Haven’t done one of these in a while–work has turned my brain to porridge and I’m this close to running screaming into the woods. But I remembered it was Sunday, so here we are with another soundtrack song!
Every book has an epic trailer theme song–the track that plays over the highlights like it was advertising a movie.
Yampellec’s Idol has “In the End”, the cover by 2WEI.
A cover of the Lincoln Park original, of course it’s hella angsty with the lyrics, and the epic arrangement works for Livi’s epic stories.
Picture the dark jungle of Peru, a jaguar through the trees. A boat drifting down a narrow quiet river while an anaconda slithers past.
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
Livi falling on her knees in defeat in the dark muddy jungle.
I've put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
A screaming fight with West (that you know is coming).
An old Spanish mission falling apart, the floor collapsing. Leaping over traps underground. Chasing a mysterious figure through the jungle. Discovering the ruins of a Sicán temple and stepping down into the dark underground chambers with a sense of foreboding. Facing a moment of sacrifice and confronting what one is truly capable of.
Tell me you can’t see it all when hearing that song?