Listen Up: The Bones Mix Tape, Volume 4

Brennan’s life is exhausting. I get tired just thinking about it (and I am NEVER NOT THINKING ABOUT MY BRENNAN,  ok?). That’s part of what makes it so difficult for her to share herself with Booth—she’s used to carrying everything alone—but it’s also what makes their relationship so solid. Booth gives her the opportunity to lighten her load, but he lets her let go on her terms.

“Bring on the Wonder”—Susan Enan, Sarah McLachlan (from 2.03, “The Boy in the Shroud”)

Foster care made Brennan tough, but Booth keeps tapping on her impervious shell anyway. He reminds her that the weight of the world is not on her shoulders. “Bring on the Wonder” is like Brennan finally realizing that she’s compartmentalized the joy out of life, and she wants it back. She wants to see the world that she’s been carrying.

I can’t see the stars anymore living here
Let’s go to the hills where the outlines are clear

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

I fell through the cracks at the end of our street
Let’s go to the beach, get the sand through our feet

Bring on the wonder
We got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls for too long

I don’t have the time for a drink from the cup
Let’s rest for a while ’til our souls catch us up

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

I believe the first step in "seeing the world" is to never break eye contact with David Boreanaz.

I believe the first step in “seeing the world” is to never break eye contact with David Boreanaz.

“Fountain”—Sara Lov (from 3.13, “The Verdict in the Story”)

Sometimes you go mini-golfing with your dad, and sometimes you implicate yourself for a murder he committed in order to save his life. The pain just keeps turning itself over like water in a fountain. I love that parallel.

Fountain, fountain
We are the same
Fountain, fountain
We are the same
You with the water, and me with the pain
Turning it over again and again

Don’t you wish you could throw your pennies back at them?
Don’t you wish you could throw your pennies back at them?


It is so beautiful how you remain

YES IT IS BEAUTIFUL. Now go throw some pennies at someone.

bones sweater dad

“Seen Enough”—Dryer (from 5.21, “The Boy with the Answer”)

The end of Season 5 HURTS. IT HURTS SO HARD. But it’s also so great, and so necessary, to see Brennan finally reach the point Sully reached years ago. “There’s more to life than corpses and murderers….You do this job for too long, you get warped.” Brennan is finally TIRED. She’s tired of all the death and of worrying about the people she loves all the time, and as sad as that is, it’s good. It means she’s let people in. Brennan is full of feelings! I just wish they weren’t sad, tired feelings.

I’ve seen enough to know
I’ve seen enough,
Seen enough to know
Oh my eyes: remind me next time
So I keep them closed

I like to pine away for what I hate
It keeps me in the dark
Like a one-track mind don’t let me start
You keep me sharp

Once more into the crowd
Temptation wears you down
Go home, your heart’s too loud
Always out

It’s no surprise that all the things I like
Are making me a ghost

These lyrics are so dead on. (Pun TOTALLY intended.) Brennan kind of works with ghosts every day, and she feels like she’s becoming one. She wants the same person she pushes away, but her heart is getting louder now, and everything is so much more confusing. At this point, she’s ready to just close everything out, shut her eyes, and send herself home. IN THAT HORRIBLE EMPTY CAB.

booth brennan shoulder

*SIGH* HOLD ME

So what songs would you use to describe Brennan’s lonely little journey to Booth? Or his journey to her? Or his perfect firm shoulder pillow? Lay it on me, and enjoy the music!

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