I listen to a lot of different things when I write, it really depends on what I'm working on, the mood of the scene, and the character.
I've always swapped out Pandora for Spotify, and listening to music in the apartment has gotten 250% better. My gym playlist is also called Five Mile Truffle Shuffle and I'm giving all of you who get that reference a billion thumbs up. For those who don't, The Goonies is an excellent movie, and I highly recommend it.
Anyway, you're here for the music. So let's get to that.
I'll do a strong shot of whiskey straight out the flask/I'll try to make it through without cryin', so nobody sees/Yeah she wanna get married/But she don't wanna marry me - that dichotomy of what should be and what is is always fascinating. The whole tone of the song is also just...kind of sad, too, in a way.
I feel glorious, glorious/Got a chance to start again/I was born for this, born for this/It's who I am, how could I forget/I made it through the darkest part of the night/And now I see the sun rise - more or less what it says on the tin here. There's something to be said for a character recognizing their own strength, and what they were born for.
My head is filled with ruins/Most of them are built with you/On my way to something more/You're that one I can't ignore - the melody itself is gorgeous, and the lyrics? It's a very specific feel this song inspires, and for some characters and scenes that's necessary.
Take me back to when/I found my heart and broke it here/Made friends and lost them through the years/And I've not seen the roaring fields in so long/I know I've grown/I can't wait to go home - in my current WIP (one of them, at least) Anna has to go home for a bit to reconcile some things. That can be both cathartic and really, really difficult.
Aaron Tveit because he is one of my favorites.
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