What a fun TTT‘s topic was a few weeks back, combining two of my favorite things, books and music. I missed out on posting this last month but I figured better late than never.
Good books and good music can both move you. Each are dependent upon the reader/listener as to the affect they will have. Not surprisingly, my picks are mainly songs that could be romance novels. The lyrics to the songs on my list would make for great stories.
10 songs I wish were books
1. Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons
My list would never be complete without my favorite Mumford and Sons, a band whose songs tell awesome stories. I saw them sing this song live in concert a few years ago and my soul just about left my body. Love them.
“But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really f**ked it up this time
Didn’t I, my dear?”..
What wasn’t his fault? What comes next? This one would be a tragic love story and it would also be about a personal journey. It would be centered around a Byronic hero and contain plenty of poetic prose and references to literary classics. This book would have an ending that is up to interpretation.
2. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2
One of the greatest bands of all time and their beautiful songs tend to tell stories.
“I have climbed highest mountains
I have run through fields
Only to be with you”…
I could see an epic historical novel that spans the ages based on this one. There’d be themes of love, loss and redemption in this book. I even see a time-travel theme here. A mini-series would follow.
3. Leave Your Lover by Sam Smith
I think this would make for a great novel with the whole unrequited love theme. The greatest line in this song is “I’m in love with you and you will never know”. I see a NY Times bestseller here. Also, possibly a movie version afterwards where Sam Smith himself would have a cameo appearance.