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Fanmix: Better Together, Teen Titans (Tim/Cassie)
by White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
at July 14th, 2009 (12:18 am)

It's a fanmix! Two of my favourite comic characters in one of my favourite archetypal romances. I explore a few themes in this mix. I absolutely adore relationships that build over time with a lot of stops and starts. That push and pull dynamic is evident in a lot of the songs. But also, beneath the possible romance, is a relationship of deep trust and respect that has been built up since childhood. Cassie and Tim are in each other's arms a lot before they approach anything beyond close friendship. Another reoccurring theme is shared breath, that they are each other's life support. They both have survivor guilt. They both have a strong desire to control things they can't control. They are broken and also strong at the broken places -- and so is their relationship. The mix is more thematic than chronological though it addresses certain story points; 25 tracks, some song notes at the end.








I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand
01. Swing Life Away (Acoustic); Rise Against
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[Link] [Lyrics]


We need lies to make it through the day
02. Pills; The Perishers
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[Link] [Lyrics]


I think that I might break
03. Breathe Me; Sia
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[Link] [Lyrics]


Call my name and save me from the dark
04. Bring Me to Life; Evanescence
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[Link] [Lyrics]


I need a moment to deliberate
05. Uninvited; Alanis Morissette
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[Link] [Lyrics]


This thing is slowly taking me apart
06a. Something I Can Never Have; Nine Inch Nails
06b. Something I Can Never Have; Flyleaf
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[NiN] [Flyleaf] [Lyrics]


The only way to feel again
07. Let Love In; Goo Goo Dolls
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[Link] [Lyrics]


I'll be right beside you dear
08a. Run; Snow Patrol
08b. Run; Leona Lewis
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[Snow Patrol] [Leona Lewis] [Lyrics]


Loving you is what I was tryin’ to do
09a. What Hurts the Most; Rascal Flatts
09b. What Hurts the Most; Cascada
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[Rascal Flatts] [Cascada][Lyrics]


Like two perfect circles entwined
10. Sometime Around Midnight (Acoustic); Airborne Toxic Event
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[Link] [Lyrics]


We'll breathe together
11. The Special Two; Missy Higgins
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[Link] [Lyrics]


I will love you the same
12. Take Your Sweet Time; Jesse McCartney
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[Link] [Lyrics]


I don't wanna talk about it
13. Fall to Pieces; Avril Lavigne
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[Link] [Lyrics]


I love everything about you
14. Come Back to Me; Plain White Ts
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[Link] [Lyrics]


There's no distance in between our love
15. Umbrella (Acoustic); Rihanna
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[Link] [Lyrics]


I would die for you.
16. Light Up the Sky; Yellowcard
17. I Would Die for You; Jann Arden
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[Yellowcard] [Jann Arden] [Yellowcard Lyrics] [Jann Arden Lyrics]


With two big smiles and a bowl of hope
18. Sleepy Tigers;Her Space Holiday
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[Link] [Lyrics]


For the rest of my life
19. I Need to Be Next to You; Leigh Nash
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[Link] [Lyrics]


Don't let me go
20. Never Say Never; The Fray
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[Link] [Lyrics]


Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my heart
21. Better Together; Jack Johnson
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[Link] [Lyrics]


I love, I love, I love you
22. Your Hands Are Cold; Dario Marianelli (Pride and Prejudice 2005)
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[Link]


[Zip; all tracks+art]


Liner Notes

01. Tim and Cassie grew up together and after quite a LOT of trauma, they realized they were falling in love. This song represents innocence + survival by clinging to each other.
02-04. They're not okay. But they're there for each other, holding each other up and sharing breath.
05-07. Cassie's and Tim's feelings for each other feel like a betrayal of Kon's memory; however, surrounded by pain, they are drawn to what happiness they could find.
08. Dancing around being together in one way, they are already always together in another.
09. They get so close to being together and then run away from it, over and again.
10. I am slightly obsessed with this song and the first time I heard it I thought of Tim and Cassie. The building music, with the strings, and the lyrical imagery remind me of Tim and the last stanza repeating 'you just have to see her' and ending 'you know that she'll break you in two' -- that just IS Tim re: Cassie in my head.
11. Cassie broke it off, it was too much for her, but it doesn't change her feelings. And they are special, having shared survival.
12&14. Tim is willing to wait.
13. They go through a lot of issues avoiding talking about their kiss and what it means.
15. This song is on every Tim&Cassie playlist I know of. I adore the sweet softness of the acoustic version.
16&17. They would do anything for each other.
18-22. It's not always good but it is always better together. This is meant to tie back into the first song so it's a circle. :)


x Comments are Love x

Comments

Posted by: wiccabuffy (wiccabuffy)
Posted at: July 14th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
Comics - Kory/You Luv Me!

This is beautiful. Saving it!

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
m//DC: Nightwing&Starfire

Thank you! Enjoy :)

Posted by: little miss can't be wrong (ohleeveeah)
Posted at: July 15th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)

this is completely fantastic.

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
tag//Thank you

Thank you!

Posted by: Jessica (xlondonferryx)
Posted at: July 15th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)

Oh! Love this! Thanks! =]

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
m//DC: Tim&Cassie Near

You're welcome :) Thanks for commenting!

Posted by: Leslie (pianogurl330)
Posted at: July 15th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)

I love it! :)

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
ship//Severus&Lily

Thank you!

Posted by: a shooting star (_snookums)
Posted at: July 15th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Love will tear us apart [JunDi]

This looks like an awesome mix. But I just snagged tracks 12 and 13. Thank you! :D

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
m//DC: Bruce Smug

Thank you, enjoy :)

Posted by: taylahbob (taylahbob)
Posted at: July 15th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)

This is awesome! Can't download right now cos I'm gonna see Harry Potter!! but I'll come back later

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
m//HP: Ginny

OMG, I love your icon :D

Thank you!

Posted by: M (dramafindsme)
Posted at: July 15th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)

What font is that big cursive? looks so pretty! taking btw thanks!

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
p//Dancer

Thank you :) It is Zapfino.

Posted by: bonbonschnecke (bonbonschnecke)
Posted at: July 15th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)

I took Cascada! Thanks! Lovely mix!

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
p//Red Shoes

I love Cascada! Thank you :)

Posted by: madder_finn (madder_finn)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)

great mix. thanks!

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: angel_gidget (angel_gidget)
Posted at: July 18th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
DC - Tim/Cassie TT

This is awesome! I'm totally downloading it. It's nice to find a fellow Tim/Cassie fan, seeing as how we're so rare. I wonder, have you x-posted it yet? timxcassie

Edited at 2009-07-18 08:44 pm (UTC)

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
m//DC: Tim&Cassie Near

Thank you, I posted there and I do believe this icon is by you :)

I've a random question (because it IS nice to find fellow fans), I write/RP Cassie (butimwondergirl) and she's dating Tim; some of my ficlets don't really require knowledge of the RP to understand (if that makes sense), do you think I could/should post some of those stories to that community?

Posted by: angel_gidget (angel_gidget)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
DC - Cassie b&w

Yes, it is. ^_^

Certainly! A simple Author's Note that it was done for an RP should be explanation enough. We'd love to have more stories! ♥

Posted by: beef_wonder3 (beef_wonder3)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)

This is a stunning mix!
The songs are fantastic choices for Tim/Cassie. Most I've heard but some I haven't. I'm looking forward to listening to this.
Thank you fore sharing your lovely Fanmix =D

Posted by: dizzy4411 (dizzy4411)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
titans- robin + ace

This looks great. Thanks!

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