Ten Songs I Wish Would Be Turned into Books!

February 16, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 18

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

I love this weeks topic! I actually did a song-to-story TTT for freebie week last year and loved sharing the songs that I think would make amazing stories. Here are my more recent choices…

TTT Songs 1Full Lyrics . Music Video

Going back to the corner where I first saw you
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag I’m not gonna move

I would love a book based on this song. It sounds like it would make an epic romance with a guy so desperate to find the girl he loves he refuses to move and ends up on the news. I feel like CoHo would write an excellent book for this song!

TTT Songs 2Full Lyrics . Music Video

He said, “Son when you grow up,
Would you be the savior of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?”

I LOVE the beginning of this song. It’s sounds like this father preparing his son to lead some great rebellion for the ‘broken, beaten and damned’ people. I feel like this would make a great fantasy/dystopian book.

TTT Songs 3Full Lyrics . Music Video

She walked to the mailbox
On that bright summers day
Found a letter from her son
In a war far away

I love books about soldiers at war, and the story featured in this song is beautiful and in my opinion would make such an emotion and powerful read.

TTT Songs 4Full Lyrics . Music Video

If you could see that I’m the one who understands you,
Been here all along.
So, why can’t you see, you belong with me.

This is one of those typical YA high school/college romance stories about the guy being with the wrong girl whilst the right girl is his best friend whose been there forever. Yes, we’ve all read this story many times before, but it’s still just as good!

TTT Songs 5Full Lyrics . Music Video

In another life I would make you stay
So I don’t have to say you were the one that got away

This song is so tragic but beautiful. I know for a fact that I was not the only one sobbing after hearing this song for the first time! I would be such a emotional mess if this was made into a book, but it would be amazing!

TTT Songs 6Full lyrics . Music Video

I remember it now, it takes me back to when it all first started
But I’ve only got myself to blame for it, and I accept it now

I had to chose this one because I actually have a WIP which is inspired by this song. It’s all about realising mistakes from the past and letting them go so you can give yourself another chance. It’s such a beautiful song and makes for a beautiful story.

TTT Songs 7Full lyrics . Music Video

I will not make the same mistakes that you did
I will not let myself cause my heart so much misery

Such powerful lyrics I think this one would make a really great story about a character trying to overcome their past and potentially not so great parents. It would be a hard one to read at time but the story would be such a powerful one.

TTT Songs 8Full lyrics . Music Video

We were the kings and queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the children of a lesser God
Between Heaven and Hell

Another one that just makes me think about fantasy worlds and great battles and rebellions. About the ‘lesser’ characters rising up against their oppressors! Just me? Ok then.

TTT Songs 9Full lyrics . Music Video

I’m miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

Ok, so this is another song which is totally inspiring a chapter in a current WIP in which two characters end up separated but so desperate to be back together again. The heartbreak and the love in this song is just so beautiful.

TTT Songs 10Full lyrics . Music Video

When you were standing in the wake of devastation
When you were waiting on the edge of the unknown

Yes, ok, it’s another one about rebellions and great battles in fantasy/dystopian books. But there are just so many great songs that fit with this kind of story!

Which did you choose for music week?

What do you think of the songs I’ve mentioned above? What songs would you love to see as books?

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18 Responses to “Ten Songs I Wish Would Be Turned into Books!”

  1. Elizabeth @ Book Yabber

    I love that you picked Snow Patrol – “Set Fire to the Third Bar”. It’s such a good song and I’d love to read a book based on those themes. Good luck on your WIP! Happy Tuesday, Hannah!

    My TTT

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Oh I love that song. I listen to it on repeat whilst writing this specific chapter and I’m nearly always brought to tears. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Tiera @ The Tiera Complex

    I LOVE your list. My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds to Mars and Linkin Park = Love. I was going to put Set Fire to the Third Bar but it was already in a movie that was adapted from a book so I thought it was cheating LOL.
    My TTT: http://goo.gl/esNKaT

    • Brocs Bookcase

      There is no cheating on TTT! Thanks for loving my list! I love it too, really liked this weeks topic! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I know right! It would be so emotional though. There would definitely be a lot of soggy book pages over the amount of tears shed for this story!

  3. Kelly

    Kings and Queens was on my list this week too! It really is such an epic-sounding song, it would definitely be great for some sort of rebellion (in my head set in some high fantasy world with lots of dangerous court politics, because I do love high fantasy court intrigue…)

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Yes! I totally agree! This is what I was thinking too. Great minds think alike! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I love Letter from War. Such a beautifully tragic song.

  4. Martha

    I just LOVE “Kings and Queens”!!! I can imagine this book would be so epic. And I love the idea of a book based on a guy who camps on a corner looking for his girlfriend…what a sweet rom-com.

    Here’s my TTT

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Yes! I’m giving it 10 years and if no one write books based on these songs then I’m doing it myself! Haha 🙂

  5. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    Wow, so many cool songs. I haven’t listened to a couple of these in a while so it was fun to revisit. I love your fantasy book ideas as well, I always liked the idea of The Black Parade being a build up to a great rebellion and the boy becoming a leader. And Linkin Park’s Iridescent being a build up for a fantasy book, I would totally love that. WHy do so many songs make good book ideas?

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I know right, and why have authors not done it sooner?!!! I love the rebellion ones, would be so cool!