Saturday, 26 February 2011

Desires of the Dead Competition: Violet & Jay Song Rewrite!


To celebrate the upcoming release of Desires of the Dead, I have a very cool creative competition for you guys on behalf of my friends at Headline. So, if you're a Kimberly Derting fan, read on...


We at Headline are super excited about the forthcoming release of Kimberly Derting’s Desires of the Dead. So excited in fact that we’ve adapted a classic song in honour of our two favourite fictional lovers Violet and Jay! Read our AMAZING efforts below. Now, if you think you can do better (which let’s face it you can, we’ve set the bar pretty low!), submit your own songs in the comments to win a Desires of the Dead goodie bag. And, if your entry is REALLY good, we might even sing it for you!


Headline's entry:
Total Eclipse of the Heart - The Violet & Jay Edition

Turn around (Violet)
Every now and then I fall apart
Turn around (Violet)
Every now and then I fall apart

And I need you Jay tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if he'll only hold me tight
We'll be holding on forever
And we'll only be making it right
Cause we'll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don't know what to do and there are echoes in the dark
There are souls that need saving and they’re giving off sparks.
I really need Jay tonight!
Forever's gonna start tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight

Once upon a time we were doing homework
Now we find the dead in the dark.
Nothing left to say,
Read Desires of the Dead!
Once upon a time Jay was only a friend.
Now we are falling in love.
Nothing left to say,
Read Desires of the Dead!


The winner of the competition will get this bundle of awesomeness, which includes:
  • Copies of The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead
  • A hoodie
  • Desires of the Dead cinch bag
  • Signed posters
  • Desires of the Dead bracelets
  • Desires of the Dead buttons
  • Desires of the Dead stickers
  • Desires of the Dead bookmarks
  • Plus if the winning entrant is good enough, the lovely ladies at Headline might even sing it!

Rules & info:
  • Open to worldwide!
  • Please leave your song entries in the comments of this post, that way Headline can keep a track of the competition.
  • End date: March 17th, 2011. (DotD publication day!)
  • One entry per person.
  • You do NOT have to follow my blog to enter.
  • Prizes will be sent out by the publisher.

Good luck! Now, which song shall I rewrite? Hmm...

9 comments:

The Slowest Bookworm said...

LOL great competition! I haven't read them yet - such a shame. I'm looking forward to reading ... or should that be singing? ... the winning entry :D

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

This is a great, fun competition! I can't enter due to location, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for the winning entry, and I totally want to see the Headline girls singing it! :)

Francesca said...

Awesome song! lol Too bad it's for UK only but I hope they will sing the winner's song! :)

prophecygirl said...

Guys, this is now open worldwide - feel free to enter! :)

SusanKMann said...

Awesome. I'm off to check through my song collection. x

Buster815 said...

Hey Everyone!!

WOW What a great Competition! This has been so much Fun to do! :) Here is my attempt.... Hope Everyone likes it :)

Grenade: The Violet & Jay Edition

Echoes Come, Echoes Go
That's just how i live
Oh, Jay, Jay You Take It All But You Always Care
Always Known, That I Could,
Put My Trust Into You
Had Your Arms Wrapped Round Me,
Wrapped Around Me

Gave You All I Have And You Gave Me Oreos Back
Gave Me Oreos Back, You Did
You Gived Me All Your Love Thats All I
Ever Asked
Cause What You Now Understand Is


(Chorus)

I See Echoes Of The Dead
Tastes Sounds Or Smells From Up Ahead
And Even Colours From The Dead
Thats The Secret I Shared With Ya

I Would Go Through All This Pain
To Be Wrapped In Your Embrace Again
Yes I Would Die For You Jay
And You Would Do The Same

After School, Me and You, Can Go To My House
Tell My Mum And Dad We Are Doing "HomeWork"
Mad Violet, Bad Violet,
Thats Just What You Say Yeah You Smile In
My Face Then Pull Close To Where Are

Gave You All I Have And You Gave Me Oreos Back
You Gave Me Oreos Back You Did
You Gived Me All Your Love Thats All I
Ever Asked
Cause What You Now Understand Is

(Chorus)

I See Echoes Of The Dead
Tastes Sounds Or Smells From Up Ahead
And Even Colours From The Dead
Thats The Secret I Shared With Ya

I Would Go Through All This Pain
To Wrapped In Your Embrace Again
Yes I Would Die For Ya Jay
And You Would Do The Same

Yeah You'd Do The Same
Jay You'd Do The Same
Ooh, You'll Do The Same
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Buster815 said...

Oops Sorry i made a mistake... The Part which Says Mad Violet, Bad Violet, Thats Just What You Say Yeah You Smile In My Face And Pull ME Close To Where You Are.. In the Pull part i missed the ME :)

Thanks

Buster815 said...

LOL just found ANOTHER mistake! sorry Again People! its "To BE Wrapped In Your Embrace Again" Missed the BE lol no more mistakes now i promise lol

Buster815 said...

Grrr LOL i have broke the promise :( Another Mistake... The Pull Me Close Part I Missed The word You "And Pull ME Close to Where YOU are :)

Sorry lol