The Streets Of London- V for Vendetta fanmix

12 tracks plus one bonus track. :) No zip I’m afraid, because I’m in uni halls and our internet is tempermental to say the very least. :p

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The Streets Of London- Ralph McTell
Have you seen the old man
In the closed-down market
Kicking up the paper
with his worn out shoes
In his eyes you see no pride
And held loosely at his side
Yesterday’s paper telling yesterday’s news.

So how can you tell me you’re lonely
And say for you that the sun don’t shine
Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London
I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.

This song is included in the graphic novel- just before V’s death, I think it comes in. It’s also a virtually perfect song to start this fanmix with, so here we go…

Anarchy in the UK- Sex Pistols
Anarchy for the U.K!
It’s coming sometime,
And maybe!
I give a wrong time,
stop a traffic line!
Your future dream is a shopping scheme!

‘Cos I,
I wanna be,

A general song for both book and movie: ‘anarchy’ is one of the story’s main themes, after all…

November 5th- My Life Story
Oh my friend you look so cold
Frozen in thought
Please take my coat
I’ll warm your heart until it burns
I know that things can’t get much worse

And the doctor is prescribing soap and water for your living hell
And a heavenly choir of angels are pissing down your wishing well

…November, take my coat, it’s cold

V’s POV on the bleak situation in London before he makes himself known.

There’s A Wall- Miranda Lambert
I’d run away but I can’t escape the power of your pride
Your eyes are cold like an empty soul and I’m burning up inside
There’s nothing wrong with letting go and you’re still diggin’ in
We’re racing to the bottom and I can’t find the end

And there’s a wall
Standing here between us
And that’s all that’s keeping you from freedom
And I keep pushing harder and you keep getting stronger
You won’t break cause you’re afraid you’ll fall

A song that reminds me of V and Evey. (it works best to read it as the chorus being V’s point of view, and the rest Evey’s…)

You’re All I Have- Snow Patrol
Train this chaos turn it into light
I’ve got to see you one last night
Before the lions take their share
Leave us in pieces, scattered everywhere

Just give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto

It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have

Yeah, another V and Evey one. Works better for the movie, where the ‘romance’ was a bit more obvious.

Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
Come on now
Who do you
Who do you
Who do you
Who do you think you are
Ha ha ha
Bless your soul
You really think you’re in control

I think you’re crazy
I think you’re crazy
I think you’re crazy
Just like me

V’s message to the people of London- surely they must be crazy to live under such a government…

We Are- Ana Johnsson
See the devil on the doorstep now, my oh my
Telling everybody oh just how to live their lives
Sliding down the information highway
Buying in just like a bunch of fools
Time is ticking and we can’t go back, my oh my

What about the world today
What about the place that we call home
We’ve never been so many
And we’ve never been so alone

You keep watching from your picket fence
You keep talking but it makes no sence
You say we’re not responsible
But we are, we are
You wash your hands
You come out clean
But fail to recognize the enemy’s within
You say we’re not responsible
But we are

“But who elected them?”

Valerie- The Zutons
Why won’t you come on over,

Alright, so if you listen to the lyrics it doesn’t sound a thing like Vendetta’s Valerie, but the song always reminds me of that chapter in the book. So here it is.

Lovers In A Dangerous Time- Barenaked Ladies
When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you’re made to feel as if your love’s a crime
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight

A song for Valerie/Ruth, and every other couple split apart.

The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine -Spoon
Every morning I’ve got a new chance
I wanna play the part of Eddie in The Stranger Dance
He makes love to the duke
He swordfights the queen
He steals the whole show in his last dying scene
No one sees the two sides of Monsieur Valentine

The final V song in this fanmix…it fits brilliantly, though, it could have been written for the graphic novel…

Parade- Garbage
As far as I can tell
It doesn’t matter who you are
If you can believe there’s something worth fighting for
The colour of an eye
The glory of a sudden view
The baby in your arms
The smile he always shoots at you

Believing (believing) in nothing (in nothing)
Makes life (makes life) so boring (so boring)
So let’s pray (so let’s pray) for something (for something)
To feel good (to feel good) in the morning (in the morning)

The people of London gradually start to want their freedom back, and march to London in their V masks

We’re Not Gonna Take It- Bif Naked
We’re not gonna take it
Oh no, we ain’t gonna take it
We’re not gonna take it

Speaks for itself, really. :p

The Government Totally Sucks- Tenacious D
The government totally sucks, you motherfucker,
The government totally sucks!

…I couldn’t resist.