So come close, close to me
And I’ll come closer to you
Cause in the end of the night when all we have is gone
Yes in the end of the night when I can be with you
This song reminds me of the night that tore Sean and Jonathan apart and the night that brought them together again exactly one year after.
I chose Malinda’s How Dare You for the book because it all started with a drunken dare. The song talks about being drawn to the other person despite one’s attempt to keep at arms length. This reminds me of the enemies to lovers situation between Grey and Ellison.
Okay, twist my arm
There’s no harm
In admiring your charm
Okay, today is not the day for emotion and foreplay
You’re safer in my imagination
But don’t you worry
I’ll lock you in a world of my creation
And bury the key
How dare you
How dare you make me question if I had it all
I thought I had it made but that ain’t true
If I don’t have you
This song reminds me of that unforgettable night Wolf and Spencer had in Italy. Wolf calls it a beautiful mistake. The memory haunted them both for a long time.
I Found You is a celebration of finding that one person who makes everything worth it. It reflects the dragons finally finding a mage after 500 years of searching. It also speaks for King Alric who not only found mages for his clan but his beloved mate in one young, cheerful American-Korean mage named Cameron Park.
I’ve lost more than a heart can take
But I found you on the way
(On the way)
This are my favorite lines in the song because they remind me of the great war where the dragons and mages were almost wiped out. And yet they managed to survive and find each other again even if it took many centuries.
I liked how Unhinged the song speaks for Unhinged the book.
What’s your colour underneath
Layers of paint have dried
Chip away to find the truth
Let the wrongs be right
This part recalls the mystery and their mission to find those who abused Noah.
What lies underneath,
Our ties that bind,
Resistance, fail us now.
These lines remind me of Adam’s found family and Noah’s very complicated relationship with his father.
In the black of our eyes
In the beat of our soul
We’re all the same
It just takes one look
To define what you want
So I know what to give
This stanza reminds of how Adam and Noah navigate their relationship
I just love the way you love me
Please don’t ever change your ways
And I keep all my promises
Don’t you go away, just stay, just stay
Just Stay reminds me of Fox who just wanted someone who would commit. He said people love the fantasy but are quick to bail when faced with the harsh realities of dating a SWAT officer.
The song also speaks for Bull who wanted Fox to stay in the ranch forever.
I’ll Fall With Your Knife is a shout-out to the many and much loved knives of the assassin, X. The song is about commitment and there’s nobody more committed to Tate than the gruff killer, who watched over the man for more than a decade. But what I liked best about this song is that it speaks from Tate’s POV. I imagined this playing during the scenes where they were crossing the desert in search of utopia.
“Well if the birds can reach the sky
To this land I’ll be with you
Till the Sun bursts from your side
With my hands I reach to you
When you think your chance is passing by
When you blow your Moon away
I’ll bleed like the reed
Fall with your knife
It’s here I’ll be with you
A song about praying the devil back to hell for a book about a bored devil and the serial killer who charmed his pants off.
Because Harris is smells like apples and the lyrics that goes “Every day’s an apple pie / When I’m with you I’m not so shy / And I almost feel alive in your arms / Help me forget what I’m going through and I’ll give everything to you / It’s the least that I could do” reminds me of how his friendship with Troy helped the hockey player through some difficult times.
According to the band, Trouble is a song about “honesty and adversity and struggle and stuff like that”. I think it’s apt for a book where one of the main characters obfuscates the truth about his identify, and struggles to rise above his criminal past.