Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J

 It's Day Eleven of the A to Z Challenge!

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My theme this month is Soundtrack Songs. Throughout April, I will be sharing with you selections from the playlists I create to accompany my novels, the lyrics that landed the song on the list, and perhaps a story snippet or two...

I only have one song to share with you today, so it would be a prime opportunity to include a story snippet, but that particular scene is just not ready for human eyes yet.

Song #1—Just A Game by Birdy

This is on How Many Angels's playlist.

Fun Fact: every single time I type "How Many Angels," I first type 'angles.' Except for just now when I meant to type 'angles' and spelled 'angels' instead. My brain is just a big bag of weird. But you probably knew that already...



Key Lyrics:

I don't know where I am/ I don't know this place/ Don't recognize anybody/ just the same old empty face

and

Pleading eyes that break my heart/ so homesick I can't feel/ But I know I must play my part/ and tears I must conceal


24 comments:

  1. Mixing math with your angels perhaps?

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    1. Apparently so. But given my aversion to math, it's certainly unexpected.

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  2. I hadn't heard this song before but I love the lyrics.
    I cracked up about angels and angles. I do the same thing with desert and dessert. I swear I ALWAYS choose the wrong one.

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    1. Yes, me too. And then I have to spend ten minutes squinting at it and worrying that I selected the wrong one.

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  3. I always worry I'm using angles instead of angels. A worrisome thing when writing a story about angels. LOL

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    1. Yes, that certainly would be a worrisome thing in a series of stories about angels. And the angels/angles thing will be the first thing on my revision list should this story ever get to that point.

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  4. I have a few things like that, that I always types backwards. Still enjoying all the new music I'm finding through your posts!


    @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

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  5. Yep… I have words like that too. I just can't get them right! I had a girl who worked for me whose name was Chloe, and every time I wrote it, I wrote Chole. She used to get so mad when the rosters came out….

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    1. I had an employee once whose name was an odd (very odd) spelling of Karen. I could never get it right.

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  6. I've done that with angel/angle too. I have to keep reminding myself which is which...

    Anyway, nice song.

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    1. I do, too! I keep squinting at the screen going, "Now which one did I mean to use there? And which one is which again?"

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  7. Angles and angels are hard to remember. I mess those up, too.

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    1. I always just have to laugh. It's like, c'mon already.

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  8. Holy crap! I just caught up on all your posts! So much great music that has chosen you!

    My favorites: Ashes, Coming Undone (LOVE), Fearless, Grey and Hallelujah (my favorite version, too).

    Thanks for sharing these!
    Heather

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    1. Thanks for making the effort to get caught up. Wow!

      I think you also suggested Coming Undone shortly after my sister-in-law did. Much obliged!

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  9. LOL. I make that same mistake every time I type angels too.

    Susan Says

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    1. It's pretty much the same thing, right?

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  10. There are certain words I always spell wrong, too. Old habits are hard to break, especially when we have spell check.

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    1. The problem with angels/angles, though, is that they're both spelled correctly so Spell Check doesn't do me any good in that case.

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  11. MJ, it is hard to act like you're at home and good with everything and everyone when that's not how you really feel. That's my interpretation of the lyrics you share here. I've felt like that before.

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    1. I've felt like that before, too. With luck, I can get the character's feelings to be authentic.

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    1. She's a young artist (I think her first album was released when she was 14). I just love her voice.

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