An Autumn Mixtape
by MERCY FERRARS
As we are approaching October—the holy month of Halloween in the most beautiful season of the year—we have compiled a list of songs which give us that autumn feeling of crisp, smokey air, warmly lit living rooms sheltered from the October rain, and an entire world turned into poetry.
City and Colour—Forgive Me
… And my heart will stray before too long …
A Fine Frenzy—Ashes and Wine
Is there a chance you might change your mind … or are we ashes and wine?
James Blake, Bon Iver—I Need A Forest Fire
To burn it like cedar, I request another dream … I need a forest fire
Nothing But Thieves—Particles
And if I need to rearrange my particles … I will for you
La Dispute—Such Small Hands
And I think you ought to stay away from here / There are ghosts in the walls / And they crawl in your head through your ear
Death Cab for Cutie—Transatlanticism
The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your door … have been silenced forevermore / And the distance is quite simply much too far for me to row / It seems farther than ever before
Explosions in the Sky—Catastrophe and the Cure
Happiness, feels a lot like sorrow
Bring your own lampshade, somewhere there’s a party
I’m the light in your shed / Shining thru your bedroom window / Keeping you awake
Iron & Wine—Flightless Bird, American Mouth
Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair / Stole me a dog eared map and called for you everywhere
Angels and Airwaves—Artillery
Engage the tidal waves / You never even knew my name / Artillery / Their words are like a death tonight / They’ll serve you well
And at once, I knew I was not magnificent …
I knew you, your heartbeat on the High Line, once in 20 lifetimes, I … ‘Cause I knew you, stepping on the last train / marked me like a bloodstain, I … I knew I’d curse you for the longest time, chasing shadows in the grocery line …
City & Colour—Northern Wind
You’re the northern wind, sending shivers down my spine …
The All-American Rejects—There’s a Place
There’s a place, somewhere that’s between dream and awake / that’s where we’ll find each other
EDITED BY LARA HELENA.
Mercy Ferrars is a MA graduate in philosophy and writes fiction, poetry and non-fiction essays. She is madly in love with Scotland, dogs and Bojack Horseman.