I have to say, I seem to have a lot of songs for how Renatta feels at the beginning of The Monster in My Garden Shed.
I think that’s because there are such powerful emotions that go along with the situation, with loss, and that comes even more easily into lyrics and music because the music alone can evoke that feeling. Coupled with lyrics, a lot of them make you ready to cry.
“You left a light on inside me, my love…” That part, for me, evokes the flashback chapter for when it all fell apart. If this book was a movie, I think that chapter would have this as a soundtrack.
Not that the beginning wouldn’t have it, either. There’s a scene in the first chapter where this is Renatta, walking through her house.
I can’t forget you when you’re gone
You’re like a song that goes around in my head
And how I regret, it’s been so long
Oh, what went wrong? Could it be something I said?
Time, make it go faster or just rewind
To back when I’m wrapped in your arms
Kabobbles Sing Along is just what I think when I hear songs. I sometimes see images when I hear lyrics, pictures or movies in my head. Sometimes I relate it to stories. My interpretation of the songs and lyrics are probably nothing like their original intent.