Monday, January 16, 2012

[Media Monday] Undone



When I first heard this song, I, if I remember correctly, stopped. I waited and waited, praying that the disc jocky on the radio would announce the name of the song.
Once I found out the name, I looked it up and listened to it over and over until the lyrics were stuck in my head.

We all run. Yet, we're all tired of running.
We all want to be the hero, but being the sole hero of our life is way too much work--we're incapable of doing so.
Sometimes showing weakness is a sign of strength.

This song sums it all up really well.
Enjoy.

Chazak Amats,
- Hannah

13 comments:

  1. I love this song.

    However, every time I listen to it I remember I still really, really want to write about Yvette.

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  2. Oh yes, I love this song. When I first heard it, it made me think of one of my characters (Nur, specifically) As I listened to it more, however, I discovered it applied to me, as well.

    Great song. ^.^

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  3. How funny that this song reminds you guys of some of your characters--it reminds me a lot of Teague, and also of Erin Wolfe (and myself sometimes!).

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  4. I had the same response when I heard that song, and, yeah, it made me think of a character too.

    Two characters, actually.

    I do this "profiling by song" thing (I think it's because I process/think externally), where I hear an insightful line and have an epiphany about a character.

    "I don't need to be the hero tonight" was perfect for a major supporting character.

    All the words/image of lying and being trapped made me see one of my character's MO that I hadn't consciously nailed-down.

    Love.love.love. music for this.
    (I've even made playlists-- both for stories and individual characters. I call them "emotional soundtracks" and listen to them when I want to be immersed in Story but I'm not free to write.)

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  5. How neat!
    What genre do you normally write in?

    I create playlists for individual stories and characters too. It helps me get into the mood for writing, since songs with lyrics normally don't bother my brain when I'm trying to write.
    Oh now I have a new post idea....haha.

    Chazak,
    - Hannah

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    1. Fairy tale re-writes is the easiest answer. All three (four) of my novels are based on at least one specific tale.

      That said, only the first one really *looks* like a fairytale is the first, with shape-shifting, disenchantment and... okay that's in the second one, too, but half of that story also happens in an American high school, when the heroine comes back to Earth (reverse-Narnia style) and has to choose whether to stay...

      The third is trying to be international thriller, but considering my Achilles heel has always been maps and travel, I'm thinking something's got to give.

      It's been fun speaking up about my "music habit" and learning how many other writers have it too!

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    2. Oh that sounds quite interesting! I like the Narnia in reverse :)

      Thrillers are much more up my alley. Haha, I hope you get it all figured out. I haven't written a thriller yet but I'd love to. Right now I'm trying to read a lot of mysteries and thrillers to get a better understanding of the genres.

      Yeah, I know a lot of other writers who do the same thing.

      Chazak,
      - Hannah

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  6. I love that song! Surrender to God's will really is stronger.
    hope you're doing well, Han. :)
    Avi

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  7. :)
    I'm doing quite well. I hope you are too!
    Chazak,
    - Hannah

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  8. Glad to hear it. ;)
    I'm doing fine - super busy studying for the SAT this Saturday and packing for a trip.
    Hold fast,
    Avi

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  9. Best of luck on your SAT, and have fun on that trip...relax ;)
    Chazak,
    - Hannah

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  10. Thanks, Han. I needed to hear that today. :) Reminds me of a country song I've listened to a lot lately - kinda redneckish, but the words are true.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=CICwZ01bT3w
    God bless and I'll talk to you later! :)
    Hold fast!
    Love,
    Avi

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  11. No problem...don't we all? ;)
    That's nowhere near as redneckish as a country song my brother likes--this one is okay. I like the words, thanks :)
    God bless, and chazak amats!
    Love,
    - Hannah

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Thanks for taking the time to comment! Chazak Amats, and have a beautiful day.