Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Inspired: Come Home: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Inspired: A Summer of Songs showcases song lyrics written by myself and other bloggers. The lyrics and themes were inspired by books. The author of the books have provided their thoughts on the lyrics and how it fits their books; in the case that an author could not participate, a fellow blogger took up the responsibility. I highly encourage you to comment either on the lyrics, on the books, on the event in general, or on anything of a similar note.

As I mentioned yesterday, there were two bloggers that gladly joined in and participated in this event. The second blogger is my other good friend Isabel @ Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews. Unlike Nova, Isabel is a bit newer to lyric-writing, but she did a fabulous job! I actually haven't read Pushing the Limits (*gasp* I know!) (okay, I also haven't read The Program yet...), but I was so excited that Isabel jumped aboard. I couldn't get Katie to join in and send in her reaction, but I knew that Kayla @ A Wonderland of Reading LOVES Katie's books. So of course, I just had to ask Kayla to jump aboard and write a reaction to Isabel's song. She gratefully accepted, so I'm happy to say that I have two of my great blogging friends on today's post!

The Song (by Isabel):

Come Home
Hey you, with your head to the ground
Hey you, looking the other way
Hey you, who won’t look me in the eye
Hey you, don’t you have something to say

Hey you, hiding behind a smile
Hey you, locked up inside yourself
Hey you, what you got to hide?
Hey you, hey it’s gonna be alright

Cause everyone is fighting
An uphill battle war
And some may not be winning
Most don’t know where to start
When everyone is fighting
And no one’s by your side
Well it all my seem so useless
But come on, come home tonight

I know you’re tired, I know you’re scared
But what are you waiting for?
Trust me, we’ve all been there
But you don’t need to hide no more

So take a moment, stop and stare
For what’s on the other side
You won’t believe it’s always been there
But come on, you just gotta see the sunlight

Cause everyone is fighting
An uphill battle war
And some may not be winning
Most don’t know where to start
When everyone is fighting
And no one’s by your side
Well it all my seem so useless
But come on, come home tonight

Come home
You are not alone
Even though the dark is threatening
You can always find the light

Just cause everyone is fighting
Doesn’t mean you’ve lost the war
And though you may not be winning
You just gotta look in your heart
Despite everyone fighting
I am always by your side
And if it ever seems useless
Just come on, come home tonight

The Reaction (by Kayla):
I can totally picture this as a slow acoustic song. While it can easily be targeted towards Noah and Echo, I mainly see it towards Echo and it really captures what she's going through and what she thinks. While I can't see Noah ever actually doing it, it's almost like this is Noah singing to Echo about how he wants to help her, be the answers to her troubles, and how he wants her to come to him so he can make everything alright for her. 

Picturing this song in my head, it just really got to me because it so greatly captures a lot of what goes on in Pushing the Limits. And Pushing the Limits being the amazing book that is one of my all time favorites, this really hit me in the feels! Come Home is a perfect song for Echo, Noah, and Pushing the Limits!

The Book:
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: July 31st, 2012
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

Isabel, The Blogger:
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Kayla, The (Other) Blogger:
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  1. I love that you (bloggers) write the lyrics. They definitely make me want to read the book more if someones goes to the means of penning a song for their love of a book!

    1. Awww, yay! I'm so glad to hear that. We want to share our love, and of course we hope others will check out the books we love and love them too. Thanks for stopping by!


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