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The Bible; Jesus/Judas/Mary

I have the best of friends. And by that I mean those who encouraged me to take this on as a subject for a fanmix. I sincerely hope you enjoy it because I had a ton of fun making it. Technically this is a Jesus Christ Superstar fanmix but since JCS is basically Bible fanfic I'm lumping this in the overarching Bible fandom. Yup.

Made for [livejournal.com profile] waywardmixes round 9: angst


About: The inspiration for this mix came from watching the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 2011 production of Jesus Christ Superstar (which actually turned into the 2012 Broadway revival version because it was just that epic) featuring Josh Young as Judas, Paul Nolan as Jesus and Chilina Kennedy as Mary Magdalene. The production leaned really heavily on the threesome angle. I mean, I think the original script leans on it quite a bit, but this production just emphasized it that bit further.

The show is the story of Jesus in his last days, focusing particularly on Judas and Mary's parts in his life. It shows the reasons for Judas' betrayal and how it came out of a place of love rather than anything else. It follows the relationship between the three of them among other things and their importance to each other. And of course, given the story a fair number of us are familiar with, it ends in death and angst.

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Dear Fellow Traveler | Sea Wolf
you spoke my language / and touched my limbs
it wasn't difficult / to pull me from myself again
and in our travels  / we found our roads
you held it like a mirror / showing me the life I chose

(Judas ↔ Jesus)
The Dress Looks Nice On You | Sufjan Stevens
i can see a lot of life in you
i can see a lot of bright in you
and I think the dress looks nice on you
i can see a lot of life in you

(Jesus → Mary)
Lay Down Your Lonesome Burden
| Daniel Martin Moore


(Mary → Jesus)

Heaven On Their Minds | Josh Young
and all the good you've done / will soon get swept away
you've begun to matter more / than the things you say
i remember when this whole thing began
no talk of god then, we called you a man
and believe me, my admiration for you hasn't died

(Judas → Jesus)
All The Way Down | Glen Hansard
you have broken me all the way down / down upon my knees
and you have broken me all the way down
you'll be the last, you'll see
some fight you gave, when i pushed you away from me

(Jesus → Judas)
Haunt | Bastille
and thoughts come to mind / that our short little lives
haven't left the path that they will tread
i'll come back to haunt you / memories will taunt you
and i will try to love you /  it's not like I'm above you

(Judas  Jesus Mary)

Reminder | Mumford & Sons
so i watched the world tear us apart
a stoic mind and a bleeding heart
you never see my bleeding heart

(Judas → Mary + Jesus)
Speaking a Dead Language | Joy Williams
oh, i wonder /  when did it all stop making sense?
i don't understand /  i remember we were so sure, so innocent
oh, but that was then / can we ever go back again?

(Mary Judas Jesus)
Where I Stood | Missy Higgins
i don't know what i've done / or if i like what i've begun
there were sounds in my head / little voices whispering
that i should go and this should end / oh and i found myself listening

cause she will love you more than i could
she who dares to stand where i stood

Jesus + Mary)

Forgiveness | Sarah McLachlan
loving lying enemy / i have seen your face before
never thought again i’d see / didn’t want to anymore

and you ask for forgiveness / you’re asking too much
i have sheltered my heart in a place you can’t touch

(Jesus + Mary → Judas)
The Wolves (Act I and II) | Bon Iver
someday my pain, someday my pain / will mark you
harness your blame, harness your blame / and walk through

(Jesus  Judas Mary)

Nineteen | Tegan & Sara
i felt you in my legs / before i even met you
and when i laid beside you / for the first time i told you
i feel you in my heart / and i don't even know you
now we're saying bye, bye, bye

(MaryJesus + Judas)
Cold Is The Night | The Oh Hello's
many are the days i've wanted to cease
lay myself down and find some relief
heavy is the head that gets no sleep
we carry our lives around in our memories

take this burden away from me
and bury it before it buries me


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Date: 2012-11-12 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] recycledinspace.livejournal.com
Oh my god. This is reviving my fascination with incredibly blasphemous bible fanfic all over again. :D Definitely taking. This looks great. (Also, I really love Bastille. I'm so happy to see a song of theirs in a mix!!!!!!!!!!!)

Date: 2012-11-12 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rehia-gessev.livejournal.com
Oh my god, I absolutely love you for this. Flashing back to when I used to read Bible fanfic for the hell of it. And this mix reminded me that I still need to see JCS. The mix looks fantastic and I am obviously downloading it right away. :)

Date: 2012-11-12 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] devyn-rose.livejournal.com
Oh my god, you have no idea how much I love you for this! JCS is one of my favorite musicals of all time and Jesus/Judas/Mary is one of the best things about it and it's all so angsty and delicious and...yeah, I could go on and on about it but I won't bore you with that. I'm just so excited someone actually made a mix for this!!! Downloading right away, it all looks fantastic :)

Date: 2012-11-12 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amoama.livejournal.com
Oh you went there!! Ugh my god this is so heartbreaking. All the lyrics you chose are tearing me apart, I love that you've put the little equations of how the threesome is playing out in that song it really helped me focus on why each song was so perfect. And by the end with just Mary left saying goodbye! GAH CRYING.
Also loving the inclusion of one of the canon songs, it fits in so well! <33

Date: 2012-11-12 09:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolfgenes.livejournal.com
FUCK WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME. SOBBING AND CRYING AND SHAKING AND HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING. this is sincerely one of the most awesome things ever since the invention of passive-aggressive music. this is perfect. i love it.

Date: 2012-11-12 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] odette-river.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-11-12 11:36 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] redjaywrites.livejournal.com
Okay... colour me genuinely impressed.

Date: 2012-11-12 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coralines.livejournal.com
Looks like I now have an OT3. And lots of feelings I don't know what to do with.
This is going straight in my mp3 and will keep me company during my train ride tomorrow. Wonderful job ♥

Date: 2012-11-13 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wackywaco.livejournal.com
THIS. IS. SO. COOL. Not only is the art beautiful, but it's something I've never thought about. It makes me want to see the musical (I haven't yet, so clearly something is lacking in my life if it's like this.) Thanks so much and I'm TOTALLY downloading this!

Date: 2012-11-13 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com


Date: 2012-11-15 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falsechaos.livejournal.com
This looks like a really cool mix, but it seems the link is out of bandwidth. :

Date: 2012-11-15 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pretty-panther.livejournal.com
Your artwork is flawless as ever, your song choices spot on and I'm in love with your formatting ^____^

Date: 2012-11-21 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lelenmargyle.livejournal.com
This looks amazing. A few years ago, JCSS whacked me over the head and contextualized something I (having been raised nonreligious) could never understand before, and even actively shunned. But it's all stories. Everything is stories. I'm so excited to hear your further expansion of these figures. This looks beautiful; thank you for sharing.

Date: 2012-11-28 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wickedground.livejournal.com
of all the mixes I've heard so far, this one's probably my favourite. Lay Down Your Lonesome Burden is such a beautiful instrumental piece; makes me wanna cry.

(and apparently you can go out of bandwidth on box.net and 4shared doesn't seem to like the anonymizer)

Date: 2012-11-28 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wickedground.livejournal.com
I downloaded from 4shared eventually, just had to delete the anonymer link beforehand. MF hated me too though. Maybe I'm just unlucky today. Might be the proxy I'm using that stops it from working, IDK.

Date: 2012-11-30 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arisian.livejournal.com
Oh man. I can't even express how excited this makes me! I am a crazy weirdo who has INSANE Jesus/Judas feelings and asdfghjkl; just getting to listen to a mix about SOMEONE ELSE'S feelings about their relationship (+ Mary Magdalene who I also adore) seriously made my evening. I am just I love this! Not only that it exists but also that it is genuinely good and thoughtful. So much love.


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