Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Music Challenge

*I hit 50 followers last night! YAY! I'm trying to think of something to celebrate*

In the meantime, Jani over at Life Debateable issued a challenge today that I couldn't resist:

Blog about a song that reflects one of your main character's characteristics. I want to get to know your MC and what better way than to have some fun with it, right?
How much fun is that?

I'm still in the begining stages of my work in progress (I don't really even have a title yet) and I only have one song on that place list, so I'm going to use The Alterae. And since I can't pick just one, here are three songs - one for each main character and one for their relationship. Enjoy!

Emma
Ghosts by Sleeping At Last

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If you listen just right, you can almost hear it.
The symphony of secrecy, love and fear.
(search for love, but finding fear.)

Like a moth to a flame, we become helpless
To the beautiful ghosts
That true love sheds.

We are all running our very own races,
Set out upon the most dangerous of places.
And through it all, we were left
With a void in our chests,
We're aching to fill.

The doves come
To gather our every need,
They lift them up to Heaven
Through the mouths from which we speak.

God, will you help us understand the meaning of it all?
Will you send your Angels down to us, at our every call?
Sometimes it seems the world is passing us
Faster than my eyes can adjust.

I can't decide
If I'm living or I'm dying.
So I test your love and I test your love, I test your love.

The doves come
To gather our every need,
They lift them up to Heaven
Through us now...
The doves come
To gather our every need,
They lift them up to Heaven
Through the mouths from which we speak.

Like a moth to a flame, we become helpless
To the beautiful ghosts
That true love sheds.

Alex
The Count by The Classic Crime

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Be good to me as you once were when you pulled me from the brink of death
My enemies were frenzied for a taste of my flesh
And now I've got the same feeling again
The beasts are closing in their teeth are dripping with rattlesnake poison

So I will run into Your open arms I've got nowhere else to go

I don't want to live like this anymore
Trading truth for the simple things
I don't want to live like this anymore
Will You give me the will to sing out
When I'm filled with the darkest of doubt
When I'm down for the count

Protect me from mutiny
From those who miscarried your baby
From those who miscarried the truth
So they could selfishly do whatever they thought was pleasing
Protect me from insincerity
From between their teeth it's practically oozing
Their eyes are hollow and blind they're always wasting my time
And it's time that I'm losing

Alex & Emma's Relationship
Young Blood by The Naked & Famous

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We're only young and naive still
We require certain skill
The mood it changes like the wind
Hard to control when it begins

The bittersweet between my teeth
Trying to find the in-between
Fall back in love eventually
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Can't help myself but count the flaws
Claw my way out through these walls
One temporary escape
Feel it start to permeate

We lie beneath the stars at night
Our hands gripping each other tight
You keep my secrets hope to die
Promises, swear them to the sky

The bittersweet between my teeth
Trying to find the in-between
Fall back in love eventually
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

As it withers
Brittle it shakes
Can you whisper
As it crumbles and breaks
As you shiver
Count up all your mistakes
Pair of forgivers
Let go before it's too late
Can you whisper
Can you whisper
Can you whisper
Can you whisper

The bittersweet between my teeth
Trying to find the in-between
Fall back in love eventually
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
The bittersweet between my teeth
Trying to find the in-between
Fall back in love eventually
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

7 comments:

  1. Nice songs!!
    I didn't read the MS, but I read the synopsis and I love your characters ;)

    Here is mine, if you want to check: http://www.julianahaygert.com/2012/i-challenge-you/

    Thanks!

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    1. Aww, thanks :) I love them too! I loved checking yours out too.

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  3. I LOVE your songs, Jenny! I almost forgot to go back to work because I was too busy listening to them, haha.
    I decided to join you in the challenge by posting my songs here: http://lylawrites.blogspot.com/2012/01/music-challenge.html
    Thanks for sharing! :) (and sorry for the double-post. I had a bit of a technical difficulty above.)

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    1. Glad you like them! Music is such a part of that manuscript in particular - it's really fun to share that inspiration.

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  4. I love that you picked three songs, especially the combined one. It's actually the only familiar one. But I like them all!
    I think my favorite part of this challenge is discovering new music.

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  5. I was late in doing this challenge, but did it anyway. LOL
    I love your song choices, especially Emma's song - Ghosts!

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