Lissywrites/ November 1, 2013/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

This novella has been in the making for a long time, but as it gets closer and closer to publication, I itch to make a playlist. It’s not just for the sake of making a playlist, but the book itself is based entirely on music. Without music, there would be no point to it, and the main song on the playlist is Die Lorelei, a German folk song. That song’s sad lyrics led me to the create the work.

The problem is that the book is a romance, and it’s actually the book I was referencing in my controversial post all that time ago. So, the playlist is 100% love songs. The problem is, most of the songs I wanted to use were poppy tunes that didn’t make much sense when paired with the classical background of the book.

And that’s how my wonderful journey began.

I’ve searched through Spotify, and I was beyond surprised. There is so much talent out there, and so many talented souls who just aren’t given enough spotlight. Well, today, I will honor those covers. Here I have the playlist.  I believe my characters would be proud to both listen and perform the songs in these forms, and I like most of these just as much, if not more, than their originals.

Please listen.

At the bottom of this post, below the playlist, I will have the lyrics pasted for you to read. Once again, enjoy.

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English Translation of Die Lorelei:

I know not if there is a reason
Why I am so sad at heart.
A legend of bygone ages
Haunts me and will not depart.

The air is cool under nightfall.
The calm Rhine courses its way.
The peak of the mountain is sparkling
With evening’s final ray.

The fairest of maidens is sitting
Unwittingly wondrous up there,
Her golden jewels are shining,
She’s combing her golden hair.

The comb she holds is golden,
She sings a song as well
Whose melody binds an enthralling
And overpowering spell.

In his little boat, the boatman
Is seized with a savage woe,
He’d rather look up at the mountain
Than down at the rocks below.

I think that the waves will devour
The boatman and boat as one;
And this by her song’s sheer power
Fair Lorelei has done.

Thanks for reading/listening. If you’d like to read more about this project, head on over to “My Books.” You can read up on it there, and when it comes out, there will be links for you to purchase it. Thank you, again.


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About lissywrites

As an avid writer and poet, Alyssa Hubbard explores the earthly and spectral talismans that carry us from life to death and back again through her work. As the darkness within makes its way from pen to paper, she finds room for more joyous activities, such as sampling new ice cream flavors, singing in public, and geeking out over the latest anime. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, works in Digital Marketing, and has been writing (professionally) for 8 years. Her work has been featured in literary journals and magazines such as Adanna, The Coffin Bell, and many others.

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