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20 March 2013 @ 03:02 am
I Let the Water Take Me :: a Little Mermaid fanmix  


I said there were more coming, and I wasn't lying! I present the third of my fairy tale mixes -- The Little Mermaid! I tried to make this very nautical sounding, and in the end a little haunting as well. It's such a lovely, heartbreaking story, and I tried my best to catch it's essence.



Atlas Song - Jonsi & Alex
(Instrumental)

A very nautical sounding instrumental piece to start the story. I like to imagine this is the song the mermaids are playing and what the Prince and his sailors hear on their voyage.


The Woman and the Bell - Punch Brothers
"I know my ship, my catch, and my men."
"And I know what you think you've seen,
Captain, you may well take offense,
But something has to be done nonetheless
Or it's off to Davy's Locker for to calm the sea.

Sir, it's angry, you're not listening."
"I saw a woman, I heard a bell."


The Prince hears the voice of a woman, and despite that there have been signs of a storm coming, he insists on his sailors to follow the voice.


Save - The Rocket Summer
Save me
'Cause I can never float
Sinking

She took off fast and gracefully
Yes I was blind and now I see


The storm takes the ship, but the Little Mermaid saves the Prince. She leaves quickly after saving him.


Atlantico - Roberto Cacciapaglia
(Instrumental)

The score of the shipwreck and The Little Mermaid saving and singing to him.



To Whom it May Concern - The Civil Wars
Slowly counting down the days
Till I finally know your name
The way your hand feels round my waist
The way you laugh, the way your kisses taste

Dear whoever you might be
I'm still waiting patiently


The Little Mermaid and the Prince both long for each other, but neither know who the other is.


Northern Wind - City and Colour
Oh my love
You don't know
What you do to me

Oh my love
If I could just find you tonight


The Prince spends his time thinking about the woman who saved him, and all he wishes to do is to find her. He decides to head back out to sea, this time in search to find her and make her his bride.


I Could Be Nothing - Great Lake Swimmers
You would be nothing without me
I could be nothing
Said the waves to the sand
I could be nothing without you



Sea King - Eisley
I'm going away, I can't stay
And I pray he finds out someday...

Sea King, Sea king
Can't you see that you're so silly?
Sea King, I know things
And without love you won't get far


Her father disapproves greatly of her love for a human, but she has decided she cannot be apart from the Prince and has decided to become ~part of his word~ ok i'm done that was my only disney reference let's continue


Anonanimal - Andrew Bird
See a sea anemone
The enemy
See a sea anemone
That'll be the end of me
Vicious fish was caught unawares
In the tend'rest tendrils
Underneath her tender gills


The Little Mermaid seeks out the sea witch to turn her into a human. The sea witch's methods can be cruel and manipulative.


What the Water Gave Me - Florence + the Machine
‘Cause she’s a cruel mistress
And a bargain must be made
But oh, my love, don’t forget me
I let the water take me


The Little Mermaid trades her tongue human legs. She can no longer speak, and when she walks it feels as if she's walking on knives.


Mermaid - Regina Spektor

I am a mermaid
But I've sold my voice
For a pair of feet
That tend to bleed
When I go walking in the road


Echo - The Hush Sound

I am your thought but the water is amnesia
my name is on the tip of your tongue
My image is slipping
but your memory is gripping it
this is my breath in your lungs

Echo, my voice is an echo
of places I don't know
and stories I've told


The Little Mermaid knows that she is the woman the Prince is thinking of, but he is not able to remember her by appearance, only by voice, which she no longer has.


Leviathans Home! - The Finches
Watch the sun slide under the ocean
Feel the sands stay warm for a while
You can hold my smile
You can press my palm
You can be my leviathan
I will be your leviathan


Even though the Prince does not believe her to be the woman who saved him, both he and The Little Mermaid have fallen in love with each other.


Sailor Song - First Aid Kit
The sailors leave in the morning
I'll be waiting for you all night
The ship sets off in the morning
I'll be waiting for you all right


The Prince's men have tracked down the woman they believe saved him. They sail to land in another boat come the next morning, but although the Prince has agreed to meet her, it is only but to thank her. He kisses the Little Mermaid and tells her it is she he'll make his bride when he comes back.


Oxygen Mask - Eisley
And all the poetry convinces me
You were stolen from the waves at sea
But now we are crumbling
And I'll never get the chance to say what it means
To have you, my love, depend on me
To live all those days so joyfully


When the Prince returns, he has gone back on his word and has decided to marry the woman he had just met, only now loving The Little Mermaid as a dear friend. A wedding is being planned, and The Little Mermaid is left heartbroken.


Waltz for Richard - First Aid Kit
See no living is that easy
No living is that fair
Of course I was going to lose you
Were you ever even there?

So when the waves come rolling in
Then I won't turn the tide
And in the line of fire
You'll set me aside



Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy
And when you left you kissed my lips
You told me you'd never ever forget these images, no

Goodbye my almost lover
Goodbye my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
Goodbye my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you would bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do



Sea Lion Woman - Feist
Sea lion woman
Dressed in black
Wink at the man
Then stab him in his back


The sea witch gave the Little Mermaid a knife to plunge into the heart of the Prince so that she may return to her mermaid form and rejoin her family in the sea.


Marching Line - Vanessa Carlton
Take back your list
You don't know what love is like; a bullet in the chest

Ships on grey seas
Waves keep the time like my heartbeat
It's an overture
It's time to join the marching line
Leave it all behind
And join the marching line


In the Sea - Ingrid Michaelson
I feel it in my skin, I feel it through my bones
Your fingertips are falling far from where I know
I try to pin you down but you move like a dream
I want to find you but you dropped me in the sea

No no don't rescue me
I like the salt water sting
It feels so good to feel
It feels so good just to feel something
In the sea


The Little Mermaid cannot kill the Prince. She throws the knife into the water, looks back once more at the prince, and then throws herself into the sea along with it.


Heart of Stone - Iko
I can't breath
I can't breath water, water
I can't breath
I can't breath water, water



Sadseasong - A Fine Frenzy
Down, down, how I miss you now
Down, down, how I miss you now



Dance of the Gray Whales - A Fine Frenzy
(Instrumental)

"The sun rose above the waves, and his warm rays fell on the cold foam of the little mermaid, who did not feel as if she were dying. She saw the bright sun, and all around her floated hundreds of transparent beautiful beings; she could see through them the white sails of the ship, and the red clouds in the sky; their speech was melodious, but too ethereal to be heard by mortal ears, as they were also unseen by mortal eyes. The little mermaid perceived that she had a body like theirs, and that she continued to rise higher and higher out of the foam."


Lighthouse - The Hush Sound
There is a girl who haunts that lighthouse
She saved me, I was swimming
So young I almost drowned
Under the water she sang a story
Of losing her lover
She calls a warning


The Little Mermaid has become one of the Daughters of the Air, and after protecting mankind for three hundred years, she may float to Heaven. In the story, Daughters of the Air float among the air to bring as much good to earth and its people. I'd like to think the Little Mermaid stays mostly among the sea and protects those who may succumb to the dangers of it.


.zip
All songs and cover art are included in the zip.
If you like what you hear, please take a peek through the 'monthly mix' or 'fanmix' tag for more music!

Listen to the mix on 8tracks!

Other Fairy Tale mixes:
Beauty and the Beast Cinderella
(more coming soon)


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cinnamon89: eyesxflowersxpinkcinnamon89 on March 20th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
oh wow! taking this one cos I always enjoy your mixes! and LITTLE MERMAID *o*
nearer than the moon am i to you: asoiaf; sansaodette_river on March 21st, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
I love this story so much. I'm so excited to download and listen. Thank you!

Edited at 2013-03-21 03:56 pm (UTC)
Technicolor Girlluxismynickname on March 23rd, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
Bloody Brilliant
Lexi B.vinylchild on March 23rd, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
Lovely! Thank you so much for sharing, and even more for creating this in the first place!
Tira Giselletiradella on April 2nd, 2013 07:55 am (UTC)
OMG I reaaaallyyy love your fairy tale mixes. Thanks for sharing. Awesome taste of music <3
★ tralalasugarystatic on April 10th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
thanks for this mix, I'll be DLing!
sjwashere: I Laura Roslinsjwashere on April 14th, 2013 06:18 am (UTC)
I love this sort of theme and the artwork is beautiful :) Thanks for sharing!
♔ Lydzi ♔ Au service du Roi Rickon.lydzi on April 14th, 2013 09:35 am (UTC)
Looks amazing.
Milla: doctor who ; river songnova25 on April 16th, 2013 06:29 am (UTC)
dling, fantastic mix! thanks much!
Always distant. Always silent.: True Blood - Jessicathemirrorofsin on April 16th, 2013 11:54 am (UTC)
oh gorgeous mix!
Kay: hakuikel89 on April 20th, 2013 11:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'll be downloading that - your previous fairy tale mixes were very neat, too!:)
dude watchin' with the brontës: disney; lm: do what the music sayfadeintodawn on April 21st, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
This mix is lovely! I especially like how the songs you chose are very water-y in style, if that makes sense!
I'll print it on a t-shirttraincat on May 4th, 2013 06:35 am (UTC)
This is beautiful! Snagging!
andromeda: floatandromeda on May 5th, 2013 07:00 am (UTC)
Looks great! I'm downloading; thank you! =)
Moonylittle_werewolf on May 10th, 2013 11:34 am (UTC)
Definitely snagging! :D