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(I saw a similar thread to this at the end of this board, but since it hasn't been updated since 2016, I thought it would be fun to "revive" the idea!)

 

I don't know about anyone else, but sometimes, when I hear a song, I IMMEDIATELY think of one of my characters!  It's to the point that I have a Spotify account completely devoted to character playlists- I think at one point I had well over 50 songs total for three characters?

 

I digress!  My point is- I wanted to know if 1) anyone else is the same, and 2) what those songs are and 3) why they fit your character!  It could be a song that YOU think would fit your character, a song you think your character would listen too; anything that has to do with your lovely character creations!  I'll start..

 

Not Dead Yet by Lord Huron fits my character Adrian Bell to a tee.  An ex-cop who just happens to be a werewolf, Adrian has been through a lot, but he refuses to give up hope (at least so far).  From losing his father weeks after his nineteenth birthday, to his best friend's disappearance fifteen years later, to a brutal injury that almost cost him his independence mere months ago, it's a wonder he's not dead yet.

(I'm editing this after less than a half hour, because browsing YouTube, I found another one!  This Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider cover of Swedish House Mafia's song, Don't You Worry Child, really encapsulates Adrian's memories of his past.)

 

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Music is a love of mine, so of course I'd devote several songs to an array of characters, a recent one being Rain Paris's cover of Montero for Evelyn (rich, talented, obsessive, and used by others - often knowingly, - for the thrill of it). Something about it just...fits. >.>;;;

 

Spoiler because mild cursing involved.

 

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A sign of the times every time that I speak
A dime and a nine, it was mine every week
What a time, an incline, God was shinin' on me
Now I can't leave
And now I'm actin' hella elite
Never want the bitches that's in my league
I wanna fuck the ones I envy, I envy

- Montero (lyric snippet), Rain Paris

 

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i love this! for my main bb nell, she has several themes and all of them are SAD. she's the kind of easy-breezy, nice to talk to character with deep secrets and a past that haunts her. a lot of the songs that make me think of her have to do with leaving and feeling far away, or of loneliness and disappointment.

 

nova scotia - the mountain goats always gives me this wistful feeling and even being short, it's probably THE theme song for her.
 

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Coming in off Nova Scotia
Yellow sun in the blue sky
All those cattails in the wind
I got something in my eye

Listen, everything I love I will devour
And bury the bones down in the snow
Put me in a beat up el camino
Just let me go, just let me go

 

are you ten years ago? (demo) - tegan and sara - probably the one song i feel like perfectly captures a lot of her mindset and her struggle with depression.

 

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Taken, I am yours
(If you go, you go)
I'm up and doing circles
I am taken, I am yours
(If you go, you go)
I'm up and doing circles
I am taken, I am yours
(If you go, you go)
I'm up and doing circles
I am taken, I am yours
(If you go, you go)
I'm up and doing circles

I collapse
I might stay out longer then
I left a light on for you then
If you show, you show
If you show, you show

When I feel like this
When I get so into myself
I lose track of where I'm going then
Lose track of how to get going again
I feel myself slowing down
Feel myself turning round
Is this taken?

When I feel like this
When I get so sick of myself
Where are you going then
Without me and not knowing then
That we're slowing down
You've got to turn right around
And tell me that I'm taken then
Tell me if I'm yours

You collapse
The pressure of this life is so
You can't be held accountable
If you go, you go
If you go, you go

When you act like this
When you get so sick of yourself
The whole world falls away and since
I feel like I have only missed
The feeling that I'm here again
The feeling that I'm clear again
I'm not taken

When you act like this
When you get so into yourself
I lose sight of common goals
And letting go, so I can be all alone
Feel myself going slow
Feel myself letting go
Not taken
Not feeling like I'm yours

I am taken, I am yours
(If you go, you go)
I'm up and doing circles
I am taken, I am yours
(If you go, you go)
I'm up and doing circles
I am taken, I am yours
(If you go, you go)
I'm up and doing circles
I am taken, I am yours
(If you go, you go)
I'm up and doing circles

I collapse
This life looks like a sentence
Though a constant game of falling short
If you know, you know
If you know, you know

When I feel like this
When I'm just so sick of feeling less than perfect
Isn't right for me
I never fight to see
If coming clean would get to me
I feel myself holding back
I feel the pressure, it's finally back
I'm taken

When you felt like this
When you saw it all come crashing down
Subtle but not underground
I was there, I saw the signs
I saw unfair and so
I write to you through other means
I let myself finally feel taken
Like I was yours

I am taken, I am yours
(I feel sick)
I'm up and doing circles
(I feel)
(x10)

I collapse
I collapse
I collapse

 

vienna - the fray after what, a decade? this is still the song that inspires me to write this character when i hear it. as someone who left home when she was very young to become a pokemon master only to have that dream ripped away, it has this other layer for the universe i write her in now.

 

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The day's last one-way ticket train pulls in
We smile for the casual closure capturing
There goes the downpour
Here goes my fair thee well

There's really no way to reach me
There's really no way to reach me
There's really no way to reach me
'Cause I'm already gone

Only so many words that we can say
Spoken upon long-distance melody
This is my hello
This is my goodness

There's really no way to reach me
There's really no way to reach me
There's really no way to reach me
'Cause I'm already gone

Maybe in five or ten yours and mine will meet again
Straighten this whole thing out
Maybe then honesty need not be feared as a friend or an enemy
This is the distance
And this is my game face

There's really no way to reach me
There's really no way to reach me
Is there really no way to reach me?
Am I already gone?

So this is your maverick
This is Vienna

 

the ocean is a good place to think of the future - los campesinos! since my character has a connection with the ocean, this just always makes me think of her. and the "a thousand lines in perfect symmetry" always gets me, considering she had a twin she lost at a young age.

 

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I grabbed hold of her wrist and my hand closed from tip to tip
I said, you've taken the diet too far, you've got to let it slip
But she's not eating again, she's not eating again
She's not eating again, she's not eating again
I ask her to speak French and then I need her to translate
I get the feeling she makes the meaning more significant
She was always far too pretty for me
To believe in a single word she said, believe a word she said
At fourteen her mother died in a routine operation
From allergic reaction to a general anesthetic
Spent the rest of her teens experimenting with prescriptions
In a futile attempt to know more than the doctors
She said, one day to leave her
Sand up to her shoulders waiting for the tide
To drag her to the ocean, to another sea's shore
This thing hurts like hell but what did you expect
And all you can hear is the sound of your own heart
And all you can feel is your lungs flood and the blood course
But oh I can see five hundred years dead set ahead of me
Five hundred behind, a thousand years in perfect symmetry
Best known left wrist right finger through all the southern states
On every video games machine they call her triple A
There were racists on the radio trying to give up smoking
The chat show host, he joked
You have to wait for the government program
You talk about your politics
And I wonder if you could be one of them
But you could never kiss a Tory boy
Without wanting to cut off your tongue again
A good place to look to the future is
When you are sat at the sea
With the salt up to your ankles
And a view of the end of the pier
You may look down at your model's feet
And wish that you'd just float away
And the weather here is overcast
And the sea is the same shade of gray
So the landscape before you looks just like the edge of the world
But to the left side and the right side
Either way is a crazy golf course
The sea is a good place to think of the future
And all you can hear is the sound of your own heart
And all you can feel is your lungs flood and the blood course
But oh I can see five hundred years dead set ahead of me
Five hundred behind, a thousand years in perfect symmetry
A thousand years no getting rid of me
A thousand years in perfect symmetry


 

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