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insmallpackages 2013: running away, finding home 
11th-Dec-2013 03:26 pm
t - ga; love
The wish: Playlist, songs which represent siblings/found family relationships
Mix notes: I met my sister when I was 15 (she was 23) and she basically adopted me, and when I left home less than a year later she was the person who looked out for me and kept me more or less out of trouble and got me through the rest of high school in one piece. I am spending this Christmas quite geographically distant from her, and from the rest of my found family (alas, not by choice), and am having all the feels about it, and the result is...this. One part finding somewhere to belong, one part fighting for each other, one part showing up at 3am when your life is falling apart. I hope you find something here that resonates with you, wisher, and happy holidays!
Content note: No warnings that I can think of...is angst a warning? Definitely some angst. Also warm fuzzies though! I haven't watched all the videos all the way through so I can't warn for video content.
Side note: As it is not a song I can't really include it in this mix, but Grey's Anatomy is hands-down my favourite TV show for representations of found family relationships. If that's something you look for in media and you're not already watching it I thoroughly recommend it :) If you want to jump in somewhere, start with the season 2 Christmas episode, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (ep# 212)

P!nk - Runaway
I might have nowhere left to go
But I know that I cannot go home
These words are trapped inside my head
Tell me to run before I'm dead
Chase the rainbows in my mind
And I will try to stay alive

Chantal Kreviazuk - Before You
Before you I was so scared
I was a trainwreck waiting to happen
On the way to nowhere
Now I think it's kind of funny that you say you love me
You tell me that I'm crazy then you smile
And now I think I'll get through

The Fray - You Found Me
Lost and insecure
You found me
You found me

Amanda Marshall - If I Didn't Have You
I was alone in the silence
Til I was hearing your voice
I couldn't see my way clear until
You parted the clouds and you gave me a choice

OneRepublic - All This Time
All this time
We were waiting for each other
All this time
I was waiting for you

Sarah McLachlan - Sweet Surrender
You take me in no questions asked
You strip away the ugliness that surrounds me
Are you an angel?
Am I already that gone?
I only hope that I won't disappoint you

Chantal Kreviazuk - Feels Like Home
If you knew how lonely my life has been
And how long I've been so alone
And if you knew how I wanted someone to come along
And change my life the way you've done
It feels like home to me

Michelle Branch - Everywhere
You're everything I know
That makes me believe
I'm not alone

Darren Hayes - Cruel Cruel World
Deep down in my bones
All I wanna do is crawl back home to you
Cause nobody gets me nobody gets me
Nobody gets me like you
Everyone left me everyone left me
Everyone left me but you
And you're the only one the only one
The only one who gets through
And when my hope is gone I'm feeling numb
The only one I let through is you

Alanis Morissette - Everything
You see everything you see every part
You see all my light and you love my dark
You dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

Michelle Branch - You Get Me
You are on my side
They just roll their eyes
But you get me
When nobody understands
You come and take my hand

Allison Iraheta - No One Else
You know how to let things slide
I'm more perfect in your eyes
You don't see all the damage in me and
There's simply no one else
In the world I could ever find
Like me when I'm low
And still tolerates me when I'm high

Jason Aldean - Don't Give Up On Me
You tie the knot
When I'm at the end of my rope
You never stop believing in me
When I don't know who I am
Or what I'm supposed to be

Coldplay - Us Against the World
Sing slow it down
Through chaos as it swirls
It's us against the world

Kelly Clarkson - People Like Us
I know what you're going through
Don't let it get the best of you
You'll make it out alive
People like us we've gotta stick together
Keep your head up nothing lasts forever

Jon McLaughlin - We All Need Saving
When the cloud in the sky starts to pour
And your life is just a storm you're braving
Don't tell yourself you can't lean on someone else
Cause we all need saving sometimes

Heather Nova - Heart & Shoulder
Wanna run for you would it do any good?
If I flew for you you would still be standing
And it's hard watching cause I'm part of you
And it's hard not to not to know what I can do

P!nk - Fuckin' Perfect
Pretty pretty please
Don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than fucking perfect
Pretty pretty please
If you ever ever feel
Like you're nothing
You're fucking perfect to me

Savage Garden - Crash & Burn
When darkness is upon your door and
You feel like you can't take anymore
Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you
Into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone

Barenaked Ladies - Call & Answer
If you call I will answer
If you fall I'll pick you up
If you court this disaster
I'll point you home

Amanda Stott - Homeless Heart
If you're running in the wrong direction
I will lead you back
When you're lost in the dark
When you're out in the cold
When you're looking for something that resembles your soul
When the wind blows your house of cards
I'll be a home to your homeless heart

The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
When the night falls on you
You don't know what to do
Nothing you confess
Could make me love you less
I'll stand by you

Darren Hayes - Bloodstained Heart
On the worst night of the worst year
Though we might fall we'll go out punching
You hit me like a subway train
And I will never be the same
And darling I'll follow you down to the ground
Even when you fall apart
I'll pick up your bloodstained heart
And darling I'll follow you down to the ground

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
If you're lost you can look
And you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you
I will be waiting
Time after time

Angels & Airwaves - Lifeline
When the world comes crashing down
I will find you if you hide
We all make mistakes
Here's your lifeline

Incubus - Drive
Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there
With open arms and open eyes

Dido - Thank You
My tea's gone cold
I'm wondering why I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window
And I can't see at all
And even if I could it'd all be grey
But your picture on my wall
It reminds me that it's not so bad

Melissa Etheridge - Breathe
Longing for home again
Home is a feeling I buried in you

Train - Drops of Jupiter
Can you imagine no love pride deep-fried chicken
Your best friend always sticking up for you
Even when I know you're wrong?
Can you imagine no first dance freeze-dried romance
Five hour phone conversations
The best soy latte that you ever had
And me?

Madonna - I'll Remember
Say goodbye to not knowing when
The truth in my whole life begin
Say goodbye to not knowing how
To cry you taught me that
And I'll remember the strength that you gave me
Now that I'm standing on my own
I'll remember the way that you saved me
I'll remember

P!nk - I'm Not Dead
I was never looking for approval
From anyone but you

Dashboard Confessional - Vindicated
I am flawed
But I am cleaning up so well
And I am seeing in me now
The things you swore you saw yourself

The Reindeer Section - You Are My Joy
You are my joy you are my joy
You are my joy you are my joy
You are my joy you are my joy
You are my joy you are my joy
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