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Songs that inspire my writing // playlist

Hello there!!

It’s a known fact that music is the key to one’s soul. It tells a person what a person is like and it also helps a person to express themselves. But in a writers case, music is the ultimate key to unlocking their imagination and coming up with some crazy idea that could potentially create a whole fandom cult! (I would list a whole bunch of examples but chances are you already know one or are part of one. And yes the term cult is necessary because fangirls/fanboys are super scary ESPECIALLY if you insult their fandom!!) But with me personally, music helps me to unlock some part of a story that I haven’t uncovered yet or it helps me to make connections or put puzzle pieces together that helps make for a cool plot line! 

I have made a playlist for this “superhero-y tv show story” In that I mean it’s a book that would seem best suited as a tv show than an actual story. I’m planning on shooting these short “TV shows” and uploading them on Youtube or my (PUBLIC) social media sites  (Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xohumanbeingxo/ Tumblr:  https://xohumanbeingxo.tumblr.com/ Goodreads (just add as friend): https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/58835438-sylvs-xohumanbeingxo Twitter: https://twitter.com/XoHumanBeingXo?lang=en)

Anyway here is my list so far (in no particular order) of songs that I have a storyline with

NOT!- Stray Kids 

I had to add in Stray Kids… you know me I’m just too obsessed with them to deal with normal human life. This track NOT! is the intro to their debut album: I AM NOT it has this one line which I think is awesome (this TV show thing is all about “going against society’s expectations” and this intro is perfect as an angsty revolt for the main characters!) One of the main characters actually has a problem where he feels pressured into being this perfect son (his father is a world renown scientist known for inventing some sort of software that makes humans “better” and he’s the one to inherit this industry as he is his only son) and he’s worried he’s never going to be seen for who he actually is. It was this verse that actually made me come up with the name: GLITCH as the title of my story.

“They say people are born different
But why does it feel like we’re all the same
Us brainwashed into the same system
They expect perfection
So how can we be different
It wasn’t until I saw my reflection
That’s when I woke up and realized
That the truth had been hidden away from us
A sign, an omen, a, a GLITCH”

-Bang Chan

NOT TODAY – BTS

(some quotations translated from korean to english via: https://colorcodedlyrics.com/2017/02/bts-bangtansonyeondan-not-today)

This was the legitimate inspiration for my “project” I first thought of a pink haired assassin (her real life persona is of a student who suffers from anxiety, depression and anorexia) then this guy with messy brown hair and a fox mask (kind of like Lucien’s from ACOTAR) who can control fire foxes (I did NOT come up with that by looking on the search browser fire fox by the way. Wolves are too frequently used nowadays in books and movies show foxes some love! His real life persona is of that guy that I just told you about in NOT! where he is trying to be the perfect son) a bi-sexual police cop who can control ice (Her real life persona suffers from PTSD) and a robot called Radius who can shoot laser beams and hack his way into any device (He feels unloved as he was thrown out by his previous owners for being an old robot model instead of being one of those shiny new robots) But I thought this was a good song as a “get back up, keep fighting” anthem.

“If you can’t fly, run
Today we will survive
If you can’t run, walk
Today we will survive
If you can’t walk, crawl
Even if you have to crawl, gear up
Point, aim, shoot!”

-Jimin // Jungkook // V

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“All the underdogs in the world
A day may come when we lose
But it is not today
Today we fight!”

-RM

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“We couldn’t fail
Because we believed in each other”

-J-hope

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CRYSTAL SNOW – BTS 

(some quotations translated from korean to english via: https://genius.com/Bts-crystal-snow-lyrics)

This is actually a light hearted one! This song is actually in Japanese but it’s about how love is like crystal snow (fragile and delicate) basically this is the love song behind pink haired assassin and Fire Fox (their actual names are Lisa and Drew-Gabriel but I like referring to DG as fire fox for some bizarre and weird reason) anyway you can just imagine when the song starts trees without leaves and walking through snow. These two’s “first date” happens in an ice-rink coincidentally to this particular song!

“Even though you pass through me and turn to water, you are still in my heart
I watch you shining and reflecting on every single sparkling thing
I’ll wait for you no matter where
I want to see you, even if you’re pretending, please hold this hand”

-RM

DNA – BTS

(some quotations translated from korean to english via: https://colorcodedlyrics.com/2017/09/bts-bangtansonyeondan-dna)

Another love story between DG and Lisa this time told from DG’s perspective where he develops a crush for Lisa *insert wicked grin* it was impossible to not to imagine the dance of it though (oh my gosh!! 0_0) this song is all about their love being like the universe.

“I want it this love I want it real love
I’m only focusing on you
It pulls me harder
From the start, my DNA wants you
This is fate, I love us
Only we are true lovers”

-Suga // RM

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“Every time I see her, I am amazed
It’s so strange,
my breath keeps stopping
Is this the love that I’ve only heard about?
Because from the start, my heart only beats towards you”

-Suga // Jungkook

SPRING DAY – BTS

(some quotations translated from korean to english via: https://colorcodedlyrics.com/2017/02/bts-bangtansonyeondan-spring-day-bomnal)

No words. This song wrecks me in more ways than one. DG’s dad is the villain who aims to “make society better” by giving them this type of drug. He wants no human to have any mistakes and to be “perfect”. This is the backstory to that and why he started believing in such things. Let’s just say it all started with a school bus underneath a cherry blossom tree where he met DG’s mum…*I’m going to put up a post about this one once I’m done annotating the song and matching scenes with parts of the song.* my heart can never cope with this song and I honestly find myself crying and turning into a blubbering mess of… BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS (oh the puns and yes that was necessary) Because let’s just say there is a reason why DG doesn’t have a mother… *this song is in DG’s dad’s perspective*

“I miss you
When I say that, I miss you more
I’m looking at your photo
But I still miss you
Time is so cruel
I hate us
Now it’s hard to even see each other’s faces”

-RM

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“How much longing has to fall like snow
For the spring days to come?”

-RM

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“There hasn’t been a day that I have forgotten you
Honestly, I miss you
But now I’ll erase you
Because that will hurt less than resenting you”

-Suga

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“I say that I’m gonna erase you
But actually, I still can’t let you go”

-Jimin

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“The morning will come again
Because no darkness,
No season
Can last forever”

-V // Jungkook

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“Past the end of this cold winter
Until the spring comes again
Until the flowers bloom again
Stay there a little longer
Stay there”

-J-Hope // Jin

BOY MEETS EVIL – BTS J-HOPE 

This song is everything that happens after Spring Day. How DG’s dad turns into a psycho. This is also about him wrecking his house but hey… This whole verse seriously depicts him from turning from a lovesick man into what he is in the story.

The light of my future is dimming
Because of my childish love, I lost my way on a path of dream
The venom of my ambition, I sharpened my knife every day
But because of my uncontrollable greed,
My knife became dull
I know it all

 

 

DANGER – BTS

This song is really punchy if you listen to it. I could imagine DG’s dad walking to his business coming out of a snazzy car with this song playing in the background. It could also be a cool fighting song. This line especially captures Arnold Xander’s (DG’s dad) cold attitude

“Why do you push off expressing your feelings like homework?
Are we in a business relationship? Or do you not like me?”

-RM

SPOTLIGHT – LIL PEEP // MARSHMELLO 

This is DG’s ANTHEM guys!! Originally he controlled fire wolves but I needed to be a bit ironic with the whole fire fox thing. The whole vibe of the song is just ridding on motorbikes at midnight, full moon in the sky. *THIS SONG’S LYRICS ARE ABOUT A BREAKUP KNOW THAT DG AND LISA WILL BE TOGETHER FOREVER DON’T THINK THIS IS ABOUT THEIR BREAKUP BECAUSE THERE IS NO WAY I AM WRITING A BREAKUP SCENE!!!*

“When the moon hit your skin, I could see you and him
Not you and me, yeah
It’s when you put me in the spotlight (spotlight)
It’s when you put me in the spotlight (spotlight)”

DIMPLE – BTS

Another Love song between DG and Lisa <3 These two. It’s too infuriating HOW IT TAKES A MILLION SONGS FOR ONE OF THEM TO SAY “YO BRO I LUV YA!” SERIOUSLY! *me ranting about book characters that I made up that I can easily change the stories of*

That dimple is illegal
No, it’s dangerous, oh yes
So I call you illegirl
Your existence alone is a crime

-Jimin // Jungkook

 

 

AWAKE – BTS JIN

This song is dedicated to Lisa and her struggles with anxiety, anorexia and depression… It’s also a song used for almost all the characters… those thoughts… that absolute overwhelming feeling that “I am not good enough”  this songs about them healing themselves through those hardships and telling themselves that it’s okay to be different because those imperfections MAKE them perfect. I guess it’s also about their superhero alter-egos and the thoughts that “I can’t save everyone” and the need to be the perfect superheroes who always save everyone as everyone wants them to. (I mean everyone expects Spiderman to save everyone but how unrealistic is it that there would be no casualties or deaths?) In short this song is all about holding out for hope.

“Yeah it’s my truth
It’s my truth
I will be covered with wounds all over
But it’s my fate
It’s my fate
Still, I want to struggle and fight”

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“Maybe I, I can never fly
I can’t fly like the flower petals over there
Or as though I have wings
Maybe I, I can’t touch the sky
Still, I want to stretch my hand out
I want to run, just a bit more”

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“I’m just walking and walking, among this darkness
My happy times asked me this question
You, are you really okay, it asked me
Oh no
I replied, no, I’m so afraid”

IN MY BLOOD – SHAWN MENDES 

Another song about Lisa and everyone else’s struggles. When I actually listened to the lyrics I knew this was perfect for Lisa and it depicted her struggles perfectly and what it is like to live with this everyday. I knew this song captured those terrible thoughts and feelings in a way that was so personal. I have friends who went/are going through this so this song hit super close to home.

“Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can’t
It isn’t in my blood”

SONGS I AM CONSIDERING // HONOURABLE MENTIONS // SONGS THAT COULD BECOME SOMETHING… 

COME BACK HOME – BTS

WE ARE BULLETPROOF PART 2 – BTS

N.O – BTS

RUN – BTS

SAVE ME – BTS

DISTRICT 9 – STRAY KIDS

(yes I had to include them *evil fangirl grin*)

FANTASTIC BABY – BIG BANG

HELLEVATOR- STRAY KIDS 

FUN FACT: I am actually learning how to dance to this song…

LOST – BTS

BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS – BTS

BEST OF ME – BTS

21st CENTURY GIRL – BTS

NO MORE DREAM – BTS

BTS CYPHER 4 – BTS

WAR OF HORMONE – BTS

FIRE – BTS

DOPE – BTS

BTS CYPHER PART 3 – BTS

SO FAR AWAY – AGUST D // SURAN

SAY AMEN – PANIC! AT THE DISCO

LIE – BTS

2ND GRADE- BTS

MIC DROP – BTS // STEVE AOKI 

SILVER SPOON // BAEPSAE – BTS

BUTTERFLY – BTS

BOY IN LUV – BTS

GO GO – BTS

SERENDIPITY – BTS

THIS ONE IS OF KEIYNAN LONSDALE!! HE PLAYS BRAM FROM LOVE SIMON!!!

LET GO – BTS

DON’T LEAVE ME – BTS

Thanks guys for reading this post! Comment below the songs that inspire your writing I’ll love to hear your thoughts!!!

 

 

16 comments

bookwithbane

Mfw most of it is kpop.....

7th Apr, 18
sylvs

Yup it's mostly KPOP. This whole story has been inspired by kpop (seriously I was considering making the whole thing with only BTS) the thing is, all the heavy metal, punk, pop punk songs are used for this actual story that I'm writing (not this TV super-hero one. But the one that "starts in the middle" the one I released my own writing for) I might release that playlist on here but it's like 100+ songs and consisting of literally all Fall Out Boy and also a lot of David Guetta and "the other side" to my music taste :)

7th Apr, 18
rhapsody

This is epic, I've always wanted to get into kpop, maybe now I might!

7th Apr, 18
sylvs

Yass!!!! Definitely do it! I recommend BTS, Stray Kids, EXO, Blackpink, BigBang, TWICE, Red Velvet and Wanna One

7th Apr, 18
bookwithbane

In reply to sylvs

Eh, I prefer JPOP. But Stray kids is cool

7th Apr, 18
sylvs

In reply to bookwithbane

I really need to get into JPOP. I'm going to Japan next year so it's the perfect opportunity!

7th Apr, 18
bookwithbane

In reply to sylvs

I'm signing on for it when I'm in Year 10. Enjoy!

7th Apr, 18
sylvs

In reply to bookwithbane

This is when we "go into year 11" it's from Jan 2nd - Jan 14th (during holidays) and it's like a full on ski trip with my school and it's my first time going overseas!

7th Apr, 18
bookwithbane

In reply to sylvs

Damn, I FEEL LIKE A CHILD

7th Apr, 18
sylvs

In reply to bookwithbane

Lol well I bet you imagine how I feel! I'm going to get wrinkles soon!! Also I'm only 15 turning 16 in like October... making me 17 next year... 0_0!!!!!!!

7th Apr, 18
bookwithbane

In reply to sylvs

I'm 13 turning 14

7th Apr, 18
sylvs

In reply to bookwithbane

Wow! Now I definitely feel old!! I swear i can feel the grey hairs growing!

7th Apr, 18
rhapsody

In reply to sylvs

!!!! I went to japan over last summer holidays for 5 weeks so I know the place fairly well if you want any travel tips!

8th Apr, 18
sylvs

In reply to rhapsody

We're going to Hakuba and Tokyo! (and Singapore as a stop over)

8th Apr, 18
rhapsody

In reply to sylvs

Thank you! I've actually heard some Red Velvet and Blackpink but never properly listened to it, but I've been meaning to check out EXO and BTS

8th Apr, 18
sylvs

In reply to rhapsody

The BTS fandom is massive! You have to check them out!

8th Apr, 18