Dangerous Embrace #Playlist Track 1

Everyone has a favorite environment they like to write in. I’m no different. I must have music playing when I write. Not just any music. Each story has a playlist, even some scenes have specific songs that I’ll play while working on them.

Dangerous Embrace opens to an attempted rape scene. It’s the hook . . . okay, not technically. Technically Sarah’s escape from the attack is what will hopefully draw you in and push you to read more.

Having to write a rape scene was difficult. I’ve never been a victim like Sarah. Getting into the mindset of a rapist and his victim was troublesome for me. I had to find the perfect music and Bring Me To Life by Evanescence worked on so many levels.

Sarah Jennings is a loner, she doesn’t have a lot of friends and she avoids her family for various reason. This attack catapults her into the arms of a man who will wake her up and  bring her back to life. She wasn’t looking for him, but Mark will remind her that everyone needs someone and sometimes love is worth the risk.

Bring Me To Life is a fast-paced song with haunting lyrics. Add Amy Lee’s incredibly feminine voice and you’ll see why I listened to this while working on the attempted rape scene that opens Dangerous Embrace.

“Bring Me To Life”
Evanescence (feat. Paul McCoy)

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core where I’ve become so numb
Without a soul my spirit’s sleeping somewhere cold
until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
before I come undone
(Save me)
save me from the nothing I’ve become

now that I know what I’m without
you can’t just leave me
breathe into me and make me real
bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
before I come undone
(Save me)
save me from the nothing I’ve become

Bring me to life
(I’ve been living a lie, there’s nothing inside)
Bring me to life

frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
only you are the life among the dead

all this time I can’t believe I couldn’t see
kept in the dark but you were there in front of me
I’ve been sleeping a thousand years it seems
got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
don’t let me die here
there must be something more
bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
before I come undone
(Save me)
save me from the nothing I’ve become

(Bring me to life)
I’ve been living a lie, there’s nothing inside
(Bring me to life)

 

9 thoughts on “Dangerous Embrace #Playlist Track 1

  • I’m the same way when writing scenes with music. I’ll find a song that sparks a scene and keep it on repeat. Music captures emotions so well. It’s my muse. 🙂

    • Yes, music is a great muse. I’m a huge fan of lyrics too, they’re inspirational. often times I can dislike a song, and then read the lyrics and instantly change my mind about it. Thanks for visiting, Candace.

  • Nice! I love that song. 🙂 As for me, I write to a lot of E.S. Posthumus.

    • Ha! I had to Google E.S. Posthumus. Great choice. I can see why you listen to this, it sets a nice tone, and could be a great soundtrack to any story. I’ll have this in my head when I read your book.

  • OMG, Dana, what a perfect song! I happened upon the video late on night when I’m sure the song was number 1 (or close) over here and I promptly had to buy the album. So many haunting songs on that one, like Tourniquet–goodness gracious. I can totally see how Bring Me To Life would fit the opening mood. Brilliant share, and I’ll have that in my head when I pick up your book. Right, now, where’s that Evanescence CD? Oh, not unpacked yet, ack. There’s an impetus! 🙂

  • Nice! I love that song. I would also recommend “Snow White Queen” by Evanescence for writing a rape scene, I think it would fit perfectly. It’s haunting, and it’s actually about when Amy was being stalked, so the setting is sort of similar. I hope you like it.

    • I really love this song too. I don’t think I’ve heard ‘Snow White Queen’, I will go check it out right now. Thanks for telling me about it and for visiting!

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