I love you ‘cause I have to.

Love predicated on necessity in one way or another

01. Northstar - "Pollyanna" (Pollyanna)
02. Senses Fail - "Blackout" (Life Is Not A Waiting Room)
03. P.O.S. - "Bleeding Hearts Club (MPLS Chapter) ft. Slug" (Audition)
04. Bloc Party - "Trojan Horse" (Intimacy)
05. Adele - "Cold Shoulder" (19)
06. The Arcade Fire - "No Cars Go" (Neon Bible)
07. Motion City Soundtrack - "My Favorite Accident" (I Am The Movie)
08. Taking Back Sunday - "Make Damn Sure" (Louder Now: Part One)
09. The Honorary Title - "Everything I Once Had" (Anything Else But the Truth)
10. Atmosphere - "F*ck You Lucy" (God Loves Ugly)
11. Lostprophets - "And She Told Me To Leave" (The Fake Sound Of Progress)
12. Aesop Rock - "Fumes" (None Shall Pass)

Compiled by: zebrajones

I'm not sure if you mean this as an apathetic parent or as somebody stuck with a significant other who doesn't quite butter their bread anymore, so I decided to go with the latter.
01. Dr. Dog - "The Man Who Was Wrong" (p a s s e d a w a y)
02. Noah and the Whale - "Mary" (Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down)
03. Man Man - "Van Helsing Boombox" (Six Demon Bag)
04. Tapes 'n Tapes - "Cowbell" (The Loon)
05. The Kooks - "She Moves In Her Own Way" (Inside In/Inside Out)
06. The True Shotty - "Meant to Be" (myspace.com/shottty)
07. Deadboy and the Elephant - "Evil Friend" (We Are Night Sky)

I never knew having an affair would be so much work.

01. Ryan Adams and Kim Richey - "Come Pick Me Up" (Heartbreaker)

02. Apache Dancers - "I Can't Talk To Her" (War Stories)

03. Joan Armatrading - "Weakness in Me" (Walk Under Ladders)

04. The Artful Dodger - "Woman Trouble" (Re-Rewind)

05. Bats and Mice - "Worst Comes To Worst" (Believe It Mammals)

06. Camera Obscura - "Tears For Affairs" (Let's Get Out of This Country)

07. The Cardigans - "My Favourite Game" (Gran Turismo)

08. Elvis Costello - "Different Finger" (Trust)

09. Cowboy Junkies - "Lonely Sinking Feeling" (Lay It Down)

10. Julie Doiron - "Oh These Walls" (Heart and Crime)

11. Drunk With Joy - "The Beginning" (Sound Living)

12. Bob Dylan - "Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat)?" (Street Legal)

13. The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Dark End of the Street" (The Gilded Palace of Sin)

14. George Harrison - "Behind That Locked Door" (All Things Must Pass)

15. David Lindley - "Your Old Lady" (El Rayo-X)

16. Buddy and Julie Miller - "I Can't Get Over You" (Midnight and Lonesome)

17. Moth - "Burning Down My Sanity" (Provisions, Fiction and Gear)

18. Harry Nilsson - "You're Breaking My Heart" (Son of Schmilsson)

19. The Raconteurs - "Call It a Day" (Broken Boy Soldiers)

20. Ramones - "I Just Want To Have Something To Do" (Road to Ruin)

21. Jimmy Reed - "Baby What You Want Me To Do" (12 String Guitar Blues)

22. The Smithereens - "Beauty and Sadness" (Beauty and Sadness EP)

Songs for easing the pain of [college] rejections.

01. Tilly & The Wall - "Bad Education" (Album)
02. Death Cab For Cutie - "Talking Bird" (Narrow Stairs)
03. Of Montreal - "The Repudiated Immortals" (The Sunlandic Twins)
04. My Morning Jacket - "Look At You" (Evil Urges)
05. Born Ruffians - "Little Garcon" (Red, Yellow & Blue)
06. Devendra Banhart - "My Dearest Friend" (Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon)
07. The New Pornographers - "Adventures In Solitude" (Challengers)
08. LCD Soundsystem - "Great Release" (LCD Soundsystem [Disc 1)
09. Dr. Dog - "The Way The Lazy Do" (We All Belong)
10. Grizzly Bear - "Easier" (Yellow House)
11. The Strokes - "Between Love & Hate" (Room On Fire)
12. Steven Malkmus & The Jicks - "Out Of Reaches" (Real Emotional Trash)
13. Death Cab For Cutie - "Someday You Will Be Loved" (Plans)
14. French Kicks - "With The Fishes" (Swimming)
15. Sufjan Stevens - "That Dress Looks Nice On You" (Seven Swans)
16. Danielson - "Cast It At The Setting Sail" (Sails)

Songs to wrap around yourself like a security blanket

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but these are my songs for snuggling under a warm blanket on a cool, lonely Sunday. I guess they are sentimental and security blanket-ish for me.

01. The Apples In Stereo - "Energy" (New Magnetic Wonder)

02. Band of Horses - "Is There A Ghost" (Cease To Begin)
03. The Beatles - "Here Comes The Sun" (Abbey Road)
04. Belle & Sebastian - "Piazza, New York Catcher" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
05. Bob Dylan - "Like A Rolling Stone" (The Essential Bob Dylan)
06. The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife 3" (The Crane Wife)
07. Fleet Foxes - "White Winter Hymnal" (Fleet Foxes)
08. The Format - "A Mess To Be Made" (Interventions and Lullabies)
09. Imogen Heap - "Hide And Seak" (Speak For Yourself)
10. Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins - "Handle With Care" (Rabbit Fur Coat)
11. The Last Shadow Puppets - "Standing Next to Me" (The Age of the Understatement)
12. Laura Gibson - "Hands in Pockets" (If You Come to Greet Me)
13. Laura Marling - "Tap At My Window" (Alas, I Cannot Swim)
14. Modest Mouse - "Gravity Rides Everything" (The Moon and Antarctica)

15. Oasis - "Champagne Supernova" ((What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
16. The Shins - "Phantom Limb" (Wincing The Night Away)
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Cheated Hearts" (Show Your Bones)

I broke your heart a long time ago and now I am sorry.

01. Sufjan Stevens- "Casimir Pulaski Day" (Illinoise)
02. William Fitzsimmons- "If You Would Come Back Home" (The Sparrow
and the Crow)
03. The Weepies- "World Spins Madly On" (Say I Am You)
04. Coldplay- "The Scientist" (A Rush of Blood to the Head)
05. Joanna Newsom- "Sadie" (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
06. Kimya Dawson- "Tire Swing" (Remember That I Love You)
07. Lisa Loeb- "Stay (I Missed You)" (The Purple Tape)
08. Devendra Banhart- "The Charles C. Leary" (The Black Babies)
09. Kimya Dawson- "I Miss You" (Remember That I Love You)
10. Tegan and Sara- "Soil, Soil" (The Con)
11. Snow Patrol- "The Finish Line" (Eyes Open)
12. Bruce Springsteen- "Long Walk Home" (Magic)

Songs I’d like to wake up next to.

This mixtape was specially designed for lazy mornings. The afterglow. Rumpled sheets. Bodies glistening with fresh sweat. Hope you enjoy it.

01. Arve Henriksen - "Parallel Action" (Chiaroscuro)
02. Kings of Convenience - "Weight of My Words (Four Tet Remix)"(Versus)
03. Tape - "Moth Wings" (Luminarium)
04. Patrick Watson - "Sleeping Beauty" (Close to Paradise)
05. Box Tops - "Neon Rainbow" (Neon Rainbow)
06. Slade - "If This World Were Mine" (Beginnings)
07. Nine Horses - "The Librarian" (Snow borne sorrow)
08. Low & Piano Magic - "Sleep at the Bottom" (Sleep at the Bottom)
09. Beth Gibbons - Romance (Out of Season)
10. Velvet Underground - "Sunday Morning" (VU and Nico)

You made out with another girl right in front of me, and this is the mix tape I was hoping you’d mak

I made this mix tape to make up for my sins as a guy.

01. Bright Eyes- "First Day Of My Life" (I'm Wide Awake Its Morning)
02. Fionn Regan - "Put a Penny in the Slot" (End of History)
03. The Cure - "Pictures of You" (Disintegration)
04. The Postal Service - "Nothing Better" (Give Up)
05. The Magic Numbers - "Don't Give Up the Fight" (The Magic Numbers)
06. The Ataris- "In This Diary" (So Long, Astoria)
07. Christians and Lions - "Skinny Fists" (More Songs for Dreamsleepers & the Wide Awake)
08. Two Gallants -"Seems Like Home to Me" (The Scenery of Farewell EP)
09. The Format - "On Your Porch" (Interventions and Lullabies)
10. Third Eye Blind - "Motorcycle Drive By" (Third Eye Blind)
11. The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife 3" (The Crane Wife)

Songs For The First Week Sexless Week In A Co-Habitational (And A Formerly Really Hot) Relationship

My boyfriend wants me to move in with him, but I fear this. We live miles away from one another, so it's not as though I get that much anyways, but still. Here's a mix that both caters to your "Oh no.. we're not having sex" ponderings and suggests "Hmm... let's get it back".

01. The Rapture - "No Sex For Ben" (The Music Of Grand Theft Auto IV OST)
02. Pop Levi - "Pick Me Up, Uppercut" (The Return To Form Black Magick Party)
03. Metronomy - "My Heart Rate Rapid" (Nights Out)
04. PJ Harvey - "This is Love" (Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea)
05. TV On The Radio -"Wolf Like Me" (Return To Cookie Mountain)
06. C.S.S - "Lets Make Love and Listen To Death From Above" (Cansei De Ser Sexy)

07. The Chemical Brothers - "Do It Again" (We Are The Night)

08. Crystal Castles - "Love and Caring" (Crystal Castles)

09. Queens Of The Stone Age - "Skin On Skin" ( Lullabies to Paralyze)

And just for Fun.....

10. The Bloodhound Gang - "The Bad Touch" (Hooray For Boobies)

Maybe I’m not a walking pride parade, but just cause I’m too emolicious for rainbows doesn’t mean I’

Side A: Let's Just Cuddle
01. broken social scene - "still your fag" (you forgot it in people)
02. pansy division - "cocksucking faggot" (pile up)
03. hidden cameras - "golden streams" (the smell of our own)
04. gravy train!!! - "you made me gay" (hello doctor)
05. tracy & the plastics - "queerion" (muscler's guide to videonics)
06. team dresch - "she's amazing" (personal best)

Side B: Naw, I Wanna Fuck
07. soft pink truth - "homosexual" (do you want new wave …)
08. zeigenbock kopf - "sex with a man" (nocturnal submissions)
09. leftover crack - "gay rude boys unite" (mediocre generica)
10. limp wrist - "i love hardcore boys/ i love boys hardcore" (complete discography)
11. propaghandi - "homophobes are just mad cuz they can't get laid" (where quantity is job 1)

Songs to Lose Your Mind to

I tried to do a mix of ecstatic, creepy, and weird songs.

01. Passion Pit - "Sleepyhead" (Chunk of Change)
02. múm - "Weeping Rock, Rock" (Summer Make Good)
03. Björk - "Pluto" (Homogenic)
04. Avey Tare and Kría Brekkan - "Lay lay off, Faselam" (Pullhair Rubeye)
05. Thom Yorke - "Skip Divided" (The Eraser)
06. The Gravediggaz and Tricky - "Hell is Around The Corner" (The Hell EP)
07. The Pixies - "Where is My Mind?" (Surfer Rosa)
08. Broken Social Scene - "Shampoo Suicide" (Youu Forgot it in People)
09. Aphex Twin - "Analogue Bubblebath" (Analogue Bubblebath)
10. Joanna Newsom - "Yarn and Glue" (Yarn and Glue)
11. Animal Collective - "Peacebone" (Strawberry Jam)
12. Burial - "Forgive" (Burial)

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