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Erin Ptah ([personal profile] ptahrrific) wrote2011-02-28 05:45 pm

Mix: Pet Shop of Horrors - Darkness At The Finish

Medium: Anime/Manga
Fandom: Pet Shop of Horrors
Subject: D/Leon
Title: Darkness At The Finish
Warnings: Spoilers for the first manga series

A shippy version of the unlikely friendship between Leon and Count D, starting during the series and continuing several years after its end.

Larger version of the cover art .



Arctic Monkeys | D Is For Dangerous
Every time a suspicious case comes up, Leon charges into D's shop.

D is for Delightful
And try and keep your trousers on
I think you should know
You're his favourite worst nightmare

D is for Desperately trying to simulate
What it was that was alright
Three quarters of an hour ago
(That had led him to be in a position)
And every copper mission
On every other episode




The Cardigans | I Need Some Fine Wine, And You, You Need To Be Nicer
D finds himself getting fond of his cranky invader.

Sometimes we talk over dinner like old friends
Till I go and kill the bottle,
I go off over any old thing,
Break your heart
and raise a glass or ten

To the good times that we shared and the bad times that we'll have
To the good times
and the bad time that we've had

Well it's been a long slow collision,
I'm a pitbull, you're a dog,
Baby you're foul in clear conditions
But you're handsome in the fog

So I need some fine wine, and you, you need to be nicer
For the good times and the bad times we know will come




Sting Feat. Cheb Mami | Desert Rose
Leon's obsession with the pet shop...and its owner.

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire

This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems




Blondie | The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
D's used to toying with humans, but he wasn't prepared for a human to have any hold over him.

Secretly I've been tailing you like a fox that preys on a rabbit
I had to get you and so I knew I had to learn your ways and habits
Ooooooooooo ah, you were the catch that I was after
I looked up and I was in your arms and I knew that I was captured
What's this whole world coming to?
Things just ain't the same
Any time the hunter gets captured by the game




Savage Garden | The Animal Song
If they're going to get together, though, it's going to be on D's terms.

When superstars and cannonballs are running through your head
Television freak show cops and robbers everywhere
Subway makes me nervous, people pushing me too far
I've got to break away
So take my hand now

Cause I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
The wind in my hair and the sand at my feet




Supertramp | Goodbye Stranger
Taking off, shop and all, with no plans to ever look back.

It was an early morning yesterday
I was up before the dawn
And I really have enjoyed my stay
But I must be moving on...

And I will go on shining
Shining like brand new
I'll never look behind me
My troubles will be few

Goodbye, stranger, it's been nice
Hope you find your paradise
Tried to see your point of view
Hope your dreams will all come true
Goodbye, Mary, Goodbye, Jane
Will we ever meet again?
Feel no sorrow, feel no shame
Come tomorrow, feel no pain




Goo Goo Dolls | Name
Chasing after D, no matter how hopeless the quest, with a letter in hand and promises in mind.

And even though the moment passed me by
I still can't turn away
'Cause all the dreams you never thought you'd lose
Got tossed along the way
And letters that you never meant to send
Get lost or thrown away...

But if you could hide beside me
Maybe for a while
And I won't tell no one your name
And I won't tell 'em your name

And scars are souvenirs you never lose
The past is never far
Did you lose yourself somewhere out there
Did you get to be a star




Groove Coverage | Moonlight Shadow
D can't stop remembering Leon.

The trees that whisper in the evening
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Sing a song of sorrow and grieving
Carried away by a moonlight shadow...

A star moved slowly in the silvery night
Far away on the other side
Will you come to talk to me this night
But she couldn't find how to push through

I stay, I pray
See you in heaven, far away




Stars | Barricade
Leon has a lot of time to think before his search ends.

Oh, how could anyone not love the terrible things you do?
Oh, how could anyone not want to try and help you?

In Bermondsey in Burberry, you held me at the barricade, the pigs arrived with tear gas
And I wept at the mistakes we made
We stalked the streets like animals
And danced as windows shattered
For our island, for the thrill of it, for everything that mattered

Oh, how could anyone not want to rip it all apart?
Oh, how could anyone not love your cold, black heart?

I found you on a Saturday, and that was where I lost you
You had finally walked away because of what it cost you, years later when I saw your face
In line to catch the morning train, you looked like you'd been softened
Like you never really loved the pain

Oh, how could anyone not finally diminish?
The thrill of blood comes instantly
There's only darkness at the finish




Genesis | Your Own Special Way
Turns out D's reappearance was for a reason.

I've sailed the world for seven years
And left all I love behind in tears
Oh, won't you come here, wherever you are
I've been all alone long enough

You, you have your own special way
Of holding my hand keep it way 'bove the water
Don't ever let go - Oh no, no, no

You, you have your own special way
Of turning the world so it's facing
The way that I'm going. Don't ever
Don't ever stop




The Magnetic Fields | Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
It's still going to be on D's terms...but Leon thinks he can get into the right spirit.

Let's pretend we're bunny rabbits
Let's do it all day long
Rapidly becoming rabid
Singing little rabbit songs
I can keep it up all night
I can keep it up all day
Let's pretend we're bunny rabbits
Until we pass away




Genesis | The Supernatural Anaesthetist
A bonus track for D's mysterious dentist. Just because.

Here comes the
Supernatural Anaesthetist
If he wants you to snuff it
All he has to do is puff it
He's such a fine dancer





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[personal profile] popkin16 2011-03-01 08:27 am (UTC)(link)
This series is so awesome and I am ridiculously happy to see a fanmix for it ♥ I'm not familiar with the songs you've chosen, but I'm looking forward to hearing the music.

Thanks for creating & sharing!
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[personal profile] stretch_panic 2011-03-02 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
This is so refreshing! I adore these characters. I was buying the Tokyo series for a while, but I sort of gave up and just re-read the original series again.

I love this pairing to bits and this mix is gorgeous. Thank you so much for making it.
Petshop of Horrors needs more love in the form of fanmixes. &hearts