Music and From the Files of The Otherworlder Enforcement Agency
Okay, I’ll admit it. My taste in music is questionable. In fact, some would say it’s downright bad, or at least a little odd. And really, my taste is a little crazy and a more than a little varied. If I’m totally honest, half the time I have no idea what band or song I’m listening to. And when I jam out (and I totally jam out), I sing what I think are the lyrics.
The lyrics I sing are rarely correct. Much to my husband’s annoyance.
Therefore, when the topic of music was suggested for this blog post, I panicked a little bit. How would people react to my Pandora mix station of Wicked, George Jones, Metallica, Maroon 5, and Roxette? If I told them Paramore, Evanescence, Meatloaf, Bruno Mars, and George Strait were in there too, would they totally disown me?
And OMG, what if word leaked out that I regularly rock out to Glory of Love and Sympathy for the Devil? Okay, and this week I’ve been listening to Pancho and Lefty (the Willie/Merle version) on almost a daily basis—let’s just let that secret out right now so you all understand what you’re in for with this post.
And what if people find out exactly how many Led Zeppelin CDs I have?
So, if anyone is still here, I think of these songs when I desperately try to apply songs to my books. Keep in mind, my knowledge of actual lyrics is limited (i.e. probably entirely wrong).
Glory of Love, Peter Cetera – I don’t care if it’s old and melodramatic. I love it SO much. And I think it applies to all of my heroes…more or less.
Marry You, Bruno Mars – My husband, total sweetheart that he is, proposed to me with an animated movie he created and set to this song. It was freaking adorable and romantic. Therefore it applies to all my romance-related books.
Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye – The chorus is very applicable to how my heroine feels for a lot of Lycan Unleashed. At least, how I interpret the lyrics.
Listen to Your Heart, Roxette – Because it’s a pretty, romantic song. And I haven’t done the best job ever of leaving the 80s/90s behind.
Dangerous, Roxette – I don’t think the lyrics to this song make a lot of sense—at least, not how I sing them. Luckily, making sense not a requirement for me to enjoy a song. I apply this to the books too, because it’s my list and I’m listening to it right now.
Holy cow this song list is getting sappy. And weird. Far sappier than the actual books, I think.
All right, let’s turn the tables before my taste in music scares you away from my books (if it hasn’t already). Any songs that you apply to books you read? Any particularly sappy, horrible songs that you rock out to when no one is looking?
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