Speaking of Music…

September 6, 2013

For anyone who doesn’t know, the title of Hanging by the Moment was “inspired” (read: taken directly from) the Lifehouse song of the same title.

Now…the story is that Elizabeth asked me for a title and I had nothin’. Zip. Nada. Zilch. But I really couldn’t tell her that. (Or maybe I could have, but really, I wanted to sound a little more together ;-) Now guess what was playing? Yup.

But there is just a little bit more to the story. There is, floating around somewhere out there, an amazing acoustic version of the song, Hanging by the Moment (the band taped it at one of the local radio station, years ago and the station used to play it). The regular version is good, but the acoustic version is just beyond incredible.

At the time it was getting airplay, I was dating this guy. Or rather, not dating this guy because he refused to call it dating, even though we’d been friends for years and even dated on and off before. It was really hard, not dating this guy and falling more and more in love with him every day. Every time I heard Hanging by the Moment, it just summed up how I felt so perfect, so exactly, so heartbreakingly, that when we got engaged, my gift to him was CD of music. The third song was Hanging by the Moment. (The first song was Carmina Burana, the second song is a poem read by Ron Perlman from the Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack).

If you go here, you’ll get to hear/see some of the other songs that are on the Hanging by the Moment novel playlist.

So what’s your favorite romantic song?

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5 Responses to “Speaking of Music…”

  1. Andrea M says:

    I hate to date myself but my favorite romantic song is First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, sung by Roberta Flack.

  2. Trix says:

    I love Sloan’s “The Answer Was You”–the sweet harmonies get me every time. Love the playlist; always love a shout-out to the Proclaimers (see them in concert if you ever get a chance, they rock amazingly hard live)!

  3. Venona Keyes says:

    Favorite romantic song? There are sooooo many. I love Lifehouse and have seen them several times at some nice venues around Chicago.

    I would have to say I have several–but they all have a meaning. Roxy music’s ‘Avalon’ and ‘More Than This’ are favs–heck–the whole album, ‘Avalon’ reminds me of many s romantic evenings with my late husband. I always smile when I hear them played.

    ‘She’ by Elvis Costello is a remake of the French song “Tous les visages de l’amour”by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer. The English version by Elvis Costello was in Notting Hill, a wonderful romantic comedy that both my late hubby and I loved.

  4. hbpattskyn says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Venona! I love Elvis Costello :)

  5. Emily W. says:

    I don’t really have one favorite. Though I’m absolutely digging Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars.

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