My Mortal Instruments Soundtrack

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I wrote a post about author's "soundtracks" for books, or the playlist they listen to when they are writing a book. I decided to come up with my own playlist for one of my favourite books, City of Bones.

Poison and Wine- The Civil Wars
"I don't love you, and I always will...I don't have a choice, but I still choose you."

I think this song fits, because it has the ambivalent relationship. Jace was confusing in the beginning, acting like he did and didn't like Clary.

Temporary Bliss- The Cab
"We were on fire, now we're frozen."

This song reminds me of when Clary and Jace realize they are siblings, and have to pretend they don't have feelings for each other.

Angel With A Shotgun- The Cab
"I don't care if heaven won't take me back. I'll throw away my faith, babe, just to keep you safe."

Jace doesn't believe he's good, but he will do anything to save Clary from danger.

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room- John Mayer
"I was the one you always dreamed of, you were the one I tried to draw. How dare you say it's nothing to me? Baby, you're the only light I ever saw."

The drawing part reminds me of Clary drawing pictures of Jace, and their confusion about how each other felt.

Icarus Wings- Tom Baxter
"Don't stand so close to me. I'll bring you down. But, I'll fly beneath the sun, you can watch me burn."

Jace thinks he is such a terrible person, and he tries to stop everyone from getting close to him.

Calls Me Home- Shannon LaBrie
"Back in the day, I was so lost and proud...I'm coming home to breathe again, to start again."

Jace realizes that he doesn't want to live without Clary, that he is a better person with her.

The Lightning Strike- Snow Patrol
"The perfect halo of gold hair and lightning."

Jace is described as having golden hair and looking like a Greek God, so this reminded me of him.

Just A Little Girl- Trading Yesterday
"You could never understand the demons that I face."

For me, this is talking about the physical demons Jace faces, but also the inner demons he must face to let himself love Clary.

Like A Knife- Secondhand Serenade
"These scars will stay forever... Stay with me, or watch me bleed. I need you just to breathe."

When Jace is hurt, the iratze scars will remain forever, and Clary needs him to be alive, even if she can't be with him.

Shattered- Trading Yesterday
"All is lost, hope remains, and this war's not over. There's a light, there's a sun, taking all shattered ones. To the place we belong, and this love will conquer all."

They still have to fight demons, but they are shattered. They must build themselves up again by loving each other.

Glasgow Love Theme- Craig Armstrong

This song doesn't have any lyrics, but I just think the song is so nice to listen to.

When The Body Speaks- Depeche Mode
"I'm just an angel, driving blindly through this world. I'm just a slave here, at the mercy of a girl."

Jace realizes that he can't live without Clary, that he must know that she is safe at all times, shackling himself to her.

Go Away- Eisley
"You are a part of my soul, boy."

Jace and Clary are the same, they are both part angel and soul mates.

In My Veins- Andrew Belle
"Oh, you're in my veins, and I cannot get you out."

Even when they can't be together, there is no way for Jace and Clary to forget their love for each other.

Hold Me In Your Arms- Ray LaMontague
"I could hold you in my arms. I could hold you forever."

Jace will love Clary forever :)


  1. LOVE THIS <3 Seriously, great job! Now I'm going to go listen to all of these and cry over how much I love this story.

    *sniffle sniffle sob*

  2. Hehe thanks :) I know, every time I think about it, I just want to cry.


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