(If you can't view the above video, it's the official music video for Taylor Swift's "Our Song".)
I look around, turn the radio down
He says, "Baby is something wrong?"
I say, "Nothing, I was just thinking that
We don't have a song."
I wondered. I lamented. I kept writing. And I kept reading all these lovely blog posts about songs and books and playlists and why, oh, why, doesn't my book have a song?! What's wrong with my characters? They don't have songs either!!
But over the course of this newest MS, which is much more character-driven than the other, I have started playing songs with lyrics instead of just movie soundtracks when I write. The songs with lyrics all relate to the story. I could choose any one of them to be the main song of the book. But yesterday I discovered what will probably remain the book's theme song (though it was close):
(If you can't view the above video, it's the recording of Taylor Swift's "Innocent".)
There's some things you can't speak of
But tonight you'll live it all again
I loved "Innocent" when I watched her perform it at some awards ceremony, but it wasn't until yesterday that I put two and two together. The above two lines go with my book, but the whole song applies. I have a song!
"Innocent," by Taylor Swift
Does your book have a song? What is it? Or are you as I was, without one? Don't lose heart! The songs will come!
I have no idea how Taylor Swift (T-Swizzle) got two videos in this post. It just fit.