Play List for I'm Still Here

I listened to a LOT of music when I was writing I'm Still Here. Sometimes, I can't listen to music when I'm writing, but this story required me to. I can't explain why, just something about the feeling of it. As I was writing, songs would catch my ear and I would include them on my playlist for the book. Every so often, I would hear a song while in my car and have to say the name over and over until I could stop and write it down in my notebook so that I could remember to include it on the playlist.

Here are the songs that made the playlist. A lot of them set the tone for Esther's past relationship with her twin sister Aster. Some of the songs go directly with a scene in the book--try and see if you can figure out which!

Carry On by Fun.

When this song came out, it made me think of an acquaintance who had gone missing and was later found to have committed suicide. I could not fathom why she would make the choices she made and this song always made me think of her and that she could have found the strength to carry on. Her story was the inspiration for Aster.

Paradise by the Dashboard Lights by Meatloaf

Don't Mess Around with Jim by Jim Croce

Mad World by Alex Parks

Gravity by Sara Bareilles

Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

Roar by Katy Perry

Hands by Jewel

Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Be Ok by Ingrid Michaelson

Say Something by A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera

Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

Breathe (2 am) by Anna Nalick

I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz

Heart of Glass by Blondie

Broken by Jack Johnson

Tomorrow (Annie Soundtrack)

Break Stuff by Limp Bizkit
(Warning, this is the uncensored version with lots of bad language)

Won't Stop by One Republic

It's Alright by Big Head Todd and the Monsters

I hope you all enjoy this musical journey that accompanies Esther during her time in I'm Still Here. Guess what? This is only list one of two. Stay tuned for another play list coming soon!

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