Wednesday Words – Sing It!

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?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Wednesday Words – Sing It!

  1. Janet says:

    I’m dealing with the loss of a good friend – and we’re ‘hosting’ a Celebration of Life for him this weekend, so I’ve been listening to sad songs. Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” will most likely get played, as well as the Irish Folk Song “The Parting Glass” (google it if you’re interested – awesome lyrics) since he was an Irishman through and through.

    • Silver James says:

      Ahhh, Janet. I’m sorry for your loss. Raise a glass of the good Irish to him, and send him off with a song. Shed a few tears and then recall every time you laughed with him. As an Irishman, those are the memories he’ll want you to keep. ❤ you. *hugs*

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