This is the song that made me fall in love with the band Skillet.
If you don't know who Skillet is, it's a rock 'n roll Christian band, with alternating vocals between lead singer John Cooper and drummer Jen Ledger. I've used some of their other songs for plot inspiration, but I'll talk about those when it's time.
I appreciate music in all forms, more some than others. Now, there is the interpretation by the artist, and then there is my own interpretation. For many of my books, I find songs that speak to me. This song inspired my book "In A Chord". A chord of music is three or more notes heard simultaneously, and I thought it a perfect title for my ménage book.
When I heard the violin and Jen Ledger sing her chorus in Awake & Alive, I immediately envisioned this pink haired girl sashay her way across the stage. From that mental picture, I developed the story:
I'm at war with the world and theyTry to pull me into the darkI struggle to find my faithAs I'm slippin' from your armsIt's getting harder to stay awakeYou breathe into me at lastI'm awake I'm aliveNow I know what I believe insideNow it's my timeI'll do what I want 'cause this is my lifeHere, right hereRight now, right nowI know what I believe insideI'm awake and I'm aliveI'm at war with the world cause IAin't never gonna sell my soulI've already made up my mindAnd I feel like giving inYou breathe into me again