Song Lyric Stories

Like everyone else, I love music. Though we may listen to different songs, the way music resonates with us is probably the same. There’s some songs that pump you up, get you going. Some that tug at your emotions, that you feel deep inside yourself. Some that make you want to dance. OK, that last one is for everyone else. I have yet to hear a song that makes me want to dance.

Then, there are some that inspire you. Over the years, there have been many songs that have inspired me in numerous ways. A lot of my writing has been inspired by music in one way or another. My story Dead Set was named after a Sevendust song. I named another story (that I will probably never finish) after The Offspring song Gone Away. Even my pseudonym is musically inspired. Revis and Edgewater are both bands that I listen to quite often.

I’ve also gotten some story ideas from songs. I started writing a series that was a spinoff of Dead Set called Haunted Angel. I got the idea for it from a line in the Godsmack song Releasing the Demons.

What I’d like to do, if there’s a few of you willing to play along, is maybe do a series of posts based on this premise. Give me a line (or two, or three) from a song, and I’ll try to come up with a story based on it. They probably won’t be very long stories, enough to fit within a few posts anyway, but I will do what I can. Just leave me a comment with your lyrics. Be sure to include the song title and artist, that way I can listen to the song if it’s one I haven’t heard before.

Also, if you’d like me to give you a song lyric back for you to create your own story, let me know. I can think of a few that might make for some interesting fiction.

6 comments on “Song Lyric Stories

  1. Wakizashi33 says:

    Two lines from LA Woman by the Doors: “Are you a lucky little lady in the city of light / Or just another lost angel, city of night.” From the same song, I also like the sudden darkness of “Motel money murder madness / Let’s change the mood from glad to sadness.”

  2. djmatticus says:

    I want to play! Send me some lyrics!
    Here are some for you:
    “My love, she speaks like silence, without ideals or violence.” Dylan- Love Minus Zero/No Limits
    “At night I wake up with my sheets soaking wet and a freight train running through my head.” Springsteen – I’m On Fire
    “Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?” Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
    “I was lost and I’m still lost but I feel so much better.” Tiesto – Just Be
    … That’s just scratching the surface. Let me know if you want more.

  3. djmatticus says:

    Reblogged this on The Matticus Kingdom and commented:

    Revis is looking for lyrics to inspire some writing. Pop over to his site and leave a line or two for him.

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