Theme Song Thursday #4

This week one of my new favorite books inspired this post. That book is Flawed by: Kate Avelynn. This book is all kinds of intense and dark and you will see that with the playlist I’ve chosen. If you’d like to check out my review of the book you can find that HERE. This book has easily become a favorite of mine (definitely top 3). So, I hope you enjoy my playlist. If you’ve read the book… let me know what you think of my choices. If you haven’t read the book… what does it make you think?


1) Morning Parade – Under The Stars

Why: I think of this one as a Sarah and Sam song during their “good times”. How she’s wanted him so long, and how he’s such a good guy and she finally has him. And how Sam wants to save her.

We’ve led a lifetime come undone
Staring straight into the sun
Like the barrel of a gun
Under the stars
Under the stars

Been waiting my whole life
For you to come and waste a while
Out in the dark
In the emptiness of time and space

Been going out my mind
I gotta bring you back to life
You and your heart
You and your heavy heart


2) Anberlin – Unstable

Why: The title alone I go “James”. But the song I think of how Sarah thinks of James. Plus the sound of it… so Flawed.

Come around, let me in
How can I talk you down from that ledge
Unless you let me in?
You heard when I called you
But you still lost your way
Are you able
To do just what you’re told?
Taught me to trust now
Yet you have no faith
in yourself


3) Trading Yesterday – For You Only
(Thank you to Jessirae for finding this one)

Why: Sam and Sarah. That is all.

Blinding darkness surrounds me
And I am reaching for you only
This hopelessness that drowns all that I believe
Will be the one thing that I need
For you only

There’s a hunger it’s slowly growing
Chasing shadows but never knowing
If all that I have done
Is keeping me from you
Than can the arms of mercy bring the rescue
To return to you.


4) Brighten – I Lost Her

Why: James. James. James and what he thinks of Sarah.

There’s a hole in my heart
which you used to get your air
It won’t beat again for at least another year
You cut it out yourself, so you wont suffocate in there
Your patience is losing to your fear
I lost her

my selfishness is probably why they’re here
and I kept digging my own grave


5) Damien Rice – 9 Crimes

Why: This song just SCREAMS Flawed to me. The lyrics. The sound. I love this song.

Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It’s the wrong kind of place
To be thinking of you
It’s the wrong time
For somebody new
It’s a small crime
And I’ve got no excuse

Is that alright?
Give my gun away when it’s loaded
Is that alright?
If u don’t shoot it how am I supposed to hold it
Is that alright?
Give my gun away when it’s loaded
Is that alright
With you?


6) Counting Crows – Colorblind

Why: Not sure I have a complete reason for this one except it just sounded like the book to me.

I am covered in skin
No one gets to come in
Pull me out from inside
I am folded, and unfolded, and unfolding
I am colorblind


7) The Offspring – Turning Into You

Why: James and Sarah song

The scars are left behind

Tables turn
Your words they’re burning
Leaving me undone
I flinch and shake until I break
I swear to God for once!
Could you just hear me?

I’ve been drowning in the sea
I’ve tried to please you
It’s all I’ll ever be
It’s all I ever knew
I try to be me, but I’m turning into you

The music is hurting,
The drugs aren’t working
The walls come crushing down
Another rejection
For my insurrection
It’s crawling back somehow


8) The Early November – Currents

Why: A Sarah song.

Now in the middle of the night when I’m laying in pieces,
Time has ticked down, it felt just a blink.
I’m blaming myself because I couldn’t fake it.
It hurt don’t want to do it again.

So don’t let it slip away let the currents take you in.
You can’t fight the tide, your time’s coming back again.

Life is an ocean and it moves like this.
So you get what you ask for.
In love with the currents jerking from your hands
All you want, all you’re after.


9) Red Jumpsuit – Cat and Mouse

Why: Sarah and Sam and even James song. Plus the haunting, sad sound of it… so perfect.
If I had to pick just one song… it’s this one.

Softly we tremble tonight,
picture perfect fading smiles are all that’s left in sight,
I said I’d never leave, you’ll never change
I’m not satisfied with where I’m at in life.

Am I supposed to be happy?
With all I ever wanted, it comes with a price.
Am I supposed to be happy?
With all I ever wanted, it comes with a price.
You said, you said that you would die for me…

We made plans to grow old,
believe me there was truth in all those stories that I told.
Lost in a simple game cat and mouse,
Are we the same people as before this came to light?

Am I supposed to be happy?
with all I ever wanted, it comes with a price.


10) Hollywood Undead – Paradise Lost

Why: James song.

And I am so fucked up
So let this gun bond us
Let’s hide by this lust
And once we are just dust
He’ll know that he loved us

Let it all burn.
I will burn first.

Just let me burn, it’s what I deserve
God, I’ve lied.
Am I lost in your eyes?


11) Evanescence – Going Under

Why: It’s definitely a theme song.

I’m dying, again.
I’m going under.
Drowning in you.


12) Apocalyptica – Broken Pieces (Ft. Lacey Sturm)

Why: James and Sarah

And as you ripped it all apart,
That’s when I turned to watch you
And as the light in you went dark
I saw you turn to shadow
If you would salvage some part of you that once knew love
But I’m losing this
And I’m losing you

Oh I’ve gotta save my blood
From all that you’ve broken
And pack up these pieces of me

A thousand shards of glass you pushed beneath my skin
And left me lying there to bleed.


13) The Fray – Say When

Why: A Sam and Sarah Song.

Come across you lost and broken
You’re coming to but you’re slow in waking
You start to shake.
You still haven’t spoken, what happened
They’re coming back and you just dont know when
You want to cry but there’s nothing comin’
They’re gonna push until you give in, say when

Now we’re here and it turns to chaos
Hurricane coming all around us
Double crack throws you back from the window, you stay low

Say when
And my own two hands with comfort you, tonight.
Say when
And my own two arms will carry you, tonight.


14) Paramore – Emergency

This song. This is Sam for Sarah.

If you thought I’d leave then you were wrong.
Cause I won’t stop holding on.

This is an emergency
So, are you listening?

It’s really not your fault
When no one cares to talk about it.

Cause I’ve seen love die, way too many times
When it deserved to be alive.
I’ve seen you cry way too many times,
When you deserved to be alive.


Okay… I could probably go on for days with songs. But, I won’t. Here’s a few others I really liked if you want to check them out: Clicky Here!

Welp. What do you think?

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

4 thoughts on “Theme Song Thursday #4

  1. Your playlist is to die for! These are so perfect for Sarah and James and Sam to the point I feel like I'm writing the book all over again. I'm SO coming to you when I have to start on Alex's book. You rock at this ❤


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