Complete Song List from TWILIGHT 1 December 2008Posted by Admin in from Twilight, Twilight.
Before seeing the movie, I decided to listen to all the songs from the Twilight soundtrack to familiarize myself first. I never did that before, preferring to enjoy everything about a movie for the first time when I watch it, but well, I guess I was way too excited about this particular film. Anyway, I loved every song in the soundtrack. The lyrics were appropriate, the melodies were haunting… so I decided to write a bit about each song in the order that they were heard in the movie.
1) Full Moon (The Black Ghosts) – track 3 in the soundtrack
– This was played when Bella left Phoenix to live with Charlie at Forks, up until she got to her room. The lyrics were particularly appropriate, since the song talked about leaving. “And I don’t know where I’ll go / And I don’t know what I’ll see / But I’ll try not to bring it back home with me…”
2) Eyes on Fire (Blue Foundation) – track 9 in the soundtrack
– This was played when Bella was waiting for Edward at the parking lot so that she could confront him about his creepy behavior the day before. Not only was the title of the song great for the scene (which opened with a close up of Edward’s flashing black eyes), but the lyrics represented Edward’s initial struggle with wanting to kill Bella. “I’ll seek you out / Slay you alive / One more word and you won’t survive…”
3) Tremble for My Beloved (Collective Soul) – track 7 in the soundtrack
– This was played when Edward saved Bella’s life by stopping Tyler’s truck that was about to crash into her. Again, the song they picked for this scene was very well-chosen. “The hour has begun / Your eyes have now opened / To a world where madness craves / To a world where hopes enslaved / Oh, I’ll tremble for my love always…” Indeed, the hour has come for Bella to realize that there was something supernatural about Edward, and for Edward to realize that he was beginning to fall in love with a human.
4) I Caught Myself (Paramore) – track 8 in the soundtrack
– This was played while Jessica and Angela were trying on prom dresses at Port Angeles, with a disinterested Bella looking on. The lyrics didn’t really match the scene per se, but it reflected the mental and emotional climate of Bella at that time. “You got it, you got it / Some kind of magic / Hypnotic, hypnotic / You’re leaving me breathless…” After reading the leaked draft of Midnight Sun (a retelling of Twilight from the point of view of Edward), I realized that the song reflected the mental and emotional climate of Edward as well.
5) Never Think (Robert Pattinson) – track 10 in the soundtrack
– This was played during Edward and Bella’s momentous conversation over dinner at Port Angeles, after he saved her life again from the men who were about to attack Bella. This is one of my favorite scenes because Edward was beginning to open up to Bella about who he is and how he feels. I also loved the fact that the song was composed and sung by Robert Pattinson (the actor playing the role of Edward Cullen) himself. It was the perfect song because it talked about Edward’s dilemma of wanting Bella to avoid him, and wanting Bella to love him. “Girl save your soul / Go on save your soul / Before it’s too far gone / And before nothing can be done / Cause without me / You got it all…”
6) Spotlight – Twilight Mix (Mute Math) – track 5 in the soundtrack
– This was played during my favorite scene in the movie: Edward and Bella coming to school together for the first time. Who would have imagined the book Edward to wear shades, but movie Edward really looked like a rockstar in this scene. A rockstar vampire. I loved how he was smiling smugly, proudly showing off the plain-looking Bella on his arm. “The spotlight is on…”
7) La Traviata (The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) – included in the bonus tracks
– This was played when Bella first visited Edward’s house, while the Cullens were making dinner for her.
8) Clair de Lune (The APM Orchestra) – included in the bonus tracks
– This was played when Bella turned on the CD player at Edward’s room, and they danced for a while.
9) Bella’s Lullaby (Carter Burwell) – track 12 in the soundtrack
– This was played when Edward carried Bella to the top of the trees to show her the sights, and continued to the scene where he was playing the piano for her. I really like the haunting melody, and the fact that Robert Pattinson was really the one playing the piano in the scene. There’s another “fake” version of Bella’s Lullaby which is actually “River Flows in You” by Yiruma. I wonder why they didn’t go for that one, I really liked it a lot. Oh well.
10) Supermassive Black Hole (Muse) – track 1 in the soundtrack
– This was played during the baseball game at the field right until James, Victoria and Laurent came to spoil everything. The lyrics doesn’t exactly fit the scene, but the rhythm and the music sure did.
11) Let Me Sign (Robert Pattinson) – included in the bonus tracks
– This was played when a pained Edward decided to suck the venom out of Bella’s wound himself, not knowing if he can find the will to stop, in order to save her from becoming a vampire like him. The song runs throughout Bella’s dream sequence during her near-death experience. This was a very haunting, painful song, and again, it’s by Robert Pattinson. What a musician that guy is. I’m not exactly sure what the phrase “let me sign” means though. Let me sign in the petition to become a vampire? Heehee.
12) Go All the Way [Into the Twilight] (Perry Farrell) – track 6 in the soundtrack
– This was played during the prom, when Edward led Bella to say hi to her old friends Jessica and Mike, and Angela and Eric. “Tonight / Lightning strikes / Let’s go into twilight!”
13) Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Iron & Wine) – track 11 in the soundtrack
– This was played during the prom, when Edward and Bella were dancing alone at a gazebo. She wanted to know why he didn’t let her become a vampire too, and couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t end her life. The song captures Edward’s dilemma – he wanted to have Bella with him for eternity, but he didn’t want to end her life as a human. “Have I found you / Flightless bird / Jealous, weeping / Or lost you / American mouth…” I don’t exactly get what the American mouth is about, but who cares? The music was perfect for the scene. Plus, it turns out that the song was Kristen Stewart’s suggestion.
14) 15 Step (Radiohead) – not included in the soundtrack
– This was the first song used for the credits, when Victoria was walking down the stairs after watching Edward and Bella dancing. I suppose the lyrics are appropriate for Victoria – “How come I end up where I started…”
15) Leave Out All the Rest (Linkin Park) – track 4 in the soundtrack
– This was the second song used for the credits. I’ve always liked Linkin Park, so I was glad that they have a song in the soundtrack. “When my time comes / Forget the wrong that I’ve done / Help me leave behind some / Reasons to be missed / Don’t resent me / And when you’re feeling empty / Keep me in your memory / Leave out all the rest…”
16) Decode (Paramore) – track 2 in the soundtrack
– This was the third song used for the credits, and is the first single released for Twilight. This is the song with the most appropriate lyrics for the story, since the composer actually wrote this about Edward and Bella. “But you think that I can’t see / What kind of man that you are / If you’re a man at all / Well, I will figure this one out / On my own (I’m screaming, ‘I love you so.’) / On my own (My thoughts you can’t decode)…”