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The Way That We Love - a B/A fanmix

This has been many months in the making as life caused detours and pit stops many times. There is no rhyme or reason to this mix. Generally I like songs that relate to a ship's or character's "story" exactly from beginning to end and not all of these songs do. Some of them only relate by a paragraph or so. Even still, they make me think of my otp: Buffy & Angel.
All the artwork are either manipulations or blends by myself. They do not neccessarily relate to the song they accompany. I made the cover and liked the manip/color scheme/style and decided to make an entirely matching set. I tried my best though some were quite hard and I'm not a master manipper.
There is no particular reason the songs are in the order they are except for the last song which feels more upbeat and hopeful than the rest of the tracks so I wanted to end on it. Most of the songs are angsty/break-up songs and it's how I imagine B/A felt as they separated and tried to move on with their lives without one another. The mix is named from a line in the Mika song featured on the mix which states "This is the way that we love, like it's forever" which made me think of "Forever. That's the whole point." so I couldn't resist.
If you're snagging, please leave a comment. If you just liked looking, please leave a comment. It makes me ridiculously happy to hear feedback. Especially considering this is the first art I've created in a long time. ENJOY!!

Zip (contains 15 art pages & 13 tracks) Download
Songs can be individually downloaded below
Please comment!!

1. Closer by Kings of Leon (Download MP3)
This song is about a lovesick vampire (according to the band) and I tend to hear it from the pov of Angelus.
She took my heart, I think she took my soul
With the moon I run
Far from the carnage of the fiery sun...
You keep on crying, baby
I’ll bleed you dry

2. Still by Ana Johnsson (Download MP3)
With mentioning 7 years and BtVS airing 7 years, it's a nice connection. Also, it emphasizes the things Buffy mentions in the last season about how she still loves Angel.
Seven years since we first fell in love
Seven years since my heart came undone...
You're hundred thousands miles away
But I feel you

3. Lovesong by Tesla (Download MP3)
I've always loved this song. It's just so pretty and I think that even though Angel knew it'd hurt he wanted Buffy to be happy and have love.
It's gonna take a little time, I know, time is sure to mend your broken heart
But don't you even worry, pretty darlin, 'cos I know you'll find love again

4. Already Gone by Kelly Clarkson (Download MP3)
This was the first track I put on the mix because of the lines below. It really sounded like something Angel would've said as he left Sunnydale.
And I want you to know you couldn't have loved me better
But I want you to move on so I'm already gone...
Started with a perfect kiss then we could feel the poison set in
Perfect couldn't keep this love alive
You know that I love you so, I love you enough to let you go

5. Over & Over by Three Days Grace (Download MP3)
No matter what B/A does, they want each other. I think this song applies well to seasons 2 & 3 but even beyond that too.
So many thoughts that I can't get out of my head
I try to live without you, every time I do I feel dead
I know what's best for me
But I want you instead

6. Carry On by Burn Season (Download MP3)
Being apart kills them.
Obsessed with faking
You know I’m broken inside...
Close my eyes to remind
How you look when you smile

7. Already Over by Red (Download MP3)
In a split second, they could be back there again...
I'd give it all to you
I offer up my soul
It's already over

8. This Time by Jonathan Rhys Meyer (Download MP3)
There's such beautiful imagery in this song. To me, it's a lovely example of how Buffy's love has transformed Angel.
The angel on the stairs
Will tell you I was there
Under the front porch light
On a mystery night

9. Sideways by Citizen Cope (feat. Santana) (Download MP3)
Again, their love lasts.
These feelings won't go away
They've been knockin' me sideways

10. Something Inside by Jonathan Rhys Meyer (Download MP3)
Star crossed and fated
'Cause if you hadn't found me
I would have found you

11. Dreamsome by Shelby Lynne (Download MP3)
I've always thought this song sounds very romantic yet sexy and this is what I've always felt like a real reunion between Buffy & Angel would be like.
You know at times I wondered
If you ever thought of me...
Like me, and I needed to feel you and
I wondered did you miss me baby

12. Happy Ending by Mika (Download MP3)
This song kinda breaks my heart. As a wise man once wrote, breaking up is hard to do and Mika echoes that here.
This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending

13. The Best by Tina Turner (Download MP3)
The best love ever. B+A=♥ This song has an epic sound to me which fits their story.
I call you when I need you: my hearts on fire
You come to me, come to me: wild and wired
You come to me: give me everything I need

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OMG that icon!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ *steals*

Thank you! I was looking forward to see what you would say. :) I'll probably post the manips themselves tonight.
Snagging for my work PC. I love the manips you did for each song - it adds so much to it. I especially love the Carry On one. I really need to start doing Bangel manips again. I am so lacking images of David to use.
Thank you SO much!! I get down on myself about my manip abilities but they are so much fun to make. Some look better here on the red and some look better in the regular photo. I'll probably post the plain manips tonight. There were some more "steamy" ones I wanted to make but it was hard because almost every single pic of SMG is looking directly at the camera and David's head is shaped so differently than every other mans! (plus his short hair can be a hard work-around)
The Carry On one - eh. I had high hopes because I love the image but I simply couldn't get SMG's hair to match well so the hair looks HORRIBLE. :(
great songs. i snagged a few. i love the manips you did. i would really love thise as a manip photo without the words. do you think you could link those to me if you have it done?

great work
I will probably be posting the manips alone tonight. Were you wanting them just for your personal collection? If you're wanting to use them on something you're going to publish, I'd like to know what it might be. Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoy it!
Beautiful art, love the black and red theme, they look like they were all done from one shoot and the manips are very well done. Lovely song selection. So far, I've grabbed 'Closer'. I'll be back for more later when time is not so short. This is one of the most detailed / well-focused fan mixes I've seen. Kudos and thanks!
Guh. I have attempted to answer you about 5 times today while sneaking at work and the boss kept walking in. LOL
Thank you SO much for your lovely comment. I hope you'll enjoy it. There is a zip file below the cover if you'd like to just grab it all at once. Closer is definitely one of my faves. It has such an intoxicating aura to it. (Love the TB icon too!)
This is one of the most detailed / well-focused fan mixes I've seen.
lol, I do believe this is my ocd. ;)
If you don't mind I'm snagging. You did a great job, I love the mix and the manips. :)
LMFAO!!! O Katie. *loves* I haven't laughed that hard in a long while. :D *smishes you*
I just started watching Buffy again, I bought the complete set and started at the very beginning, I'm watching season 2 at the moment and I have fallen in love with Buffy/Angel all over again so I am totally snagging this, thanks :D
I know there were vampire shows/films before BtVS but it really feels like to me, that Buffy/Angel started it all. *sigh* ♥
Thank you and enjoy!! :D
What a wonderful mix! I'm so excited to snag songs that remind me of a favorite OTP :) The artwork is lovely and thanks for sharing!

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Spuffy fan here! AND snagging!

This is just too beutiful! Love love love the graphics!