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Stay With Me - a Ten/Rose Mix

  • 12 songs in mp3 format & 14 cd graphics
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I’ve recently watched Doctor Who for the first time and got caught up in the romance of the Tenth Doctor and Rose. Oddly enough, I didn’t love Rose and while I felt their story was touching, I didn’t really fall for it until series 4. But by that point, I was in it and my heart was wrung out like it hadn’t been by a television show in at least eight years. While Rose has never been my favorite character, I love their love. The devotion and respect they have for one another. And that the Doctor stays true in his own way.
This is a rather angsty mix but after finishing series 4, it’s where anyone’s heart is at. I’m in mourning at the moment. And there’s an awful lot of space/sky imagery. It’s my first Doctor Who mix; indulge me.
You can download the zip as a whole (all tracks & all artwork)OR if you already have some of the songs, you can download the tracks individually. Please leave a comment if you’re downloading or if you just like something or have general feedback. Feedback feeds the soul. (Feedback at is especially appreciated). You can download the zip or individual tracks on my website here. Enjoy!

1. Strange Magic by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)
I wanted to start with something a little more on the uplifting side. A song that expresses their affection for one another.
You’re walking meadows in my mind,

making waves across my time

2. Oh My Stars by Andrew Belle
I hear this song as a duet between the Doctor and Rose. A sort of getting-to-know you, sweet song. Do you feel what I feel? Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Rose: Tell me all about your foreign wars
And all about the photographs that line your drawers
Ten: Cause I know a lot about closing doors
But not enough about what opens up yours

3. Boats & Birds by Gregory & the Hawk
This track makes me think of what the Doctor and Rose give each other, he makes her feel free, she gives him companionship. This song also has a lot of beautiful sky/elements analogy that I like with them.
But you can skyrocket away from me
And never come back if you find another galaxy
Far from here with more room to fly
Just leave me your stardust to remember you by

4. The Sun and The Moon by Mae
Doctor’s POV. Falling in love. While also having lovely sky/elements analogies, the lyrics really fit a man who is well traveled and has spent a lot of time doing so. In addition, when the lyrics mention “forever”, I’m reminded of how Rose tells him on more than one occassion that she’s going to stay with him forever.
So when you say forever,
can’t you see
you’ve already captured me.

5. Nexus by Sarah Fimm
This song is a little more abstract but again, with the lovely imagery. The definition of “nexus” is: A connection or series of connections linking two or more things. I can’t help but think of “Bad Wolf” when I read that definition.
Just in case the world rejects us.
I’m coming down through the Nexus

6. Stay by Shakespeare’s Sister
I love this song. It sounds a little corny at first but the change in tone once it hits the chorus is beautiful and it takes on a real threatening and epic quality at the same time. The bridge, I tend to hear from a 3rd party POV, almost as a sinister voice that threatens the Doctor, keeping him at a loss. And as for the simple chorus (Stay with me), there’s nothing to come back to but the Doomsday moment that changed everything and so that’s what the artwork reflects and why that is the name of the mix.
Coz when you sleep at night
They don’t hear your cries
In your own world
Only time will tell
If you can break the spell
Back in your own world

7. Here Without You by 3 Doors Down
Doctor POV. I know this song is overused but the lyrics are such a wonderful match for the Doctor’s POV in series 3 that I couldn’t leave it out. Plus, I think it has a nice melody.
A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your pretty face
A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don’t think I can look at this the same
But all the miles that separate
Disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face

8. 1000 Oceans by Tori Amos
Pure Rose POV heartache during their separation (and perhaps 2nd separation)
These tears I’ve cried
I’ve cried 1000 oceans
And if it seems
I’m floating in the darkness
Well, I can’t believe that I would keep
Keep you from flying
And I would cry 1000 more
If that’s what it takes
To sail you home

9. Set Fire To The Third Bar by Snow Patrol feat. Martha Wainwright
I’m sure this is on a million Doctor/Rose fanmixes but it’s the first song that I thought of as them and this is my first DW mix so…Duel POV. (And just looking at the art, gah! he kills me with his facial expression when he’s running. He looks so happy. *sob*)
I’m miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

10. Different Stars by Trespassers William
Rose POV. Some more of Rose’s thoughts during their separation. And when the song mentions that “the weight it must be light wherever you are/And i know you don’t think twice wherever you are”, I think of that in terms of how the Doctor forces himself to move on. He pushes painful thoughts from his mind and avoids them as much as possible. And Rose knows this about him.
So i will hum alone, too far from you
All that i say now is nothing to you
We will lie under different stars
I am where i am and you’re where you are, you’re where you are.

11. The Letter by Natalie Merchant
Ah the stages of grief. Rose POV. I like how this gentle song starts with anger and then moves to acceptance.
If I ever write this letter
The pages I could write
But I don’t know where to send it
You have vanished
Heaven knows where you live
Heaven only knows

12. The Scientist by Willie Nelson
Doctor POV. This song has been used on so many mixes and fandoms, it’s not even funny but I don’t think it fits anyone as well as it fits the Doctor. And this version by Willie Nelson has a real raw quality to it that I find breathtakingly beautiful.
I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

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This mix looks beautiful! Totally snagging for later! Thank you for sharing it with us!