Songs of Porcelain: Battle of the Crushes

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.

This week involves the battle of the crushes, meaning songs. I have two songs, titled Crush, but each includes a tone written with different states in minds.

First up, “Crush” by Jennifer Paige.

Lyrics
Ah, crush, ah
I see ya blowin’ me a kiss
It doesn’t take a scientist
To understand what’s going on, baby
If you see something in my eye
Let’s not over analyze
Don’t go too deep with it, baby (baby)
So let it be what it’ll be
Don’t make a fuss and get crazy over you and me
Here’s what I’ll do
I’ll play loose
Not like we have a date with destiny
It’s just a little crush (crush)
Not like I faint every time we touch
It’s just some little thing (crush)
Not like everything I do depends on you
Sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la
It’s raising my adrenaline
You’re banging on a heart of tin
Please don’t make too much of it, baby (baby)
You say the word “forevermore”
That’s not what I’m looking for
All I can commit to is “maybe” (maybe)
So let it be what it’ll be
Don’t make a fuss and get crazy over you and me (crazy over you and me)
Here’s what I’ll do
I’ll pay loose
Not like we have a date with destiny
It’s just a little crush (crush)
Not like I faint every time we touch
It’s just some little thing (crush)
Not like everything I do depends on you
Sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la
Vanilla skies (vanilla skies)
White picket fences in your eyes
A vision of you and me
It’s just a little crush (crush)
Not like I faint every time we touch
It’s just some little thing (crush)
Not like everything I do depends on you
Sha-la-la-la
Not like I faint every time we touch
It’s just some little thing
Not like everything I do depends on you
Sha-la-la-la
Not like I faint every time we touch
It’s just some little thing
Not like everything I do
Depends on you
Songwriters: Andy Goldmark / Bernadette Cosgrove / Kevin Bruce Clark / Mark Clifford Mueller
Crush lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Inc.

When Kyra meet the doctor, she’s fifteen and in some ways, a typical teen. Like most, she crushes on older people without expecting or desiring anything more. Nothing changes when she meets the doctor. She likes him and develops a crush. But, she notices oddities freaking her out.

Therefore, the lines below fit her mindset when she meets him:

So let it be what it’ll be
Don’t make a fuss and get crazy over you and me
Here’s what I’ll do
I’ll play loose
Not like we have a date with destiny
It’s just a little crush

However, Dr. Hunter’s “crush” is sinister, devious, and demented. For his “Crush” battle, I selected “#1 Crush (Nellee Hooper Mix)” by Garbage, featured on the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack.

I would die for you 
I would die for you 
I've been dying just to feel you by my side 
To know that you're mine 

I will cry for you 
I will cry for you 
I will wash away your pain with all my tears 
And drown your fear 

I will pray for you 
I will pray for you 
I will sell my soul for something pure and true 
Someone like you 

See your face ever place that I walk in 
Hear your voice every time that I'm talking 
You will believe in me 
And I will never be ignored 

I will burn for you 
Feel pain for you 
I will twist the knife and bleed my aching heart 
And tear it apart 

I will lie for you 
Beg and steal for you 
I will crawl on hands and knees until you see 
You're just like me 

Violate all the love that I'm missing 
Throw away all the pain that I'm living 
You will believe in me 
And I could never be ignored 

I would die for you 
I would kill for you 
I would steal for you 
I'd do time for you 
I would wait for you 
I'd make room for you 
I'd sail ships for you 
To be close to you 
To be part of you 
'Cause I believe in you 
I believe in you 
I would die for you

Written by: BRYAN DAVID VIG, DOUGLAS ELWIN ERICKSON, SHIRLEY ANN MANSON, STEVE W. MARKER

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

See the difference? Dr. Hunter’s crush exists in a vacuum of inappropriate behavior and deviancy that serves to not protect her but hurt Kyra and drop her through a rabbit hole she struggles to vacate for years to come.

Big difference between them: a light crush versus sickness.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s installment of Songs of Porcelain. See you next week with another tune influencing my work in progress, Porcelain. What do you think? Feel free to share your comments.

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Photo Credit: Spencer Imbrock

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