Soundtrack

It is often assumed that because I'm an avid writer, I must also be an avid reader. Well, I used to be. I grew up devouring every book I could get my hands on, always looking to slip into some fantasy world. Now, I spend most of my free time writing, which leaves little time to read. (Although, I did finish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson a few months back, which I couldn't more highly recommend.)

Music is far and away my greatest artistic influence. Whatever my mood, there is something to match it. There is always a song, an album, a band that just gets me in a way nothing else can. Writers read books to figure out how to tell a story. I already know how to tell a story. What I need is a soundtrack.


Headphones/David Bazan
I Never Wanted You

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I know you never suspected
Because I never said
Baby, I was faking the whole time


Bright Eyes
Tourist Trap

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All the frets on the board
My progression of chords
Oh, how I wish this would resolve


Margot & The Nuclear So and So's
A Journalist Falls In Love With Deathrow
Inmate #16

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He wrote me letters daily from prison
That said "I know I've killed a few
But none of those women were you"


The Avett Brothers
Ten Thousand Words

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Ten thousand words
swarm around my head
Ten million more in books
written beneath my bed


The Decemberists
The Engine Driver

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I am a writer, writer of fictions
I am the heart that you call home
And I've written pages upon pages
Trying to rid you from my bones

 


Ben Folds Five
Do It Anyway

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You might put your love and trust
on the line
It's risky, people love to tear that down
Let 'em try


Father John Misty
I'm Writing a Novel

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And I'm writing a novel
because it's never been done before


Wilco
Ashes Of American Flags

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I'm down on my hands and knees
every time I hear the doorbell ring
I shake like a toothache
every time I hear myself sing


 


Low
Murderer

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It seems that you could use another fool
Well, I'm cruel


Radiohead
Exit Music (For A Film)

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Breathe, keep breathing
I can't do this alone