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25th-Jun-2010 09:41 pm
Medium: Television
Fandom: Lie to Me
Subject: Cal Lightman/Gillian Foster
Title: I Wanna Put You Back Together (If You’ll Let Me)
Notes: I really like the dynamic between these two on the show, and I wanted to pick songs that reflected all the aspects of their relationship, from the angsty bits to the fluffy, mushy parts and everything in between. I hope I’ve managed to do that in this mix. Also, more of the songs are from Cal’s point of view, just because my taste in music and the lyrics seem to go more towards him, but there are still songs that are about the relationship in general. Enjoy!



1. "REGRETS" - Julia Nunes

you ask me why i’m this way and all i can say is,
i’ve gone through my fair share of shit
and you want all i’ve got, so we’ll give it a shot
i just hope that you don’t regret it

let time pass, this can’t last, cause i am just barely getting by


Notes: This is the song for those pesky doubts that always seem to be holding things up. It’s more of a Cal to Gillian song, in line with the conversation he had with the crazy husband in “Honey” (though it works for both of them). They might be willing to go for it, but they want the other to know that they come with a shit ton of baggage, and that they certainly aren’t perfect.

Also, Julia Nunes is my favorite artist ever, and you should just go buy all of her music right now. But if you’re one of those crazy people who like to hear music before they buy it, you can find a lot of her covers and originals at this link. Link: YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO CLICK IT

2. "THE INVESTIGATION" - Sugarcult

this could be perfect
it could be worth it
this could be perfect
if i wasn’t worthless

breathing in slowly, hearts beating slowly,
damaged by habits that hurt you
all of the goodbyes, all of the goodnights, all of the nice tries,
left you in the cold

if i could be part of your world, leave this all behind,
i would investigate a perfect life with you
if i could say it in another way, if words could make this right,
i would investigate a perfect love with you


Notes: Definitely a Cal to Gillian song, for his comments in ‘Honey’ again. If he could just figure out how to keep all this crap away from her, he would. And if by not being in a relationship with her, he prevents her from being exposed to even a small part of that, then so be it. But damn’t, if he were willing to try, he knows it would be bloody amazing.

3. "UNSAID" - The Fray

not that you’re the one,
not to say i’m right,
not to say today,
and not to say a thing tonight

but suffice it to say, we’re leaving things unsaid

we’re both pretty sure, neither one can tell
we seem difficult, what we’ve got is hard as hell

a hundred thousand words could not quite explain
so i walk you to your car and we talk it out in the rain


Notes: I’m not really a huge fan of The Fray, but I do really like this song, and think it fits Cal/Gillian pretty well. They might not be willing to use words to admit how they feel about each other, but there’s plenty there that gives it all away. They are a couple of human lie detectors after all.

4. "STRONGER" - Seabird

well, she sings her song with beauty and grace
she turns around and you see her face
but you can’t move and you can’t breathe
you just stand and dream of her

‘cause tonight, she is so much stronger than before
you can’t ignore her tonight
and her eyes are shining like the moon
you gotta tell her soon

and you waited your life for this moment
she asks for your heart, now you’ve shown it


Notes: A song for Cal’s feelings toward Gillian after her divorce. He can see that she’s changed for the better, but the line is getting harder and harder to respect, as he’s starting to run out of reasons not to tell her how he really feels.

5. "LOVE IS ALL AROUND" - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

who can turn the world on with her smile?
who can take a nothing day
and make it all seem worthwhile?

well, it’s you girl and you should know it
with every glance and every little movement you show it

love is all around, no need to fake it
you can have the town, why don’t you take it?
you’re gonna make it after all


Notes: Just a little rock n’ roll song for Cal’s view on Gillian’s influence on his life. Cause we all know Cal’s a little rock n’ roll.

6. "COLLIDE" - Howie Day

the dawn is breaking, a light shining through
you’re barely waking, yet I’m tangled up in you

i’m open, you’re closed,
where i follow, you’ll go
i worry i won’t see your face
light up again

even the best fall down sometimes
even the wrong words seem to rhyme
out of the doubt that fills my mind
i somehow find
you and i collide

i’m quiet you know
you make a first impression
i find i’m scared to know i’m always on your mind

even the best fall down sometimes
even the stars refuse to shine

out of the doubt that fills your mind
you finally find
you and i collide

Notes: The chorus of this song are some of my favorite lines ever, and I think it works really well with Cal/Gillian. Despite all their screw-ups and doubts, they find that they’re such an important part of each others lives that they couldn’t get rid of each other if they tried. They come back to each other time and time again.

11. "MEET YOU THERE" - Augustana

the fool in me
it’s like a dream, baby
but if the world is right,
i’ll drive all night,
meet you there someday

six in the morning, never felt so sweet
just put on lucinda baby, and dance with me
i know i’m hard to count on,
forget half what i’m told

if i could change
i’d keep away the rain
and the sun would shine every night
and i’ll come meet you there someday


Notes: I really kind of love Augustana in a different way then I love any other band ever. They’ve never written a song I don’t like. As soon as I heard this song, I immediately associated this with Cal/Gillian. Whatever Cal can do for her, he’ll try it, and someday, they’ll get to the point where they’re both at the same spot for a relationship. Until then, well, Cal just hopes that Gillian will stick with him.

7. "FALLING FOR YOU" - Seabird

i hope this song will find you awake
cause what i need to say can’t wait
i’ve loved you since we were just babes
the world can try but we can’t change

cause i’m falling
i’m falling for you
oh darling, it’s finally true

i hope this song brings you back to life
cause i can see the fear in those eyes
i promise you if we just try
we’ll take this wrong and make it right

and someday i’ll break your fall to
cause i’m falling
i’m falling for you

yeah, when i found you, my heart found a home


Notes: This is the second song from Seabird on this mix, but what can I say, I really love these guys. They sound sort of like Death Cab For Cutie, but for some reason I can’t really explain, I like these guy’s sound a little more. This song is for when Cal and Gillian both begin to realize that maybe they feel for each other in away that’s a little more then best friends. And that maybe they’ve felt this way the whole time, they just never really gave it enough thought for it to occur to them that this is how they feel. But they’re certainly thinking about it now.

8. "MOMENTUM" - The Hush Sound

you are the dark ocean bottom
and i am the fast sinking anchor
should i fall for you?
should i fall for you?

all we need is a little bit of momentum
break down these walls that we’ve built around ourselves
all we need is a little bit of inertia
break down and tell, break down and tell

you are a mirage in the distance
that defies the heat of the desert
should i believe in you?
should i believe in you?

these rules are made to break and these walls are built to fall


Notes: And as the line gets harder to respect and their relationship changes more and more, they both start to wonder if this is the right path. Rules are meant to be broken, right? Maybe they just need the right push.

12. "I THINK YOU KNOW" - Julia Nunes

i’ll hold my arms up ‘til the blood drains from my fingertips
my shoulder blades will burn but i won’t be the first to quit
but i can’t watch as your appendages fall from your sleeves
i wanna put you back together if you’ll let me

if you’re gone then i’m gone
whatever road you are on, i know we’ll survive
just as long, just as long as you drive

i believe in something, that’s looking down
and you’ve watched that something smash my face into the ground
and i was convinced there was nothing left to put me through,
Until i thought that i might lose you


Notes: Because JuNu is the best. And I think this song really captures the element of Cal and Gillian’s relationship that is about being okay as long as the other is there and in one piece. They have to handle a lot of shit sometimes, but as long as they have the other, then eventually they’ll make it through. And it speaks a little bit to the trust they have in each other. And since it says so much about their relationship, I figured I’d use it to wrap up the fanmix.

Download here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3R3U2G70
All songs are included except for ‘Love Is All Around’ because for some reason that song would not upload. I swear I tried like six times and it just refused to work. I’m very irritated at it.
26th-Jun-2010 05:57 am (UTC)
"Collide" is officially my favorite song of all time so I love that its on a Callian mix. This is just lovely.
26th-Jun-2010 06:31 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed the mix. I could listen to 'Collide' all day without getting tired of it. It's such an awesome song.
26th-Jun-2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
Downloading, thank you :)
will check the songs latter, I don't know them but think I'll like em
26th-Jun-2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it, and I hope you like the songs!
26th-Jun-2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
bb the files r not mp3 :( ?
37mb each *sigh* iTunes read them, although they r some format for Mac I guess?
I'll try to find them cuz I really like em, thanks again for suggesting
27th-Jun-2010 12:12 am (UTC)
GAHHH! I'm sorry about that. I just recently updated and did a little code editing for my file compressor, and I'm still trying to figure out all the kinks.

I'm on vacation for the rest of the week, but when I get back I can try and get them to be MP3s. Are they AIFFs now?
27th-Jun-2010 06:32 am (UTC)
yupp they r AIFFs, but don't bother I can find them, u
may want to edit for the rest of the guys :)
I want a vacation too... haha have fun bb
27th-Jun-2010 06:35 am (UTC)
Well, if you have trouble finding any of them, just let me know and I'll be glad to upload them for you! I totally forgot that I needed to recode the zip maker for MP3s.
28th-Jun-2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Not downloading, but just wanted to say that I like your song choices. The lyrics to 2, in particular, are so perfect for them; and 'Falling For You' has been one of my favourite C/G songs for a long time. :)
2nd-Jul-2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
cal/gillian are one of my favorite quasi-ships and i fell in love with their dynamic when i started my lie to me kick this summer. so LOVE the mix and most definitely snagging. <3
4th-Jul-2010 04:07 am (UTC)
Love this show, nice mix *snags* thankyou!
27th-Sep-2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Taking, thank you :D
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