Nothing Without You

So… I think this is the theme song for the new serial, Even Better than Dreams.

I had the computer playing random music while I was working, and up popped this song, and I thought, that is them. That’s their story. Not entirely, no, but it was so close I had to find the song again, listen to it on repeat, write a scene or two…

Oh, call my name.
You know my name.
And in that sound, everything will change.
Tell me it won’t always be this hard.
I am nothing without you, but I don’t know who you are.

This part isn’t too far from their first meeting:

It’s the crowded room that breaks me: everybody looks so luminous, and strangely young.
It’s the crowded room that’s never heard.
No one here can say a word of my native tongue.
I can’t be among them anymore.
I fold myself away before it burns me numb.

This section got me back into working on it after a bit away from it:

It’s the quiet night that breaks me.
I cannot stand the sight of this familiar place.
It’s the quiet night that breaks me, like a dozen papercuts that only I can trace.
All my books are lying useless now.
All my maps will only show me how to lose my way.

I was able to write this scene after listening to the song on repeat.

I am nothing without you, but I don’t know who you are.

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.

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