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08 October 2011 @ 02:52 pm
And on the other end of the spectrum -- HAPPY TVD POST!  
So, I was going through the list of songs that have played in the last few episodes and came upon the one that played at the top of "The End of the Affair" when Damon popped up in Elena's bed: Christina Perri's "Distance." I decided to check out the lyrics, and the first few lines were lovely, so I rewatched the scene to see how much we could hear them. Turns out we could hear the entire opening lyrics, and then ... the music kinda faded into regular background noise shortly after Elena pulled away from Damon. And I was like WHOAH! Because they essentially used an uber-romantic song that is about denying one's love for someone even though it so totally, totally is there for JUST Damon in Elena's bed, and her curling into him. We know from past interviews, that they do look at the intent, tone of the song to portray the scene, and that THIS SONG with THESE LYRICS was used over an uber-sweet Damon/Elena moment and very, very specifically over JUST that section of the scene just filled me with squee.

Seriously, read these lyrics!

Christina Perri - Distance

The sun is filling up the room
And I can hear you dreaming
Do you feel the way I do right now?
I wish we would just give up
Cause the best part is falling
Call it anything but love

And I will make sure to keep my distance
Say "I love you" when you're not listening
How long can we keep this up, up, up?

Please don't stand so close to me
I'm having trouble breathing
I'm afraid of what you'll see right now
I give you everything I am
All my broken heartbeats
Until I know you understand

And I will make sure to keep my distance
Say "I love you" when you're not listening
How long can we keep this up, up, up?

And I keep waiting
For you to take me
You keep waiting
To say what we have

So I make sure to keep my distance
Say "I love you" when you're not listening
How long can we keep this up, up, up?

Make sure to keep my distance
Say "I love you" when you're not listening
How long til we call this love, love, love?

And here is the scene with the lyrics, and it does totally cut off right before Stefan's name comes up. Uh huh.

 
 
 
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: TVD: DE cuddlingbadboy_fangirl on October 8th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
I give you everything I am
All my broken heartbeats


*sobs*

I don't know that this is a "happy" post, but I get what you're saying. It hurts so GOOD!
Arabian: Damon & Elena06arabian on October 9th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
I don't know, I consider pretty damn happy that they used THAT song -- that is so about love that is requited, just not spoken of -- VERY specifically for the romantic aspect of the scene for them. :D
Diana: Vampire Diaries - Not Leaving (D/E)butterfly on October 8th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
I love so many of the songs that they pick for the D/E scenes. There's a whole story, just in those songs put-together.
Arabian: Damon & Elena12arabian on October 9th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
My Damon/Elena playlist is so long and with the exception of a few songs, every one is actually one that has played over their important scenes on the show. I love it!
vanimy: D/E (s3)vanimy on October 8th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, this song is so Damon!! I love this song and how it fits especially these first lyrics when they lie in bed.
Arabian: Damon06arabian on October 9th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
Actually I like how parts of it really seem to fit Elena as well. :) So perfect for them.
youcallitwinter: tonight i think i'll walk aloneyoucallitwinter on October 8th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
You know what needs to exist? FIC TO THIS SONG. And oh my god, it is actually a perfect Damon POV, perfect.

(And lol, totally thought this post was badboy_fangirl's for the longest time, totally didn't see you guys have the same icon!

Arabian: Elena06arabian on October 9th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, she really liked this icon I made. I generally know when badboy_fangirl likes any new icon I make because I invariably see it pop up for a bit as her default, hee.

Sigh, there are so many songs that should be ficced that fit them so!
crowandfog: TVD: Damon/Elena a work in progresscrowandfog on October 9th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
I love my show and my ship. They are the best.

That is all.
Arabian: Damon & Elena14arabian on October 10th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
I know; I love when I find little things like this -- that I do consider almost little easter egg presents for the D/E ship -- a week or two after the episode aired.
Azmiri Sultana Mridulmridul777 on October 9th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
And I will make sure to keep my distance
Say "I love you" when you're not listening
How long can we keep this up, up, up?


Awwww.......squeee!!!

The scene and the song and....THEM!!!:


Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on October 10th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
I KNOW, RIGHT?!??!
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Arabian: Arya Starkarabian on October 10th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
I know, the lyrics are just so ........ guh!
Mitten: vampiresugarsyringe on October 9th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
Awwwwww! This is just the cutest! This song has very interesting lyrics.
I can only hope that we'll get a good, deep D/E scene next episode with another beautiful song.
Arabian: Damon & Elena09arabian on October 10th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Very interesting lyrics. I just love so how they did it. :)

I can only hope that we'll get a good, deep D/E scene next episode with another beautiful song.

I'm cautiously optimistic actually. :)
distant_autumn: DE - Kiss - by electrical_sdistant_autumn on October 13th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness, I was so caught up in everything else that was happening in that scene that I didn't take any notice of the music. That song is perfect. I'm so, so glad you spotted this ♥!
Arabian: Damon & Elena12arabian on October 13th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Isn't it SO awesome when you think of what it means!!?!?!?!?
Olga: TVD | D/E | 3x03 | Mornin'dreamingahead on November 10th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
This is a precious, precious find! The lyrics are so accurate as to where Damon and Elena are right now, it's actually uncanny. It's like Christina Perri wrote the song with D/E in mind and decided to keep that bit to herself. :)

My favourite thing about it is that it ends with this:

How long til we call this love, love, love?

By the looks of it... not much longer! <3