Bro/Dave FST: turnbackTimeplease
NSFW language warning in the music.
Alright, well. This is my first FST, and I’m feeling kinda nervous about it, but I hope you guys enjoy it. Er, it doesn’t have any album art at the moment, since I’m gonna get my wonderful girlfriend (kacookies on here, her art is ~amazing~, fyi.) to draw it for me, but I have no ideas (suggestions would be lovely), so for all you folks out there like myself who feel weird when stuff doesn’t have album art, never fear, it’ll be on the way soon enough.
Um, I guess I’ll just talk about the FST itself. Uh… I guess you could say this is like my personal chronology of Bro and Dave’s relationship? I’ll explain more underneath each one of the songs. Also, the whole thing’s pretty angsty, so there won’t be many hilarious Strider antics going on.
What I’m gonna do is, I’ll just give you the song title/artist and stuff, along with the lyrics from the song that I think fit Bro/Dave best, as well as an explanation to the chronology of the song, and then I’ll just give you the YouTube link. That’s just so you can easily listen to the song and see if you like it/think it works for the pairing before downloading it by whatever means you want. I would put up download links, but… my own laziness gets in the way. Not all the information for the songs is filled out, like the album, artwork, etc., and I’d feel bad handing out unlabeled songs, so… um… you’ll just have to fill out the information for yourself, I guess. Alright, I’ve talked enough. On to the FST. Also, I apologize for a lack of fancy formatting and making all of this look pretty. Oh, well. And, er, one last thing before I actually get to the FST, sorry if my interpretations of the song and their relationship aren’t what yours are… you can just skip over those walls of text if you’d like.
01.) 00:01 (feat. Vyle) by: Danger
Well, um, I can’t find lyrics for this song, and I’m also really unable to discern any in there, save for a few snippets, but just the sound of it all I think fits Bro and Dave both well.
This sort of summarizes their pre-romantic relationship - just awesome bros being awesome bros, getting into sword fights, etc. Plus, the song is just cool.
02.) Knock Me Out by Temposhark
"You knock me out, you knock me out
So I’ll never have another
You knock me out, you knock me out
No, I’ll never have another lover”
This is when the boys are starting their relationship - with lines in the song like “God, I wish you were mine”, I take that to mean that Bro (or Dave, depending on your viewpoint) wants so badly to be with his brother, and other lines like “No one I’ve kissed matches up to you, no”, that’s obviously when they’ve both acknowledged that they wanna be in a relationship. Plus, the chunk of lyrics I put up there just makes me think of their rooftop battles, kind of Bro’s possessive way of saying, ‘You’re mine.’ and such.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRmxq1mPl8E (This one even has a download link~)
03.) Loui by Ronald Jenkees
This one’s instrumental, so it has no lyrics~
This is sort of where things start to go downhill. The overall sad tone of the song makes me think of Bro being conflicted over if they should continue their relationship, since, even though he really does love Dave, it’s obviously wrong and he should be a guardian instead of a lover. The lighter, acoustic-guitar sounding part is him thinking about all the wonderful things about their relationship, and why he so desperately wants to continue things, but those thoughts are quickly drowned out by the fact that they just shouldn’t be together.
04.) I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix) by Marina And The Diamonds
"You’ve been acting awful tough lately
Smoking a lot of cigarettes lately
But inside, you’re just a little baby
It’s okay to say you’ve got a weak spot
You don’t always have to be on top
Better to be hated than love, love, loved for what you’re not”
Alright, even though the lyrics kind of… get smothered in this one, due to it being a remix, I just felt like the sound of this one fit Bro/Dave a lot better than the original. Anyway. You can interpret this as being like Dave’s ‘response’ to Bro’s plight from the song prior. Er… I wasn’t sure where to put this one to fit it in with the chronology, but, if you look at the lyrics for the original song (which I recommend you listen to, it’s really great.) they just fit this pairing well, in a sort of reversal of their usual relationship, with Dave telling Bro to man up instead of the other way around.
05.) Obsessions by Marina And The Diamonds
"We’ve got obsessions
I want to erase every nasty thought that bugs me every day of every week
We’ve got obsessions
You never tell me what it is that makes you strong and what it is that makes you weak.”
Things just keep getting worse for our Strider boys. There’s tension between them now, they’re both hyper-aware that this is wrong, Bro especially, and he’s taking it out on Dave. He’s angry at himself, but he projects it onto Dave instead. Dave’s getting sickened by the two of them as well - Bro’s advances are getting less and less loving, and, Dave feels, more disgusting by the moment, and even though he loves Bro, he just can’t stand what things have come to. Bro knows that he’s a horrible person, and he just wishes that none of this happened, hence the desire to “erase every nasty thought” about Dave that he gets. The last line of the lyrics chunk I posted makes me think of Dave reminiscing as he sees Bro’s corpse, that Bro never did tell him what made him strong and weak.
06.) It’s Better To Have Loved by Temposhark
"And I find myself questioning all that I have done
And I’m trying to press the button to rewind
And I find myself whispering, ‘God, what have you done?’
And I wish I had the option to rewind”
Bro’s seriously wondering if all that he’s done is worth it. He knows that things are now ruined with Dave, and he just wishes he could go back in time and fix everything that he’s messed up - even if that means never being in a relationship with the one he loves. He doesn’t know if it would have been better to have not even admitted his feelings to Dave at all, or if those brief moments of being happy were worth the breakdown that’s happened.
07.) Lotus Land Story from Homestuck Volume 5 by Toby “Radiation” Fox, original (Lotus) by Seth “Beatfox” Peelle
Once again, another instrumental piece.
This is just my headcanon music for when Dave finds Bro’s body. Um. Yeah. Pretty much it. Wow, what a sudden change from cheesy, cliche wall of text to short, sweet sentence.
08.) I Need A Doctor by Dr. Dre feat. Eminem and Skylar Grey
"You saved my life, now maybe it’s my turn to save yours
But I can never repay you, what you did for me is way more
But I ain’t giving up faith, and you ain’t giving up on me
Get up, Dre, I’m dying, I need you, come back for fuck’s sake”
Alright, this one barely includes some… um, fanon, fandom, whatever. I just like to think that the parts sung by Skylar Grey are Sis Strider as she’s dying… but, you don’t hafta think that, it’s just what I feel. Um… yeah, this is kind of after Bro’s dead, and Dave (Eminem) talking about how he misses him and needs him back and stuff. The part with Dr. Dre is, I guess, Bro talking about how Dave’s all he needs. I know this song isn’t really a ~love song~ between Eminem and Dr. Dre, but the first time I heard it, I thought of Bro/Dave, be it platonic or romantic, so… um. Yeah.
09.) White by Eternal Morning (Tablo + Pe2ny)
Another instrumental, what a shocker.
This is just sort of a sad reminiscence on their relationship, what was and what could have been, and how it’s all gone. Not much else to say, just a lovely, sad song to finish things up with. Also, you could think of the female vocalizing during it is Sis, but… /shrugs
BUT WAIT! There’s more! Call in the next 2 seconds and you’ll receive…
A BONUS JOKE SONG!
10.) Like A G6 (feat. The Cataracs and Dev) by Far East Movement
Do I really need to put the lyrics for this song? This is my jam, yo. But lemme just say, when sober Daves around Bro, they be actin’ (or, as the guy in the song says it, ackin’) like they drunk.
Yeah, whether you like or dislike this song, it is forever ingrained in my head that this is something that Bro and Dave would ‘ironically’ (read: so totally unironically) booty dance to. I even wrote a fanfic where Dave was about to take a shower, and right as he got in, Bro started playing this song, and a shirtless Bro and a simply towel-sporting Dave danced like mad. Which also included some very ‘ironic’ dirty dancing and making out. Ayup.
Well, I hope that you guys enjoy my little FST, and that you don’t disagree with/dislike my little interpretations of the songs. Keep on striding. broxdave 4 lyfe lollll :)))