stardustproxy: Clap. Clap. Slap. (Garnet)

Cloak and Dagger
A FST for Garnet from Final Fantasy IX

1. Alanis Morissette - Perfect
Be a good girl
You've gotta try a little harder
That simply wasn't good enough
To make us proud

2. Eagle Eye Cherry - Rainbow Wings
Far away the angel cries
How far away the angel sings
Don't sell your soul for a pack of lies
Don't sell your soul

3. Nine Days - Absolutely (Story of a Girl)
And while she looked so sad in photographs,
I absolutely love her,
When she smiles...

4. No Doubt - Just a Girl
Oh I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to
Is making me numb

5. Nelly Furtado - I'm Like a Bird
I'm like a bird
I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is

6. Natasha Bedingfield - Peace of Me
Standing still but still moving
Lying down but not resting
Breathing air, suffocating
All the while, I'm debating

7. Christina Aguilera - Reflection
Who is that girl I see
Staring straight back at me?
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?

8. Dana Glover - A Reason
This indecision is wearing me down
I can't hold on to something so undefined
I've got to know if I was lost and then found
This situation has got me crazy, going out of mind

9. Sara Bareilles - Fairytale
Cause I don't care for your fairytales
You're so worried bout the maiden though you know
She's only waiting on the next best thing

10. Vanessa Carlton - Faces
Take off your mask and show me all that you are
Because life is better when you are not busy playing parts.

11. Santana - Breaking Out
I hear the things they tell me but
I don't believe it...
Gotta find a place where I can
Breathe and just be me...

12. Michelle Branch - Breathe
If I just breathe
Let it fill the space in between
I'll know everything is alright

13. The Benjamin Gate - Lift Me Up
Sunrises in black and blue
Sunsets say I love you
You said I had strength to stand my ground
Said I had wings to fly

14. Idina Menzel - Heart on my Sleeve
Just steadfast and certain that I will land on my own two feet
You think you can break me
Bring my head down to my knees
But my power will defy you when my heart's on my sleeve

15. Kelly Clarkson - Thankful
That I'm thankful (oh) for the blessings (oh)
And the lessons that I've learned with you
By my side

16. Taylor Swift - Love Story
This love is difficult, but it's real.
Don't be afraid; we'll make it out of this mess.

17. Emiko Shiratori - Melodies of Life
Alone for a while I've been searching through the dark
For traces of the love you left inside my lonely heart
To weave by picking up the pieces that remain
Melodies of life--love's lost refrain

Bonus: Eagle Eye Cherry - Permanent Tears
A girl with permanent tears
Born without a family
Born without a name
All she ever wanted
Was to wipe her tears away

Download: Cloak and Dagger

Date: 2009-07-15 12:43 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I took several of the songs, they really seem to fit. :-)

Date: 2009-07-15 10:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.

Date: 2009-11-13 05:40 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oh wow, I love it. It's so optimistic yet worldly - just perfect for Garnet. And if "Just a Girl" ever suited a Final Fantasy character, it is definitely her.

Garnet doesn't get the props she deserves in this fandom. Now that I think about it, she's probably my favorite female lead in a FF. Even though she was royalty, she was relatable. She had a sense of humor and a sense of self. You really captured the headstrong side of her that is sometimes forgotten in fandom. FFIX took the "established character molds" from the previous FFs and added a different spin to them - Garnet's cleverness and ability to make decisions for herself being one of the best twists on the "Princess" archetype. Plus, Dagger/Zidane is like a surplus of puppies and rainbows in a world experiencing a severe fluff shortage.

Aaaanyway, great mix, and THANK YOU for introducing me to The Benjamin Gate. I was really excited to check them out since I like all of the other songs on the list and it turns out that they rock. Thanks again!

Date: 2009-11-14 11:48 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I'm glad you like the new music rec. I enjoy sharing my music with others.

I lovelovelove Dagger, and it irks me to see people call her "weak-willed" or "selfish." Playing the game makes it quite clear that she's got a nerve of double-reinforced steel underneath that princess-y exterior.

I have a horrible weakness for Zidane/Garnet. Whenever I'm in a bad mood, I fire open my saved endgame of FFIX. Kick some Necron and Trance Kuja butt and then go all d'awwwww at the ending.

But honestly, I just love all of the characters in FFIX so much. There's just so much to them that I'm hard-pressed to find a character I actively dislike in FFIX. (Decidedly Not So for many other FF games in the series.)

Thank you for such a nice comment on it! I worked really hard on this one, and I guess it shows. It started because a couple songs I found really fit her, and was created because I felt a passionate need to defend her character from the bashers.

(I've been listening to your Beatrix one for a couple of days now. If I wasn't busy doing NaNo I'd probably be half-tempted to start working on another FST.)

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