nico — a playlist made by me
listen, every time I listen to any of these songs I keep thinking of nico and his relationship with lewis so bear with me and let me explain why👇🏻
1. Unfucktheworld, Angela Olsen
The whole situation with lewis tired nico relentlessly so he needed a break to take care of himself.
It’s not just me for you I have to look out too
I have to save my life
I need some peace of mind
2. We own the sky, M83
nico dreamed all his life to race in f1 with lewis, and as a child everything seemed possible.
Each shade of blue
Is kept in our eyes
Keep blowing and lightning
Because we own the sky
But then things started to fall apart between them and there was no chance to go backwards.
Can’t we change our minds?
We kill what we build
3. The wolves (act i and ii), Bon Iver
(God this song fits both of them so well. it goes better with lewis’ perspective but humour me for this time.)
nico felt betrayed by lewis’ attitude and he was resentful. He hopesone day lewis will understand how much he hurt him.
Someday my pain will mark you
And when he will, nicowill take comfort in that, so he suggests lewis to just go ahead and finish him.
Solace my game
It stars you
Swing wide your crane, swing wide your crane
And run me through
nico reflects in hindsight how many moments they could have had but now it’s all vanished and Lewis won’t hear from him anymore.
What might have been lost (don’t bother me)
4. The great escape, Patrick Watson
The situation exhausted nico to his limits so he needed to escape, even if he loves racing so much.
Puts on a smile and breathes it in
And breathes it out, he says
Bye bye, bye to all of the noise
5. Many ways, Bombat Bicycle Club
nico doesn’t know if he is doing the right choice and can’t sleep because of it.
She said you’re stirring
But Vivian reassures him and says he is doing the right thing.
I’m sure your choice is right
Nonetheless, nico thinks he is a coward from running away and thinks there are other possibilities to make up for it.
I’ve always been a coward
Been a coward this day
There are many ways this way
6. See you soon, Coldplay
Nico has lost trust in himself and he scolds himself because he shouldn’t have fallen in love in the first place.
So you lost your trust
And you never should have
He tries to go on. He protects himself (with the bulletproof vest) from hurting again.
In a bulletproof vest
With the windows all closed
I’ll be doing my best
he watches Lewis from afar “in a telescope lens” and hopes they'll be friends again very soon.
And when all you want is friends
I’ll see you soon
7. Old friend, Mitski
Nico understands how childish was to make an insignificant thing like racing divide them.
We nearly drowned
For such a silly thing
And now that they have both someone better to take care of them they can go back being what they were, even if it means only friendship.
I’ll take coffee and talk about nothing baby
At blue diner I’ll take anything you want to give me, baby
8. Ran away, Coldplay
Another song about nico avoiding the situation with lewis.
I ran away from you
That’s all I ever do
People said to him not to mess up things, not to leave, that is stupid and won’t solve anything and yet he did it.
Everyone I know
Says I’m a fools to mess with you
And everyone I know
Says it’s such a stupid thing to do
9. Atmosphere, Joy Division
They try to talk but it’s impossible to rebuild what they lost.
Don’t walk away
Nico pleads lewis to stay even if he knows it’s hopeless
Don’t turn away in silence
Worn like a mask of self hate
10. The Bourne identity, The Last Shadow Puppets
(okay this is the most Nico song ever written so bear with me for just a little longer)
Nico understands that his insecurities are ruining his relationship with lewis. He always feels smaller compared to lewis’ grandness and he masks his doubts with confidence, like he usually does when he answers journalists question. He creates another new person, but now this facade is cracking and it’s revealing his true self and he hates it.
He’s kind of my enemy
Whenever I’m on to something good you see
He always wanted in to spoil it for me
That’s because the relationship with lewis makes him do this. He doesn’t need to hide with him, so he keeps cracking and cracking.
Glass bottomed ego
Still afloat but can’t you see the cracking appearing in the base?
He always scolds himself for this and for the mistakes he makes. He beats himself up so much that nothing will be left in the end.
Let’s just have a buzz because by the time I’m done fucking beating myself up there will nothing left love
So he leaves. He doesn’t want Lewis to see him like this.
Yeah I’ll be leaving now, I’m making tracks
And I doubt that I’ll be coming back.
If you made it this far thank you for your attention. Hope you enjoyed the songs and the explanations as much as I did🤍
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