Neste livro usei algumas músicas clássicas para me inspirar nas cenas em que Claudius aparecia, uma vez que é um homem de gostos refinados.
John Sebastian Bach - Badinerie, Suite nº2
Gin Wigmore – Kill of the Night
"The danger is I'm dangerous
And I might just tear you apart
I wanna taste the way that you bleed
You're my kill of the night
I'll take your heart
To kick around as a toy
This is a bad town for such a pretty face"
Phildel – Afraid of the Dark
Esta é uma música que me inspirou para escrever algumas cenas entre Liam e Lilly e o medo que têm de merder um ao outro.
"Resisting, your soul, is walking, a tightrope,
The distant sound, of dangerous ground, wolves are calling,
And I was never afraid of the dark,
Until you, the weapon you make of my heart"
Flyleaf – Tiny Heart
Esta música inspira-me para entrar dentro da cabeça de Louis.
"Tiny heart, stuck inside yourself
When will you open up for me?
I love you so, I wanna meet you again
Before one of us must go.
If you choose me, I'm waiting for you
You will never know what you have done to me
And you will never know losing love for me"
Royal Bliss – Devils and Angels
"There's something inside, I think that I should tell her.
Cause its about that time I let her know.
And he says come with me I'll show you my way
To a place where all the devils go
Days and days go by, I tell myself a lie, I'm getting older
I need to slow it down but the way I don't know
And the devil inside telling me in order,
To ever feel life, I got to let her go
No more pain, no more lies, and no more worries
Its a place where all the devils go"
Magic Wands - Black Magic
Esta é uma das tais músicas que oiço mais pelo tom e o tema do que pelas letras.
Claire Guerreso - Hide and Seek
O tom, as letras, a batida.Esta é mais porque Lilly e Liam escondem a sua relação dos outros, não porque se escondem um do outro.
"Let's play a game
Close your eyes and I will hide
Lose yourself, and I will find you
Hide and seek
Come play with me
Let's take a chance
Hold your breath and count to ten
I'll let you win
Come and find where I am hiding"
The Civil Wars – Dust to Dust
"They don't fool me
You've been lonely, too long
Let me in the wall, you've built around
And we can light a match and burn it down
Let me hold your hand and dance 'round and 'round the flame
In front of us
You've held your head up
You've fought the fight
You bear the scars
You've done your time"
The Civil Wars - Eavesdrop
"I don’t want to talk right now
I just want your arms wrapped around
Me in this moment
Before it runs out
Let’s let the stars watch
Let them stare
Let the wind eavesdrop"
Chasing Rubies – Hudson Taylor
Esta é uma das músicas que me deixa entrar na mente de Liam.
"I've never met somebody like you
And I'd like to tell you the truth
And I hardly know you and I don't wanna let you go
And I don't wanna let you go"
Digital Dagger – Razor’s Edge
"So stuck in these feelings
I'm taking the beating
I'm scared cause the past
Keeps pulling me back
Distorting the future
It won't let me heal"
Rachel Rabin – Raise the Dead
"Love don't break the light
Trying to find my way again
Come raise the dead
I'm dreaming of the end
I'm leaning on the edge
Illuminate the way to my heart
It's twisting on a thread"
MS MR – Hurricane
"Didn’t know getting lost in the blue
It meant I wound up losing you
Welcome to the inner workings of my mind
So dark and foul i can’t disguise
Nights like this
I become afraid
Of the darkness in my heart"
Mindy Smith - Returning Fire with Fire
"Revenge is bitter sweet
A basic human instinct
Try to fight it but it's calling me
So loud that I can't even think
The memory that you left me with
There's something I won't soon forget
Plays through mind like a bad film
And nothing can erase it
I'm gunning for you
My one and only desire
I'm gonna see it through
Returning fire with fire
What goes around comes around
And finds its way back somehow"
Muse – Unintended
Mais uma música para Louis e o seu passado e presente.
"You could be my unintended choice
To live my life extended
You could be the one I'll always love
First there was the one who challenged
All my dreams and all my balance
She could never be as good as you"
London Grammar - Stay Awake
"Stay awake with me
You know I can't just let you be
I don't have a skin like you do
To keep it all in like you do
I don't have a soul like you
The only one I have
Is the one I stole from you"
Epic Rock – Invencible
Outra música para a mente de Louis.
"If we were invincible
If we could never die
Then all the world could rise against us
And we'd dare to fight
Nothing left to fear
We could never fall
Head full of fire
We'd be invincible"
Digital Dagger – I Fear the Fever
"I fear the fever
Deep in my bones
it runs electric
it does me harm
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"
Little Red Lung – Fangs
"You shouldn't be wild inside if you're a beast in the headlights
In an instant your predator hands reached to the throat
I knew you were waiting to die the whole time"
MS MR – Bones
"Boy with a broken soul
Heart with a gaping hole
Dark twisted fantasy turned to reality
Kissing death and losing my breath
Let her find a way to a better place
Broken dreams and silent screams
Empty churches with soulless curses
We found a way to escape the day
Life slips away and the ghosts come to play
These are hard times for dreamers
And love lost believers"
Linkin Park – When They Come for Me
Um amigo meu mencionou que já não ouvia Linkin Park há muito tempo, e eu lembrei-me que também não. A junção desta música e o facto de que ia a Marrocos brevemente, originou a perseguição que Lilly e Liam sofrem em Nova Orleães.
"When they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone"
Morgan Page ft Lissie - Open Heart
Outra música que me inspirou no tom das cenas que escrevia entre Liam e Lilly.
Big Data – Dangerous
"Let's understand, they got a plan for us
I bet you didn't know that I was dangerous
It must be made up, a place for us
I bet you didn't know someone could argue this much.
They're right under my bed, they're on control.
Here they come
Out of the shadows
I've gotta get out of here"
Snow Ghosts – The Hunted
"It’s not so wise, if you try to run
It’s not so wise, you know I’ve won, you know I’ve won
And you’ll smile, on your knees
The Hunter becomes the hunted"
CHVRCHES – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
"White on white translucent black capes
Back on the back
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled red velvet lines the black box"
Mumford and Sons – Broken Crown (Louis book 2)
Esta foi uma música que me fez lembrar Louis e o final de "Chamas" quando ainda estava a terminar "Sombras".
"I'll never be your chosen one
I'll be home, safe and tucked away
You can't tempt me if I don't see the day
My heart was flawed I knew my weakness
So hold my hand, consign me not to darkness.
So crawl on my belly 'til the sun goes down
I'll never wear your broken crown
But in this twilight our choices seal our fate"
Flyleaf – Again
O segredo de Liam.
"I love the way that your heart breaks
With every injustice and deadly fate
Praying it all will be new
And living like it all depends on you
You're so close to me that you nearly died"
Limp Bizkit – Behind Blue Eyes
Esta música é para os irmãos Blanchard.
"I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free
No one knows what it's like
To feel these feelings
Like I do
And I blame you"