Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. The theme this week is books and music. Books can be very powerful and provoke many different emotions, but so can songs. This week my list is dedicated to ten songs that I wish were books.
1. “Icarus” by Bastille: The song references Greek mythology and I believe it’s about a person battling with addiction or depression. It was one of the songs from the band’s debut that really stuck out for me. How did the person get to this sad point?
2. “I Met Up With the King” by First Aid Kit: This song is about change and how do not accept that people change over time due to circumstances out of their control. A book could take this idea and totally run with it.
3. “Boathouse” by Noah Gundersen: A lost love, separation, remorse…this song has it all. Gundersen sings about a girl named Caroline and their son, but what exactly did he do so wrong to have her hate him?
4. “Ophelia” by The Lumineers: According to the band this song is about being consumed by fame and then realizing everything in your life isn’t real. It’s an interesting concept and makes reference to the tragic Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
5. “New York” by Paloma Faith: This song would make a perfect YA romance novel – love triangle, heartbreak, revenge.
6. “Girl With One Eye” by Florence + the Machine: This song is quite dark and from what I understand about violence against a woman that has rejected a man’s sexual advances. Murder mystery maybe?
7. “Hey Ho On the Devil’s Back” by Katzenjammer: The band’s songs are so dynamic and full of emotion and energy. This would make a good fantasy novel. I image a dangerous world full of magic and assassins.
8. “Jeb Rand” by Bedouin Soundclash: They are my favourite band and this song has always stood out for me. Jeb Rand has lost everything, his family has been murdered and he’s on the run. Will he be able to figure out who murdered his family?
9. “Shelter” by Birdy: Her voice in this song is haunting and full of longing. I want to know what was said to cause the huge divide between the couple. Will they be able to fix what has been broken? How does the other individual feel? So many questions!
10. “Sinister Kid” by The Black Keys: This song is so badass. I discovered it while watching the book trailer for Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. It’s totally Kaz and I would LOVE to know more about his life before the events of Six of Crows. Prequel novella maybe?