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12 January 2012 @ 01:36 pm
My Vampire Heart: A Cesare/Lucrezia Fanmix  
Medium: Television
Fandom: The Borgias
Subject: Cesare/Lucrezia
Title: My Vampire Heart
Warnings: Incest
Notes: A mix focusing on the relationship between Cesare and Lucrezia during season 1, the light and the dark, as Cesare begins his spiral into sin. Made for crimeson_plasma for the holiday exchange on cesare_lucrezia.

With this season 1-oriented mix, I wanted to show the two sides of Cesare/Lucrezia: the more tender, sweet light side, in which they are there for each other and Lucrezia is Cesare’s world (seen in the first few songs), and the wrong, incestuous darker side. I also follow Cesare’s personal progression into darkness during the course of the fanmix, as he feels guiltier about his feelings for his sister (hypothetically), and as he becomes accustomed to committing violence and murder. The final song is a character study of Cesare, showing how torn he is initially about carrying out his father’s orders and the lengths he has to go to protect his family. Most of the songs are centered on Cesare’s perspective, some are from both, and “E.T.” is purely from Lucrezia’s p.o.v.

1. "An Historic Love" by Trevor Morris

[Instrumental – Prologue]

2. "Video Games" by Lana Del Ray

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do…

It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you

3. "I Turn to You [Stonebridge Radio Mix]" by Melanie C

When the world is darker than I can understand.
When nothing turns out the way I planned.
When the sky turns grey and there's no end in sight.
When I can't sleep through the lonely night.

I turn to you. Like a flower leaning toward the sun.
I turn to you. 'Cos you're the only one.
Who can turn me around when I'm upside down.
I turn to you.

When my insides are wracked with anxiety.
You have the touch that will quiet me.
You lift my spirit. You melt the ice.
When I need inspiration, when I need advice.

Where would I be? What would I do?
If you'd never helped me through.

4. "Only Girl (In the World)" cover by Boyce Avenue

So everyday we're not together
I hope you know that you'll be alright
Cause I...

I'm gonna make you feel like you're the only girl in the world
Like you're the only one that I'll ever love
Like you're the only one who knows my heart
Like you're the only one that's in command
Cause you're the only one who understands
How to make me feel like a man

And when you're lonely
I keep you company
Like this world was only
Made for you and me
And when it doesn't feel right with another
I hope you believe
That in a world with no light
I will be all that you need

5. "E.T." cover by Lauren King

You're so hypnotizing
Could you be the devil, could you be an angel?
Your touch magnetizing
Feels like I am floating, leave my body glowing

They say be afraid
you're not like the others, futuristic lovers
Different DNA, they don’t understand you…

Kiss me, k-k-kiss me
Infect me with your love, and fill me with your poison
Take me, t-t-take me
Wanna be your victim, ready for abduction…

6. "Paradise Circus" by Massive Attack

It's unfortunate that when we feel a storm
We can roll ourselves over when we're uncomfortable
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we're spinning in his grip

Love is like a sin, my love,
For the one that feels it the most
Look at her with a smile like a flame
She will love you like a fly will never love you again

7. "The Tain" by The Decembrists

You're a fickle little twister
Are you sweet on your sister?
Your phallo won't leave you alone…

Darling dear, what have you done?
Your hands and face are smeared with blood…

But hush now darling, don't you cry.
Your reward's in the sweet by-and -by.

8. "Vermillion pt. 2" by Slipknot

She seems dressed in all of me
Stretched across my shame
All the torment and the pain
leak through and covered me
I'd do anything to have her to myself
Just to have her for myself
Now I don't know what to do
I don't know what to do
When she makes me sad…

She is everything to me
The unrequited dream
A song that no one sings
The unattainable

But I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me

A catch in my throat
Torn into pieces
I won't...No
I don't want to be this…

9. "My Vampire Heart" by Tom McRae

Darling I'm lost
Adrift in the dark
I'm clutching your words
To my vampire heart once more
So let in the light
Turn me to dust

Here we are
In the darkest place
My reflection
Shows only your face

And I spilled someone's blood
I broke someone's heart again
Someone you know
You're looking at him my friend

Here we are
In the darkest place
To keep from forgetting
I picture your face…

So I curse you
My vampire heart
For letting me you love you
Love you
For letting me love you
From the start.

10. "Tears and Rain" by James Blunt

How I wish I could choose between Heaven and Hell.
How I wish I would save my soul.
I'm so cold from fear.

I've heard what they say, but I'm not here for trouble.

DL Link: 10 Songs + Lyrics & Explanations + Cover Art

Enjoy! As always, comments/feedback appreciated...:)

Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: "My Vampire Heart" by Tom McRae
lunasol28lunasol28 on January 12th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely lovely. Totally snagging!
sherrilina: Cesare/Lucrezia 2 (The Borgias)sherrilina on January 12th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Ninahoneymink on January 12th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
Lovely choices! I just recently used Lana del Rey on a Rachel/Kylie fanmix for Spooks (posted somewhere in my LJ). Thanks so much for participating! *hugs*
sherrilina: Cesare/Lucrezia 2 (The Borgias)sherrilina on January 12th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yes, Lana is amazing, I only discovered her in the last few months...

Thanks for organizing it! *hug*
Nina: <borgias> deceivinghoneymink on January 12th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
Love "Video Games" but currently I am really in love with "Off to the races" - the whole difference between the modern touch in the lyrics wants me to make a vid for The Borgias... it's be a nice way to break conventions. That would be if I knew how to make vids. ;)

And sure. Any time. I'm glad it went so well and we got some great output from it!
sherrilina: Cesare/Lucrezia sherrilina on January 12th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
I think I have heard that one maybe once before, does she mention a dad in it or something? I'll have to look it up...and making vids isn't so hard to learn if you have the clips on your computer and some basic software like Windows Movie Maker (though w/ that you have to convert clips and music to .wmv files I think), as long as the program works (which mine stopped doing)--though it is time-consuming.
Nina: <borgias> deceivinghoneymink on January 13th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
I have imovie on my mac. And of course I have the DVDs... in a way I feel the ambition to learn something new but then I think I should get serious and work on serious stuff - learning something I actually need for work.

And yep partly... it starts with "My old man is a bad man" - though I think it's interpretable if we are actually talking about a father or just an older man with a (younger) girlfriend - in which respect, I'd say this could be a vid that would fit Rodrigo's relationship with all his children as well as Vanozza (what I was mainly thinking of) and Giulia.

Another good one for Rodrigo/Vanozza (I think) is An Horse with "Rearrange Beds". I'll upload it for you but my dial-up is ridiculous. http://www.sendspace.com/file/ohw45g
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sherrilina: Lucrezia/Cesare (The Borgias)sherrilina on January 13th, 2012 02:04 am (UTC)
Thank YOU! :) And yeah, I love that one too, especially this cover version...
Forgotten memoriesblue_emotion on January 13th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
Downloading thanks hun, looking forward to hearing the songs I don't already have :D
sherrilina: Rose (Doctor Who)sherrilina on January 13th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for dl-ing, hun! :) I'm curious, which songs haven't you heard already?
Forgotten memoriesblue_emotion on January 13th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
I've never heard the instumental, The Tain or Vermillion pt. 2, and I know the orignials but both those covers are new to me too :)
sherrilina: Uther/Morgana (Merlin)sherrilina on February 3rd, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
So how did you like them? :) Vermillion I'd heard of from this fantastic Uther/Morgana video which is still one of my faves, so well done:

Susie Carmichaelsumrndmgrl on January 17th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
Ooh nice mix. Much better than mine haha I wouldn't have considered Slipknot (i looooove them) but it fits. Good job!
sherrilina: Cesare/Lucrezia 2 (The Borgias)sherrilina on January 17th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks--I liked your song selection too though! ;). And yeah, I love this Slipknot song...<333
I forgot my name, and drowned.: [borgias] weddingthedoingofit on January 20th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
I very much support this. :o)
sherrilina: Cesare (The Borgias)sherrilina on February 3rd, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) Nice icon...