Song of the Day: Understanding – Evanescence

Today’s song of the day is of course another song for the novel that I am currently writing.

Artist: Evanescence

Song: Understanding

This song is mostly for my main character Emma. The two years living as ghost, she doesn’t remember anything, how she died and who her family is; she wonders if anyone misses her.

“You hold the answers deep within your own mind.
Consciously, you’ve forgotten it.
That’s the way the human mind works.
Whenever something is too unpleasant, to shameful for us
to entertain, we reject it.
We erase it from our memories.
But the imprint is always there.”

This quote from the song is definitely for her. Her main task in the story is to figure out what happened and how she ended up where she is now. Who caused her such terrible injustice and took everything from her.

Hope arises when she meets Joshua, he is the only one that can see her and interact with her whilst everyone else thinks he has lost his marbles. He makes it his mission to help her and they become pretty close friends.

The only thing she does remember is the love she felt for Aaron.

Inside the house, she is afraid of the sky blue door that doesn’t open, she becomes edgy whenever she sees it or stands in front of it. Her soul screams to run away. Joshua believes it might just hold all the answers they are looking for.

Emma however is too scared and decides that maybe being a ghost is much better. As you can see even though she has forgotten everything it is imprinted in her mind and is trying to come up to the surface, but she prefers to ignore it.  Joshua on the other hand doesn’t want her to ignore it, he wants her to find out as he believes this is her unfinished business and cannot move on to the other side.

Whatever she finds she won’t be alone, he will be by her side every step of the way…

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Song of the Day: I’ll Reach You – Delain

Well I haven’t done this in such a long time! I guess I’m slowly getting back to my old self once again.

Artist: Delain

Song: I’ll Reach You

I heard this song only a few days ago and ever since I heard it, it started to play with my emotions. The lyrics seemed to take me back to a point in my childhood when I was separated from a childhood friend. In fact in those days he was the only friend I had. Yes, I was quite the unloved little girl back then.

My brother had given him the name of Norman Bates, yes, it is the name of a fictional character from a horror movie. He had come all the way from Scotland and shifted into the opposite apartment building. We could never be separated and it seemed we were super glued together. I remember one image where my dad had taken me and my best friend for a drive in his new car and we just had fun being silly kids playing in the back seat.

The lyrics which creates such a reaction are these:

Here’s to you if you care to listen
Here’s to you, let me cross the distance

Even if you’re not here
I’ll reach you, I’ll reach you
Even though you’re away, I’m near
We’ll forgive and forget
I’ll reach you

The thing is we spent about one month together and in that time he had meant so much to me and I treasured our friendship so much. But he then had to go back to Scotland but, because I was at school, I couldn’t even say goodbye to him. He did leave me his toy tractor as a reminder of him. I cried for ages when he left. The thing is, after all these years he has never left my mind and once in a while a thought of him always appears in my mind. Sometimes questions appear in my mind like: Is he okay? Is he happy? What does he do in his spare time? Does he work in his dream job?

After all those questions, it relates to another set of lyrics which rings true:

Seven years and seven days you’ve been gone
Seven years of changing faith and opinion
Would you recognize me
If you walked beside me?
I would keep on waiting
It’s been to long

But what these lyrics say is quite true, would he recognise me if we walked past each other? Probably not. What if we have bumped into each other and not known it? That would be a funny game fate would have played with us.

If there is someone you miss, what song would you listen to that would remind you of that person?

Well anyway, enough of a trip down memory lane.

I hope you guys enjoy the tune! 🙂