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My Strength.


A platonic love fanmix for the most adorable goofball best friends you could ever find.
Of humor and healing, so expect both fun and angst as they experience their happiness and loss.
(It's semi-chronological, so I'll post the original order in the comments section.)
**Track 2: The Reasons by The Weakerthans uses the term "F*ck off" at the beginning, so if you'd rather do without the cursing, I'd mute it for a bit

Cover art is by: flawedinnocence.tumblr.com

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1.) "Ordinary Day" by Great Big Sea - Both POV
SOS/I've got a smile on my face, I've got four walls around me/[...]/I've been battered, but I'll never bruise, it's not so bad/[...]/In this beautiful life, but there's always some sorrow/It's a double-edged knife, but there's always tomorrow/It's up to you now if you sink or swim/[...]/And I say way-hey-hey, it's just an ordinary day/And it's all your state of mind/At the end of the day, you've just got to say/[...]/it's alright

2.) The Reasons by The Weakerthans - Both POV
How I don't know how to sing/I can barely play this thing/But you never seem to mind/And you tell me to fuck off/When I need somebody to/How you make me laugh so hard/How whole years refuse to stay/Where we told them to/[...]/How the past chews on your shoes/And these/memories lick my ear/I know/You might roll your eyes at this/But I'm so/Glad that you exist

3.) The Art of Succinct Compliments (Acoustic Ver.) by Summertime's End - Junpei POV
I know I struggle to find/The way to speak my mind/In twenty five words or less/I never have that success/[...]/I guess I'll try it just once more/So here I go/You're cute, you're sweet, you're soft, you're smart/You fill the gaps inside my heart/You're nice to hold and hard to leave/You're everything that's good to me/I love your hair, your pretty eyes/The way you leave me mesmerized/I guess there's just one thing that's true/Above the rest, that I love you

4.) Keep on Movin' by Five - Both/Junpei POV
I woke up today with this feeling/That better things are coming my way/And if the sunshine has a meaning/Telling me not to let things get in my way/When the rainy days are dying/Gotta keep on, keep on trying/All the bees and birds are flying/Ahhhh.../Never let go gotta hold on and/Non stop 'til the break of dawn and/Keep on moving, don't stop rocking Ahhhh...

5.) Hello How Are You // Irony Mashup by 【Anna】- Minako POV
Hello/I pulled the window up and looked into the sky to say/How are you?/Alone between these walls there’s no one but me/Warning/and here the daylight here is covered up with pouring rain/Tick Tock/ will someone please come by and wind me up today/ yeah(x8), oh/When everything’s going rather happily it turns out that life is just playing a trick on me/it’s like shameful to admit the truth I end up in tears until it turns the same melancholy/[...]/I should have left my regrets, but I held onto it so foolishly/[...]/ once again I couldn't talk, another set of words I’ve lost, I’m stumbling through, everything, trying to live my life/You say look hard for a solution, but wouldn't that depend on the person/[...]/I know that everyone has their hardships/it’s really clear to me that I’m not alone/but how is it that they can just leave them?/I just don’t at all/Ooo

6.) Terrible Things by The Ready Set - Both POV
Far side/Wishing on electric skies/She wants to catch fire/Just to find a little light/And this deep dark black is deafening/And feeling heavy now, getting heavy now/But I won't let you fall/I'll lift up the weight of the world/From you if it helps with the hurt/These terrible things/Feed off of every dream/But when it's said and done/I'll be there to build you back up/I'll watch you rise so far above/The terrible things

7.) Calendar Girl by Stars - Minako/(Slight Junpei) POV
All of the things that I thought were so easy/Just got harder and harder each day/December is darkest and June is the light but this empty bedroom won't make anything right/While out on the landing a friend I forgot to send home/Who waits up for me all through the night/[...]/Calendar Girl who's in love with the world Stay alive/I dreamed I was dying; as I so often do/And when I awoke I was sure it was true/I ran to the window; threw my head to the sky/And said whoever is up there, please don't let me die

8.) Waste by Foster the People - Junpei POV
I'll hold your hand when you are feeling mad at me/Yeah when the monsters they won't go and your windows won't close/I'll pretend to see what you see/"How long?" I say, how long will you relive the things that are gone?/Oh yeah, The devil's on your back but I know you can shake him off/And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can/And every day that you want to wake up, and you want to wake, you can/And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah/I'll help you see it through 'cause I just really want to be with you

9.) End of Heartache (Cover) by BOOMIN - Junpei POV
Seek me, call me/I'll be waiting/This distance, this dissolution/I cling to memories while falling/Sleep brings release, and the hope of a new day/Waking the misery of being without you/Surrender, I give in/Another moment is another eternity/(Seek me) For comfort, (Call me) For solace/(I'll be waiting) For the end of my broken heart/(Seek me) Completion, (Call me) I'll be waiting/(I'll be waiting) For the end of my broken heart

10.) Careful Hands by Sleeping at Last - Junpei POV
Put your coat on, this city trembles/Keep your chin up, as you untangle God/From cold blood and bruises/We are X-rays of something broken/Cursive bloodlines write every forecast:
An orchestration Of dissonance and innocent surrender/[...]/Only with careful hands/We'll turn their fangs into feathers and cures/Only with careful hands/We'll divide the prisoner/From the pioneer/Clever beauty/Umbrellas folding/In architecture, our lines will measure/A map to find us/Blue ink will guide us home

11.) Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer - Junpei POV
I've got my hands in my pockets/Kicking these rocks/It's kinda hard to watch this life go by/I'm buying into skeptics/Skeptics mess with, the confidence in my eyes/I'm seeing all the angles, starts to get tangled/I start to compromise/My life and the purpose/Is it all worth it?/Am I gonna turn out fine?/Oh, you'll turn out fine/Fine, oh, you'll turn out fine/[...]/I know it's hard, know it's hard/To remember sometimes/But you gotta keep your head up, oh/And you can let your hair down, eh (x5)/Only rainbows after rain/The sun will always come again./It's a circle, circling/Around again, it comes around again

12.) Photograph (Cover) by Alex Goot & Against the Current - Both POV
Every memory of looking out the back door/I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor/It's hard to say it, time to say it/Goodbye, goodbye/Every memory of walking out the front door/I found the photo of the friend that I was looking for/It's hard to say it, time to say it/Goodbye, goodbye/I miss that town/I miss the faces/You can't erase/You can't replace it/I miss it now/I can't believe it/So hard to stay/Too hard to leave it/If I could I relive those days I know the one thing that would never change/[...]/Look at this photograph/Every time I do it makes me laugh/Every time I do it makes me...

13.) Afterlife by Ingrid Michaelson - Minako POV
When the world is breaking down around you/Taking everything that you know/What you didn't know/Is that we can go forever if we want to/We can live inside of a moment/The one that we own/You and me we got this/You and me we're beautiful, beautiful/[...]/We all, we all, we're gonna be alright/We got, we got, we always got the fight in us/We all, we all, we're gonna live tonight
Like there's no tomorrow 'cause we're the afterlife/Living like you're dying isn't living at all/Give me your cold hands put them on my heart/Raise a glass to everyone who thinks/They'll never make it through this life/To live a brand-new start

14.) Friend Like You by Joshua Radin - Both/Minako POV
I like the way you're not afraid/You got the world planned in your mind/People say you cannot do well/They don't know a friend like you/The girl you love has gone away/Still too young to know her heart/[...]When I had no one to call/All the world had shut me down/I showed up at your door so blue/Thank god I had a friend like you/Many times I've gone without a home a meal/A pair of shoes, if you had three you'd give me two/There ain't no other friend like you

15.) Our Let It Be (ぼくらのレットイットビ) ー (English Cover) by 【Joy Dreamer】- Minako POV
Summer festivals and Candy apples and.../[...]/Listen, since the thread is still bound on to me/[...]/We will meet sometime again, ths is what promises are about/No doubt.../If we were to become adults someday/We would be the heroes with just to display/We'd protect the earth today and every now and then/Let us go to the monster [...]/But the truth, you see, it is scary/I just want to, cry with you, together us two/Times like that were meant to last, and not to just hide in your memory/[...]/"You see, even if I were to die, I would absolutely, positively be born again, and come to see you again, so let's play together at that time, okay?"/But the villain was, always me because/I just ran away with no pause

16.) Laughter Lines by Bastille - POV
You took me to your favorite place on Earth/to see the tree they cut down ten years from your birth/Our fingers traced in circles round its history/we brushed our hands right back in time through centuries/As you held me down, you said/"I'll see you in the future when we're older/and we are full of stories to be told/Cross my heart and hope to die, I'll see you with your laughter lines."/[...]/I'll see you in the future when we're old

17.) Toumei Answer [Short Piano Outtake] (English Cover) 透明アンサー by 【Juby Phonic】- Junpei POV
Even if I die right now I know that I will soon just be replaced/And then again, saying crazy things like that, isn't it just silly?/Flying by all those airy days/Where each day is the same/When you were gone that space started making me uneasy/[...]/There must have been a change/I couldn't see your tree in the forest of the problems/That shade of your flowing hair/That smile, without a care/It's likely that most of them will forget it in a heartbeat/That empty desk I'm by and out the pane of sky/What is it that I am waiting to be echoed back?/Even though I tried, your words would pass me by/In the end, I didn't solve a thing at all/By getting just a little closer to you, I think I could find it out/Just so these days would never ever have to end without a doubt/Ringing in a tone that slowly died and never will restart again/And all at once, I know everything is gone/She couldn't take it/Living with a heart that only wants to disappear/Keeping her feelings hid behind a smile that stretched from ear to ear/Even when the smile had folded up and died from soaring from the window/Even then, I don't think that I'll forget such a pretty smile

18.) Loser With a Broken Heart (Remastered LP Version) by Chicago - Junpei POV
Many miles of memories, many tears I can't forget/But I know you live inside me yet, oh/Many hours to contemplate many dreams I can't recall/Many nights I've felt I was too small/Nothing more than a loser with a broken heart, yeah/It's a hard and bitter world when you face reality/And it's hard to be who you want to be, oh/Many miles of memories catch the wind and blow away/But I know that it's over, over anyway, oh/But tonight I sit and wonder why you left me here/After all this time I don't know why you left me here/If it's all behind me, you know you'll find me, oh

19.) Sunburn by Ed Sheeran - Junpei POV
You’re not her/Though I try to see you differently/I tow the line/You see, I’m searching for what used to be mine/I saw your eyes/And then I saw her staring back at me/And I will try to find another one/Who suited me as well as her/[...]/We never even thought in the long run/Whenever it was painful/Whenever I was away/I’d miss you/I miss you/She was mine/I was hers/And all that’s in between/If she would cry/I would shelter her/And keep her from the darkness that will be/[...]/You scarred and left me/Like a sunburn