Tuesday, May 17, 2011


OKAY! HERE IT IS! The long awaited "Mortal Instruments" Fan Soundtrack. This covers from "City of Bones" to "City of Fallen Angels". This is several months overdue. I have to thank @WikkidWayz for helping.

Now, I have to say that I'm NEVER DOING THIS AGAIN! We lost our minds wracking through our musical geniuses that we wanted to kill one another. Now, we love one another again [insert kissy faces here].

Before you start reading, some of the characters don't have individual songs. Sorry for that. We, literally, wracked our brains, but couldn't find decent songs. If anyone has anything to add, comment! 

So, without further adieu, here it is!!

*goes to work on her novels*

Just for Tonight
Ville Valo feat Manna

Just for tonight, we'll keep on dancing
And the city won't tell a soul
Just for tonight, the lights are shining
And our secret stays untold

These streets are mine
Tonight I'll keep on walking
Won't stop as long as the city sleeps
Don't look back once
Or you might turn around
Tonight I'll give myself to you
And our secret stays untold

Reminds of New York being the playground for the Shadowhunters. It also kind of gives off a small Jace/Clary vibe.

Building a Mystery
Sarah McLachlan

you come out at night
that's when the energy comes
and the dark side's light
and the vampires roam
you strut your rasta wear
and your suicide poem
and a cross from a faith
that died before Jesus came
you're building a mystery

you live in a church
where you sleep with voodoo dolls
and you won't give up the search
for the ghosts in the halls
you wear sandals in the snow
and a smile that won't wash away
can you look out the window
without your shadow getting in the way
oh you're so beautiful
with an edge and a charm
but so careful
when I'm in your arms

This reminds me of how Clary sees Jace. He's a mystery to her (and still is) thoughout the books. This also could cross over into ID in Tessa's point of view towards Will. (Eeek! This is a MI FST! Sorry, sorry!)

Do What You Have to Do
Sarah McLachlan

What ravages of spirit
conjured this temptuous rage
created you a monster
broken by the rules of love

and fate has lead you through it
you do what you have to do
and fate has led you through it
you do what you have to do

and I have the sense to recognize that
I don't know how to let you go

A beautiful, BEAUTIFUL song for all of Clary's feelings towards Jace. At the beginning their relationship it was right and wrong at the same time. "And I have the sense to recognize that/I don't know how to let you go" is how Clary (and Jace) felt the entire time. I wanted to put THIS WHOLE SONG here, but you guys will just have to download it and listen to it for yourselves.

We Shout

You say it's all complex
Passion can pass for less
We never bothered
Telling each other
What we were bound to guess
Will anybody care
We could go anywhere
Going through danger
Talking to strangers
Will there be someone there

Everything that you feel
Is everything that I feel
So when we dream
We shout...

I can't honestly say who this is for. I see this as a basis for all of the couples in the book. Like...a spine. First part for Jace/Clary. Second for Magnus/Alec. There are even some hints for Simon/Maia and Simon/Isabelle

Massive Attack

More sweet
More sweet
Iconography fucks with me
You look great in bloodstains

Maybe not the entire song, but the last stanza just screams "Sebastian, Sebastian, Sebastian". Why? He's a twisted little devil (HAHA) that oozes sexiness and darkness.

Love Conservative
Taku Iwasaki (from the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann soundtrack)

We're to Simon/Clary. This melody is honestly entrancing. This is like a high school love melody and very melancholy. It kinda says that one loves while the other doesn't love the way the other does. Very sweet. No words, but I'll do a youtube link.

Show me Love

Tell me how you've never felt
Delicate or innocent
Do you still have doubts that
Us having faith makes any sense

Show me love, show me love, show me love,
Show me love, show me love
'Til you open the door

You play games, I play tricks
Girls and girls, but you're the one
Like a game of pick-up sticks
Played by fucking lunatics

Magnus/Alec. This whole song is pretty much spoken from Magnus's point of view. First part reprents him saying that you've never felt that your heart was going to break because you love someone so much and that he's tired of Alec having doubts about how much he loves him. Exchange "guys and guys, but you're the one". It's saying I'm tired of your games and I want you to see that I love you. "Till you open the door" is him saying until you tell someone about me.

Life is Beautiful

You can't quit until you try
You can't live until you die
You can't learn to tell the truth
Until you learn to lie

This one is for Simon. This part represents how he couldn't quit loving Clary or give up on being with her. He didn't learn the truth from her until he learnt to lie i.e. - him keeping the secret of being a vampire and how the blood was affecting him.

I know some things that you don't
I've done things that you won't
There's nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home

This represents how he kept Clary from knowing that the vampire blood was affecting in a way that he thought he was going to turn. He went back to the Du Mort to talk to Raphael. "Trail of blood to find your way back home" means that blood connected him to the vampires because he was a "darkling".

I was waiting for my hearse
What came next was so much worse
It took a funeral to make me feel alive

He thought he was going to die because of his ingestion of the blood, but what happened "next was so much worse" was him finding he wouldn't turn, but got bitten and then turned. His "funeral" made him feel alive towards the end of CoG during the fight at Idris.

Stand in the Rain

(This song is a dual song for both Isabelle and Maia)

She never slows down.
She doesn't know why but she knows that when she's all alone, feels like its all coming down
She won't turn around
The shadows are long and she fears if she cries that first tear, the tears will not stop raining down

So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it's all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won't drown
And one day, whats lost can be found
You stand in the rain

First part of the song is for Isabelle. She never stops or slows down in her quest to prove that she's just as good as any male Shadowhunter. She's tough on the outside, but inside she's still vulnerable. She doesn't want to cry in front of everyone because she doesn't want to be seen as weak.

She won't make a sound
Alone in this fight with herself and the fears whispering if she stands she'll fall down
She wants to be found
The only way out is through everything she's running from wants to give up and lie down.

So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it's all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won't drown
And one day, whats lost can be found
You stand in the rain

This is Maia's part. She's always fighting with herself because of her deceased brother, Daniel, because of how horrible he was. She wants help, but she doesn't know how to ask for it. The only way for her to win the battle is for her to lay her lie down and ask for help.

Simple Plan

Hey dad look at me
Think back and talk to me
Did I grow up according to plan?
And do you think I'm wasting my time doing things I wanna do?
But it hurts when you disapprove all along

And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I'm never gonna be good enough for you
I can't pretend that
I'm alright
And you can't change me

Nothing's gonna change the things that you said
Nothing's gonna make this right again
Please don't turn your back
I can't believe it's hard
Just to talk to you
But you don't understand

This is for Jace. Just read it and tell me that you can't see it...

What Have you Done
Within Temptation feat Keith Caputo


Would you mind if I hurt you?
Understand that I need to
Wish that I had other choices
than to harm the one I love


What have you done now?!

I know I'd better stop trying
You know that there's no denying
I won't show mercy on you now


I know, I should stop believing
I know, that there's no retrieving
It's over now, what have you done?

Would you mind if I killed you?
Would you mind if I tried to?
'cause you have turned into my worst enemy
You carry hate that I don't feel
It's over now
What have you done?

How she betrayed him even though she loved him. How he betrayed her because he loved her.

See Who I Am
Within Temptation

See who I am,
Break through the surface.
Reach for my hand,
Let's show them that we can
Free our minds and find a way.
The world is in our hands,
This is not the end.

Fear is withering the soul
At the point of no return.
We must be the change we wish to see.

The theme of the Alliance Rune by Clary. Everyone wishes for peace, but won't take a step towards it. "Fear is withering the soul" refers to everyone's fear of Valentine. "At the point of no return" either they work together or Valentine rules them. "We must be the change we wish to see" - if they want their world to change then they have to allow Clary to mark them.

Jillian (I'd give my Soul)
Within Temptation

I've been dreaming for so long,
To find a meaning
To understand.
The secret of life,
Why am I here
To try again?

Will I always,
Will you always
See the truth
When it stares you in the face?
Will I ever
Will I never free myself
By breaking these chains?

I'd give my heart, I'd give my soul.
I'd turn it back, it's my fault.
Your destiny is forlorn,
Have to live till it's undone.
I'd give my heart, I'd give my soul.
I'd turn it back
And then at last
I'll be on my way.

Luke to Jocelyn. This should be very obvious. He would do anything for her.


Oh how I wish
For soothing rain
All I wish is to dream again
My loving heart
Lost in the dark
For hope I'd give my everything

My flower, withered between
The pages 2 and 3
The once and forever bloom gone with my sins
Walk the dark path
Sleep with angels
Call the past for help
Touch me with your love
And reveal to me my true name

Jace to Clary. He's lost in the dark (as of CoFA) and I'm going to focus on the last two lines of it. "Touch me with your love, And reveal to me my true name". He's asking Clary to love him and accept his love so he can truly find out who he is. He's confused.

Within Temptation

Sparkling angel
I believe
You are my saviour
In my time of need

Blinded by faith
I couldn't hear
All the whispers
The warning's so clear

I see the angels
I'll lead them to your door
There is no escape now
Now mercy no more

No remorse 'cause I still remember
The smile when you tore me apart

You took my heart
Deceived me right from the start
You showed me dreams
I wished they'd turn to real
You broke the promise
And made me realise
It was all just a lie

The Circle to Valentine. Well, "The Circle" as in the Lightwoods, Luke, Jocelyn, Hodge, and the rest who figured out that Valentine was truly evil and deceived them. They all loved him, but they all realized that he wasn't the "sparkling angel" they loved.

Waga Routashi Aku no Hana (My Beautifully Elegant Flower of Evil)
Ali Project
[The song is in Japanese, but the lyrics are here ( and the song is here (]

The world of man is ogreish; what might justice be?
Resist it before you ask that, oh flower of vice
Keep your eye on eyes that behold dreams of hypocrisy
Without being able to distinguish between life and evil)

The light is extinguished, and like an embryo
You slumber in the womb of darkness
Solitude: that is what is precious
It shall surely become your sole friend

One by one, smeared with blood,
You were born into this era
O, you chosen princes
Battle: that is your celebratory throne

Ah, I am the beautiful omniscience
The loving mother who birthed you
Those reared on my milk are
The brethren of hell

The mudra of revelation; what might truth be?
The seeds of concealment buried away without knowing that
Bare your blade to blades that are drawn double-edged
Believe only in those whom you must protect
You will release yourself the way you are

Jace and Sebastian. Parts of it could be Lillith to Jace and Sebastian in CoFA. They're opposites, but the same. Raised by the same father, they have the same philosophies, but Jace tries desperately to be “the good son”.

The Subtle Arts of Murder and Persuasion
Lamb of God

The dark crow man sits and stares into the oblivion into cold into nothingness; it's snowing in his mind.
He's created himself in his own image. Lust held for him means naught, a knock on the door brings no smile to his cruel lips;
the welcome in a woman's eyes holds nothing for him.
Alone on his haunches the hair raises on the back of his neck. His dead eyes pierce the night.
As his gaze falls down on the city it fills him the method ascertained, conviction.
He knows what to do and moves to commit the deed.

Valentine. This song itself should tell you why it's for him. Valentine created himself in his own image as if he was God. If you don't know why this song was picked, you need to read the books again. ><

Goo Goo Dolls

And I don't want the world to see me
Cuz I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
Alec. He doesn't want the world (Shadow Hunters) to see who he really is because homosexuality is frowned on, but he wants Magnus to know who and what he is; to know he cares for him.

Black Balloon
Goo Goo Dolls

Comin' down the world turned over
And angels fall without you there
And I go on as you get colder
Or are you someone's prayer?

Jace to Clary. It's how she is, literally, everything to him. The whole, really, just screams that.