Edit for Rosie!

I’ve completed the playlist. I’ll be tinkering with it to make sure the songs are in order by chapter. They mostly are, but I haven’t doublechecked with the manuscript yet. I’ll do that next week as part of the minutiae of revisions. I don’t have the patience right now. Enjoy the songs! Let me know if you find any new faves in there.


It would be cool if you listened to this when you read SKIN GAME so you can share my experience.

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Doubleblind theme song

Love You ‘Till the End by The Pogues

You’ll note this song has a different tone than the one that embodied Wanderlust (Beck’s Lost Cause). Let’s compare lyrics.

Wanderlust = Lost Case

Your sorry eyes; they cut through bone
They make it hard to leave you alone
Leave you here wearing your wounds
Waving your guns at somebody new

Baby you’re lost
Baby you’re lost
Baby you’re a lost cause

There’s too many people you used to know
They see you coming they see you go
They know your secrets and you know theirs
This town is crazy; nobody cares

Baby you’re lost
Baby you’re lost
Baby you’re a lost cause

I’m tired of fighting
I’m tired of fighting
Fighting for a lost cause

There’s a place where you are going
You ain’t never been before
No one left to watch your back now
No one standing at your door
That’s what you thought love was for

Baby you’re lost
Baby you’re lost
Baby you’re a lost cause

I’m tired of fighting
I’m tired of fighting
Fighting for a lost cause

Doubleblind = Love You ‘Till the End

I just want to see you
When you’re all alone
I just want to catch you if I can
I just want to be there
When the morning light explodes
On your face it radiates
I can’t escape
I love you till the end

I just want to tell you nothing
You don’t want to hear
All I want is for you to say
Why don’t you just take me
Where I’ve never been before
I know you want to hear me
Catch my breath
I love you till the end (x4)

I just want to be there
When we’re caught in the rain
I just want to see you laugh not cry
I just want to feel you
When the night puts on its cloak
I’m lost for words dont tell me
Cause all I can say
I love you till the end (x5)

All I can say
I love you till the end (x3

Cause all I can say
I love you till the end (x3)

There’s a hopeful quality to Doubleblind that had been lost a bit in Wanderlust. And both these songs just tear my heart out. I wish I could talk more about the plot points that dovetail with the Lost Cause lyrics, but alas, we’ll have that post later, after the book releases and y’all have read it. But I think you’ll totally agree with me.

Theme songs

Most of my books have them. I find one that encapsulates the mood of the book and then play it until I can sing every word by heart.

For GRIMSPACE, it was Song to Say Goodbye by Placebo. For WANDERLUST, it was Lost Cause by Beck. For BLUE DIABLO, the first Corine book, it was Me Muero by La 5ª Estación. I provide links so you can check the songs out if you’re unfamiliar with them.

Now here’s the song I listened to religiously while writing HELL FIRE. It’s sad, soulful, and a little heart-wrenching.