Mixtape Mondays – Spidey Tyler & Spidette Caroline – The Vampire Diaries – Part II

Hi guys! Make sure you’ve read Part I so you are all up to speed 🙂

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Mixtape Track #6 – The River Is Wild – The Killers

Lyrics:

Leaves are falling down
On the beautiful ground
I heard a story from the man in red
He said the leaves are falling down
Such a beautiful sound
Son, I think you better go ahead

But you always hold your head up high
Cause it’s a long, long, long way down
This town was meant for passing through
But it ain’t nothing new
Now go and show them
That the world stayed round
But it’s a long, long, long way down

You better run for the hills before they burn
Listen to the sound of the world
And watch it turn
I just want to show you what I know
And catch you when the current lets you go
Or should I just get along with myself

I never did get along with everybody else
I’ve been trying hard to do what’s right
But you know I could stay here all night
And watch the clouds fall from the sky

This river is wild
This river is wild

Run for the hills before they burn
Listen to the sound of the world
Watch it turn
But shake a little
Sometimes I’m nervous when I talk
I shake a little
Sometimes I hate the line I walk
I just want to show you what I know
And catch you when the current lets you go

Or should I just get along with myself
I never did get along with everybody else
Ive been trying hard to do whats right
But you know I could stay here all night
And watch the clouds fall
From the sky

Because this river is wild
God speed you boy
This river is wild

Now Adam’s taking bombs
And he’s stuck on his mom
Because that bitch
Keeps trying to make him pray

He’s with the hippie in the park
Coming over the dark
Just trying to get some of that little girl play

You better run for the hills before they burn
Listen to the sound of the world
But watch it turn
I just want to show you what I know
And catch you when the current lets you go

Or should I get along with myself
I never did get along with everybody else
I’ve been trying hard to do whats right
But you know I could stay here all night
And watch the clouds fall from the sky

And pay this hell in me tonight
Because this river is wild
God speed you boy
This river is wild
God speed you boy
This river is wild

Now the cards are everywhere face in dust
The fairground
I don’t think I ever seen so many headlights
But there’s something pulling me
The circus and the crew
Well they’re just passing through
Making sure the merry still goes round
But it’s a long, long, long way down

Caroline/Tyler Connection:

I chose this song for the mixtape mainly for one lyric: “I just want to show you what I know and catch you when the current lets you go.”

Tyler asks Caroline pretty aggressively in The Sacrifice (S02E10) why she is helping him out, in a brilliant exchange that shows how very little unconditional kindness he has been shown in his life.

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Tyler: Why are you helping me?”

Caroline: What do you mean?”

Tyler: “Why do you care? We’ve never been friends before.”

Caroline: “That’s not true. I’ve known you my entire life, Tyler.”

Tyler: “We’ve never been close. Not like this.”

Caroline: “I don’t know. You just seem like you kinda need it. I was alone when I turned. I had no control over my body, or my urges. And I killed somebody. I don’t want that to happen to you. I don’t want you to be alone.”

 

See that thing after Caroline’s adorable little shrug, which punctuated this intense conversation? I do believe that was eye sex of the highest order!

Heart palpitations. I am having them!

“I just want to show you what I know and catch you when the current lets you go” sums up Caroline’s rationale precisely. She has been through a troubled experience, and wants to be there for Tyler when his supernatural nature takes over at the full moon and the “current” of his humanity lets him go. 

Mixtape Track #7 – Airplanes – B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams

Lyrics:

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now
Wish right now
Wish right now
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now
Wish right now
Wish right now

I could use a dream or a genie or a wish
To go back to a place much simpler than this
‘Cause after all the partying and smashin’ and crashin’
And all the glitz and the glam and the fashion
And all the pandemonium and all the madness
There comes a time where you fade to the blackness
And when you starin’ at that phone in yo lap
And you hopin’ but them people never call you back
But that’s just how the story unfolds
You get another hand soon after you fold
And when your plans unravel in the sand what would you wish for if you had once chance?
So airplane, airplane I’m sorry I’m late
I’m on my way so don’t close that gate
If I don’t make that then I’ll switch my flight
And I’ll be right back at it by the end of the night

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now
Wish right now
Wish right now
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now
Wish right now
Wish right now

Somebody take me back to the days
Before this was a job, before I got paid
Before it ever mattered what I had in my bank
Yeah, back when I was tryin’ get into that subway
And back when I was rappin’ for the hell of it
But nowadays we rappin’ to stay relevant
I’m guessin’ that if we could make some wishes out of airplanes
Then maybe oh maybe I’ll go back to the days
Before the politics that we call the rap game
And back when ain’t nobody listen to my mixtape
And back before I tried to cover up my slang
But this is for the Cada, what’s up Bobby Ray
So can I get a wish to end the politics
And get back to the music that started this shit
So here I stand and then again I say
I’m hoping we could make some wishes out of airplanes

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now
Wish right now
Wish right now
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now
Wish right now
Wish right now

I could really use a wish right now
Like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now

Caroline/Tyler Connection:

(Thank you, awesome SEster Jesse, for this song suggestion!)

At its heart, this song is about wanting to return to a simpler past to escape the hard realities of the present. The singer is talking about the hubbub of the music industry compared to his early innocent days rapping.

In Tyler’s case, the hard reality is facing the excruciating pain and long, drawn-out process of phasing into a wolf, a process his Uncle Mason helpfully captured on video in what amounted to a werewolf torture porn film and left behind on a computer chip in the creepy Lockwood cellar. Ohh, to return to the days of scamming on chicks and having sexually charged confrontations with Jeremy!

youdontjustgiveup:  Tyler & Caroline || 2x10 Tyler. “Whatever that was, I can’t go through that.”

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I could use a dream or a genie or a wish
To go back to a place much simpler than this

But seriously though, I don’t blame Tyler for telling Caroline that whatever they saw on the video is something he doesn’t think he can go through.

Remember how I told you I would mention the moment even more out of this world than Tyler hugging someone voluntarily? His computer, which he viewed the Mason video on with Caroline, had a Windows logo as a background!

 The Vampire Diaries : Let's All Get Killed

 The Vampire Diaries : Let's All Get Killed

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Are you really telling me he didn’t have a Maxim or FHM model as wallpaper?

I mean, c’mon writers, there’s stretching believability and then there’s this. 

Mixtape Track #8 – Comfort You – Eskimo Joe

Lyrics:

I will come
Come to comfort you
I’m coming 

Hey Amy, you know that Music Sex God you sometimes mention?

For me, the Australian equivalent to The Killers are Eskimo Joe, and I wouldn’t boot their lead singer out of bed either 😉

Eskimo Joe

It's the cutie in front!

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Caroline/Tyler Connection:

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Yep, you read the lyrics right. That is the only refrain said in the whole song, which is almost entirely instrumental. But you know what? Music is not only experienced through words, but aurally and on a subliminal level.

And it says exactly what I want to say about Cyler during Tyler’s transformation scenes in By The Light of the Full Moon (S02E11).

Guys, I had an entirely different approach to the transformation mapped out in my mind. I was all prepared to use a cheesy song like Can’t Fight The Moonlight or even Who Let The Dogs Out. But then Michael Trevino and Candice Accola brought their A Game so strongly that they foiled my evil plan and made me realise I couldn’t in good faith snark this sequence.

Well, um, 99% of it anyway!

 The Vampire Diaries : Werewolves Do It In Chains

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 Tyler: What should I wear? I don’t think it’s like the Hulk where I get to keep my pants. 

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But for a masterclass in acting, you MUST watch all of the transformation scenes.

In your dreams you could bring it like Trevino, Beekster! 

Tyler goes through more pain than any human being ever should changing into a wolf, and Caroline is with him every step of the way, even though she knows a werewolf bite is fatal to her.

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 The Vampire Diaries : Werewolves Do It In Chains

 The Vampire Diaries : Werewolves Do It In Chains

 The Vampire Diaries : Werewolves Do It In Chains

Tyler tries to get her to leave because he doesn’t want to hurt her, but she sweetly refuses to and cradles him in her arms until the penultimate moment before he completely wolfs out. Her sobbing outside the door of the cellar and then running away into the nearby woods was an emotionally draining, stunning moment.

 The Vampire Diaries : Werewolves Do It In Chains

A few hours forward in story time, she returns to the cellar and calls out to Tyler, receiving a broken “Caroline?” in return. Then this hug happened and even my cat Tootsie got a little emotional. We’re not made of stone!

 “You’re okay! You made it, you didn’t get out! You’re okay.”“No, I’m not.”  

Caroline tells him he made it through without hurting anyone, and he is OK. His “no I’m not” is an emotionally naked moment that makes it impossible for me to believe that Matt could ever come between the pair. Matt is cute and I love his rumbly voice, but the emotional intimacy of experiencing a moment like Cyler did is hard to overcome.

And yet… this is the CW, people! So you know what that means: love triangle time!

Tyler Caroline Matt

*whistles innocently and did not deliberately choose pic where Matt is cut out*

Matt has been starting to snuffle around expressing interest in Caroline again, conveniently coinciding with the timing of Cyler growing closer, and I am sure this will only amp up now. And it is only a matter of time before Caroline’s lies to Tyler catch up with her, sadly.

In the meantime, however, if SPOILER the promo for episode 12 of season 2 is anything to go by, love triangle hijinks will ensue.

Mixtape Track #9 – Down Boy – Holly Valance

Lyrics:

Down boy, keep down boy

Im the one that you would die for,
The one you’d love to touch
The one you’d live and die for
I know this much

The more you see the more you want
The more you taste it just gets better
The more you get the more you like it
Dont go too far, i wont let you

(Chorus)
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
If u want me with you
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
Some things i just wont do
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
If u want me with you
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
Some things i just wont do

Do anything to please me, i got you where i want
I know how much you need me, just wanna get it

The more you see the more you want
The more you taste it just gets better
The more you get the more you like it
Dont go too far, i wont let you

(Chorus)
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
If u want me with you
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
Some things i just wont do
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
If u want me with you
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
Some things i just wont do

Down boy, down
Some things i just wont do
Some things i just wont do
Some things i just wont do
Some things i just want do

The more you see the more you want
The more you taste it just gets better
The more you get the more you like it
Dont go too far, I wont let you

(Chorus)
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
If you want me with you
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
Some things i just wont do
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
If you want me with you
Down boy won’t you bring me down boy gotta keep you down
Some things I just won’t do

Caroline/Tyler Connection: 

Matt and Tyler both go in for a kiss with Caroline in the next episode, as seen in the promo, with Tyler being second in line.

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Poor Caroline says to Tyler immediately after that little moment that “everybody needs to stop kissing me!”

I.E. DOWN BOY!

LOVE that, even though it temporarily stops Cyler kissage!

Crystal Ball Mixtape Track – You Are The Moon – The Hush Sound

Lyrics: 

Shadows all around you
As you surface from the dark
Emerging from the gentle grip
Of night’s unfolding arms
Darkness, darkness everywhere,
Do you feel all alone?
The subtle grace of gravity,
The heavy weight of stone
You don’t see what you possess,
A beauty calm and clear
It floods the sky and blurs the darkness
Like a chandelier
All the light that you possess
Is skewed by lakes and seas
The shattered surface, so imperfect,
Is all that you believe

I will bring a mirror,
So silver, so exact,
So precise and so pristine,
A perfect pane of glass
I will set the mirror up
To face the blackened sky
You will can see your beauty every
Moment that you rise 

Caroline/Tyler Prediction:

Remember all the initial character backstory I established in my discussion about To The Moon and Back?

I think Tyler and Caroline will come full circle through their relationship with one another, and bring You Are The Moon to life. You Are The Moon is basically about a person recognising the beauty and light in someone who only sees their own imperfections and the darkness they perceive surrounds them.

I will bring a mirror,
So silver, so exact,
So precise and so pristine,
A perfect pane of glass
I will set the mirror up
To face the blackened sky
You will can see your beauty every
Moment that you rise

I truly believe that after much angst, Cyler will be that mirror for one another.

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All Tyler wants for Christmas is Vampire Barbie! 😉

twentypoundsofcrazy:  All I can see is “to: Tyler”

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5 responses to “Mixtape Mondays – Spidey Tyler & Spidette Caroline – The Vampire Diaries – Part II

  • Michael Trevino Exposed – A (Sometimes Shirtless) Glimpse at the Man Behind the Wolf | TV Recappers Anonymous

    […] [But before we begin, I must give some credit where credit is due.  Most of the animated GIFS you will see here, come from the amazing Oh My Michael Trevino Tumblr.  Photo stills and screencaps tend to come from my own personal collection, but I did get a bunch over at Fanpop and CWTV.com.  I owe much of my inspiration for this post to Michael Trevino, himself  (DUH!) but also to my fabulous blogging pal, Cherie, over at myspideysenseistingling.  Be sure to check out her kickass recent post dedicated to Tyler Lockwood and his new Girl Friday, Caroline Forbes.] […]

  • imaginarymen

    I don’t know what I love more about this post: you referring to Brandon Flowers as “Music Sex God”, or your mocking of the Beek and using THAT PHOTO!!

    BRAVO!!!!!

    • Spidey Sense

      Crying Dawson just calls to any sane Pacey fangirl with a Siren Song 😉

      And I can’t think of a more deserving candidate for the title of Music Sex God. Still can’t believe that his ARM HAS BEEN AROUND YOU. I assume the portion of your body that he touched hasn’t been washed for fear of removing the Brandonness?! 🙂

      Come out to Australia, DAMMIT!

  • Jesse

    Hey Cherie!
    Sorry it took me so long to finally reply to this second part. I spend the holidays at my parent’s and the internet here is really tricky 😦 I’m trying to be online as much as I can, but I prob won’t be online before next week again…

    Now let’s babble about Cyler 🙂

    Another song from “The Killers” – I really should listen to more of their songs(I don’t really know them yet!), cuz they are great 😉 I love the scene in “The Sacrifice” when they watch the vid of Mason turning. You know just from their reaction to it that it has to be horrible – and I like how Caroline keeps telling Tyler she’ll help him out and stay with him although she knows she would be in mortal danger if he loses control and bites her.
    I’m with you. That little thing after Caroline’s shrug was def eye sex of the highest order – you barely notice it, but it’s there and it’s powerful and you can’t ignore it once you got hooked on Cyler.
    Oh yay! 🙂 Thank you awesome DEster for including my suggestion again in your mixtape! I really like this song – it’s one of my favs at the moment ❤
    In the early season 1 all we can see of Tyler is him partying, drinking and hanging out with “friends” whereas right now in season 2 he has to face all the difficulties and the pain of changing into a wolf for the first time (hopefully that was the worst turn he had to go through – I couldn’t stand to watch another scene of him turning). He changes from a douche into a somehow caring guy and he really wants to go back to the time when he didn’t have to worry about the Lockwood curse and the vampires and all things supernatural going on in Mystic Falls but he obviously can’t.
    I also think that Tyler thought he really had friends during those parties in season 1 but then realizes that (except for Matt who also partied back then) no one is there for him when he needs help and these guys just spent their time with him because of the drugs and the alcohol. He has the feeling that he can’t trust anyone so he’s unsure at first when Caroline tries to assure him that she’s there for him. The song lyrics fit their situation and their relationship at this point and I really want them to work things out and be happy together 🙂
    I haven’t heard about Eskimo Joe but this song is great and I checked some other songs of them out and I really like them 🙂 Thanks for introducing them to me!!
    Although the lyrics of that song are SUPER short, it’s all that’s needed to be said 🙂 I agree, music is not only about lyrics but has something to do with the feelings transmitted with the melody as well 🙂 The way Caroline comforts Tyler in “By the light of the moon” was phenomenal and touched me deeply.
    I don’t really have more words for that – so I’ll just let the song speak for itself 😉
    I can’t seriously see the love triangle for Cyler and Matt/Caroline cuz just like you said, I wouldn’t believe it if Matt could come between Cyler any easy – he’s been part of Caroline’s past and I’m sure she still cares for him, but the emotional intimacy is just missing.
    So yes, that kiss Matt and Caroline will share in episode 12 is sweet and somehow innocent by the look of it, but I consider it a reminder of her past with him when the future looked bright (oh wow, how cheesy that sounds! lol). I’ve read some comments about that Cyler kiss saying he forced this kiss, but I don’t really see that. It’s a surprise kiss – it looks like she wants to go inside and he’s just stopping her and kisses her without hesitation. She surely isn’t ready for that yet so it’s kinda understandable but also sad to hear her say: “Everybody just needs to stop kissing me” right after…
    I don’t want Cyler to stop kissing so soon after starting!! 🙂
    Sooooo we won’t get Cyler for Christmas yet, but let’s hope we’ll get them in January!! 🙂

    Thank you for that post – it was great!! You’re awesome 😉

    • Spidey Sense

      Hey Jesse! Sorry for the slight delay in my response, but I wanted to do your AWESOME comment justice, little SEster!

      Just in case we don’t catch each other online beforehand, hope that you have an amazing festive season.

      Anyway, onto Cyler 😉

      The slow werewolf transformation on Vampire Diaries, so different from the fursplosions in True Blood and the Twilight Saga, was truly much more effective and heartrending, lending sympathy for these creatures we usually have reserved for vampires. As Mason said, being a werewolf is truly a curse. The pain may lessen over time, but imagine a whole lifetime of looking forward to that experience each month.

      Caroline saying “Not yet, not yet” and “I’m not going anywhere” warmed the cockles of my sometimes icy cold heart. I was touched deeply just like you. Not since Delena or Stelena for that matter have I felt so invested in a couple on this show. I may ship Jonnie for the Jeremy factor, but I feel like Cyler are epic in every sense of the word.

      They have so much internal conflict to work through as a couple, whereas as so many other TV couples experiences difficulties only because of external forces. The inherent difficulties in their being different species, especially Tyler’s fatal-for-vamps werewolf bite, is just one ingredient that will make for drama packed TV and I will be there every step of the way, with you and the rest of the fantastic fangirls and fanboys on this site commenting with me along the way! Woohoo!

      Trevino is such an amazing eye actor, isn’t he? Almost of the calibre of Somerhalder ;). In fact, he reminds me of Jason Dohring AKA Logan on Veronica Mars, who could say so much with his eyes, a necessary skill give the protective jackass shell that it was the MO of his character to hide behind. Oh yeah, and Logan went schmoopy for a certain blonde will still remaining slightly jerky, just the way I liked him, so here is hoping Tyler goes down a similar path. SIGH!
      Your taste in music is so incredible, and these mixtapes wouldn’t work nearly as well without your song recommendations, so keep ‘em coming! I thank you, as does my iTunes account! You simply MUST download all the Eskimo Joe and Killers tracks you can. If I had a record turntable it would be worn out with repeat playing their tunes.

      You’re absolutely right about Tyler discovering that his friendships, with the exception of the one he has with Matt, were all shallow. Funnily enough, bitchy little twit Caroline turns out to be the best friend of them all. I think Caroline has long been underestimated by the other characters. Even my beloved Damon was SO DAMN WRONG when he said Caroline wouldn’t make it as a vamp; boy, has she proven him wrong!

      I feel sorry for Matt, but I am very much looking forward to him giving into some jealous freak outs, so he that he can see that Caroline’s reactions at times weren’t so over the top. Mwahaha! The emotional intimacy Cyler has developed has been such an incredible surprise, and I think they have established a bond that can’t be broken, even the protective lies Caroline has told.

      I love your take on the Cyler kiss! It was definitely a surprise kiss, not a forced kiss; she doesn’t pull away out of disgust or anything, but I think just the sheer overwhelmingness of receiving kisses from two boys in the same day when in her human life she had to work her butt off to even get an iota of the same attention. Plus her feelings for both these boys are strong, and I like to think she can’t handle the intensity of the effect even that small Cyler kiss had on her.

      *hugs* Will talk to you in the New Year, little SEster, I’m sure!

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