Oftentimes, when I’m listening to music, I’ll often think about how great a song might be as a book, whether it literally follow the ‘plot’ of the lyrics, or just follow the feeling of inspiration it gives off. I don’t think I’m the only one that sees this powerful link between music and literature. More and more often, we’re seeing authors putting up their writing playlists or talking about how such and such song always reminds them of a character.
Merging literature and music together, Monday Melodies is a meme where I challenge readers and fellow bloggers to come up with a story to the song of the week. You can either give a description or how you would see a movie play out with part of the song, actually use it as a writing prompt, or even just relate it back to a book you’ve read.
Check out the master list for next week’s song prompt!
Today’s song is Lover Dearest by Marianas Trench.
Growing up, Darla always knew it would be her and Johnny forever. They would finish school, get married, and run away from their tiny seaside town in Oregon.
Life had other plans as circumstances continually find new ways to tear them apart and by 25, Darla is used to the familiar dance of loving and losing Johnny, either by her own deeds or his.
When she returns home for the wedding of her best friend and sees Johnny for the first time in a year and a half, their predictable pattern begins again. This time, things are different as Darla swears to either make it work, or walk away forever.
Will their timing finally be right or will Darla be forced to say goodbye to first and only true love?
So, interesting fact, this song is actually written about the lead singer’s drug addiction while he was in rehab. I saw it, though, as more of a love song where two lovers struggle to be together, but the timing is forever wrong and driving them apart. Both of them a disaster and neither to blame. I’m intrigued enough by my blurb to consider expanding on it, but I’ve never really done or read contemporary romance type novels, so I have no clue.
I’d love to see what you guys can come up with! Drop a comment below with a link to your post so I can check it out, or with suggestions for next week’s Monday Melody.