Well well well, look what we have here…it’s another Book Soundtrack! I missed last weeks Music Monday, but here I am again. This time with a different book and three different songs that remind me of the book, or that I find the lyrics quite fitting to the story. Let’s jump into this week’s book!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
We don’t need to talk about my love for this book or this entire series right? I believe it is quite clear what my feelings are by now. Here are three songs that I can connect to this lovely story and series.
The Mundane and the Magic by Dark Tranquillity
Oh another one of my favorite bands, and yes they’re Swedish. The title of this song is really why I picked it for this Book Soundtrack, but it is also a song that I listen to quite often while reading. Each time it comes on, no matter what I am reading, my thoughts always crawl back to Harry Potter. You know magic and muggles and what keeps them separate.
Apply layers to reality
Things only you can see
Add a beat to normality
To tap the core of insanity
I let my dreams cross over
To days of endless grey
If I could merge the mundane and the magic
We’d forge the new unknown
The Future is Dark by Moonspell
I could probably use Moonspell every week. I not only love their music, but I LOVE their lyrics. They tell a story on their own, but I chose this particular song because it has a dark theme, and Harry Potter also has quite the dark underlying themes. I don’t really know how the band would feel about me connecting their song to Harry Potter, but it’s just how my mind works. No apologies here.
Gotta breathe in, gotta breathe out
Up on your feet, gotta think twice
The future is dark, the future is vile
Without you there’s no tomorrow
In Loving Memory by Alter Bridge
This song, well this song usually makes me cry. It’s a very sweet and emotional song about missing someone who has passed away. The opening words definitely make me feel all kinds of emotions, and it feels like the perfect song for Harry. He has never known his parents, but he misses them daily. He misses and he wonders what his life would be like. There’s an emptiness there for him, that is hard to fill. This song makes me think of that aspect of Harry’s life.
Thanks for all you’ve done
I’ve missed you for so long
I can’t believe you’re gone
You still live in me
I feel you in the wind
You guide me constantly
So there you are, my second book soundtrack and three more songs that I definitely recommend you check out!!