Saturday, 14 February 2009

Soundtrack Saturday: #2

Soundtrack Saturday idea from Adele at Persnickety Snark.

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The whole time I was reading I Know It's Over by C. K. Kelly Martin, I had one song stuck in my head: Breakeven by Irish band The Script.

I Know It's Over is all about first love, heartbreak, and how we manage to get through things like that. I think Breakeven has captured the essence of the story, the situation and the characters, and is just generally an amazing song.

Here's an extract from Amazon's IKIO description: ...But Nick’s world shifts again when Sasha breaks up with him. Then, weeks later, while Nick’s still reeling from the breakup, she turns up at his doorstep and tells him she’s pregnant. Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can’t stop caring for, the girl who insists that it’s still over.

And here are the lyrics that, for me, represent this book:

I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing
Just prayed to a god that I don't believe in
Cos I got time while she got freedom
Cos when a heart breaks no it don't break even

What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you
What am I supposed to say when I'm all choked up and you're ok
I'm falling to pieces
I'm falling to pieces

One still in love while the other ones leaving
Cos when a heart breaks no it don't break even

Now I'm tryna make sense of what little remains
Cos you left me with no love, no love to my name

5 comments:

Lenore said...

This is a great idea! I need to think more about possible "soundtracks" of books.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I wasn't sure about reading this when I first heard about it but you've convinced me!

robin_titan said...

Those are pretty lyrics.

Hey, about Dollhouse, you don't have to wait until it comes out on the UK just go here to watc it if you want:
http://www.sidereel.com/Dollhouse/_watchlinkviewer/51

you can remove the sidebar that says sidereel btw
enjoy!

Chicklish said...

I love these posts - they're so clever and they always make me want to read the book you're talking about. (To music!)

Luisa

Adele said...

Hey Jenny, thanks for taking part. I completely agree with Luisa, I want to read that book now. I think it's something about connecting the book to music which then connects to an emotion.