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Soundtrack Saturday


Pick a Book. Pick a song you think fits it. Simples!

Today I’m choosing Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, which I will be reviewing shortly.

It is a book that focuses on a subject considered taboo by almost everyone everywhere. Incest.

Not my usual type of book but a brilliant one despite everything that could be said against it.

The song I have chosen to be my soundtrack is one that sprang to mind unbidden whilst I was reading it: Open Wide by Tina Dico.

The lyrics just seem to fit the story of two lovers, desperate to be together, deeply in love but forbidden to express it or even imply it to anyone. Secret moments, the brushing of hands at the breakfast table, five minutes snatched together talking and laughing but never free.

Lyrics:

Come and take my hand
It’s been so long
Since tender words last fell
From our sharp tongues.
Tell me, tell me now
Where we go wrong
Tell me there’s a way if we press on.

And keep our arms open wide
Don’t say no to anyone
But keep our hearts safe inside
Don’t let go to anyone
And raise above the chaos of love,
of love.
Come and hold my hand,
You look confused.
You give your best
And end up feeling used.
Tell me why you struggle like you do
To draw the line between the world and you.

Just keep your arms open wide
Don’t say no to anyone.
But keep your heart safe inside
Don’t let go to anyone.
And keep your heart safe from harm
Safe and warm in your hand
And raise above the trials of love,
of love.
Come and take my hand.
It’s been so long
Since tender words last fell
From our hard tongues.

We’ll keep our arms open wide
Don’t say no to anyone.
But keep our hearts safe inside
Don’t let go to anyone.
Yeah, keep our arms open wide
Don’t say no to anyone
But keep our blood safe inside
Not on show for anyone
And raise above the chaos of love
Of love

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