe sometimes you lean on people you shouldn't.But listen honey I am not the kid, to tell you how to love or how to live And if you think that I am just a bridge, then I'll be leaving now This bridge is falling down London Skies, Jamie Cullum Will you let me romanticize, The beauty in our London skies, You know the sunlight always shines, Behind the clouds of London skies. A song about finding beauty in unusual places. I would say this is a song for Henry and Charlotte, who don’t get nearly enough love! London, Vanessa Carlton This is a really beautiful song and for me, a quintessential Will song. It’s all about past mistakes, about wandering in the dark, about love and regret and missing your home. I especially like “You’ve got a knife-throwing kind of love!” I honestly don’t know if I think this song is more about him and Tessa or him and Jem, but it doesn’t really matter. Walk London's windy streets Go anywhere but home 'Cause I'm looking for the secrets That only cobble stones hold Only the cobble stones know And I've never been so sure That after all these years, I'll never learn That heavenly creatures never come You've got a knife-throwing kind of love But your silence cuts the deepest And I know I've made a mess of things And I'm sorry for all that Wish we could get the time back London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do), Heather Nova So keep me in your bed all day Nothing heals me like you do And when somebody knows you well Well there's no comfort like that And when somebody needs you Well there's no drug like that And this one is a quintessential Jem song to me. It’s about sickness and healing, about needing to be needed. Parts of it seem to me to be about him and Tessa and other parts, about the comfort of someone who knows you well, seem to be about Will. Either way its about the effect love has on sickness of the spirit.
Under the Gun, the KillersI don’t know if this one is cheating or not. It does contain the line “Stupid on the streets of London.” Like all Killers songs, there are about fifty things it could be about. But since I choose to believe that it’s about a guy who’s in love with someone who treats him badly, I’m going to say this one is for Magnus and Camille. 😀She’s got her halo and wings
Hidden under his eyes
But she’s an angel for sure
She just can’t stop telling lies
But it’s too late for his love
Already caught in a trap
His angel’s kiss was a joke
And she is not coming back
Because heaven sends and heaven takes
Werewolves of London, Warren Zevon
I think this one is kind of a gimme.
He’s the hairy handed gent who ran amok in Kent,
Lately he’s been overheard in Mayfair.
You better stay away from him,
He’ll rip your lungs out, Jim,
Huh! I’d like to meet his tailor.
I’ll say it’s about Woolsey Scott, who you’ll meet in CP and of whom I am very fond and who has an excellent tailor.
What do you guys think of the playlist? Like? Dislike?
Source: Mundie Moms