Monthly Archives: August 2012

Song Inspiration vol. 89 & Writing Exercise

There’s gotta be a story attached to this song. There’s obviously the, well, the obvious, but also I think there’s more than just the top layer. And the chorus is ridiculously epic. See the lyrics underneath the video.

I think I’m having a heart attack
I done do much of what I should of have done
If I could you know I would take it back
Wide awake in a lot of pain
Thinking I might not see the next day and
Hoping that I got it in me to see this through

I say things that I can’t take back,
I torch bridges while I attack and,
Compensate by laying myself out flat,

I just hope I live long enough to be able to see you again,
And I hope I don’t have to suffer the night without you at the end,

I hate every second of the goddamn day,
Give me anything you got I don’t care,
It’s all the same,

I need something to take so I don’t feel any more,
Need something stronger than I’ve done before,
I need it before its too late,
When it hits me I, I didn’t have a choice,
I’m screaming so loud I can’t hear my own voice,
Just make it go away,

And I’ll just focus on trying to breathe [x4]

Feels like I’m having a heart attack,
I’ve done too much of what I shouldn’t have done,
If I could you know I would take it back,

I just hope I live long enough to be able to see you again,
Just enough to be able to see you again,
And I hope I don’t have to suffer the night without you at the end,

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Danny & Isabelle vol.6 + Music

Hello, hello, hello. Against Me!’s “Borne On The FM Waves of the Heart” is probably the song that best represents the story of Danny and Isabelle in aural form so that’s why it’s at the top! 🙂

Anyway…after a long summer, involving writing and not writing, I’ve finally finished another draft of my manuscript about Daniel Porter and Isabelle Foster and how they just can’t seem to get together. More on that later, as in much later, as in not in this post.

What is in this post is a list of songs that: 1) I listened to while I was writing. 2) Acted as inspiration for the plot. 3) Are contained, without breaking copyright laws, in the manuscript itself. There’s a ton more than what I’ve included here, but these ones were the essentials. Also after the cut, I posted the 4 other videos for the songs that I think best pertain to the story. Hopefully this is the draft or one of the last drafts I write before I start pitching. To be honest, I’m glad I finished when I did because I needed time away from this story. I can’t read it again! Not for a while at least.

Pilate – “Melt Into The Walls”; The Lowest of the Low – “Rosy and Grey”; Against Me! – “Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart”; Smashing Pumpkins – “Landslide”; My Chemical Romance – “Vampire Money”; Snow Patrol – “Open Your Eyes”; Josh Ritter – “To The Dogs or Whoever”; The Avett Brothers – “If It’s the Beaches”; The Weakerthans – “My Favourite Chords; Sleepercar – “Wednesday Nights”; Delta Spirit – “Bushwick Blues”; The Gaslight Anthem – “1930”; Young The Giant – “My Body”; Coldplay – “Us Against The World”; Ray LaMontagne – “Burn”; The Gaslight Anthem – “Howl”; The Gaslight Anthem – “45”; The Gaslight Anthem – “Handwritten”; The Pogues – “Love You ‘Til the End”; Train – “Hey, Soul Sister”; Train – “Drop of Jupiter”; Train – “Marry Me”
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RIP Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal passed away today. Others are able to eulogize him better than I but I will share with you two of my favourite quotes from GV.

“Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note. ”

“…style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn…” (AMAZING!)

Other quotes can be found at the Good Reads website.


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