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Unsettled Scores Musical Inspiration

I did not have a song for every chapter like I did with Broken Bits. But I did select songs for certain scenes/moods. Here is the breakdown…

The Knife Feels Like Justice- Brian Setzer

            I REALLY wanted to have the word JUSTICE in the book title, but nothing sounded right. This is Amy when we meet her.

“You wanna laugh, say I’m insane

Don’t have the sense to come in from the rain
I know how to keep myself between the drops

There ain’t nobody ever looked at me
Without lookin’ right through me
There ain’t nobody ever looked at me
Without lookin’ right by me
And you can’t go on when the knife feels like justice”

You’re Going Down- Sick Puppies

The fighting song for DAG Team, but especially Amy! Cute video, too.

Define your meaning of war
To me, it’s what we do when we’re bored
I feel the heat comin’ off of the blacktop
And it makes me want it more
Because I’m hyped up, outta control
If it’s a fight, I’m ready to go
I wouldn’t put my money on the other guy
If you know what I know that I know

It’s been a long time comin’
And the table’s turned around
‘Cause one of us is going
One of us is going down
I’m not runnin’
It’s a little different now
‘Cause one of us is goin’
One of us is goin’ down!

Define your meaning of fun
Is it fuckin’, druggin’ or guns
I feel the heat comin’ off of the blacktop
So get ready for another one
Let’s take a trip down memory lane
The words circulate in my brain
You can treat this like another, all the same
But don’t cry like a bitch when you feel the pain

It’s been a long time comin’
And the table’s turned around
‘Cause one of us is going
One of us is going down
I’m not runnin’
It’s a little different now
‘Cause one of us is goin’
One of us is goin’ down!

This is hardly worth fighting for
But it’s the little petty shit that I can’t ignore
When my fist hits your face
And your face hits the floor

Home Sweet Home- Motley Crue

            Amy is back in Atlanta, around family. She never even knew she was homesick until she returned.

Numb- Pink

            More of where Amy’s head is at in the beginning of the book. When she’s not full of fury, she’s numb.

Wanna Be Your Lover- Prince

            No explanation needed for this one. Applies to both Hugh and Amy!

Mystery- Richard Marx

Oh, poor lovesick Hugh.

Mesmerized since the day I saw you
Maybe somewhere I’ve misplaced my pride
In trying to prove I’m on your side
We’re two of the many walking wounded
And all I want is to try to be the cure
So we’ll never feel loneliness anymore

I want to be declared your one and only
Hear you say that I’m your destiny
And I want you to be more than a mystery to me

He’s a Dream- Shandi Sinnaman

The more she learns about Hugh, the more fascinated Amy becomes.

He doesn’t mean a thing to me, just another pretty face to see
He’s all over town, knocking ’em down, honey
I’d never let him next to me

Oh he’s the kind of guy who thinks he’s smart
He’s the type that always looks the part
He’s on the make, it’s so undertake, oh honey
An’ I never let him touch my heart

Right now, ask me if I care, look, he’s coming closer, oh I’ll swear
He’s got to be the toughest guy I’ve ever seen
I can’t believe he’s lookin’ at me

He’s a dream

Hard Luck Woman- Kiss and Garth Brooks

The song playing in the redneck bar that Amy recognizes. Kiss Rock and Roll Over was the 1st rock album I ever bought. But I prefer this version.

Prisoner of Love- Foreigner

Again, poor Hugh. He so badly wants to run after her.

Calling all dreamers, every heart broken fool
Doing what I can but love is cruel
The highest mountain ain’t high enough
I’m coming back, gonna take you prisoner of love

Baby, I’ll be sailing far across the sea
Wild horses could never stop me
The highest mountain ain’t high enough
I won’t give up, gonna take you prisoner of love

Think I Could Stand You Forever- Toto

Oops! Hugh accidentally spoke what was in his heart and then had to backtrack when Amy panicked. You know I always include a Toto song.

Would you say no if I asked you for your hand
Could you believe in the same words that I don’t understand
And would you cry if I told you I must go

I’ve been waiting such a long, long time, I think I could stand you forever
I’ve been wanting you a long, long time, I think I could stand you forever

Would you say no if I asked you for this one chance
Am I a fool to believe that this night is circumstance
I wish that for once you could see the look in your own eyes

Storm In Me- Winger

This is the 2nd time I’ve used a Winger song for the “black moment.” Amy is trying to save Hugh from herself, silly woman!

Storm in me is gonna blow this down
Fire in me is gonna burn it to the ground
Beast in me is gonna wipe this out
Devil in me is gonna load another round

I never meant to make you cry
You are my deepest love inside

This is Gonna Hurt- Sixx AM

            Always have a Sixx AM song, too. Amy bravely faces therapy and working through her demons.

Let it out, let it out
You can scream and you can shout
Keep your secrets in the shadows and you’ll be sorry
And everybody’s getting numb (Everybody’s getting numb)
And everybody’s on the run (Everybody’s on the run)

You say it’s all a crisis
You say it’s all a blur

There comes a time you’ve gotta face it, face it

Hey, hey, Hell is what you make, make
Rise against your fate, fate
Nothing’s gonna keep you down
Even if it’s killing you

Because you know the truth

I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz

            To me, this is Amy and Hugh’s theme song.

Well, I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up…

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

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