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Jun 04 2007

“Bones” TV series soundtrack

Filed under: music — Tags: , , , , , — MonkeyPrincess @ 23:13

I just saw a rerun episode from the first season of “Bones”, and the song that kept playing was “Some of us” with Starsailor.

It really fit in so well with the plot – a lot of it was of course gruesome crimes and so on, but the whole thing that the song sort of interpreted in its own way was the lives of foster children, how they are just wanting to belong, wanting to be loved. (See below for more details about the series, as well as a short video clip.)

I thought I would share the song with you – maybe it will “speak to you” like it did to me…

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“Some of us” – Starsailor

Heard you today, that isn’t my name, you were fast asleep,
Forget what he did, can I be the kid for your soul to keep.
Some of us laugh, some of us cry,
Some of us smoke, some of us lie,
But it’s all just the way that we cope with our lives.

I’ve grown to see the philosophy of my own mistrust,
We all have our faults, mine come in waves that you turn to rust,
Some of us laugh, some of us cry,
Some of us smoke, some of us lie,
But it’s all just the way that we cope with our lives.

I’ve been hanging onto something,
You keep laughing awe-inspiring.

Some of us laugh, some of us cry,
Some of us smoke, some of us lie,
But it’s all just the way that we cope with our lives.
Some of us laugh, some of us cry,
Some of us smoke, some of us lie,
But it’s all just the way that we cope with our lives.

My wandering soul found solace at last,
I wanted to know how long it would last.
She’s losing control, she’s coming down fast,
The heart that I stole, I’m not giving back, never giving back.


The show is a forensics and crime procedural drama, telling the story of a series of case files, solved weekly, by an unlikely alliance between Dr. Temperance Brennan’s forensic anthropology team at the Jeffersonian Institution (a thinly veiled Smithsonian Institution) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. By examining the human remains, namely bones, of the murder victims, Dr. Brennan’s team provides scientific expertise and an outsider perspective to the world of criminal investigation to the FBI. In addition to the murder cases featured in each episode, the series explores the backgrounds and relationships of the major characters including the developing friendship between Brennan and Booth.

Most of Bones is filmed in Los Angeles, California, despite the fact that the show is mainly set in Washington, D.C., where the fictional Jeffersonian Institution is located. The interiors of the Jeffersonian Institution were especially built on a large soundstage at the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City, L. A., California.

The series is very loosely based on the Dr. Temperance Brennan character created in a series of novels by real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, who is herself a producer on the show.

The main characters consist of:

  • Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (portrayed by Emily Deschanel), forensic anthropologist working at Jeffersonian Institution. The character of Dr. Brennan is intellectually brilliant, but so narrowly focused on her work to the point of seeming to lack any social skills.
  • Special Agent Seeley Booth (portrayed by David Boreanaz), a former Army sniper with the Rangers, who is currently an agent with the FBI and acts as a liaison between the FBI and the Jeffersonian Institute.
  • Angela Montenegro (portrayed by Michaela Conlin), specialist of Brennan’s team in forensic facial reconstruction at Jeffersonian Institution. She is currently engaged to Dr. Jack Hodgins. Her father is portrayed as Billy Gibbons, member of ZZTop.
  • Dr. Zach Addy (portrayed by Eric Millegan), Dr. Brennan’s former assistant at Jeffersonian Institution, who was a child prodigy. He is now an anthropologist alongside Temperance Brennan, having completed one of his doctorates.
  • Dr. Jack Hodgins (portrayed by T. J. Thyne), an entomologist at Jeffersonian Institution and also an expert on spores and minerals and what is commonly referred to as “dirt”. Hodgins constantly laments this vague label. He is currently engaged to Angela Montenegro.
  • Dr. Camille Saroyan (portrayed by Tamara Taylor), introduced in the second season as the head of Forensic Division at the Jeffersonian Institution. She and Booth had a relationship in the past, and it was rekindled briefly after she joined the team.

Recurring characters of the show include:

  • Dr. Daniel Goodman (portrayed by Jonathan Adams), a former archaeologist turned administrator, who is also the director of the Jeffersonian Institute. He is currently on sabbatical.
  • Sam Cullen (portrayed by John M. Jackson), Deputy Director of the FBI. He does his best to keep Agent Booth on track and frequently disapproves of Dr. Brennan’s involvement in FBI field investigations.
  • Howard Epps (portrayed by Heath Freeman), a serial killer who appears in “The Man on Death Row“, “The Blonde in the Game” and “The Man in the Cell” but dies after he fell from a balcony.
  • Tim Sullivan, or “Sully” (portrayed by Eddie McClintock), an FBI agent who worked on a case with Dr. Brennan while Booth was in therapy. According to Temperance Brennan, he “stands out from a crowd” or is very well endowed. He and Temperance Brennan dated for a while, but he left on his new boat (christened “The Temperance”, revealing his true feelings for her) for the Caribbean after Temperance decided not to go with him.
  • Caroline Julian (portrayed by Patricia Belcher), a prosecutor and works as a District Attorney.
  • Dr. Gordon Wyatt (portrayed by Stephen Fry), a psychiatrist assigned to Booth in the episodes “The Girl In The Gator”, “The Man in the Mansion” and “The Priest in the Churchyard” after he shoots an ice cream truck. When introducing himself, he always refers to himself as “Gordon, Gordon Wyatt”; earning himself the nickname of “Gordon Gordon” from Booth.

The episode that I just saw was “A Boy In A Bush” – only click on the link if you ABSOLUTELY want the entire episode told to you, because this page tells you EVERYTHING!!!

I managed to find a short piece from the actual episode, it starts off with Temperance “Bones” Brennan holding a lecture, or if she was talking about her book and her work at the Jeffersonian at the same time…Anyway, if you haven’t seen the series before, here’s an opportunity to meet Bones and Booth…

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1 Comment »

  1. A very touching series, congratulations

    Comment by May — Jun 04 2008 @ 10:22

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