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June 21, 2012

Theme Song Thursday

Theme Song Thursday is hosted and created by my favorite: Jena @ Shortie Says where you choose a book you've read or are currently reading and pair it with a song that you think describes the book and why.




The Song
Hang On - Plumb



The Why + the Lyrics

I chose Hang On because the song itself fits perfectly with Zoe's battle throughout the story. The feel of determination and desperation are all mixed up into this song. Hang On is the song that drives Zoe to push through. When I listen to this song, I feel like I'm silently cheering her on.

I'm so stubborn, it's how I got here
So alone, feels like forever
Wanna swim away and breath the open air
But I feel so afraid, then I hear you say

I feel like this verse describes Zoe's fear and her struggle perfectly. She's afraid because of her constant glitching. She wants to turn herself in because it's "supposedly" the right thing to do, but at the time same time she can't give up the glitching because she loves the freedom of feeling. Yet the freedom has a price and it's being alone, feeling alone. This changes when she finally meets Adrian.

Hang on when the water is rising
Hang on when the waves are crashing
Hang on, just don't ever let go 

There's a scene in the book that describes the chorus, water and everything, where Zoe and Adrian are barely holding on to survive. Before this point, it's Adrian telling Zoe to "hang on", to keep going. Faced with uncertainty, Zoe is determined to not let go, even if it means losing her life in the process. 

I love the chorus because I know the feeling of just wanting to give up, but knowing that something, someone wants and needs me to hold on no matter how I wish to let go.

I'm so hungry, how can I stay here?
Starving for what I hold so dear
Like a hurricane it takes everything from me
Wake me from this dream

This second verse describes Zoe's epiphany moment when she realizes that she's been lied to her whole life. The first line describes Zoe literally questioning her reasoning for staying in the Community while the second line is the truth in which she now knows she can't give up. 

"Like a hurricane it takes everything from me"-- Zoe's knows the Communiy's lies is that metaphorical hurricane taking everything: her freedom, her choices, her senses, her emotions, her whole being. 

Three days, thirty years
So hopeless, doesn't matter
Don't say it's too late if you blink your eyes
The sun is rising, the sun is rising, oh

Live. Hope. Survive. Escape. 
Zoe doesn't know what she'll do next, but she knows that there's a new day to start. 

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And that's it. What do you think of the song and the lyrics? 
I know Glitch is not out until awhile from now, so I hope maybe this would make you want to read the book. And if you've read the book already, do you think Hang On goes with Glitch? And is there any songs that come to mind that you think describes this book? 

If you want to join in on TST, head on over to Jena's blog! Her TST post will tell you all you need to know and while you're there, go leave her some commentLOVE for her Theme Song Thursday book and song choice! <3 :)

Let me know your thoughts/comments/suggestions below :)

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE this song!!! I haven't read this one yet. But I SO Want to now.

    Thank you so much for making up a post this week jessirae <33333

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  2. Hey, i know of Plumb! They have some really good songs but i've never heard of this one! Just listened to it! Sounds really good and i can totally picture it for Glitch! Makes me more excited!

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  3. Love this song! I've heard one song by Plumb before and loved it. Haven't heard this one until today though. Glitch seems like a good book, I need to get that one! :D

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  4. I love this song! I think it fits Glitch perfectly :)

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