Songs I Wish Were Books

by | 7 June 2019 | Books, Writing | 13 comments

When you only realise the header image has the wrong words two minutes before publishing the post, but it’s too late to change it now. 🙈


Good morning one and all and welcome to Jane Makes Up Stuff Because None Of Her Other Ideas Were Working Today.

In this latest installment, I’m going to be throwing around some really cool songs! And I’m going to talk about how they could be even cooler if they were books! And when the day is done, all my fellow writers will curse my name because of all the plot bunnies I hope to incite today!

You’re welcome. 😂


There’s not much explanation to this post, since I’m literally just making it up as I go, so let’s dive straight into it!


Superheroes, The Script

Because who doesn’t want more superhero books?? This song is such a cool song of overcoming abuse/oppression and fighting to do the right thing. It’s not even necessarily about literal super powers, and that’s one of the coolest parts.

You don’t have to have unearthly powers to be a superhero. 😊

So here’s a petition for more superhero books about ordinary people!


Sirens, Gray Havens

This song is already a story in some ways, but I want more! I want a deep, twisty tale of the man who was deceived into following the sirens, and everything he left behind, and then how he was rescued just in time.

If no one else is going to write this…I’ll have to, because excuse me, YES PLEASE.


The Realm of The Fallen King, BrunuhVille

There’s only a little bit of lyrics in this one (starts at 9:55 if you’re looking for it) but they’re so mystical and this whole song sounds like such an epic fantasy story just begging to be told.

Kings, ancient realms, dragons, mysterious curses. What’s not to love? I want this so bad!


Now We Are Free, Hans Zimmer

This song is so sad in some ways, but so beautiful too. Look up the words in English, if you don’t know them already. 😍

I really like this one, and I’m sure it fits the Gladiator movie really well, but I need the story of this: slavery and war and all the feels, but an ultimate triumph, even though it’s perhaps a little bittersweet.



As the title suggests, this one is brother relationships, and I looove it so much! Brothers standing side by side is one of my favourite things in fiction, but it’s not common enough.

To me, this song tells the story of two brothers struggling through mile after mile of problems. They’re separated, on the wrong sides of a war, but in the end, they always get back again because they’re brothers. Be right back as I go to the nearest bookstore which sells this story, thank you.


If you don’t have any plot bunnies right now…you’re doing better than me, because I accidentally gave myself a new one. 😅 I completely fell for my own trap. I WASN’T PLANNING ON THIS, HELP.


What songs do you NEED in book form? Do you have any plot bunnies you’re dyyying to write? Let’s chat together!

Jane Maree

Jane Maree

Jane Maree is an Australian writer, adventurer at heart, beloved daughter of the King of Kings, and believer in at least six impossible things before breakfast. Raised on fairy tales, scraped knees, and makeshift swords, she has yet to outgrow any of them. In her day job, Jane teaches music and freelances as an editor, but by night she crafts daring stories of broken heroes overcoming extraordinary odds.


  1. C. L. Farrelly

    The Realm of The Fallen King, BrunuhVille!!! Yes so much mystery in that song… but partly it’s so epic because it’s a mystery. But I totally want the rest of it.

    And Sirens is very much a story already, and written out in so many peoples lives in some ways.

    • Jane Maree

      Yes!! I love how mystical it sounds; so many fantasy vibes going on. 😍

      Absolutely, yes. It’s a really weird song on the first few listens, but after you actually get the lyrics it’s super cool.

  2. S.F. Dekreel

    Oy, this was brilliant. X’D

    You know what would make amazing book music? TWO STEPS FROM HELL and PETER HELLAND. Those two are utter masters. TSFH does the most epic action/trailer music I have ever heard, and Helland’s music is everything from soothing to mysterious to makes-you-want-to-tear-up inspiring.

    This would be my go-to writing music. (alongwiththeminecraftsoundtrack *COUGH-AHEM*)

    Sorry I just filled your comment section with random ranting about random music I like. 😛

    • Jane Maree

      Haha, thank you! 😛

      YES. I love TSFH too! So cool.

      Ranting about music is always welcome in my comment section. 😂

  3. Evelyn Kelly

    Oooh, interesting thoughts!
    I love the Gray Havens and Hans Zimmer! Yes please write those books, thank you! XD
    And Brothers, yes that too. Thank you! I appreciate it. Make sure to let me know when they’re done so I can send you my address and you can ship them to me. 😉

    I’ll have to check out those other songs…

    • Evelyn Kelly

      *Brother* 😛
      Oh deary… maybe I’m still waking up. Where is my tea…

    • Jane Maree

      These are the sort of things I think about when I really should be working on my edits… 😅

      I’ll just work on a few more projects in all my spare time, it’ll be easy as. 😂 (*whispers* I do actually already have a future projected inspired by Brother, so that one is very likely to be written.)

      Tea though! 😍 Go find yourself a cup or three. 😂

  4. Kendra Lynne @ The Wanderling

    This was a great idea for a post, Jane! I may steal it sometime, if it’s okay with you. (so I won’t really steal it 😛 )

    Surprisingly, the only song of the ones you listed that I’ve heard is Brother by NEEDTOBREATHE. I have heard it so often on our Christian radio stations that it has lost any appeal it once had. XP Though I have to admit that the only NTB song that I like is Happiness; have you heard it?

    • Jane Maree

      Yay, thank you!! Feel free, I’d love to see your post on it. 😄

      Oh nooo, that’s the worst. 🤣 I haven’t listened to Happiness though, so I’m going to have to look that up!

  5. J.A.Penrose

    Jane. Why? Too many ideas, and not enough time!

    All of these are great, by the way! 🙂

    • Jane Maree

      The struggle is real… 😅 But they’re all such cool ideas! I can’t help myself!

      Thanks. 😊

  6. Mem


    I just got into The Gray Havens music. THEY ARE AMAZING!!! Oh my goodness! I love The Ghost of a King, Sirens, The Gray Flowers, The Train Station, and Three Birds in Babylon best. What are your favorites of their songs???

    • Jane Maree


      Yesss, they’re all really cool songs. I looove This My Soul because of the beautiful meaning the lyrics have, but they’re all so quirky and unique.

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