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Top Ten Tuesday #69: Top Ten Songs I Wish That Were Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
Top Ten Songs I Wish That Were Books

(This was so hard for me to narrow down to 10, considering the music lover I am.)

Stay or Leave by Dave Matthews Band
Stay or leave
I want you not to go
But you should
It was good as good goes
Stay or leave
I want you not to go
But you did

I used to dabble in writing myself and this song was always such an inspiration for so many scenes where you desperately want to be with someone, but know you can't.

Tomorrow by Chris Young
But tonight I'm gonna give in one last time
Rock you strong in these arms of mine
Forget all the regrets that are bound to follow
We're like fire and gasoline
I'm no good for you
You're no good for me
We only bring each other tears and sorrow
But tonight, I'm gonna love you like there's no tomorrow
Another song about giving in one last time and finally letting go because it's just not meant to be.

I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
Well, I came home
Like a stone
And I fell heavy into your arms
These days of dust
Which we've known
Will blow away with this new sun

But I'll kneel down,
Wait for now
And I'll kneel down,
Know my ground

And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
I just love this song. It would be a great song to show the longing and willingness to wait as long as it took for that someone.

I've Got This Friend by The Civil Wars

 Oh I've got this friend
Holding onto her heart
Like it's a little secret
Like it's all she's got to give

Ohh, if the right one came
If the right one came along
Ohh, if the right one came, along

The perfect song about building up your friend!

Grey Street by Dave Matthews Band
There’s an emptiness inside her
And she’d do anything to fill it in
But all the colors mix together - to grey
And it breaks her heart

How she wishes it was different
She prays to God most every night
And though she swears it doesn’t listen
There’s still a hope in her it might

This is a deeply personal song to me, but I think it would make an amazing book about a girl who feels empty and broken, who would do anything to change her fate and existence.

Jenny by Nothing More

I don't feel like I'm getting through to you
Let me paint this clear, life is short, my dear
See your mother here, her last painful year
I wish you only knew...
She stuck around for you
She stuck around for you

Maybe you should just fall
And leave the world and lose it all
And if that's what you need
To finally see
I'll be with you through it all

This would definitely be a much darker book, given the content of this song.

Lover Come Back by City and Colour
I sing lover come back, lover come back to me
Won't you ever come back, ever come back to me
How could I have been so foolish to let you leave
Lover come back, lover come back to me

I'll never be as good as I'd like to be
Eternally restless refusing to believe
But I think that we missed our connection
I wanted to feel your affection
Until my final days

I think the title of this one is pretty self explanatory.

Kiss You Slow by Andy Grammer
I know you didn't think that loving me meant so much time alone
Dinner for one on the couch, another movie on your own
You know that I'm never gonna be a nine to five, that was never me
I was born with a compass in my hand and a restless soul
But when it hurts, when you can't take it
And when the rubber band feels like it's breaking
Hear the kick drum, that's my heart right there
Let the melody run its fingers through your hair
And my piano will kiss you slow tonight
And my vocals tickle your ear
And you almost can feel me here
And my piano will kiss you slow tonight
 I can see this being an awesome rocker romance story....
Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran
Lie down with me
And hold me in your arms
And your heart's against my chest, your lips pressed in my neck
I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet
And with a feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now
Kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We're falling in love
Omg this song. I love this song so much.

Smoke by Maddie & Tae
Baby, you're just like smoke, blowing on the wind
One minute, you're by my side and then you're gone again
You might be bad for me, but I just wanna breathe you in
Every time I reach out, I find there ain't nothing to hold
Boy, you're just like smoke

We can start out slow like an ember
Get the fire burning back behind your eyes
I wanna feel you when we're together
So, whatever you do, baby, don't disappear

Country songs are already mini books in my opinion!

(sorry I couldn't resist one more!)

Crash My Party by Luke Bryan
If you wanna call me, call me, call me you don’t have to worry ‘bout it baby.
You can wake me up in the dead of the night; wreck my plans, baby that’s alright.
This is a drop everything kind of thing.
Swing on by I will pour you a drink.
The door’s unlocked, I’ll leave on the lights
Baby you can crash my party anytime.
The perfect friends to lovers song!

There you have it! Do you know any of these songs? Do you love them as much as I do? If you hadn't already heard them before, was there one you liked?

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  1. Jess, I did not know you dabbled in writing in the past, but how fun! You'll have to share some of your ideas if you're okay with that. :)

    1. Haha I did! I wrote fanfiction for the longest time, but then slowly started branching out to just stories. I'm happy to share some with you! <3

  2. Ohh all of these songs would be awesome. Love this list Jessica!

  3. I love I Will Wait too. So much. I think I heard that Jennifer L. Armentrout listened to that song all the time when she was writing Wait for You. Also, now I want to go listen to that song.

    1. Oh did she? That would be really fitting for that book! Ugh. I love Cam and Avery!

  4. I love Dave Matthews! His songs are like mini-stories already so an author could take them and go a lot of different directions! Plus, his songs are filled with innuendo!

    1. YES! Dave Matthews is a lyrical genius, which is why I had to pick 2 of his. I can't tell you the amount of times I sat in a room and just sat with my eyes closed letting his lyrics invade my soul. LOL.

  5. I Will Wait is a great song! I think you are right it would be a great book too. Great list!!

    1. Thanks Grace! That is just one of my all time favorite Mumford songs and I HAD to put it! :)

  6. Why didn't I think of Tomorrow as a book? It would make the perfect book! Or Comin' Over. Crash My Party would make a really book too!

    I love your blog name! Like seriously I love it!

    Tina The Bookworm

    1. Haha! That's been me reading all these different posts! I forgot so many awesome songs! I think I may need to make this a semi regular feature though because I loved doing it so much.

      And thank you! <3

  7. Great picks! Totally agree re: Lover Come Back and I've Got This Friend!!

    my TTT

    1. Thanks hun! Lover Come Back was one of those songs that just really hit me the first time I heard it! Love Dallas Green!

  8. Great list! I'd definitely read a book based off of I Will Wait.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  9. Ahhh Stay or Leave is like my 2nd favorite DMB song. That would be such a good premise for a book!!

    I wish I would've done this one. Haven't done a TTT in a while and this was a good one!

    1. Aww! I should have told you to do it! I did mine last night. Oops. I wish I had more prep time though.

  10. I just love this post and it's such a cool idea! Definitely would love some of these songs turned into books! :D

    1. Thanks Magen! I had so much fun putting it together! So many awesome stories could be told by piecing music together!

  11. LOVE your choices! These would make for great books. :)

    1. Yay! Thank you Anna! :) I am thinking of maybe turning this into a feature every now and again.

  12. Look at that, you picked a Luke song I didn't pick. LOL Not that I didn't think about it! I just watched the making of that video and the video last night. I want that story. Tomorrow would make a fantastic book. So would I Will Wait, Kiss Me and Smoke. Wonderful list!

    1. Haha! When I put it, I was like 'I wonder if Kim did this one too?' LOL. I love it.

  13. New music to discover!! I love the Ed Sheeran song!

    1. YAY! I love it when you listen to what I recommend Pili! <3 <3 <3


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