Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Tunes: Shelter

Here's another song from my playlist for That Thing I Finished.

It's funny because That Thing I Finished was actually inspired by a song. It wasn't this song, but it could have been, because this song is so, so perfect for the emotions of my MC at a certain part of the story. Actually, if the song that inspired the story is the Before picture, this song is the After.

I absolutely love The xx. Their album is such great music for writing, especially when you need a little raw emotion as background noise.



Shelter - The xx


I find shelter, in this way
Under cover, hide away
Can you hear, when I say?
I have never felt this way

Maybe I had said, something that was wrong
Can I make it better, with the lights turned on
Maybe I had said, something that was wrong
Can I make it better, with the lights turned on

Could I be, was I there?
It felt so crystal in the air
I still want to drown, whenever you leave
Please teach me gently, how to breathe

And I'll cross oceans, like never before
So you can feel the way I feel it too
And I'll mirror images back at you
So you can see the way I feel it too

Maybe I had said, something that was wrong
Can I make it better, with the lights turned on
Maybe I had said, something that was wrong
Can I make it better, with the lights turned on

7 comments:

  1. I loooove this song! It's on one of my playlists too :)

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  2. Great song! Has such a great sound, different from most of the stuff on the radio. Love those lyrics, too.

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  3. Isn't is so cool how a song can inspire a character so much! Great song.

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  4. the XX is my favorite and got me through thesis. this is maybe my 2nd or 3rd favorite on the album. :)

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  5. I like it!

    Why are we calling it That Thing?!

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