One day, author Katrina Ramos Atienza tweeted about a romance writing playlist that keeps her going when she’s in her writer’s hole. I took the bait, we fangirled a bit (ehem, Alex Turner), and then she so kindly shared her Spotify playlist link to the Twitterverse. A few months and many track contributions later, her playlist has swelled to 30+ songs and it’s still growing. I list my 15 favorites below (since 2015 is wrapping up and it’s the season of year-end lists), in no particular order. Feelings may vary depending on the weather, or the availability of chocolates in the vicinity.
In my bed I’m rolling over/ I’m tangling up in the chains on the swings on the set, on the night that we met
Remember Harbor Boulevard/ The dreaming days where the mess was made
Look how all the kids have grown/ We have changed but we’re still the same
You/ Strange as angels/ Dancing in the deepest oceans/ Twisting in the water/ You’re just like a dream
And you might be a little bit bruised/ But baby how we spoon like no one else
So I will help you read those books/ If you will soothe my worried looks
And we will put the lonesome on the shelf
I am covered in skin/ No one gets to come in/ Pull me out from inside
Dearest one, I had a dream/ I mouthed the words,
The sound came out/ I spoke to you in Japanese
But it’s not forever/ But it’s just tonight/ Oh we’re still the greatest
I wanna be your vacuum cleaner/ Breathing in your dust
I wanna be your Ford Cortina/ I won’t ever rust
I still/ Light up like a candle burnin when he call me up
I still/ Melt down like a candle burnin every time we touch
Love is a flame/ Neither timid nor tame
Take these stars from my crown/ Let the years fall down
Lay me out in firelight/ Let my skin feel the night
I didn’t mean a word I said back then/ Why’d you let me win?
Choose Me – MOONWLK
If ever/ There is still a spark of something/ Left over between the seconds your eyes meet mine/ Or choose me never/ Choose me forever
But that don’t mean that we can’t live here in the moment/ ‘Cause I can be the one you love from time to time
Secrets stolen from deep inside/ The drum beats out of time
One of these days, you’ll miss your train and come stay with me/ We’ll have drinks and talk about things, any excuse to stay awake with you
You’ll sleep here, I’ll sleep there, but then the heating may be down again
at my convenience
We’d be good, we’d be great together.
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