This #MusicMonday, I decided to feature one of the original songs from DREAM CATCHERS.  Throughout the rock star romance series, I have written an entire album’s worth of songs.  Just lyrics.  One day, I would love to actually get someone to put music to these songs and record them.  So far, only “Haley’s Letter” is available thanks to my friend James Manzello, who recorded the song as Tortured, the band from the series.

Anyway, this week’s featured song is “Detonate”, which was Tortured’s first big single and one of Haley’s favorite songs in the book.  The lyrics are below.  I hope you enjoy it.  Feedback would be much appreciated!

SONG: “Detonate”

ARTIST: Tortured (fictional band from “Dream Catchers”)

BOOK: “Dream Catchers” (Purchase on Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes or purchase the entire Vol. I of the “Dream Catchers Series“)

INSIGHT: In “Dream Catchers”, the main male character, Jordan Walsh wrote “Detonate” about his father.  As the story unfolds, you find out about Jordan’s angst and disgust toward his dad.  I envision this song to be very aggressive with a little screaming involved, but nothing that would hurt your ears.  Think Jared Leto melodic screaming.  After all, I listened to a ton of 30 Seconds to Mars while writing “Dream Catchers”.  For me, writing songs like this helped me develop Jordan easier, and it also helped me relate to him.  In the past, I had a lot of bottled up emotion toward my own father that I wasn’t always able to vocalize to him.  Anger is not an emotion that comes easily for me.  Just pain.  Writing a character like Jordan, who covers pain up with anger was a great release for me.

DETONATE

Lyrics by: Sandy Lo

3…2…1…Ahh!

Don’t tell me what to say
Or how to act
I really shouldn’t take lessons
From a world class hack
I am taking control
Me, the only one I can trust
And I’m on the edge
About to combust

I’ll turn your world to hell
Like a time bomb ticking
I’m ready to blow
And it’s me you slap
For taking all your crap
I am never right
Just not good enough
While you’re the devil
Right here on Earth

You’ll be sorry
When it’s me missing
Then you’ll know what it’s like
To be the one ass kissing
You made me invisible
While I was trying to be a man
Still, a tortured boy
That you never did understand

I’ll turn your world to hell
Like a time bomb ticking
I’m ready to blow
And it’s me you slap
For taking all your crap
I am never right
Just not good enough
While you’re the devil
Right here on Earth

Now you created a monster
My insides shake
I can’t do a thing
But scream while I sing
About how I hate you
And how I’m a time bomb
Ready to go off

I’ll turn your world to hell
Like a time bomb ticking
I’m ready to blow
And it’s me you slap
For taking all your crap
I am never right
Just not good enough
While you’re the devil
Right here on Earth

Now I’m a time bomb
Ready to go off
3…2…1

©2010 Sandy Lo Publishing.

author

Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.

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