domingo, 30 de novembro de 2014

Música para ler/escrever Sombras

Recentemente, para quem leu, estive a falar on and on and on acerca da importância que as playlists têm na vida de um escritor, e dei alguns exemplos da minha experiência pessoal, mas não revelei muito acerca dos meus gostos pessoais enquanto escrevia Sombras.

Quem me conhece sabe que eu ou gosto de música rock, ou das músicas mais deprimentes e sombrias que existem (especialmente quando estou a tentar entrar nas cenas bem misteriosas). Se tivesse de escolher umas quantas bandas que têm um papel importante em tudo o que escrevo seria: Within Temptation, Flyleaf e Digital Daggers (estas bandas contam a história, dão uma alusão acerca do cenário e marcam o tom).

Mas existe uma lista bastante importante onde estão as músicas que, de uma maneira ou de outra, as suas letras me deram inspiração para escrever uma certa parte, cena ou capítulo inteiro do livro.

Digital daggers – Still Here
“Musing through memories (…)
I'd die to be where you are.
I tried to be where you are.
Every night, I dream you're still here
The ghost by my side, so perfectly clear
When I awake, you disappear,
Back to the shadows”

Evanescence – My Immortal
“I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone
These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
You used to captivate me
By your resonating light
Now I'm bound by the life you've left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me
I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me
I've been alone all along”

Paramore – Misguided Ghosts
“I'm going away for a while
But I'll be back, don't try to follow me (…)
I'm just one of those ghosts
Travelling endlessly
Don't need no road
In fact they follow me”

MS MR – Twenty Seven
“Starring at a wall for most of the day
Face down in ceilings couldn't pull away
Pray for me my soul just take
'Cause I slip away and go insane”

Flyleaf – In the Dark
“Those in the light know we die (in the dark) (…)
I used to be afraid of cluttered noises
Now I'm afraid of silence (…)
All of them are gone
The silence overtakes me”

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This – Emily Browning
Existem muitas versões para esta música, mas a cantada por Emily Browning parece-me ser a única que realmente se integra nesta história.

Marroon 5 – Come Away to the Water
“Away from the life that you always knew
We are calling to you
Come away little light
Come away to the darkness
In the shade of the night we'll come looking for you (…)
We are coming for you”

Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
A versão que eu ouvia enquanto escrevia era a versão original da banda acima, mas recentemente encontrei uma ainda mais arrepiante dos Mourning Ritual.

“I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way. (…)
I see bad times today.
Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.
 Hope you got your things together. 
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.”

Dance With Devil Tonight – Breaking Benjamim
“I believe in you
I can show you that
I can see right through all your empty lies
Say goodbye
As we dance with the devil tonight
Don't you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight”

Muse – Undisclosed Desires
“I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty's not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart”

Birdy – Just A Game
“I don't know where I am
I don't know this place
Don't recognize anybody
But there comes you to keep me safe from harm
There comes you to take me in your arms
Pleading eyes that break my heart
So hopes that I can feel
But I know I must play my part
And tears I must conceal”

Imagine Dragons – Demons
Apesar de não pertencer exatamente ao género ou tom das restantes músicas, esta música é bastante importante para mim porque foi ao ouvi-la, quando estava a conduzir de regresso a casa que veio-me à mente uma das minha frases preferidas no livro inteiro “Os meus demónios não são como os outros demónios (…)”. Eu quase que corri para casa, entrei pelo quarto adentro, sentei-me na secretária com o meu caderno de apontamentos e anotei a frase inteira, mais tarde inclui-a na história.

“Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside”

Blue Foundation – Little by Little
“Stuck in a hard place in the middle
Walking on coals
Caught in holes, sorting the souls
He's my only saviour
Living in a stateless zone
Searching for an answer
Everywhere he goes”

James Vincent McMorrow - Ghosts
“The moon holds the light
And the moon's this spinning globe
Shedding light upon the road
We are ghosts
We are ghosts amongst these hills”

Bon Iver – Michicant
Para mim esta música fala sobre Liam.

“I was unafraid, I was a boy, I was a tender age
Pressed against the pane could see the veins and there was poison out
Resting in a raze the inner claims I hadn't breadth to shake
Searching for an inner clout, may not take another bout”

Blue Foundation – Ghost
E esta também.

“He's burned down many a bridge
And he's scared of walking in the dark
It hurts when the rain falls on his skin”

Digital Daggers – Where the Lonely Ones Roam
“Roam with me,
Come down to where all of the others fell
Get lost in the dark to find yourself”

Mumford and Sons – Thistle and Weeds
“Spare me your judgements and spare me your dreams
Cause recently mine have been tearing my seams
I sit alone in this winter clarity which clouds my mind
The sky above us shoots to kill
Rain down, rain down on me
But I will hold on
I will hold on hope
Let the dead bury the dead, they will come out in droves (…)
But plant your hope with good seeds
Don't cover yourself with thistle and weeds”

Bittersweet – Ellie Goulding
“Cause you always want what you're running from
And you know this is more than you can take
Baby don't forget my name
When the morning breaks us
Baby please don't look away
When the morning breaks us”

Flyleaf – Uncle Bobby
“Knowledge came and devastated
Pressure building behind her eyes
Will she, has she died also this day
Her death has been swallowed up by life
This dead will rise
Dying to death and raising to life
The moment we became alive death was waiting, chasing
And all of us fell and kept breathing
One day, today
A sprits alive, a body has died
With mournful joy she finally lets out her cry
Death has been swallowed life
This dead will rise”

Flyleaf – Stand
“The time has come to stand and fight
Save the world
And save that girl
From enemies unseen
Our hands will
Bleed for children unborn
Face the world with open hands
And tears
And these tired body's spirit perseveres
Remembering these wounds will heal
You are not
Alone in this
How long did you bleed for us (…)
Don't you look at the past
Because hope and love last
Beyond the end”

Paramore – Brick By Boring Brick
“So one day, he found her crying
Coiled up on the dirty ground
Her prince finally came to save her
And the rest you can figure out
But it was a trick and the clock struck twelve (…)
Keep your feet on the ground
When your head's in the clouds (…)
Well, you built up a world of magic
Because your real life is tragic (…)
But if it's true
You can see it with your eyes
Oh, even in the dark”

Atlantis – Ellie Goulding
“This is new
Feels unused
I've never met anyone like you
Feeling naked
Sense in searching something sacred
I'll forget you, not
I'll wait for you, maybe
Where did you go?
I'm exhausted with loving
No fight in me - I'm defeated
I know I'm fooled, I can't help it”

Digital Daggers – I Fear the Fever
“I fear the fever
Deep in my bones
It runs electric
It draws me home
It knows the weakness
Deep in my soul
It keeps me hostage
I’m never alone
It wants to kill you
It wants to tear you apart
It wants to thrill you
This vengeful love that I got”

Digital Daggers – Devil Within
Esta música serve para qualquer livro com criaturas sobrenaturais só por causa do seu tom sombrio. “Parece ter vindo diretamente de um filme com vampiros”.

“You won’t see me in the mirror
But I crept into your heart
You can’t make me disappear (…)
You’ll never know what hit you
Won’t see me closing in”

Blue Foundation – Eyes on Fire
“I'll seek you out
Flay you alive
One more word and you won't survive
And I'm not scared (...)
I won't soothe your pain
I won't ease your strain (…)
Eyes on fire
Your spine is ablaze
Felling any foe with my gaze”

Florence and The Machine – Sevin Devils
“Holy water cannot help you now
A thousand armies couldn't keep me out (…)
See, I have to burn your kingdom down (…)
I'm gonna raise the stakes
I'm gonna smoke you out
Seven devils in my house
I'll be dead before the day is done (…)
And now all your love will be exorcised
And we will find you saying it's to be paradise (…)”

Muse – Resistance
“Is our secret safe tonight?
And are we out of sight?
Or will our world come tumbling down?
Will they find our hiding place?
Is this our last embrace?”

Podem ter reparado que não existe nenhuma música dos Within Temptation que me fez escrever diretamente uma cena, mas isto é porque, para mim, todo o livro foi criado à volta desta banda. Era essa banda que estava a ouvir quando a história me surgiu, quando estava a criar os personagens, enquanto criava os cenários. Ouvi-a tantas vezes que no final já não conseguia criar cenas específicas ao som dessa banda porque a única coisa que conseguia ver era o livro num todo. 

Para escrever as cenas de luta também foram bastante importantes músicas como:
Within Temptation – What Have You Done; It’s the Fear; The Howling; Our Solemn Our; The Truth Beneath the Rose; Final Destination
Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
Fall Out Boy – My Song Know What You Did in the Dark; The Phoenix
Ellie Goulding – Figure 8
Unkle feat The Black Angels – With You in My Head
Shiny Toy Guns – Starts With One

E bandas como X-Ray Dog e Two Steps From Hell.

É óbvio que sonhar acordada enquanto ouvia música também ajudou muito. Como me perguntou uma amiga muito recentemente: tu és muito sonhadora, não és?

2 comentários:

  1. Vim cá dar por intermédio do blog "Destante" e gostei das primeiras páginas disponibilizadas pela coolbooks.

    Parabéns pela publicação, Patricia, sou fã de ebooks e assim que puder tenciono adquirir "Sombras".

    Sucesso com o livro!