42: ‘Moves like Jagger’ by Maroon 5

This chapter explores, how it would have happened, if Brad had handled his secret differently.

If he had just told her his secret and showed the mark it had left on his body, instead of breaking up with her, she would have told him that she would still give him her heart, if he wanted it. And she would she would help him safe his life from the fatal consequence.

He would have to go trough the same series of trials, he actually did by himself years later, but this way Pink would be with him and help him, when he shot at stars, fought to get a key and then rode his way to safety.

Had he done that, her career as a dancer would have grown along with their relationship. And Brad could have seen her grow into a star and told her, how big her ego had gotten.

The relationship would have been strong. She wouldn’t feel the need to control him, because she would know everything and trust him completely.

The challenges would still have left him broken and scarred and feeling all wrong, but one look in Pink’s eyes and everything would be all right. Their relationship could have endured and stayed passionate.

In the end, they would win together, Brad handing the finishing blow.

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37: ‘ Call me when you’re sober’ by Evanescence

Pink has disappeared. She is gone and Brad is alone. The mental image of her, that he kept with him, while he was imprisoned, grows up in front of him and shouts blame at him: ”Don’t cry to me. If you loved me, you would be here with me. You want me? Come find me. Make up your mind!”

Make up your mind. Stop sitting around drinking and figure out what to do about this! Take the blame instead of blaming it on Them.

This Pink says, what he imagines the real Pink meant with her silence: ”Should I let you fall, lose it all, so maybe you can remember yourself.”

Remember what he did to her and all of Their victims.

”Can’t keep believing! We’re only deceiving ourselves and I’m sick of the lie!”

The lie of their happy life. What can he do to get her back?

Nothing apparently: ”You’re too late.”

She accuses him of not taking the blame, taunts his shameful secret.

”Must be exhausting to lose your own game.” she taunts.

The game he played balancing secret, Them and Pink. Managing the selfhate he has for his shameful secret.

”No wonder, you’re jaded.” she says hatefully. ”You can’t play the victim this time.”

She doesn’t believe his genuine sorrow over his loss of her, when he only calls on her, when he’s drunk: ”You never call me, when you’re sober. You only want it, ’cause it’s over.”

This makes him argue with her, claiming that she was the one, who burned down their paradise. He was out of Them! He was hers alone!

This doesn’t impress her: ”How could I have burned paradise? How could I!? You were never mine!”

He was theirs, chose Them rather than letting her in on his secret.

”Don’t lie to me. Just get your things.”

He has to untangle his life from hers. Declare her dead. He has to let Pink go.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RrA-R5VHQs

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/evanescence/callmewhenyouresober.html

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33: ‘Say Something’ by A Great Big World

Brad is free. He finds Pink alive. His happiness is short, as she tells him what really happened to their home and refuses to say any more to him.

 

Brad begs for her to say something, anything. He’s about to give up on the life, they have fought so hard to get. He’d be with her forever and do everything for her if she would only speak to him. He feels so small because none of this is his fault. Everything happened beyond his control. He didn’t know anything about Their harassment of her. Brad and Pink have barely begun their life together and are still learning to love properly. They can’t give up on their marriage now!

It’s no good. He’ll have to swallow his pride and leave what they had behind. She’s the one, that he loves, but he has no choice but to say goodbye.

Link to audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi3Mz1ogz1A

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/greatbigworld/saysomething.html

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29: ‘Funhouse’ by P!nk

After having rekindled the flame in their marriage, Pink and Brad’s house and life became a fun house. They loved each other and were happy with their life, their home and lake. They even had a dog.

Pink didn’t find out about Brad’s secret, and what he had done to keep it before they had been married for a long while and not before it was too late. Not before They were in the house, dressed as clowns in order to be disguised.

They came at different times, while Brad wasn’t there, slowly torturing Pink with information about what Brad had done, echoing voices laughing from behind locked doors.

Their campaign began working. Slowly, like a tickle turns into a rash, Pink began hating Brad. She felt haunted by the evil clowns. One day it became too much. She was all alone. She danced around, watching the photos depicting the lie, she had been living, suddenly noticing a taunting smirk on Brad’s face. This home was already a museum full of ash, so she decided to burn it down. She would rather live out on the street than continue living in this haunted memory of their happy life. She moved out her stuff with the help of her dance crew (known as Movers and Maids) and broke everything else: tore down the photos, mangled the key, tore down the drapes and broke the plates. She counted down and laughed as she dropped the match: ”9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, fun”.

She would find a new place to live, while Brad would think she died in the flames.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdjtqu3XK4U

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pink/funhouse.html

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28: ‘Genghis Khan’ by Miike Snow

Still heartbroken and not ready to not engage in anything serious, Pink began dating other people after  Brad.

This was not Brad’s plan at all! Sure, he knew he had waived all right to decide or even ask where she went at night, but waves hit his head when he realised, she actually would have others in her bed.

And he doesn’t want her to get it on nobody else, however aware of, how possessive this line of thinking is, he is.

The scene  in his mind of her going out slipped away and he went back to work.

He tried faking being okay with her post-him activities. And fact was, that he was still in with Them and getting no closer to getting out, so he didn’t want to date her right now…

But he couldn’t allow her to be free. However selfish and obscene he would seem, he would tell her to not go out with anyone…

But on the other hand, he could tell her his secret and be free from this…

He sunk back into his chair. He couldn’t make up his mind because he was no longer sure what he wanted.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_SlAzsXa7E (part of me really wanted to just shoehorn that into the story instead)

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/miikesnow/genghiskhan.html

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27:’ Whataya Want from Me’ by Adam Lambert

”Hey, slow it down. Whataya want from me?”

Distortion knew Brad’s secret. He threatened to make it public if he didn’t join Them. Normally Brad wouldn’t have cared. Hell, he’d give the secret away himself. But he had just started dating Pink, the love of his life.

 

”Yeah, I’m afraid. Whataya want from me.”

The Leader explained that she wanted him to solve problems. This was a difficult job and his secret would be out if he failed at it. But on the other hand, They could save his life.

 

”Yeah, it’s plain to see that baby you’re beautiful and there’s nothing wrong with you. It’s me, I’m a freak. But thanks for lovin’ me, cause you’re doing it perfectly. Just don’t give up. I’m workin’ it out. Please don’t give in. I won’t let you down.”

When he was doing poorly, The Leader would second-guess her leadership. He assured her, that it was his fault. But if it weren’t for the fact that she could save his life, he wouldn’t play along.

 

”It messed me up, need a second to breathe. Just keep coming around”

The work is dangerous and without Distortion to keep him safe, it might kill him sooner than his secret.

 

”I’m workin’ it out. Please don’t give in. I won’t let you down. It messed me up, need a second to breathe. Just keep coming around. Hey, whataya want from me.”

He couldn’t keep dating Pink trough all of this. He would work this out, then get back with her. She would have to understand even if he couldn’t explain, what was going on, and she didn’t like it.

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/adamlambert/whatayawantfromme.html

I’ve also realised that my schedule is fuller than I thought (the quality suffered and I was regularly late Thursday), so from now on, I’ll post every Monday.

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15:’10,00 Nights of Thunder’ by Alphabeat

When Brad and Pink started dating, they already knew, their love is eternal. He wanted a serious, long-lasting relationship. She was looking for a decent boy. They bonded over a love of old media, books, movies and music alike. Their passion was great, because they always felt, they had to give back, what the other gave them.

Link to video with audio and lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js2b6D0aEKA

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14: ‘The Ballad of Serenity’ by Sonny Rhodes

They murdered Pink.

They burned Brad and Pink’s house and lands to the ground.

The heat boiled Brad and Pink’s little lake.

And they took Brad and locked him up in a room so small, he can’t stand up and so dark, he can barely see.

He wasn’t alone. He sits with a few other people. He kept telling himself, this wasn’t real, that he was still at home with Pink. The Young Pink helped him. In his mind, he found serenity in having her by his side and couldn’t bring himself to believe, that it isn’t, despite what the other prisoners said. The prison guards believed, their efforts were fruitless and that he wasn’t coming back to the real world.

And so far they were right. He refused to let go of his little bit of sky in the closed-up-reality – and he felt free. And when he finally realised, that it wasn’t a dream,.he took that feeling with him.

video with lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPwkDF5AxQM

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13: ‘Remind Me’ by Brad Paisley f. Carrie Underwood

Married life turned out to not be as romantic as The Old Flame, whose name was Brad, thought it would be. They longer made out in public for so long, that people told them to get a room. Brad began to worry, that it meant something was wrong. It felt like they were settling for a good relationship and missing out on a great relationship. He missed the way, he used to feel about Pink and wanted to feel that way again.

He used to kiss her neck, now he didn’t. Pink understood, what he meant and, to do something about his mood, asked him to remind her by doing that again.

They used to be so in love, they couldn’t get enough of each other. Once he dropped her off at the airport and their goodbye kiss dragged so much out, she missed her flight. They didn’t care much. That just meant, they would have one more night in each other’s arms. She used to make him late for work and sleep in his old t-shirts. Their relationship was passionate and they looked each other with love in their eyes.

They now both wanted to feel like that again, once again hold each other close. By now they just turned off the light and went to sleep. So they promised each other to keep reminding each other of their love. They once again did all the things, they used to do, and that made Pink fall in love with Brad in the first place.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qzhngp7jh8

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bradpaisley/remindme.html

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12: ‘Hello’ by Evanescence

Pink has died.

The Old Flame is in denial at first. His mind flashes back to his school days when he first met her. he imagines this young Pink talking with him. She helps him deny Pink’s death and believe, that it’s all a dream. Others try to help him trough it, but he denies their help, believing they’re trying to fix him even though he isn’t broken.

But then he wakes up. Then he knows, it’s all real. But still, The Young Pink stays with him, all that’s left of his life with Pink, only yesterday.

Link to video with lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qvChB9COEE

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