November 3, 2011

Kick off your Sunday Shoes

From cheerleading to dancing... I'm really finding my youth these days.

Today's NaBloPoMo prompt:


I have a song in my head most of the time, so this is an easy one. YES! My parents were always telling me to turn the music off and do my homework. Without it, I couldn't focus. Same with writing. A stark, quiet room would be the death of me.

All the Footloose songs have been in my head since I took my preteen to see the remake. But it's the original tunes I can't shake. I love the song where Kevin Bacon is running through the warehouse, and the remake didn't use it. Didn't matter. It was playing in my head during the whole scene (as was Kevin Bacon).

My mother and I are writing a follow up to Depression Cookies, and this time the daughter is heading off to college and experiencing first love. Paula Abdul's Straight Up is constantly in my head when I'm writing those scenes. The lyrics:

Lost in a dream
Don't know which way to go
If you are all that you seem
Then baby I'm moving way too slow

I've been a fool before
Wouldn't like to get my love caught
In the slammin' door
How about some information--please

(Chorus)
Straight up now tell me
Do you really want to love me forever oh oh oh
Or am I caught in a hit and run
Straight up now tell me
Is it gonna be you and me together oh oh oh
Are you just having fun

Time's standing still
Waiting for some small clue
I keep getting chills
When I think your love is true

I've been a fool before
Wouldn't like to get my love caught
In the slammin' door
How about some information--please

(Chorus)

You are so hard to read
You play hide and seek
With your true intentions
If you're only playing games
I'll just have to say--bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye

I've been a fool before
Wouldn't like to get my love caught
In the slammin' door
Are you more than hot for me
Or am I a page in your history-book
I don't mean to make demands
But the word and the deed go hand in hand
How about some information--please

(Chorus)

Sounds like young love and smells like teen spirit to me!

Music, like reading, inspires me to write. After all, songs are just poetry set to music.

What song gets you moving/inspires you?

3 comments:

motherlogue said...

Good to visit your blog again, Tia. (I, too, haven't been eading blogs lately.) I am with you...I've always needed music to write. I find that my Sarah McLachlan channel on Pandora gives me great writing tunes. Re: Footloose, I would have been thinking of Kevin the whole time, too!

Julie Glover said...

80's songs! I love it! (Being a child of the 70's and 80's.)

I cannot listen to anything with lyrics while writing. No way, no how. The words of the song distract me from the words on the page. I can do classical or jazz in the background, but I don't know that it facilitates the writing so I usually keep it quiet. Sssshhh.

Tia Bach said...

Thanks, Liz & Julie. 80's music rocks!

I need sound. Quiet somehow distracts me. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It makes me such a happy blogger/writer!