Making me Smile

I’m feeling a bit high right now (no, not the illegal kind) and for the following three reasons:

1. Writing or mostly editing tonight, but hacking that bitch up like my life depends on it and somehow it doesn’t hurt. (Thanks edgyauthor for your little tip. While I’m not erasing entire pages down to one word, I am removing massive paragraphs & dialogue at a time!)

2. This song & these lyrics. It’s got the most beautiful piano (and I sooo love piano based music) and if Bryce was the singer in my story he *might* sing a song like this over the course of his time with Teagan. This is what I’m writing to on repeat right now. :)

Ashes Divide – “Sword”

Note: I’m pretty sure this is just a fan made video and it’s weird, I know. Just listen to it and read the lyrics below instead of watching it.


Spreading your love from the tip of a sword
Echoing the reason that poisons your
Thinking you know what’s good for us all
I wish I could reach out…

To silence you

But I’m a waste in your eyes.
You say you don’t need me to save you tonight.
But I need to save you tonight.

I’m standing alone on the brink of a stone
Trying to humanize the enemy inside you
We’re cut from the same cloth but we are
Stained with the poison of pride

We’re sucking the life from the whole of the world
Can’t be confined or condemned to be
Reduced to a place that’s a violent resolve
To the end they will try

And silence you.

Cos we’re a waste in their eyes
The grace they describe
Won’t save you tonight.

Spreading your love from the tip of a sword
Echoing your reason that poisons your
Of all your fear, love, anymore
Let pride come before a fall

I wish you could see and believe in something more
Than the things I’m confined and condemned to be
They will know our needs and we won’t be ignored
So that we may excuse our lives

Don’t let them silence you
Cos you’re a waste in their eyes
There’s a grace inside of you…
I need tonight…

3. The last two books I’ve read have been oh-so-perfect (“Infinity: Chronicles of Nick” and “Hex Hall”) and quite frankly great books make me want to write something fierce. PLUS I got “Linger” today*** and read the first couple of chapters at red lights on the way home from work. m-stiefvater has already thrust me right back into that warm and fuzzy place she left me at the end of “Shiver” so it seems like my awesome book reading stint will only continue to keep me motivated writing wise. (BTW – Green text in “Linger” equals total awesomeness. Green is my favorite color!)

Peace – Sarah


***I actually visited a bookstore today (which I never do) to buy “Linger” because it turns out that Amazon had no intentions of sending it out this week despite the changed release date and I refused to wait. (Although I was angry to find out when I got home that they did actually release it today after telling me they weren’t and I paid 10 bucks more than I would have online – GRRR!) As if the four books I purchased this weekend online weren’t enough for the month, I walked out with more than just “Linger.”

Me, surrounded by all of those glorious covers, all of them asking me to touch them, was a bad idea. What made it even worse is that I went alone and so there was no one to reign me in when my eyes popped out of my head in wonder.

Luckily because the books are almost double the price in store as they are online I only bought one other book aside from “Linger” and that was “Hex Hall.” I know I said it could wait, especially since I already finished the library copy, but it was so good I just had to own it.

I’m a bad, bad girl. I know. 😛


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7 Responses to "Making me Smile"

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  1. alice_vd

    July 14, 2010 at 4:51 am

    green is my favorite color too! and congrats on the editting!

    • SarahWhisted

      July 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      Green’s the best, isn’t it. You have a particular shade of green that you prefer? Mine’s a mix of Kelly green and thicker shades of lime, they look good together 😉

      Thanks for the congrats, let’s hope I’m as successful tonight as I was yesterday!

      • alice_vd

        July 15, 2010 at 4:55 am

        I’m not really picky with green as long as its not so-bright-it-blinds-you lime (have seen this. Never want to again *cringe*) or a puke green (again with the seen that, been there.)

  2. edgyauthor

    July 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I read “high,” I think “blood sugar.” Darn diabetes. 😛

    And I’m so glad my tip has helped you! I love hacking up my own books, so it’s great to see what I’ve learned working for somebody else. :)

    I didn’t watch that video since I don’t have hours to kill waiting for it to load (haha), but those lyrics are amazing! No wonder you’re inspired by them.

    • SarahWhisted

      July 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm

      Well at least you didn’t think drugs, which is why I made sure to state that because that’s where most people’s heads go when you say “high” – lol.

      Whenever you have the patience for it you should let that video buffer and listen or find another way to hear that song elsewhere because while the lyrics rock, they fit so perfectly with the music that it moves you!

      And I already told you how much you’ve helped me, everything else you offer is just a bonus and I’m ever grateful!

  3. edgyauthor

    August 4, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Just listened to this, and wow, I LOVE this song. The style reminds me a little bit of Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation, which also means it reminds me of awesomeness. :)

    • SarahWhisted

      August 4, 2010 at 12:16 am

      I’m a sucker for piano based awesomeness, but everything about the song felt right. In truth this bands (Ashes Divide) entire CD is good, one of those you can easily listen to straight through (and I’m kind of picky about that with CD’s, there aren’t many that qualify.)

      And see look you’ve already made me curious musically. Somehow I’ve never heard of either of these bands and so they’ll be in my to-check-out list as soon as I’m off my “Local Natives” kick. :)

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