ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Erin Ptah ([personal profile] ptahrrific) wrote2010-01-25 09:33 pm

Mix: Fake News - Day Late Friends

Medium: Television
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Subject: Jon/real!Stephen
Title: Day Late Friends
Warnings: Epic unrequited love story; some ruined pants.

Two musical wishes at the [ profile] fakenews_fanfic Secret Santa were in danger of going unclaimed: Goo Goo Dolls' "Feel the Silence" for [ profile] shoebox_addict, and Cake's "End of the Movie" for [ profile] kitsunesan. So I put them both in a (non-angsty, in spite of the prompts) mix.

Statue of LibertyThe Wombats

"You go through the tunnel, and you take a chance, and you can work to get away from your circumstances...but when you get to the other side, you may get gunned down in the street. But the joy of it is chasing that dream, and that was my inspiration for leaving New Jersey."

I put one foot forward
And ended up 30 yards back
And am I losing touch
Or am I just completely off the track
And I don't know why
I want to voice this out loud
It's therapeutic somehow

So I'm moving to New York
'Cause I've got problems with my sleep
And we're not the same
And I will wear that on my sleeve

Statue of LibertyCAKE

"At the end of that campaign, I put a hundred dollars down on the table and I said to the field producers, 'if you can get us a Big Foot story, I’ll give you the hundred-dollar bill.' Because I knew that none of that shit was going to get past Jon anymore."

People you hate will get their hooks into you
They'll pull you down, you'll frown
They'll tar you and drag you through town
But you still don't like to leave before the end of the movie
No, you still don't like to leave before the end of the show

Statue of LibertyBad English

"Jon started laughing first. And then I'm weak. As much as I want to make the audience laugh, I really want to make Jon laugh."

Sometimes I wanna give up, wanna give in
I wanna quit the fight
And then I see you baby
And everything's alright, everything's alright

When I see you smile, I can face the world
You know I can do anything
When I see you smile, I see a ray of light
I see it shining right through the rain

Statue of LibertyJonathan Coulton

"I do the same thing every night. I run around the desk, and I literally jump off the little podium that the desk is on at the audience. I do a Baryshnikov, and I land, and high-five my way down. Sometimes I'll run up in the stands. Just any kind of a celebration of me."

A voice like honey, no one else could fill his shoes
The time and the weather, the headlines and the local news
He lays down with perfection and grace
Done by noon, he goes home to his place
Where he sleeps and he waits for the night

Just before midnight he gets up, gets out of bed
A can of Red Bull, a tab of Ex to clear his head
He shoots his cuffs, now he's headed downtown
Picks up one life, puts another one down
And his body hums and the music's playing

Dance, Soterios Johnson, dance
It's a cold world, nobody understands
The feeling you can't keep inside
Go, Soterios Johnson, go
All the club kids are watching your glowstick glow
With the light of a truth you can't hide
That the news is the news, but the dance goes on forever

Statue of LibertyGoo Goo Dolls

"Before Jon got to The Daily Show, I'd kept myself from having a public point of view. Because I didn't enjoy political humor until I started working on it with Jon."

Only know where I been
But you move through my soul like a hurricane wind
We've been so lost for so long
I don't know how to get back again
And we're drowning in the water
That flows under this bridge
When you're fighting the current
You forget how to live
And I wanted to reach you but I don't know where to begin
And you remain
A promise unfulfilled until today

Statue of LibertyMayday Parade

"It really was something to behold. Apparently he was under the impression that they'd hired him to do the thing he does on television every night! Anyway, I'm sure he'll be talking about it at 11:30, but boy, we've never been prouder of our Mr. Colbert, and, uh... holy shit."

So let me think of how to word it
Is it too soon to say 'perfect'?
If I could find another thirty minutes somewhere
I'm sure everything would find me
All that's left is just to sing...

You'll sink till you swim
I may never sail Virginia again
And as this current moves slow for me
This much you must know of me again
And I'll have you know I'm scared to death

Statue of LibertyAnberlin

(Even after looking up the lyrics, I can't help but hear this chorus as "my Daily friend.")

So let me get this straight
Say now you loved me all along?
What made you hesitate
To tell me with words what you really feel?
I can see it in your eyes
You mean all of what you say
I remember so long ago
See, I felt the same way
Now we both have separate lives and lovers
Insignificantly enough we both have significant others...

We are who we were when
Could've been lovers but at least you're still my day late friend

Statue of LibertyBONUS:
The Lonely Island

"He flinched. He always pulls away and it hurts." "I'm a flincher."

This really never happens you can take my word
I want to apologize that's just absurd
Mainly I fall for the way you dance
And now I jizz in my pants
Don't tell your friends or I'll say you're a slut
Plus it's your fault you were rubbing my butt
I'm very sensitive some would say that's a plus
Now I'll go home and change

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