Learning to Fly by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Anya is growing up. Though she’s in her early twenties, she’s been so sheltered that it seems like only now is she learning about the world around her. It’s her bildungsroman and though she started out alone, she landed in Bree and luckily, there she found people who are teaching her how to fly.
Garden by Noe Venable
This is Anya’s main Morty song. She knows that she only gets stolen moments and that there are hidden secrets between them. But when she’s with him, it is all she needs. Every verse echoes their relationship to me.
Death is rattling the cage/Like a bird that would escape/But there’s no room for thoughts like these/In the garden where we sleep… Come on. It says death.
And I am on a burning ship/Clothes all flying in the wind/But I am beautiful like this/When you hold me in your hands… Something about their love feels like it can only end in a tragic ending, but she feels more beautiful because of that tragedy.
Always searching for those breasts, pumping morphine…Don’t you fly to them, you can fly to me… She’s pleading him to only choose her, though she knows it’s in vain.
I’ll take the moment in my hands/Pull it open ‘til it sings/Before the motion of this place/Where nothing stops to have a name/Will leave us hanging like a tear… Anya savors every moment she has with Morty. She doesn’t know what it is and knows that it will end in tears, but she will live in the moment with him while she can.
Sally’s Song by Amy Lee from Nightmare Revisted
Anya’s pining song for Morty. She is very much Sally in that she’s wiser than some give her credit for, but she lacks the full confidence to fully be heard. Her persistence, like Sally’s, brought her to Jack. I mean Morty.
The Horror of Our Love by Ludo
Ludo is awesome and all my playlists have a Ludo song (except for Zab’s, I think). Just listen to the lyrics. Only, they don’t really like eat each other. Not like that, at least.
I think this song captures Anya’s intensity in her feelings for Morty, though, in all seriousness. She and he are one in her eyes and nothing can end that.
And you bury me in the ocean floor beneath you where they’ll never hear us scream…
Worthy by Ani Difranco
Wow, guess what! Another Morty reference! This was certainly from when they were still doing the cat and mouse chase. Morty’s big line was something to the effect that he’d ruin her and broken and not good enough or something and she was like, SO? Who is, really?
Overlap by Ani Difranco
Another, ahem, Morty song from before they got together.
Mr. Brightside by The Killers
Anya smiles the good smile regarding Morty’s reputation and the fact he’s got others. And she is actually fine with it only because it allows her to be with him as well. But she has her moments when she gets jealous or upset.
Pretty Girl (The Way) by Sugarcult
Anya’s not that good at choosing compatible mates. That aren’t dead.
Asking Too Much by Ani Difranco
I feel like this is pretty self-explanatory and can also be a Cwen song.
Wicked Little Town (Hedwig Version) from the Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack
((Why the hell does she have so many songs?))
You know what, this one would be better for Lina. I’m moving it to hers. So there.
Origin of Love from the Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack
Anya is such a romantic. She truly believes in soulmates and fate bringing two people together and all that shtuff. Faethril and Aeron’s subplot is supposed to support this in her (harhar) and I hope it does so accordingly.
Down Easy by Noe Venable Trio
When she finally took off from Dale, the world was an alternate reality and she often felt like a ghost walking among the folk of Bree. Yet, she started to find her voice and grew into her tragedy.
In addition to this, so often Anya feels let down by people. She’s rather optimistic and believes in the possibility of good in the world, so this can be hard for her.
Calypso by Suzanne Vega
Anric? Morty? Canderas? All of the above?
I think this was first added when she tried to give it a real go with Anric and she chose to let Morty go. She loved Morty so much, but knew she couldn’t keep him, et cetera, et cetera.
That worked out well.
Anticipate by Ani Difranco
When Anya was learning how to get by in the real world, she learned this stuff the hard way. She was incredibly gullible and if she hadn’t run into Morty and Eruviel first thing, who knew what would have happened to her.
‘cause someone you don’t know is someone you don’t know
get a firm grip, girl, before you let go
for every hand extended, another lies in wait
keep your eye on that one
Grey by Ani Difranco
The small, dissatisfied part of her feels exactly this way.
you walk through my walls
like a ghost on tv
you penetrate me
and my little pink heart
is on its little brown raft
floating out to sea
and what can i say
but i’m wired this way
and you’re wired to me
and what can i do
but wallow in you
what kind of paradise
am i looking for?
i’ve got everything i want
and still i want more
maybe some tiny shiny key
will wash up on the shore
Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
Anya’s biggest fear is being alone with no one to remember her or love her.
Stay by Lisa Loeb
For a long time, I didn’t know why this was an Anya song. But I think it’s for Anric. She has such complicated feelings for Anric. She truly did love him, but when he left her so she could choose without the pressure of his desires, she felt like she left him because she wasn’t good enough. She felt like the fact she still loved Morty was something wrong with her.
Please by Ludo
This is a plea to Morty to save his best love for her. And she secretly hopes he feels the same way in that he hopes she’ll save her love for him.
Voices in My Head by Stephen Lynch
This is my comic song in reference to Anya’s predicament with Faethril and Aeron taking residence in her brain. She doesn’t need cocaine, though.
Vampire Knight by “Brandon” (English cover of Vampire Knight opening song Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi, or Two Beating Hearts and a Crimson Sin)
I really enjoy this dude’s cover of Fatatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi even though its not the entire song. It fits, though. You can get a different version of the full lyrics here.