It’s up to you how you use the lyrics to inspire your story. Here’s a few suggestions, or invest in the brilliant Mother, Brother, Lover for inspiration.
‘Rent a flat above a shop, cut your hair and get a job/Smoke some fags and play some pool, pretend you never went to school’ Common People
‘I kissed your eyes awake’ The Birds In The Garden
‘Perhaps you should move somewhere / far away, to another town / where maybe they / could see things in your way’ Life Must Be So Wonderful
‘Swayin’ slightly / Drunk on the sun I suppose / It was a real summer’s day / The air hummin’ with heat / Whilst the trees beckoned us into their cool green shade’ David’s Last Summer
‘The room is cold / And has been like this for several months / If I close my eyes I can visualize everything in it / Right down to the broken handle on the third drawer down /Of the dressing table’ F.E.E.L.I.N.G. C.A.L.L.E.D. L.O.V.E.
‘Where all the broken people go’ Bar Italia
‘Raised on a diet of broken biscuits’ Misfits
‘You didn’t ask to be that way / Oh, I’m sorry Sylvia’ Sylvia
‘Net curtains blow slightly in the breeze / Lemonade light filterin’ through the trees’ Acrylic Afternoons
‘You’ve been awake all night / So why should you crash out at dawn?’ Sunrise
‘He’s moved inside your head / And he directs all the dreams you are dreaming’ Have You Seen Her Lately?
‘If you look under the bed / Then I can see my house from here’ Pencil Skirt
‘Mister, we just want your car / Cos we’re taking a girl to the reservoir’ Joyriders
‘You see you should take me seriously / Very seriously indeed. / Cause I’ve been sleeping with your wife for the past sixteen weeks, smoking your cigarettes, / drinking your brandy, messing up the bed that you chose together/ And in all that time I just wanted you to come home unexpectedly one afternoon / and catch us at it in the front room’ I Spy
‘I never knew that you’d get married / I would be living down here on my own / on that damp and lonely Thursday years ago’ Disco 2000
NB Please do not read the words while listening to the recordings.