Monday, October 22, 2012

NaNoWriMo Playlist, Part One

There's nothing worse than writing a scary, dark scene full of agony and having "Call Me Maybe" pop up on Pandora.

Not that there's anything wrong with "Call Me Maybe." It is a bit overplayed, but I still get a kick out of watching my daughter sing along in the car. (My son, too, but he'll deny it if you ask him.) And it is catchy - no denying that.
Call Me Maybe (Remixes) - EP, Carly Rae Jepsen

But I prefer to stay in that darker mood while I write. To be honest, I tune out and don't even realize what is playing most of the time. But certain songs break through to me and make me listen. Here are some of my current favs, the ones that will be on my NaNoWriMo playlist for sure.

"Almost Lover" by A Fine Frenzy
So you're gone and I'm haunted
And I bet you are just fine
Did I make it that easy to walk
Right in and out of my life?

"Lovely" by Sara Haze
I feel lovely
Just the way that I am...
I need that to be enough for you
Cause it's enough for me...
Am I supposed to give up everything I am
Just to make you happy
I thought I was the one you always wanted me to be

  "Night Minds" by Missy Higgins
You were blessed by a different kind of inner view: it's all magnified.
The highs would make you fly, and the lows make you want to die.
And I was once there, hanging from that very ledge where you are standing.
So I know
I know
I know,
It's easier to let go.  

"A Drop In The Ocean" by Ron Pope
A drop in the ocean
A change in the weather
I was praying that you and me might end up together
It's like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert
But I'm holding you closer than most 'cause you are my heaven
You are my heaven  

This is just the beginning, of course. But if you're looking for something new, these are worth a listen. Any others I should consider?

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