For The Prince and His Captivating Carpenter, I went for a song that spoke about healing. The lyrics talks about fear, being suffocated, being in the dark, losing purpose and begging to be healed. It ends with “My eyes are wide open“. Basically, all the things Bernd experienced in the story.
I hate saxophones in songs but this 80s hit was practically made for The King and His Vigilant Valet. From the opening “Don’t ask me/ What you know is true / Don’t have to tell you / I love your precious heart” to “Two worlds collided/ And they could never tear us apart” to “We could live / For a thousand years / But if I hurt you / I’d make wine from your tears“…well, you get the picture.