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Top Ten Books to Which I'd Give a Theme Song
Top Ten Tuesday post by Kayla
Call me crazy, but I do not listen to a lot of music anymore. If I’m in the car, I’m listening to an audiobook. If I’m hanging out around the house, I like to have peace and quiet when I’m reading. Also, I am one of those people that needs to be in a windowless, soundproof room to write. I do not do background noise. All of that being said, I do have an iPod and my phone filled with awesome songs that I love. In order to do this list, I’m going to put my Droid music collection on random and pick a book for each song. Brace yourselves.
1. “Set Fire to the Third Bar” Snow Patrol – Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind
Don’t ask me, I honestly do not know. When the song started playing, I immediately thought of this book. I haven’t read it since I was pregnant with the aforementioned five year old, and I have forgotten most of it. I guess it is because of Richard and Kahlen’s love for each other and their fight to be together.
2. “Rape Me” Nirvana – The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
Just trust me – it fits.
3. “Enter Sandman” Metallica – Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
This is the scariest dystopian that I have ever read. Here are some lyrics that will explain a little why these two fit together:
Dreams of war, dreams of liars
Dreams of dragon's fire
And of things that will bite
Dreams of war: Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia
Dreams of liars: It is Winston Smith’s job consists of “historical revisionism”, which means that he changes various historical works, photographs, and other important documents to reflect that the government is always right and always has been.
Dreams of dragon’s fire: This can totally be Julia and Winston’s bowchickabowwow. (It was first published in 1949 – there’s hardly anything shocking or distasteful.)
And of things that will bite: Oh man, the rats…
4. “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” Travis Tritt – New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
I’m not a fan of the series, but if Bella wasn’t so twitterpated, she would have gone with Jacob. Edward, you should have just stayed gone.
5. “Apologize” Timbaland ft. One Republic – Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Oh Bill, I never liked you from the start. “It's too late to apologize, it's too late. I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late. Woahooo woah!” Hopefully Sookie never looks back to you.
6. “Hey Jude” The Beatles – The Gunslinger by Stephen King
First, let me ask you not to judge me. I’m not a music person. It interrupts my reading. So when I say that I had never heard of this song before reading The Gunslinger, please don’t start gathering your pitchforks and torches. I mean, I recognized the song but never paid any attention to it before. And it’s a major player in my playlist now! The best thing about this situation is I can get all swoony over Roland Deschain every time I hear it.
What? He’s the ultimate unattainable bad boy.
7. “Vienna” The Fray – The Diary of Anne Frank
There has been a lot of discussion as to what this song is really about. I liked the explanation given about it relating to the Holocaust (that many do not agree with), so right now I’m thinking about Anne Frank. This portion has been explained as the individuals being shipped the concentration camps:
The day's last one-way ticket train pulls in.
We smile for the casual closure capturing.
There goes the downpour.
There goes my fare thee well.
And this explaining that those people couldn’t be reached and then it was too late:
There's really no way to reach me.
There's really no way to reach me.
There's really no way to reach me,
'Cause I'm already gone.
It works for this exercise, no?
That’s all I could come up with this week, folks. I’ll be back on my game next week.