Elisabeth (kissingdaylight) wrote,

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Prison Break Fanmix - Michael/Sara - All We Have Is Now

An ode to my love the Michael/Sara relationship in 16 songs. Spoilers up to the finale of Season 1.

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01. Demons - Guster
My words confuse you
My eyes don't move or blink
Cause it's easier sometimes
Not to be sincere
Somehow I make you believe
When I speak I cross my fingers
Will you know you've been deceived?
I find a need to be the demon
A demon cannot be hurt
Honest is easy
Fiction is where genius lies
Cause it's easier sometimes
Not to be involved
Somehow I make you believe

"One of my first assignments on PI, we were up here cleaning out toxic mold. It took days so I'm kind of familiar with the layout."

02. The Walk - Imogen Heap
Inside out, upside-down twisting beside myself,
Stop that now, cause you and I were never meant to be
I think you better leave; it's not safe in here,
I feel a weakness coming on.

Inside out, upside-down twisting beside myself,
Stop that now; you're as close as it gets without touching me,
Oh now don't make it harder than it already is,
I feel a weakness coming on.

"I'm not a jealous woman, but I am a careful one. And for some reason, when I'm around you, I'm not. Careful."

03. Between the Bars - Elliott Smith
Drink up with me now
And forget all about
The pressure of days
Do what I say
And I'll make you okay
Drive them away
The images stuck in your head
People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still
Drink up baby
Look at the stars
I'll kiss you again
Between the bars

Think of the bars as the prison cell bars and it's quite perfect for their relationship.

04. Ender Will Save Us All - Dashboard Confessional
I want to give you
whatever you need.
What is it you need?
Is it what I need?
I want to give you
whatever you need.
What is it you need?
Is it within me?

It's hard to explain how I am getting by
on so little from you.
It's hard to believe that I would let myself
get so wrapped in you.
There's got to be something that would
be worthwhile for me to give to you.
We need a connection but you
seem to push me far away from you.

Michael tries to get close to Sara for the escape, but feelings begin to develop and he questions what the right thing to do is.

05. Tender Lies - Freezepop
Yeah, I am blinded by your smiles
Yeah, I would follow you for miles
Your profile, oh, it shines so bright
Yeah, you are in my heart tonight, tonight

Tender lies, keep telling me tender lies
Keep feeding me bedroom eyes
And your tender lies

"As one of the very few women around here, I'm used to a certain amount of innuendo and flirtation being thrown my way. I'm not used to enjoying it."

06. Brace Yourself - Howie Day
So you feel anything and everything could be
All that you wanted
Stay with me
I'm in no condition to be alone

And I'm on...
And I'm on again
Brace yourself
With all that you have
Enough, I'm in love again
Brace yourself

Because there has to be a song for The Kiss.

07. She Is - The Fray
This is going to break me clean in two
This is going to bring me close to you

She is everything I need that I never knew I wanted
She is everything I want that I never knew I needed

It's all up in the air and we stand still to see what comes down
I don't know where it is, I don't know when, but I want you around
When it falls into place with you and I, we go from if to when
Your side and mine are both behind it's indication

Michael knows that his relationship with Sara is putting the escape at risk, but he can't help himself.

08. Desperately - Michelle Branch
Something 'bout the way you looked at me
Made me think for a moment
That maybe we were meant to be.
Living our lives separately.
And it's strange that things change
But not me wanting you
So desperately.

Oh, why can't I ignore it?
I keep giving in, but I should know better.
'Cause there was something 'bout the way you looked at me.
And it's strange that things change
But not me wanting you
So desperately.

"Promise you one thing, and that's that you will never see anything happen between me and an inmate." ;)

09. All We Have Is Now - The Flaming Lips
As logic stands you couldn't meet a man
Who's from the future
But logic broke as he appeared he spoke
About the Future
"We're not gonna make it"
He explained how the end will come
You and me were never meant
to be part of the future
All we have is now -
All we've ever had was now

"Wait for me. It won't always be like this. In this room, in this place."
"I can't."

10. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot - Brand New
If it makes you less sad, I will die by your hand.
I hope you find out what you want. I already know what I am.
And if it makes you less sad, we'll start talking again.
And you can tell me how vile I already know that I am.

You are calm and reposed.
Let your beauty unfold.
How I like the skin stretched over your bones.
Spring keeps you ever close.
You are second hand smoke.
You are so fragile and thin.
Standing trial for your sins,
Holding onto yourself the best you can.
You are the smell before rain.
You are the blood in my veins.

Call me a safe bet. I'm betting I'm not.
I'm glad that you can forgive.
I'm only hoping as time goes, you can forget.

"I needed to be here. But then I wanted to be here with you. And it's killing me to know that you'll never believe that."
Michael would do anything to make things right.

11. Mexico - Incubus
You could see me reaching
So why couldn't you have
Met me halfway?
You could see me bleeding
But you could not put
Pressure on the wound
You only think about yourself
You only think about yourself
You'd better bend before I go
On the first train to Mexico

As sad as he is, Michael is slightly bitter about Sara's refusal because he knows there will be no time to change things before the escape.

12. Someday You Will Be Loved - Death Cab for Cutie
I once knew a girl
In the years of my youth
With eyes like the summer
All beauty and truth
In the morning I fled
Left a note and it read
Someday you will be loved.

I cannot pretend that I felt any regret
Cause each broken heart will eventually mend
As the blood runs red down the needle and thread
Someday you will be loved

You'll be loved you'll be loved
Like you never have known
The memories of me
Will seem more like bad dreams
Just a series of blurs
Like I never occurred
Someday you will be loved

Michael tries to alleviate the guilt of destroying Sara.

13. Let It Go - Blue October
Oh why did I go that way?
Why do I steal?
How could I let her go?
Why do I feel?

Despite his resolve, Michael already misses Sara.

14. Set the Fire to the Third Bar - Snow Patrol
Find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines
The distance from here to where you'd be
It's only finger-lengths that I see
I touch the place where I'd find your face
My finger in creases of distant dark places

And miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground and I
Pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

Sara looks at the map and wonders where Michael might be; Michael is on the run and longs to be with Sara.

15. Summer: Ghosts of Things to Come - Clint Mansell

Just in case Sara is dead, I wanted a small requiem for her. More importantly, the title haunts and titillates us fans for the future.

Bonus: Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
I fell in love again
All things go, all things go
Drove to Chicago
All things know, all things know
We sold our clothes to the state
I don't mind, I don't mind
I made a lot of mistakes
In my mind, in my mind

If I was crying
In the van, with my friend
It was for freedom
From myself and from the land
I made a lot of mistakes

This is a beautiful song, and I didn't want to end the mix on a sad note. I didn't include it in the mix because it's more future speculation, but I imagine this song as Michael's point of view after hearing about what happened to Sara (alive or dead) and having to go back to Chicago to see her at least one more time.

This mix was born out of my general Prison Break fanmix - The Hardest Things. I love Michael and Sara and their relationship on the show. It can be so beautifully haunting, and it's hard to have a more conflicted relationship than they do. I refuse to believe that Sara is dead - you know that the way the producers do this show that they're going to bring back Sara in the middle of the season as a big shocker. Until then, they've given us plenty to fan over. :) I hope you enjoy the mix and please comment if you download.

Tags: fanmix, tv: prison break

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