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Rising Ridge Sountrack
Feeling Good – Bassnectar Remix
Welcome to New York Olivia! Every morning that she wakes up in her little apartment in NYC, she looks out her window and sees the freedom that she has been longing for all her life. The birds in the trees know how she feels. It’s a new day, dawn and life for our girl and she is feeling good.
The Funeral – Band of Horses
Chapters 2 & 3:
A mixed bag of emotions are revealed between Olivia and Dean during the travel back from New York to Rising Ridge. She is dealing with the death of her parents, and her up and down relationship with them. She is internalizing her feelings for Dean, which she has only ever seen as something she does to drag him down. With both relationships, she very much feels the coming up only to be held under, the coming up only to show you’re wrong.
Tonight, Tonight – Smashing Pumpkins
Olivia sees her relationship with Dean as nothing more than stolen moments. She loves him, would give him anything in the world that he asked of her. He asks for nothing, just be with him here and now. Yesterday does not matter, and tomorrow is so far away. This is the time that we have, make the impossible possible. Even in the moments of a dream, all she ever has is tonight.
Kinda I want to – Nine Inch Nails
To know Elle is to love her, and her wildly free spirit. Of course she would be bopping along to this song while grocery shopping when she runs into Connor. She has spent a lifetime loving this boy from a far, and she can’t make sense of it. She can’t shake the feeling, she’s allowed herself to be no closer than from across the way, yet she simply cannot make the feeling go away. It’s the moment she begins to think…maybe, just for tonight.
I’d Rather be with you- Joshua Radin
Connor tries so hard to be the man that everybody needs him to be, and they all see him as brave. But he wants to be bold. He wants to just jump sometimes, or scream. When he looks at Elle, he begins to realize that he needs like a girl like her in his life. He needs to just jump like she does, be the man that she sees him to be. She is the pieces of him that he is missing.
Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
Because Rohan is so fucking cool, and of course this is the song playing when he takes Olivia out on a date. As Olivia gets to know Rohan, she begins to relate him to the freedom that she craves. He encourages her to do, be, see, go. Fly away, so very high.
Fade into you – Mazzy Star
Olivia has made up her mind that she is leaving Rising Ridge, and she is leaving everything and everyone behind. That includes Dean, and the relationship that they never had. She looks at him, and sees nothing, as they never had the love that she feels in her heart. But it is there, it is the truth that she sees when she looks at him. She knows that he will live his life, that he will remain just a shadow of hers. She wants to take that breath that is true.
The Story – Brandi Carlilie
The story of Didier and Lorraine. It lasted a lifetime, and as he sees it, every one of his stories begins and ends with the love of his life. They were just made for each other.
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Stay the Night – Zedd & Hayley Willams
Almost Lover – A Fine Frenzy
Chapters 13 & 14:
It started out with a kiss, and what oh what has happened since then? He’s jealous of her, she’s jealous of him and they can’t quite keep their hands off each other.
They find each other in these moments, upside down. So give in, let go. Olivia knows that she and Dean are never going to be right, they will always be a little broken, but sometimes…who cares. Just stay the night. She’s trying to convince herself more than she is trying to convince Dean.
Olivia finds that she needs to say Goodbye to Dean, for good. She loves him so much, but for both their sake, she must let go. He was always almost the greatest love of her life, and that is where he is doomed to stay.
Whatever you like – Anya Marnia
Elle has made up her mind, she is going to get her man. She’s going to do or be whatever it is that he wants her to be. She dresses exactly how she thinks he’d like, she makes him dinner, and gives him a glimpse of what he could have. He can have whatever he like, she just wants him.
Crash into Me – Dave Matthews Band
Dean sees Olivia as something that does exactly this, crashes into him. She shows up in unexpected corners of his mind, and in his heart. She has a hold of him that he cannot explain, when he’s with her, he just gets lost. Even though he knows he’s bad for her, he finds himself unable to deny her requests, or his own desires.
LA Woman – Brightside
Enter Anna. Enough said.
All I wanted – Paramore
Even in New York, settling into the life that she waited a lifetime to have, Olivia realizes something is missing. She wanted freedom. She wanted a career. She wanted to see the world. No..not really. All she wanted was him.
She is Love – Parachute
Olivia has realized that Dean is her one constant. He is the home that she is looking for. He let her go, and have her ways, and explore. He is love, and that is all that she needs.
Give it Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dr. Feelgood – Mötley Crüe
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Because…Rohan. It’s okay to swoon a little.
Alexa Jacobs was born and raised in the suburban outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. She met her husband through friends in high school, and began what turned out to be a short lived career in the financial industry. With her first child, she became a stay at home parent and threw all of her energy into becoming the queen of Pinterest before Pinterest was a thing.
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