Like many novelists, I have songs that have inspired story ideas. I’ve actually had quite a few. some I’ve written, others still waiting in my idea book.
Everything She Wants by Vertical Horizon – This song inspired a novel I wrote–adult contemporary. My story is very close to what happens in the lyrics. About a man who loves woman but she loves someone else. The song is kinda sad actually, but I love it.
Because of You by Kelly Clarkson – Kelly Clarkson is awesome. She has a ton of songs I love, and that list includes this one. The song in this story seems to be about the effects of the parents’ relationship on a woman and how it affects her life. More so based on how her dad left. The story I wrote is a little different, but it’s about a woman who grew up with a narcissistic mother and how it’s affected her life.
Chevy Van by Sammy Johns – This is a 70s song that I think I first heard because it was on one of our records. It’s about a man who picks up a woman hitchhiker (something I don’t recommend), and what happens with her. (Not murder ) This inspired a story, but I haven’t fleshed it out, or written it. There are too many other ideas I have and stories I’ve written that need editing, so I’m not sure if/when I’ll get to this one.
I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! At The Disco – This song is about a man getting married who finds out about his cheating bride at the wedding. I totally get a kick out of this song, and the video of this is totally cheesy. I haven’t written anything, but I had an idea on the premise of this song. Again, haven’t fleshed it out, but maybe someday I will.
Have any songs inspired you to write a story or some other kind of art?