missmishka (missmishka) wrote,

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A Slasher's Anthem

I'm sitting here listening to random songs on my computer looking for fic or vid inspiration and I hit on one of my all-time favorite tracks. "The Dark End Of The Street" by The Commitments or from The Commitments movie soundtrack, whichever may be proper. I'm listening to this song for like the millionth time, thinking it's best suited for the Mag7 fandom - which I'm mired in right now having just finished a marathon viewing of the season 1 & 2 dvds - and a Chris/Vin vid and/or fic and then I got to thinking, wait. No. This song is SLASH. It works for any fandom and pairing where secret or conventionally taboo love can be found. It works for Cake. It works for Gary/Randy in the BHD fandom, a fact which perseph2hades pointed out long ago in a long forgotten post or comment she made. Dom/Brian from TFTF? Oh, yeah, works for them.

Lyrics, courtesy of stlyrics.com

At the dark end of the street
that is where we always meet
hiding in shadows where we don't belong
living in darkness, to hide alone

You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

I know a time has gonna take it's toll
we have to pay for the love we stole
It's a sin and we know it's wrong (*IMO: this is the line most will dislike/disagree with, but it fits so well for so many pairings - I mean, think of all the yummy sibcesty pairings this song suits like Michael/Lincoln from PrisonBreak, uh huh, but still it's a potential squick factor and technical 'sin' so see how much more this song works?!)
Oh, our love keeps going on strong

Steal away to the dark end of the street
You and me

They gonna find us, they gonna find us
They gonna find us love someday

You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

When the daylight all goes around
And by chance we're both down the town
Please meet, just walk, walk on by
Oh, darling, please don't you cry

You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

And for anyone who has never heard the song and are unswayed by the lyrics alone, please do download it here.
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