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Stevie Wonder – “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”
The book both opens and closes to this one.
Coldplay – “Fix You”
As mentioned in the FB countdown, this is Emperor’s Tomb book theme. Lyrically it covers pretty much all of the characters on this journey.
Billie Myers – “Kiss the Rain”
There are two chapters back to back, one with a brief phone call and the other with a concluding text; the section was named after this song.
Mozart – “Lacrimosa”
Someone has a breakdown and shoots someone else in the head, and this was the song for those scenes.
Bon Jovi – “Bed of Roses (acoustic)”
Right, so…I have a new character who makes me listen to a lot of rock ballads. And plays them. Sorry not sorry.
Bon Jovi – “Always (acoustic)”
Aerosmith – “Crazy (acoustic)“
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this is sort of Iluka’s song for Livi in the series, even if not really in this book.
Fisher – “You”
Livi’s song while watching her daughter sleep.
And you//You make me run//And you//You make me want to live
Chris Cornell – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
There was almost some accidental kissing to this song and I got super annoyed. You’ll be able to tell by the chapter called “Nothing Compares”.
Junkie XL – “The Devil’s Sea“
Kathleen Battle – “Lovers”
Stella & Marlee.
Your voice still echoes in my heart//You are my true love
Amy Lee – “Speak to Me”
A new character Stella is driven by being haunted–haunted by hope, haunted by grief–and sustained by irrational belief. The glimpses I get of her head, this is often what I hear.
I can’t let go//You’re every part of me//The space between is just a dream//You will never be alone
The Civil Wars – “Poison & Wine”
There’s a chapter named after this song.
You only know what I want you to//I know everything you don’t want me to
Shane Alexander – “Shipwrecked”
This one wasn’t actually during any shipwrecks, but after a sea monster battle Livi is curled up in her dark cabin watching old videos (chapter title “A Ghost”) and this was the song.
Can you hear me? Is someone there//Am I losing my mind, am I losing my mind?//Am I all alone, won’t you rescue me?//Talking to myself, staring at the sea
Jack Wall – “Jade Empire Theme”
Jade Empire was one of my favourite games (every time Bioware fans eagerly await a new Dragon Age game, I sadly sit in the corner thinking about Jade Empire). This is the island-appears-from-the-mist music, and any moments that are wonder/splendor instead of terror.
Junkie XL – “Figure in the Night”
In the forest/battle the forest guardians.
Mika – “Any Other World”
I tried to live alone but lonely is so lonely, alone//So human as I am, I had to give up my defenses//So I smiled and tried to mean it to let myself let go
Colin O’Malley, Troels Folmann – “Arctic Sea – Guardians of Helheim”
The fortress/the tomb.
Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL – “Is She With You?”
There’s a pretty epic battle in the tomb that I loved writing (you’ll be able to tell when reading it), and I even threw in the line “He’s with me” as a reference.
Hurts – “Somebody to Die For”
I think it’s pretty West.
I could drag you from the ocean//I could pull you from the fire//And when you’re standing in the shadows//I could open up the sky//And I could give you my devotion//Until the end of time
Audra Day – “Rise Up”
There’s a high level of action toward the climax and I was as exhausted as the characters by the end of it. When Livi falls to her knees on the beach and reaches safety, this was the song.
When the silence isn’t quiet//And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe//And I know you feel like dying//But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet
OneRepublic – “Heaven (acoustic)”
It could fit with Livi, yeah, but I’ve always heard this from West’s POV.
When the room don’t like us//I’ll be at your table//Yeah I’ll be sitting next to you//And when the world ain’t righteous//It’s raining Cain and Abels//I’ll be trying to dance with you and Everyone they say that we don’t work//But I could swear this is heaven yeah//Everyday I know that this might hurt but I don’t care//This is heaven yeah
Mozella – “Can’t Stop”
Pretty much Livi’s perspective on West at this point.
And I’ll be yours, just give me time//Give me time