Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I'm On Fire // Lit in Lyrics

If ever a book series required theme music, these books would be it. There are so many amazing songs that could be used to represent all the amazing that is Celeana Sardothien and the Throne of Glass series. Honestly, a lot of them have to do with Celaena herself because let's get real, she's a badass bitch so I picked a few of my favorites and one that Sarah herself tweeted about listening to while writing. I will tell you, that song was in my head the ENTIRE time I was re-reading the entire series and then reading Queen of Shadows. It really did enhance the epicness that is this series. You also might notice that some of these songs have a...theme to them if you will...a very hot, flaming theme...*wink*

Problem by Natasha Kills--Celeana is a badass bitch and I actually use this as my own personal theme song and I think it represents her life as an assassin pretty well. (YouTube)

"I’m your dream girl
This is real love
But you know what they say about me…
That girl is a problem."

Fight Song by Rachel Platten--I think of this when *things* are starting to happen and Celeana makes decisions about what she's going to stand up and fight for. Love love LOVE this song! (YouTube)

"Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn't say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me."

My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark by Fall Out Boy--Thiiiiiis-song makes me wanna get up and fight somebody! It so hard and heavy and I can just see Celeana raising hell...and maybe a little fire, too...Seriously, I can't get enough of the fact this song says to 'light it up' it's so perfect if you've read the series, you know what I mean! (YouTube)

"Be careful making wishes in the dark
Can't be sure when they've hit their mark
And besides in the mean, mean time
I'm just dreaming of tearing you apart

My songs know what you did in the dark
So light 'em up, up, up
Light 'em up, up, up
Light 'em up, up, up
I'm on fire."

Broken by Lifehouse--Celeana goes through a lot go growth and grief and I think this song represents a lot of her struggle to come back from so much pain. She fights so hard to remain whole, to remain a human with a heart and it's tragic and beautiful and ah! I just love her! (YouTube)

"I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you."

I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift--Ok, I tried to find a song for each of the men in Celaena's life and while these lyrics are not perfect I think Dorian could easily sing to Celaena. (YouTube)

"Once upon a time a few mistakes ago
I was in your sights, you got me alone
You found me, you found me, you found me
I guess you didn't care, and I guess I liked that
And when I fell hard you took a step back
Without me, without me, without me

And she's long gone when she's next to me
And I realize the blame is on me

'Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been
'Til you put me down, oh
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now."

Come Back...Be Here by Taylor Swift--I also decided to find a T Swift song for each guy because let's get real, this bitch has a song for every kind of relationship trauma or event. I love this tragically beautiful song and I think this is perfect for Chaol and Celeana in Crown of Midnight. (YouTube)

"I told myself don't get attached,
But in my mind I play it back,
Spinning faster than the plane that took you...

And this is when the feeling sinks in,
I don't wanna miss you like this,
Come back... be here, come back... be here.
I guess you're in New York today,
I don't wanna need you this way,
Come back... be here, come back... be here."

I'm Only Me When I'm With You by Taylor Swift--These lyrics pretty much speak for themselves with regards to Celeana and Rowan...in so many ways. (YouTube)

"I'm only up when you're not down.
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground.
It's like no matter what I do.
Well you drive me crazy half the time;
the other half I'm only trying to let you know that what I feel is true.
And I'm only me when I'm with you."

Long Live by Taylor Swift--Celaena and Aedion are cousins who love each other fiercely. Who grew up protecting one another and this song is representative of not only their strong bond but also all the people Celaena holds close. (YouTube)

"I said remember this moment in the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands
The crowds in stands went wild
We were the Kings and the Queens
And they read off our names
The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would never be the same
You held your head like a hero
On a history book page
It was the end of a decade
But the start of an age."

Requiem for a Dream by Lux Aeterna--I have had this song on my iPod since I was in high school and danced competitively. This song gives me chills EVERY time I hear it and I kid you not, it's close to once a week. It is epic and powerful and so full of intensity that it oozes out of the speakers. It's also haunting and slightly desolate sounding which, let's be real, is a fit for more than one scene in this series. I can just see somebody lighting up somebody's ass while this song is playing in the background. (YouTube)

Barbossa is Hungry from The Pirates of the Carribbean Soundtrack--Sarah tweeted this song and said she listens to it while writing sometimes and it is EPIC! And so totally perfect to hear in your head while reading a fight scene or about them just being the badasses that they are. I downloaded SO many songs from this soundtrack after hearing this one and if you want to feel like an inspired badass...listen to this. (YouTube)

Do you have any songs you relate to this series?
Or are there songs that inspire you to think about a certain series while reading?
Don't forget to check out the original Book Pushin' post for the Throne of Glass series! 
Stay tuned tomorrow for my FAVORITE quotes from the series! 


  1. Can we please discuss how HAPPY I am about the Taylor Swift/TOG character pairings? Because, for real, they're perfection. I also really love that you put Fight Song in this playlist. Whenever I listen to that one, it always makes me feel extra encouraged and inspired to fight harder.

  2. I love how you have problem on here! BTW, it's Natalia. I also love that you added Rachel Platten and Fall Out Boy! Great list!


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