Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Tunes: Foundations

It's been a while since I've done a Tuesday Tunes post! I was listening to the same two or three albums on repeat while I finished up my revision, but now that I'm drafting I've been listening to my massive Writing Mix playlist, which is pretty much just every song I really like. (Yeah, it's a long playlist.)

The other day this one came on, and I realized a) how much I really freaking love this song and b) how much it fits with my NaNo story! It's perfect for my MC's frame of mind at the beginning of the story, so I promptly moved it over to my new draft playlist.

I'm pretty fascinated by messed up relationships, and my NaNo story definitely starts off with a messed up relationship, so this song is the perfect kick-off to that story.



Foundations - Kate Nash

Thursday night, everything's fine, except you've got that look in your eye
when I'm telling a story and you find it boring,
you're thinking of something to say.
You'll go along with it then drop it and humiliate me in front of our friends.

Then I'll use that voice that you find annoying and say something like
"yeah, intelligent input, darling, why don't you just have another beer then?"

Then you'll call me a bitch
and everyone we're with will be embarrassed,
and I wont give a shit.

My fingertips are holding onto the cracks in our foundation,
and I know that I should let go,
but I can't.
And every time we fight I know it's not right,
every time that you're upset and I smile.
I know I should forget, but I can't.

You said I must eat so many lemons
'cause I am so bitter.
I said
"I'd rather be with your friends mate 'cause they're much fitter."

Yes, it was childish and you got aggressive,
and I must admit that I was a bit scared,
but it gives me thrills to wind you up.

My fingertips are holding on to the cracks in our foundation,
and I know that I should let go,
but I can't.
And every time we fight I know it's not right,
every time that you're upset and I smile.
I know I should forget, but I can't.

Your face is pasty 'cause you've gone and got so wasted, what a surprise.
Don't want to look at your face 'cause it's making me sick.
You've gone and got sick on my trainers,
I only got these yesterday.
Oh, my gosh, I cannot be bothered with this.

Well, I'll leave you there 'till the mornin',
and I purposely won't turn the heating on
and dear God, I hope I'm not stuck with this one.

My fingertips are holding onto the cracks in our foundation,
and I know that I should let go,
but I can't.
And every time we fight I know it's not right,
every time that you're upset and I smile.
I know I should forget, but I can't.

And every time we fight I know it's not right,
every time that you're upset and I smile.
I know I should forget, but I can't.

7 comments:

  1. I love how different mediums find ways to inspire another. Someone's music always finds a way into (and helps me find) the words in my writing. :)

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  2. Great song! I enjoy compiling different soundtracks for each part of the writing process. Happy writing!

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  3. Fun recommendation! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'd never heard this song before, but it SO reminds me of my college relationship. Yeah, it was really healthy. *sarcasm*

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  5. I do like the way she sings, but I don't like this song at all, lol! It reminds me of too much.

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  6. What a catchy song! I'm off to add this to my collection.

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