The Story in a Song

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic and invite everyone to share their answers. I'm so obsessed with lists - so I obviously love this feature!

Top Ten Songs I Wish Were Books

1. Who Are We Fooling by Brooke Fraser feat. Aqualung
Better or worse 
But what else can we do? 
For better or worse 
I am tethered to you 
If it's not either of us 
Tell me who are we fooling?

2. Eavesdrop by The Civil Wars
Oh, don't say that it's over 
Oh, no, say it ain't so 
Let's let the stars watch, let them stare 
Let the wind eavesdrop, I don't care 
For all that we've got, don't let it go 
Just hold me

3. The Country by The Dirty Guv'nahs feat. Jill Andrews
Met her halfway to Birmingham 
Leaving middle Tennessee 
Made a speech to say inside my head 
Swore that I’d say everything 
 “I’ve been giving you my life, and I’m always on time 
Four years are enough to decide, whether I’m you’re kind.”

4. Near to You by A Fine Frenzy
You and I have something different 
And I'm enjoying it cautiously 
I'm battle scarred, I am working oh so hard 
To get back to who I used to be

5. Incomplete by James Bay
I breathe in slow to compose myself 
But the bleeding heart I left on the shelf 
Started speeding round, beating half to death 
Cause you're here and you're all mine

6. Get Up, Get Out by Jill Andrews
Cover up the war inside 
The most beautiful part of ourselves is the part we hide 
So get up, get up, get up and go on 
Just a little belief to shake off the doubt

7. Falling for Me by Johnnyswim
I'm a diamond in the rough and wild 
You're a heart that's just too wild and free 
I'ma looking for a hand to hold me 
You're just looking for a chance to bring me to my knees

8. Welcome Home by Joy Williams
Come inside from the cold and rest your weary soul 
You belong, you are loved, you are wanted 
You're not alone 
I've missed you so 
 Welcome home

9. Mama's Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert
I cut my bangs with some rusty kitchen scissors 
I screamed his name ‘til the neighbors called the cops 
I numbed the pain at the expense of my liver 
Don’t know what I did next, all I know I couldn’t stop

10. Make You Miss Me by Sam Hunt
The only reason that you're good at goodbye is 
Every boy you ever met was too easy to forget 
Well, I ain't going out like that...
Make you wish that you were sleeping in my shirt 
Lie about my jacket and tell everyone it's yours 
When your phone rings after midnight and you're thinking maybe it's me 
I'm gonna make you miss me


  1. I'll be honest and say that I want most James Bay songs to inspire novels! He just has such an incredible way with words, and each of his songs feels like a story in itself. :D

  2. I love your song choices, I've just listened to the Brooke Fraser song and demand a book be written to fit it immediately. As for the others, I loved The Civil Wars, their songs would make beautiful books as would James Bay's. I completely forgot my love for A Fine Frenzy until I listened to it for this post as well, so thank you.

  3. I haven't heard any of these songs before but I love the lyrics you chose for each! They would make amazing books. I'll have to listen after work :)


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