Top Ten Tuesday: (on Wednesday) Songs that should be adapted as books

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Just think, if I were still in my emo/pop punk phase...  

c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten

one"Snuff" - Slipknot

Just imagine the drama!  It'd be YA horror romance.  It's decided.  

So break yourself against my stones
And spit your pity in my soul
You never needed any help

You sold me out to save yourself
two"First" - Cold War Kids 

Another favorite.  Contemporary romance?  With some dark magical realism, perhaps?  

There comes a time, in a short life
Turn it around, get a rewrite
Call it a dark, night of the soul

Ticking of clocks, gravity’s pull
three"The Funeral" - Band of Horses  

Continuing the dark trend (maybe I'm not over my emo days...), this would be a tragic fairy tale reimagining.  

I'm coming up only to hold you under
And coming up only to show you're wrong
And to know you is hard; we wonder...
To know you all wrong; we warn. 
four"Bad Blood" - Bastille  

An intense, richly descriptive high fantasy about long-warring factions and shattered friendships. 

We were young and drinking in the park
There was nowhere else to go
And you said you always had my back

Oh but how were we to know?

five"Maps" - The Front Bottoms  

Think of a dark comedy--a road trip story with a few dark turns but a bright underside, ala Little Miss Sunshine.  

She says that I cannot go she sees my plane in the ocean.
And what about your friends don't you love them enough to stay.
And I say if I don't leave now then I will never get away.
Let me be a blue raft on a blue sea I'll blend right in.  

six"Modern Jesus" - Portugal. The Man

Think tongue-in-cheek black humor, teens in high school, mental health issues, glitz and shadow like Less Than Zero.  

You don't need sympathy
They got a pill for everything
Just take that dark cloud

Ring it out to wash it down, but...
seven"Dustland Fairytale" - The Killers 

There's a story here already, hidden enough to allow creativity.  A late-in-life romance?  A 60s teenage coming-of-age slash love story?  With magical elements?  

Saw Cinderella in a party dress,
But she was looking for a nightgown.
I saw the devil wrapping up his hands,
He's getting ready for the showdown 

eight"The Man Who Sold the World" - David Bowie (covered by Nirvana) 

Interstellar space opera with existential themes and glitter!  

We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend
Which came as some surprise I spoke into his eyes

I thought you died alone, a long long time ago
nine"Rollercoaster" - Bleachers 

I had to look really hard for a happy one. I knew I had one somewhere. ... So, cute summertime romance, don't you think?  The kind I pretend not to like.  

I think about it everyday and night I can't let go
Man, I'm never the same
We were shotgun lovers

I'm a shot gun running away

ten"Beware the Dog" - The Griswolds 

Imagine it: twisted Alice in Wonderland fantasy non-romance adventure.  Bam.  

Beware the ghost who lives on Salamander Road
Trapped in a cloud of smoke
It's old enough to know better than it knows

Ate so much you better leave that prick alone


  1. Such a great list and I SO agree with The Funeral! That would be amazing

    my TTT

  2. This is such a cool idea! Love this! I've definitely listened to songs and thought of story ideas from them!