Wednesday, 9 July 2014

My Favourite Songs' Lyrics in a Tale Gone Awry

Posted by Oyinlola Sobowale on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 in | 15 comments


*Active Reading Activated*
So here is how this is going to work...below is a short story really infused with some lines from my favourite songs.

WHAT TO DO???

Identity those lyrics; could be partial or the entire lines I added. Tell me the title of the song(s) and the artiste(s). Whoever gets all the songs will get a treat from me to go see a movie( No 3D movie please and no ice-cream or you get a recharge card equivalent of any network-especially if the winner is male *hehehehe*). Not to worry, if you my dear reader isn't resident in Nigeria, I'll do the honours with any friend of your choice.


HINT - I love rock songs, so that's what you are looking for plus I've got the lyrics scattered around from six different songs. Just six! Can't be that difficult yeah? Leggoooo...


The phone rang for the umpteenth time as Josh made his way out of the shower, his hair dripping water on the lush green carpet. A quick glance at the only source of light in the darkened room revealed an unknown number glaring back at him from his buzzing phone, only he knew who the caller would be - his very married ex! Josh made a mental calculation of how much longer it would take his long-time friend, newly-transitioned-into-girlfriend to wash and dry her hair as he picked the call whilst making his way to the balcony blocking out the sound of splashing water…


“Hey you,” came the purring voice

“Honey, why are you calling me so late? It’s kinda hard to talk right now”. “Honey”, Josh called at her again, “why are you calling, is everything okay? I got to whisper cos I can’t be too loud…see my girl is in the next room,” he looked around furtively. “Does he know you are talking to me? Will it start a fight?”

“No, he doesn’t know Josh,” was the faint response like that of a chastised child.


“So where is he or should I ask where you are instead. Hawaii? Rio Maggiore? Brussels?”


“We’ve been in town for a couple of days now actually and presently I am ten miles from town, I just broke down…spitting out smoke on the side of the road”. Honey cried, “I am out here alone trying to get home”.


“W…wait!” Josh broke in, “You mean you’ve been around and you just calling me? Well! Well!! Well!!! That’s a first. So what are you doing out this late…I mean early? It’s barely 5.00 am and we both know you don’t get up till 8’ in the morning”.

“I’ve been having trouble to sleep, been waking up at 4.12 and so I decided to drive round town before my car broke down…now I’m taking a smoke”.


“Arrrrrrrrgh…” worry suddenly creeping in, “is it safe where you are? Why not just call your sugar boy to come help you?” Josh asked


“Like you don’t know what the old hag is like. He wouldn’t even notice me missing,” Honey cried starting to whine again! “I got lost in the beauty of everything I saw but now I know better. Truly in the wrong place trying to make it right but I’m tired of justifying…come home Josh. Come home to me. I’ve made all the plans to leave hubby and start afresh with you. You know how happy we were together…come home ‘cause I’ve been waiting for you for so long and right now there’s a war between vanities but all I see is you and me and the fight for you is all I’ve ever known”


“Let’s start again,” she continued, her hands holding tightly to the phone, her breathing visibly heavy


“Honey…I’ve got to run now. I’m sorry I can’t help you this time around, it’s just very bad timing. I’ll call you back in the morning okay, just make sure to keep safe okay” he quickly cut her off and tucked his phone in his towel as Joy peered through the glass.


“Hey babe, what are you doing out here bare chested in the cold?” She opened the sliding glass widely and looked for tell-tale signs, “You are not tempted to take a puff again, are you?”


“No babe. I wouldn’t want to break my abstinence even though I feel kinda tempted right now”, his gaze trailing to the single stick of wrapped hemp in his left hand which he had intentionally brought along. “I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend, lucky to have been where I’ve been. I’m lucky to be in love again with a beautiful woman with a large heart…I wouldn’t want to lose you because of my excesses,” he hugged her tightly praying with all his core that she wouldn’t feel the bulge nor vibration through his towel, thinking at the same time…”oh no! What’s this? Spider web & I’m caught in the middle…”
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15 comments:

  1. Bap Kennedy- let's start again,
    Jason Mraz- Lucky i'm in love with my best friend,
    A1-caught in the middle,
    Hinder- lips of an angel,
    Gotye - Someone i used to know,
    OneRepublic -War between vanities

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    1. I'll save my response JaJ lest I anchor anyone...thanks for meeting me halfway.
      e-hugs

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  2. Interesting concept. I like it though it seems like this is targeted at a specific type of individual. Though this is not my date, I want to know if Jason mraz is a rock artiste

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    1. It isn't targeted at any individual JC,maybe I shouldn't have assumed a lot of folks love rock ;)
      Btw Jason Mraz does rock - a softer version albeit so it is called 'pop rock'. It's a genre that mixes pop with rock which gives a slower and mellower output.

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    2. ☺. I really wanted to go watch movie

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  3. I cc..copy the first comment cos I got no inkling at all! (LAUGHING)
    But gal....I love this story line!
    Big ups to you Great Lady!!

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  4. I only know one republic. When I read the clause, I just knew I won't get it and told myself to just enjoy d story. Cool

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  5. Lovely piece- all of it. I lost hope of grabbing that movie date based on your little quiz so i concentrated on enjoying your very coherent thought path. I really cant pick any song line i know, i guess i might have to expand my listening apatite. God.....how do you come up with stuff like that? Gal you have a very creative mind. The story is so alive, i saw it as in read it. You know many guys find themselves in such a web.....or should i say "put themselves in such a web" ...... On the one end, she is panting to have me back, on the other another is totally oblivious of how transient love can be......thinking of one as i hug the other. Am i being manipulative or am i trying ti manage a circumstance?

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  6. I didn't wanto sound patronizing but I guess you now know that this write up did more than you planned- it was well written with so much energy in every line. I'm sure we all don't mind the date cuz the write up is a movie on its own.....seun

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  7. Time to mark your responses...excited me. and the winner is...*drum rolls*

    Honey, why are you calling me so late? It’s kinda hard to talk right now”. “Honey” “why are you calling, is everything okay? I got to whisper cos I can’t be too loud…see my girl is in the next room,” he looked around furtively. “Does he know you are talking to me? Will it start a fight?” - LIPS OF AN ANGEL BY HINDER

    I am ten miles from town, I just broke down…spitting out smoke on the side of the road... I am out here alone trying to get home” - LIFE AFTER YOU BY DAUGHTRY

    I’ve been having trouble to sleep, been waking up at 4.12 - 4.12 BY SWITCHFOOT

    “I got lost in the beauty of everything I saw but now I know better. Truly in the wrong place trying to make it right but I’m tired of justifying…come home, come home ...come home ‘cause I’ve been waiting for you for so long and right now there’s a war between vanities but all I see is you and me and the fight for you is all I’ve ever known” - COME HOME BY ONE REPUBLIC

    I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend, lucky to have been where I’ve been. I’m lucky to be... LUCKY BY JASON MRAZ

    …”oh no! What’s this? Spider web & I’m caught in the middle…” TROUBLE BY COLDPLAY

    That's all six! Chei nobody got dem songs. What's a girl to do? Keep my money????











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  8. Na wa oooo why do I always carry last ? I swear I know all these songs oh. Ok lemme confess except that switchfoot one sha but sharp babe like me for don google am. Chaeee when is the next one ? pretty please *bats eyelashes*

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    1. I just made a loud 'yippeeeee'...finally someone who loves rock! I really felt bad no one got all the answers correctly but I'll come up with another very soon, at least now I can afford a 3D movie and some chops too. Delay is not denial but kosher deal *winkz*

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  9. wish I had seen this earlier...knew all d songs...but eagerly waiting for the next one...can u let me know when its out? ;)

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  10. This is fun but I could only identify one song Lucky by Jason Miraz, not much of a rock fan

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