Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday with YA Highway

This morning, I'm diving into the weekly blog carnival hosted by YA Highway.  For this week's Road Trip Wednesday, the ladies of the Highway want to know:  If your WIP was a song, what would it be?


For my latest project, there is a full-on playlist, but this is the one song that really sums up the whole story:  Bon Jovi's (You Want to) Make a Memory.



LYRICS:


Hello again, it's you and me
Kinda always like it used to be
Sippin' wine, killin' time
Tryin' to solve life's mysteries

How's your life? It's been a while
God it's good to see you smile
I see you reachin' for your keys
Lookin' for a reason not to leave

If you don't know if you should stay
If you don't say what's on your mind
Baby just breathe
There's nowhere else tonight we should be

You wanna make a memory?

I dug up this old photograph
Look at all that hair we had
It's bittersweet to hear you laugh
Your phone is ringin' I don't wanna ask

If you go now, I'll understand
If you stay, hey, I got a plan

You wanna make a memory?
You wanna steal a piece of time?
You can sing the melody to me
And I could write a couple lines
You wanna make a memory?

If you don't know if you should stay
And you don't say what's on your mind
Baby just breathe
There's nowhere else tonight we should be
We should be

You wanna make a memory?
You wanna steal a piece of time?
You can sing the melody to me
And I can write a couple lines

You wanna make a memory?
You wanna make a memory?


Now, follow the link above to the YA Highway and enjoy the song stylings of all the other Road Trippers this week.


Do you have a WIP theme song?


- Liz

9 comments:

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Oooo. Great melancholy feel to that song. I'd love to read a book that captures that tone.

Kristan said...

Hmm. I'm not sure my WIP has a song, but I listen to a lot of Florence + The Machine while writing it.

Tracey Neithercott said...

I don't have a theme song yet. I can't really write to lyrics, so I generally pick songs when I'm in the revision stage and need to get the mood of a scene right.

Eleven Eleven said...

That is so perfect. How do you find such ideal songs for your stories? I wish I had a musical database in my head like you, just so I could pull the exact file for each story like you did for this one.

If that sequel of mine ever surfaces, I think the theme song could be You're a God by Vertical Horizons.

KO: The Insect Collector said...

bon jovi-- totally classic!

Abby Stevens said...

LOVE Bon Jovi!

Medeia Sharif said...

I miss Bon Jovi. I used to listen to them all the time. Thanks for sharing. I have to think about a theme song for my wip. I always listen to music when I write, so I should be able to pick a song.

Christa said...

Good song...makes me wonder about your WIP. Nice little teaser...

Liz Czukas said...

Thanks to all the new commenters for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed the song.

Bon Jovi rules!

- Liz