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Sara ([personal profile] scripted_sra) wrote2013-06-06 11:50 am

MIX: Person of Interest | What If No One's Watching | PG-13 | Finch/Reese

Title: What If No One's Watching
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: PG-13
Warning: Spoilers through S2's finale, "God Mode."
Pairing: Finch/Reese (heavily implied)
Summary: A fanmix following events through the first two seasons of Person of Interest.
Disclaimer: All copyrighted material referred to in this work, and the characters, settings, and events thereof, are the properties of their respective owners. This work is not created for profit and constitutes fair use.
A/N: This has been percolating for a while. Glad to see it finally finished.

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Soldiers don't feel
They do what they're told
You send them to war
But they never go home
You feed on their bones, live on through their names
And pray for their souls that god can't save

We live to fight another day
And serve our country without dismay
For those who take us from our homes
May god have mercy on their souls

We Were Men | Theory of a Deadman

"You need to know this is right. I'll tell you one last time before it gets complicated. This is right. The threat is real. Your country needs you. ... One last thing: You don't have any old friends. You see them, you don't know them. We're walking in the dark here, you understand?"

Shed some light on me
And hold me up in disbelief
And shed some light on me
And tell me something that I'll believe in

It's innocence within the maze
But I have chosen the wrong way
I'm still getting over who I was

Shed Some Light | Shinedown

"What about her? What about the next person whose number comes up? Are you going to look that person in the eye and tell them that they were irrelevant?"

"I would tell her, or whoever it was, that I was sorry, but that the greater good was at stake."

At the dead end I begin
to burn the bridge of innocence
Satisfaction guaranteed
A pill away catastrophe
On a mission, nowhere bound
Inhibitions underground
A shallow grave I
Have dug all by myself

And now I've been gone for so long
I can't remember who was wrong
All innocence is long gone
I pledge allegiance to a world of disbelief where I belong

Walking Disaster | Sum 41

"When you find that one person who connects you to the world, you become someone different, someone better. When that person is taken from you, what do you become then?"

My head is full of ghosts, but I'm no revenant
Despite my resident's rivalry
And I'll be the faithful pilot
On our blind trajectory

Do you wanna know a secret?
Will you hold it close and dear?
This will not be made apparent
But you and I are not alone in here

My Head Is Full of Ghosts | Bad Religion

"But there was a problem with this...Machine. I had built it to prevent the next 9/11. But it was seeing all sorts of crimes. So I had to teach the Machine to divide the things it saw into two lists: relevant and irrelevant. Events that would cause massive loss of life were relevant, so those would be passed along to the NSA or the FBI."

"And the irrelevant information?

"Every night at midnight, the machine erases it. It was only later that I realized my mistake. That irrelevant list was eating away at me."

I want to hunt like David
I want to kill me a giant man
I want to slay my demons
But I've got lots of them
I've got lots of them

I try to keep my conscience clean
I try to keep myself out of your bad dreams
I try to wash my hands for you every night
Lest you find my strangling fingers wrapped around tight

David | Noah Gundersen

"Maybe it's up to me to do what the good people can't. Or maybe there are no good people. Maybe there are only good decisions."

Summer move forward and leave your heat anchored in dust
Forgotten him, cheated him, painted illusions of lust
Now language escape, fugitive of forgiveness
Leaving as trace only circles of rust

And the taste of dried-up hopes in my mouth
And the landscape of merry and desperate drought
How much longer dear angels
Come break me with ice
Let the water of calm trickle over my doubts

Drought | Vienna Teng

"You know, before we--before I found you, the numbers haunted me. I never felt so helpless in my entire life. I know I can't get justice for all of them, but the possibility of having it for just one..."

Fluorescent lights engage
Blackbirds frying on a wire
Same birds that followed me to school When I was young
Were they trying to tell me something
Were they telling me to run

The hammer clicks in place
The world's gonna pay
Right down in the face of God and his saints
Claim your soul's not for sale

Things That Scare Me | Neko Case

"It's time to come home, John. Slate's been wiped clean."

"You know that'll never happen."


"Wanted to say thank you, Harold, for giving me a second chance."

"It's not over, John. I'm close. Just get to the ground floor."

"No, you stay away. Don't even risk it."

You've been hanging with the unloved kids
Who you never really liked and you never trusted
But you are so magnetic, you pick up all the pins
Never committing to anything
You don't pick up the phone when it ring, ring, rings
Don't be so pathetic, just open up and sing

I'm vulnerable, I'm vulnerable
I am not a robot
You're lovable, so lovable
But you're just troubled

Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot
Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot

I Am Not a Robot | Marina and the Diamonds

"I trust you now fully appreciate why I couldn't tell you about Sarah's case."

"I hope you now understand why you should have." (Beat) "Did you know? Was she one of those numbers that came up again and again?"

"What I know, Mr. Reese, is that New Rochelle happened before we started working together, and because of that there was nothing that either one of us could have done."

If my life were a movie
I would light a cigarette
And the smoke would curl around my face
Everything I do would be interesting
I'd play the good guy
In every scene
But I always feel I have to
Take a stand
And there's always someone on hand
To hate me for standing there
I always feel I have to open my mouth
And every time I do
I offend someone

But what
What if no one's watching
What if when we're dead, we're just dead
What if there's no time to lose
What if there's things we gotta do
Things that need to be said

What If No One's Watching | Ani Difranco

"He's in danger now because he was working for you. So you're going to help me get him back."

He led you to this hiding place
His lightening threats spun silver tongues
The red bells beckon you to ride
A handprint on the driver's side
It looks a lot like engine oil and tastes like being poor and small
And Popsicles in the summer

Deep red bells, deep as I've been done
Deep red bells, deep as I've been done

Deep Red Bells | Neko Case

"My mom told me to follow my talents, and I'm good at what I do. Except for this one time, when someone stopped me. Someone who just knew what I was about to do. How did you know, Harold? For months, that's what I couldn't figure out. I don't believe in magic. And I knew the government had spent years trying to build something to protect its panicked little flock. I also thought they'd never pull it off. Because I didn't know about you. And you pulled it off, didn't you? Something to watch over all of us. The only question, Harold, is why it didn't protect you?"

I'm going down
Follow if you want, I won't just hang around
Like you'll show me where to go
I'm already out of foolproof ideas, so don't ask me how
To get started, it's all uncharted

Jump start my kaleidoscope heart
Love to watch the colors fade
They may not make sense
But they sure as hell made me

I won't go as a passenger, no
Waiting for the road to be laid
Though I may be going down
I'm taking in flames over burning out

Uncharted | Sara Bareielles

"I'm not doing this anymore. I'm not going anywhere until you give me a way to find him. I'm supposed to keep saving poeple like this idiot? I want something in return, otherwise I'm done. ... I know you've got your rules, but I'm guessing they don't account for everybody being dead. No one answering your phone calls, no one saving anyone, no contingency. ... Do the math and figure out a way to bend your rules. Because he's my friend. He saved my life, understand? And I won't do this without him."

What will come of all our pride
This house of stone has crumbled from the inside
Its been a long long war now the battle is drawing near
Closer and closer till it whispers in my ear

I see a tiny light like a flashbulb sparkle in the night
I see a tiny light telling everyone to hold on tight

Tiny Light | Grace Potter

"Sorry I took so long."

"I really didn't intend for you to come and find me, Mr. Reese. There are other people that need your help."

"Well, you saved my life once or twice, Harold. Seemed only fair I return the favor."

I always looked in through your glasses
But all I could see
Is the specter of me reflected
The empty shell of me

What could you possibly love in me?
Is it the way I wear my smile
It hangs from the tip of my tongue you see
Oh this might take a while...

Your Glasses | Maria Mena

"So I see I'm not too late."

"Should've known you'd turn up here. I told you to stay clear."

"Which is how I knew you'd put yourself in a situation like this, Mr. Reese."

"Stay where you are. Here. Find out what's on that hard drive, and stop it."

"Will you just let me--what are you going to do, shoot me?"

"This is my past catching up to me. It doesn't concern you."

"But this moment does. I'm not leaving you here, John, so can we please stop wasting time?"

You feel the weight
Of lies and contradictions that you live with every day
It's not too late
Think of what could be if you rewrite the role you play

Take a step before you leap
Into the colors that you seek
You give back what you give away
So don't look back on yesterday

Aftermath | Adam Lambert


"Something you said once. About how sooner or later we'd probably both end up dead."

"I'd prefer later. After all, I'm the one that got you into this in the first place."

"I'm pretty sure I'd be dead already if you hadn't found me."

"It's hard to say."

"Not really."

I've become your shadow
I love, but don't know
How to
I'm always lost for words
You look like a thousand suns
I wanna be the only one

Left when your day is done
I can't have you close
So I become a ghost
And I watch you

Your Surrender | Neon Trees

"I've lost people before, so when I care about someone, I plant a tracking device on them."

Now I've got a mind full of wicked designs
I've got a non-stop hole in my head--imagination
I'm in a building that has two thousand floors
And when they all fall down, I think you know it's you they're fallin' for

I can't forget, I am a sole architect
I built the shadows here, I built the growl in the voice I fear
You add it up but to do better than that
You've got to follow me, boy, I'm tryin' to show you where I'm at

Hey Pretty | Poe

"The Machine was designed to accept alterations in its programming only as a response to an attack. I knew that sooner or later someone would try to take it over, but I didn't know who, so I made sure that when they did, they'd do it with my code."

"You hid a virus within a virus."

"I realized that the people Nathan and I had entrusted the Machine to were...the wrong people, and that the only way to protect it would be to teach it to protect itself. I didn't want to involve you in this business, Mr. Reese, because I had hoped that if I hadn't returned, you would continue what we had started."

Sweet emotion
You're like the ocean
Slowly washin' over me
Last time that I felt you
I forget to tell you
Just how good you feel

Sweet emotion

Leave me if I'm dreamin'
I don't wanna wake up from this feelin'
Just pull the blinds down
I'm happy floating up here in the clouds

Sweet Emotion | Longreef

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I've built a lot of castles
I've built a lot of blazing speed-of-light machines
But it doesn't matter, you know
They all crumble in the winds of change

So I turned back to breathing
I learned a few good reasons to cry
And I finally called home
Praying you weren't out of range

Enough To Go By | Vienna Teng

"Mr. Reese, I owe you an explanation...and an apology. Three years ago, when I put the code out there to free the Machine, I had no idea what path it would take, or what unintended consequences it might have. I never intended to hurt anyone, but I accepted that someone might get hurt. I always worried that events I had set in motion may have...changed things for you."

"My life changed when I kept my mouth shut at an airport terminal seven years ago. You didn't have anything to do with that. You lost a friend. You did what you had to do."

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