As I’ve mentioned before, I’ll listen to music while I’m cleaning the house or whatnot that grounds me in the book I’m working on. The playlists for the Devlin Group books usually have songs like Headstrong by Trapt and the original and new theme songs from The Unit. Action-y type songs. But right now I’m working on the emotional underpinnings of the book and trying to avoid that dreaded editorial comment: I would have liked to actually see the falling in love part, you dumbass.
Sometimes I’m lucky enough to find a song that really captures the emotion of a character. Starts With Goodbye from Carrie Underwood was eerily perfect for Charlotte in On the Edge. Right now, I have a whopping four songs on my DG3 playlist to get me through this phase of the book:
I Will by Jimmy Wayne: This is Gallagher’s song. On the surface it’s a little mellow, but it suits him.
I’ll give up my life for you,
if you want it.
Ill give you my heart,
you already own it.
I’ll do anything,
I’ll go any where.
I’d Come for You by Nickelback: This is totally Carmen’s song. The first time I heard it, I actually stopped what I was doing and listened to it again. And again and again.
I can’t believe I said I’d lay our love on the ground
But it doesn’t matter cause I made it up
Forgive me now
By now you know that
I’d come for you
No one but you, yes I’d come for you
But only if you told me to
And I’d fight for you
I’d lie, it’s true
Give my life for you
You know I’d always come for you
Against All Odds by the amazing Phil Collins: This is Jack and Claire’s song. It makes me cry but, no, I can’t tell you why.
Take a good look at me now
‘Cause l’ll still be standing here
And you coming back to me is against all odds
That’s the chance I’ve got to take
Lie by David Cook: This is like a wicked huge turning point in the book, so I can’t say much, other than Gallagher’s telling her once he gets her out of there he’ll be okay, but they both know he won’t be. The scene began its life very action-based and I’ve been tweaking the emotion pretty hard. I love this song.
So lie to me and tell me that it’s gonna be alright
So lie to me and tell me that we’ll make it through the night
I don’t mind if you wait before you tear me apart
Look me in the eye,
Lie, lie, lie.
You guys listening to any awesome songs lately? What’s the new fave on your playlist?