I thought I’d put together a list of thirteen songs that feel either like Damien would have enjoyed listening to them… or songs that describe him and his life, before he went full Dark.
You can probably find them all on Spotify and other music streaming sites, but I’ve included some lyrics to give you a taste.
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon: “Fly me to the moon. Let me play among the stars. Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars. In other words, hold my hand. In other words, baby kiss me.”
Susan Egan – I Get a Kick Out of You (Cole Porter cover): “My story is much too sad to be told, but practically everything leaves me totally cold. The exception I know is the case… I turn and see your fabulous face.”
A Fine Frenzy – Almost Lover: “I’d never want to see you unhappy; I thought you’d want the same for me… So long, my luckless romance. My back is turned on you. Should’ve known you’d bring me heartache – almost lovers always do.”
Linkin Park – Leave Out All the Rest: “I’ve taken my beating. I’ve shared what I’ve made. I’m strong on the surface, not all the way through. I’ve never been perfect, but neither have you… When my time comes, forget the wrong that I’ve done. Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed.”
Evanescence – Imperfection: “I wanna lift you up into the light you deserve. I wanna take your pain into myself so you won’t hurt. Don’t you dare surrender! Don’t leave me here without you, ‘cause I could never replace your perfect imperfection.”
Elton John & George Michael – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me: “I can’t light no more of your darkness. All my pictures seem to fade to black and white. I’m growing tired and time stands still before me, frozen here on the ladder of my life… Don’t let the sun go down on me. Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see.”
Sheryl Crow – Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns n’ Roses cover): “He’s got a smile – it seems to me — reminds me of childhood memories, where everything was fresh as the bright blue sky… and if I stare too long, I’d probably break down and cry. Oh, sweet child o’ mine. Oh, sweet love of mine.”
Leaves’ Eyes – Take the Devil in Me: “My heart stops beating; it makes me see how bright life could have been. I cry for angels to save me. Take the devil in me… Save me for I’ve been mistaken, save one moment of my life.”
Within Temptation feat. Chris Jones – Utopia: “I’m searching for answers not given for free. You’re hurting inside. Is there life within me? You’re holding my hand, but you don’t understand… Why does it rain, rain, rain down on utopia? Why does it have to kill the ideal of who we are?”
We are the Fallen – Through Hell: “Are we alone? Is there more than we believe in, haunting these walls? Shadows crawling out, revealing fear in me stays in me. The nightmares inside here, my darkest fears all in my head again. The nightmares I might hear, all my tears pull me through hell again.”
Vast – Here: “Where do I put the shame? It feels like a broken toy I can’t play with anymore. Where do I put the hate? To a pixelated screen I can’t watch anymore. All I know is that I’m here, drifting somewhere in the vast, somewhere in eternity.”
Lacuna Coil – Heaven’s a Lie: “Something wrong with all the plans of my life. I didn’t realize that you’ve been here… Set me free, your heaven’s a lie. Set me free with your love.”
U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: “I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls… only to be with you. But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.”