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Song Lyrics as Books

Hi friends! This post is inspired by Drizzle and Hurricane books who came up with the idea! I knew I would have a lot of fun with this, as I often have narratives and images come to my mind while I’m listening to music. Without further ado, here are some song lyrics I think could be turned into books!

Overdrive – Conan Gray

Only met on the weekend
Said I'm not catchin' feelings
Oh, I guess I lied
Divin' off of the deep end
I can't think of a reason
We should take our time
Yeah, I know you're a stranger
But I'm likin' the danger
Of the "I don't know"
Don't give a fuck about labels
Throw thе dice on the table
And just let 'em roll

This book would be about a girl who meets someone who she instantly falls for. They get along really well and the book follows their adventures as they get to know each other. They would be chatting about school, friends, their likes and dislikes, going on walks, late-night drives, and creating art together. It would be about being stuck on the rush of their feelings and not thinking about the challenges that might come up in their relationship. The twist, in the end, would be as these relationship doubts start to creep in, the girl wakes up and the readers realize that she’s just been daydreaming the entire time. This was actually my interpretation when I first heard the song and I was so happy (and a little sad) when I watched the music video which is very similar. 🙂

Chiquitita – ABBA 

Chiquitita, tell me the truth
I'm a shoulder you can cry on
Your best friend, I'm the one you must rely on
You were always sure of yourself
Now, I see you've broken a feather
(How it hurts to see you cry)
(And how it hurts to see you sad)
I hope we can patch it up together

This would be a story about two best friends who finally reunite after being apart at two different schools. When one friend visits, she sees how her best friend is actually struggling a lot and a shell of the person she used to be. It would be about how people’s images online are often not an accurate portrayal of real life. It would be a story about these two friends uplifting each other and forming a stronger friendship.


Sometimes – Phonovisions Symphonic Orchestra 

This is not a particular song lyric, but more of a vibe from listening to the song! Whenever I hear this song (on my study playlist) I end up a bit distracted, imagining a fantasy book with a scene that takes place in a fancy dining club. The main characters are on a mission to stop something before it’s too late while the performance goes on. (are they the good guys or bad guys? Let’s go with morally grey)

Say It – Maggie Rogers 

I knew it when you looked my way
That I'd be begging you to stay
I couldn't say it to myself
I couldn't say it to myself
I felt it burning in the way
I held on when you pulled away
I couldn't say it to myself
I couldn't say it to myself
I couldn't say it
I couldn't just say it

This would be a slow burn friends-to-lovers book, but it would be mostly dealing with the denial of their feelings for each other. I think a story from both points of view would be really great to catch that mutual pining. They start hanging out more together outside of their friend group, but aren’t really sure what it means for them.


Cough Syrup – Young the Giant

If I could find a way to see this straight
I'd run away to some fortune that
I, I should have found
By now
I'm waiting for this cough syrup
To come down, come down

This would be a story about two people in a relationship that has turned toxic. While the protagonists knows it, they have a hard time accepting that it should end as this person has been such a big part of their life. 

Wolves – One Direction

In the middle of the night when the wolves come out
Headed straight for your heart like a bullet in the dark
One by one, I gotta take them down
We can run and hide, ain't goin' down without a fight

This would definitely be a fantasy, enemies to lovers book where the characters have to run away together. The main characters realize that they’ll do anything in their power to keep the other safe when their lives are in danger. 

There are so many more songs/lyrics that would make great books but here are a few! Do you agree with any of these or maybe see them differently? Can you think of other lyrics that would work well for a book? Let me know! *Cover photo from Canva, other photos from on Pinterest*

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