Songs of Porcelain: “Head Over Feet”

Hello, Everyone!

Every Monday, for a while, I will highlight songs that inspire my work in progress (WIP), Porcelain.

I believe that music and writing connect, and when one’s writing a fictional world, realistically one cannot deny music’s place. When I write, I listen to music. Not everyone can listen to music as they type and create, but I love escaping to the world I’m creating, and listening music gives me the creative sanctuary I crave.

Some songs offer tranquility. Some songs offer anger and rage. Some songs offer love. These aspects find themselves in my MC’s life and in the lives of those around her. I’ve songs for Kyra, my MC, and her villain, Dr. Bain Hunter. I have songs for her mother, Vivianne, an antagonist with her means of protecting her daughters. I even have songs for the loves of her life.

Enjoy this weekly post as I have enjoyed applying them to my WIP.


Kyra and Daisy, best friends, love each other. Kyra’s danced through fire and Daisy’s cools her when she comes down. Patience and love fuel them unconditionally.

Showing a healthy LGBT relationship is a must and I wanted to write a relationship that, despite drama from outsiders, stands strong. They go through hell and back, but ultimately, their love’s more important than any challenge.


Lyrics:

I had no choice but to hear you
You stated your case time and again
I thought about it
You treat me like I’m a princess
I’m not used to liking that
You ask how my day was
You’ve already won me over in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn’t help it
It’s all your fault
Your love is thick and it swallowed me whole
You’re so much braver than I gave you credit for
That’s not lip service
You’ve already won me over in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn’t help it
It’s all your fault
You are the bearer of unconditional things
You held your breath and the door for me
Thanks for your patience
You’re the best listener that I’ve ever met
You’re my best friend
Best friend with benefits
What took me so long
I’ve never felt this healthy before
I’ve never wanted something rational
I am aware now
I am aware now
You’ve already won me over in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn’t help it
It’s all your fault
You’ve already won me over in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn’t help it
It’s all your fault
I couldn’t help it
It’s all your fault

Songwriters: Glen Ballard / Alanis Nadine Morissette
Head Over Feet lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, The Bicycle Music Company

Well, that’s it for this installment of Songs of Porcelain, my weekly spotlight on music influencing my work in progress, Porcelain. If you like to comment, feel free to do so below.

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Photo Credit: Spencer Imbrock

 

 


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