Top Ten Tuesday: Songs that should be books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

This week is all about music & books. We previously did books we’d give theme songs toso feel free to do that! Or 10 songs I wish that were books (check out my love songs I wish were booksfor an example of what I mean) — Thanks to the couple people who suggested making this one an official topic. I don’t know why I hadn’t…I think I thought my post WAS for TTT in my head when I thought back to it.

Run by AWOLNATION | Spotify Link

Yes. The whole album. I was going to try to pick one song on there, but I think that whole album is a story that would make a perfect book. Just listen to Run or Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) or Headrest for My Soul or Windows. Run would be a book kind of like My Heart & Other Black Holes but more reflective on humans as a whole. I don’t know. I just think it’d make a great book.

Oceandust by Hands Like Houses | Spotify Link

I like a lot of sad music, you guys. But this song could be such a powerful book. Just check out the chorus:

I don’t want to pretend that I’m stronger for it all
I don’t want to pretend that the sadness is gone
‘Cause I wanna know that I’m steady on my feet
I don’t want to pretend so peace will be real to me

Afraid by The Neighbourhood | Spotify Link

I think this could be two different stories. In one, a psychological thriller. He’s afraid someone else is going to be him the next day. And maybe when he wakes up, he is someone else. *shudders* But in the other, it could be a story of a character struggling with their mental health. Literally afraid they are losing themselves.

Kitchen Sink by twenty one pilots | YouTube Link

Remember when I said I like sad music? Yeah. Here’s another. I just really want to know the story behind this one and I think it could make a really wonderful book.

Blue Neighbourhood video trilogy by Troye Sivan

I want this entire video trilogy to be made into a book. If you haven’t listened to these songs or watched these videos, go do it now. You won’t be sorry.

Chocolate by The 1975 | Spotify Link

I think this could turn into a book that comments on drug use amongst teens. But it could also turn into a historical-fiction-esque book with a Bonnie and Clyde kind of feel. Feds chasing them.

I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers | Spotify Link

The lyrics tell the whole story.

Love Like You THEN Breakdown More THEN I Don’t Love U by Eric Hutchinson | Spotify Links 1 // 2 // 3

That’s a story right there. Contemporary YA – fall in love, fall out of love, angry but upbeat ending. This would kind of refreshing to not have the couple get together in the end.

What songs do you wish were books?

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