Credit: David Giesbrecht/©2012 The CW Network, LLC.

Tonight’s Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 24, “The Return of the Ring” was a night of decisions and destruction. The UESers finally went for what they wanted, but there weren’t a lot of happy endings. Per usual, the soundtrack perfectly captured the pain, rejection, and even anger. Check out the songs played below:

Scene: Episode opens.
Song: “Bombs”
Artist: Golden State

Song: “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)”
Artist: Foster the People
Lyrics: Walk little walk
Small talk big thoughts
Gonna tell them all just what I want
That street two streets I see you and me
Hanging on the empty swings
Count high low don't worry my eyes are closed
I'm a superman and it's my show
One shoe two
Gonna kick with my new shoes
I'm going to kick until I need new shoes

Yeah, yeah

I said uh-don't stop, don't stop, don't stop
Talkin' to me
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Giving me things

I run they run everybody run run
And we're all just having fun
Sleigh ride boat ride piggy back ride
I'm going to show them all how I can ride
One two three close your eyes and count to four
I'm gonna (I'd like) to hide behind my bedroom door
Crayons on walls
I'll color on them all
I'll draw until I've broken every law

Yeah, yeah

I said uh-don't stop, don't stop, don't stop
Talkin' to me
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Giving me things
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Laughin' about it
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Don't stop

Don't stop, don't stop, don't stop
Talkin' to me
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Giving me things
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Laughin' about it
Stop, don't stop, don't stop

I said uh- don't stop, don't stop, don't stop [x4]
With me 

Don't Stop (Color On the Walls) by Foster The People on Grooveshark

Scene: Serena and Blair argue.
Song: “Hang It Up”
Artist: The Ting Tings
Lyrics: My friends, they get me higher and higher
They’re killing me with friendly fire
We meet beneath the cactus tree
The working on spikes just stink for me

My friends ain't gotta worry more
They meet outside the corner store
And walk the pavement, miss the cracks
I’d join them if I could relax

Live by tricks when you don’t have a thing
Live like a hippie if you wanna be king
People say it’s not worth the wait
Everybody loves somebody to hate

I’m not gonna go and rush this through my veins
Blow them up while looking at this again
Punk rock ain’t in division
Said all the weak can get to prison
I wanna write about setting something free
All the changes drive us back to see
And this is all about starting out again
Same old, same old, never the same same

My friends one by one get a job
Meet boys and girls and get a dog
Throw parties, we sit on the ground
I’d rather be, just let me down
People say it’s not worth the wait
Everybody loves somebody to hate

And you can hang it up and you can hang it up
This time baby you can hang it up
You can hang it up and you can hang it up
This time baby you can hang it up
You can hang it up and you can hang it up
This time baby you can hang it up
You can hang it up and you can hang it up
This time baby you can hang it up

Could’ve been a lawyer, take what you can
Never been happy since time began
It’s getting kinda heavy, I’m a body full of backbones
Spread it in the fire, cover me in blackstones
You got the time, they all can wait
You wanna start talking, cuz it’s not too late
Aquarium, stereo
Everybody loves somebody to hate

Break it, make it, you can make the break
Back and for f--k sake just make it great
Intake, don't fake, gonna let go
(Give it up ya mothaf---er)
Make all the changes that you need to make
Stand back, give it up, ain't life a b--ch
No-one makin' you just you for this
Insane else is failure maintain
Time for you to re-arrange

You can hang it up and you can hang it up
This time baby you can hang it up
You can hang it up and you can hang it up
This time baby you can hang it up
You can hang it up and you can hang it up
This time baby you can hang it up
You can hang it up and you can hang it up
This time baby you can hang it up 

Hang It Up by The Ting Tings on Grooveshark

Scene: Serena gets Dan to sleep with her.
Song: “Hurricane”
Artist: Ms Mr

Scene: Chuck turns Blair down.
Song: “In Your Nature”
Artist: Zola Jesus (David Lynch Remix)
Lyrics: Eyes above me
Eyes above
And I just hope the war becomes a whole
I don’t want to know
Found me shaking
Out of room
A hundred words
We’re never sure
We want to go
Feel it coming
To the steps
Wearing me whole
And bury me in
Never go
It’s coming down
Like a shark
Through in the sky
And I don’t even know why
If it’s in your nature
You never win
If it’s in your nature
You never win

In Your Nature (David Lynch Remix) by Zola Jesus on Grooveshark

Scene: Serena leaves the city; Dan and Georgina team up; Blair finds Chuck in the casino.
Song: “We Are Young”
Artist: Fun
Lyrics: Give me a second I,
I need to get my story straight
My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State
My lover she’s waiting for me just across the bar
My seat’s been taken by some sunglasses asking bout a scar, and
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you’re trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things
The holes in my apologies, you know
I’m trying hard to take it back
So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Now I know that I’m not
All that you got
I guess that I, I just thought
Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart
But our friends are back
So let’s raise a cup
‘Cause I found someone to carry me home

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Just carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Just carry me home tonight (Nananananana)

The world is on my side
I have no reason to run
So will someone come and carry me home tonight
The angels never arrived
But I can hear the choir
So will someone come and carry me home

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home tonight 

We are young by fun. on Grooveshark

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