Friday, 27 March 2015

Song Lyrics in books

So, when you read a book and the author has written in some song lyrics, do you like them or loathe them? Can you go as far as imagining the tune in you're head or simply read it as a poem?
I ask because I've done it a few times now, and have added a short song to my work in progress. I love doing it, and can imagine the singer so clearly in my mind as well as the tune. I know if it's a rock, pop, acoustic or club song, and I know how it fits in with my storyline, but do the readers?
Here are a few of my lyrics, and I must add that they are 100% my own creation. They have neither been influenced or copied from other songs.

From A Slave to the Darkness: Book2 in the Black Rose series -
“I'll follow you forever, through the darkest nights and darker days.

No need to compromise, join me in the shadows.
Your darkness is no burden, I'll carry its weight in my soul.
Never apologise, just make sure your soul obeys.
I'll follow you forever, just say yes.”

And the same song was then later revamped. From A Light in the Darkness: Book5 in the Black Rose series - 

“I'll follow you forever, but forever isn’t long enough.
No need to compromise, be mine and make me whole.
Your sins are no burden, I'll carry them in my soul.
Tell me we’re there, together in our own paradise.
Lead me in the light and I’ll lead you through the darkness.
I'll follow you forever, just say yes.”

From Fly Away - A short story to be included in an upcoming anthology -

“There’s a girl for me, but she can’t be mine.
I don’t wanna keep away, ‘cos she’s on my mind.
Love is powerful, it's sheer agony. But it’s the only way I can breathe, the only way I can be.
I’m hopeless without you, why can’t you see?
Spread your wings and fly. Fly away with me.
Help me soar, let me be the sun on your face and the one you adore.
Spread your wings and fly to me.
Will you let me hold you? Will you be mine?
Can we fly away together, until the end of time?”

As always, these lyrics are written by Laura Morgan, and copyright protected.