Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Songs That I Wish Were Books

Hosted each week by The Broke and the Bookish, it's a meme for listing the top ten for everything bookish.
I love music and sometimes music just brings my storyteller brain to the forefront. I even have multiple story ideas in my head and every time I hear a song that reminds me of one of my stories, it gets added to a playlist.

1. Blinding by Florence and the Machine
I read online that this song is about a girl waking from a coma. I have no idea if that's true, but ever since I've wanted to write a book inspired by this songs. This song also has a very eerie, fantasy quality to it. Basically, I would eventually love to write a book about a girl in a fantasy world, with little memory of her life, but as the book goes on we get hints to her life into the realization that she's in a coma. At the very end, she wakes up, back in the normal world. I don't know all the details, but I need this book.

2. Nothing Ever Happens by Rachel Platten
This is another song that made my brain write up a story. This song is about a girl who never really gets out and does anything. This song is pushing the girl to do more in her life. I have started writing a book and this song actually gave me the idea. The book I'm writing features a girl who is 18 and during her summer before college, she realizes that she has yet to do many of the things most people her age have already done. So, with the help of her cousin, and a "spontaneous roadtrip", she sets out to cross out her list of 'Nevers', as well as a few other surprises.

3. Pinesong by A Fine Frenzy
Awhile ago I actually listened to commentary from this artist telling what this song was about. I don't remember exactly what she said, but she mentioned that this song was a chapter telling a story. From what I remember of what she said, this song is about a girl who lives in the forest and the forest gets destroyed. Among the destroyed forest she later sees a bird, alive and well, and she feels hope. Not exactly a story that would make an entire book, but for some reason I feel like this could if that makes any sense. It's a beautiful song.

4. The Devil Within by Digial Daggers
This song could make such a creepy book.Yeah, this song probably has something to do with an ex, but this song makes me think of a very dark plot, based on the dark and violent language used. Actually, I have a book idea that is from the point of view from a serial killer and this song allows reminds me of it.

5. Lion's Roar by The Hush Sound
This is a very strange, but fun song. It involves a circus and a missing girl. It could be a very interesting book.

6. The Way to the Future by Katie Herzig
I'm unsure on what this song is fully about, but it definitely makes me think of a romance involving time travel.

7. Unstable by Hillary Hand
I don't really even know what this song is about, mostly because I'm unsure of some of the lyrics and I can't find any lyrics listed online, but I just get the feeling that it could be a book.
8. Fortune Teller by Orange Avenue
This song focuses on a person who gets their fortune read and is told that they're future isn't very good. "Are you ready for the worst days of your life, you've ever known?" This could be an interesting book.

9. The Zombie Song by Stephanie Mabey
Okay, this is more of a humorous one. I find this song so amusing! The lyrics are a bit ridiculous (but I love it) and it's basically a zombie long story. This would be a great book!

10. Dollhouse by Melanie Martinez
I guess I'll end with this one! This one is about a family that looks perfect on the outside, but the family is less than perfect in actuality. The father is having an affair, the son does drugs, etc. This could very much be a YA book. In fact, it sort of reminds me of Learning Not to Drown.

So, those are some songs that could be books! I love music, so I could list a whole lot more, but these are some of the first ones that came to mind!
What are some songs that you think could be books?


  1. Great list! And I totally agree that The Devil Within would make such a good book...

  2. Awesome list! I love Melanie Martinez.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. I would read any book based on a Florence and the Machine song! :)

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