So, yesterday was Tuesday and I didn’t get a Triple Lyrics post up here. Mostly, because I was writing and it was going really well. Also, because I haven’t been exploring a lot of new music lately, as much as I’ve been listening to old stuff that I’ve already shared with everyone. I will have to try to look into that for next week (hopefully).
I discovered something interesting about one of my unfinished stories not too long ago, that I never knew. It was 100% inspired by just one song. I know, that’s crazy right? How could I not realize that at the time? I’m not sure, but I’m thinking it must have been a subconscious thing. I just happened to start writing the story around the same time one of my favorite bands released a new album and it was the only CD I listened to for like months.
While I find it kind of fascinating, how my characters, their back stories and their personalities are almost wrapped completely around the song, I feel like I need to write the songwriter and ask permission to ever publish it! Ha-ha! Okay, maybe it’s not that bad and the book is all about music, so perhaps it wasn’t as subconscious as much as just perfect timing?
It makes me really curious if musicians get a lot of requests from authors to use their works in their books, though? I tend to use partial lyrics as quotes or name a band/song my character might be listening to in the storyline, but I can’t say I’ve ever had the desire to incorporate an entire song due to it’s powerful inspiration.
I might just have to look into that! Okay, for inquiring minds, here is that inspiring song:
None of you happen to have Brad Arnold’s address just lying around, do you? No? K, just checking!
♥ Happy Hump Day!