Today, I thought I’d do something different. Music always plays a part in my writing. Those of you familiar with the Penumbra Papers series know that I have a play list for the books. Every book has at least one song that trigger a scene. I don’t just find songs as I listen to the radio. Quite often, I discover them watching TV. They’ll play as background to a scene but the lyrics will be so compelling they suck me in–sometimes to the detriment of the show because I’m madly writing down lyrics in order to track down the song. 😆 So, my words today are some of the lyrics that caught my ear.
From Body of Proof, Emily West’s “Head On”:
Oh silence is a sign
That you’ve got pieces that you hide away.
Even if it’s right
Doesn’t mean it’s safe…
From the season finale of Elementary, NO’s “The Long Haul.”
I hope you got a minute,
Hope you want me in it
For the long haul.
All night long.
We’ll be fine I’m told.
Together we’ll grow old.
So kiss me till the last train leaving
Then stand yourself by me.
We’ll fall until we’re free.
From a CSI NY episode, Josh Groban’s “Happy In My Heartache”:
But I can’t stop loving you.
I don’t know what to do
To keep holding on…
Oh and I, I don’t take it lightly,
The trouble that I’ve gone through, I’ve given you all that I am.
Oh and I, I can’t find a reason to be happy in my heartache
‘Cause I should know better than that.
Oh I’m better than that.
And finally, from Lost Girl (the source of a LOT of songs for me!), Keaton Henson’s “You.”
And yes, that song is the soundtrack for a scene, as yet unwritten, between Sade and Sinjen. What songs are stuck in your heads today?