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Some of my favorite Eugenides songs, arranged roughly chronologically! Needs more library, swordfighting, and Attolis content, probably. If you know of any more great roof jams, let me know! The * on more...

Some of my favorite Eugenides songs, arranged roughly chronologically! Needs more library, swordfighting, and Attolis content, probably. If you know of any more great roof jams, let me know! The * on some songs means I came to them through recommendations on tumblr or livejournal over the years. Thanks, people!

1. Learning to Fly (The Weepies)- A warm, nostalgic song to read out to the whole series: starting out on a dirty road, stolen crowns, melting rocks

2. Skeleton Key (Dessa)- A GOOD THIEF SONG with a side helping of folk hero and foreigner king feelings

3. Townie (Mitski) - Gen's rebellious teen song: epic love, falls, alcohol, an imperfect father-child relationship

4. Clean Break (Jenny Owen Youngs)- The amputation song you didn't know you needed and probably don't want

5. If It's True (Anais Mitchell) - LOSS PAIN FATE GODS LOVE HANDS SAD OUCH OUCH OUCH

6. *English Summer Rain (Placebo) - Still depressed, but sneaking around a little bit. Eddisian summer rain? "I'm in the basement, baby."

7. Quinine (Dessa) - nightmares, huh? "Hand to glove to cuff" hmm

8. Perfect Circle (Katie Melua) - A song about masks, scars, chases, and memories that always come back, even as you make progress.

9. It's Only Me (Dessa) - AAAH! It's their relationship! At this point it may become clear that it's an uphill battle to keep this from morphing into a Gen/Irene playlist. There are just so many songs about LOVE and HANDS and MASKS and NIGHTMARES and LETTING PEOPLE IN and TAKING MASSIVE RISKS. I do promise it's the last Dessa song, though.

10. *I Can't Help Falling in Love with You (Elvis Presley) - A Gen/Irene staple.

11. *Take My Hand (Dido) - Also. A staple.

12. *Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon) - THAT ONE DANCE IN KOA AMIRITE also "she took my arm/I don't know how it happened"

13. Red Flags (Sondre Lerche) - I love hearing this as about the crenellation scene and Eugenides' relationship with his gods. It could also be from Costis' perspective and therefore be about Costis' relationship with his king, but that's another playlist for another time.

14. Let's Go to Bed (The Cure) - "Go to bed."

15. *Sight of the Sun (Fun.)- It's hard to know where to place this; it's got sleeve laughs from the end of The Thief and "the river knows its time" vibes at the end. And is it really likely that Eugenides will ever be this carefree?

16. *It's for the Best (Straylight Run) - That Eugenides life!

17. Up on the Roof (The Drifters) - The soundtrack of the series and my heart. ...less

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