Soundtrack – From Exes to Expecting

One of my favourite parts of plotting a book is picking a soundtrack to go with it. There’s something about finding songs that match character traits, journeys, and emotions that is so damned satisfying. And given how long ago that I wrote the first draft of From Exes to Expecting, I’ve had some of these songs picked out for a long time. For the sake of making it accessible for everyone, I turned it into a YouTube playlist. Lyric quotes and explanations for why I picked the songs are under the video link. I hope you enjoy the listen, and if you can think of anything to add, let me know!

  1. P!nk – Who Knew – “Remember when we were such fools…”
  2. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Stars – “Make me wonder where you are… If I know you at all, I know you’ve gone too far.”
  3. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds – Some Devil – “You said always and forever, now I will leave you, baby…”
  4. Maren Morris – Once – “Somehow we make it alive, and both get out on the other side, oh, this might be asking a lot. When it’s all said and done, don’t forget that you loved me once.”
  5. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts – We’re not who we used to be. We’re just two ghosts standing in the place of you and me, trying to remember how it feels to have a heartbeat.”
  6. Missy Higgins – If I’m Honest – “Nobody loves me the way you used to”
  7. Jennifer Nettles – Unlove You – “I can’t unlove you, so come love me for now”
  8. Missy Higgins – Stuff and Nonsense – “And you know that I love you, here and now, not forever. I can give you the present, I don’t know about the future.”
  9. 3 Doors Down – Away from the Sun – “Now again, I’ve found myself so far down, away from the sun”
  10. John Mayer – In the Blood – I can feel love the I want, I can feel the love I need, but it’s never gonna come the way I am. Could I change it if I wanted, can I rise above the flood? Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?”
  11. P!nk – I’m Not Dead – “I’m not scared, just changing…You’re my crack of sunlight…”
  12. Dierks Bentley – Long Trip Alone – “Maybe I could rest beneath your smile”
  13. Daughtry – It’s Not Over – “Try to do it right this time around”
  14. The Swell Season – In These Arms – “Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms”
  15. James Arthur – Hold On – “Hold me before you go”
  16. Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up – “Even if the skies get rough…”
  17. Sean McConnell – Beautiful Rose – “I’ll take the thorns for this beautiful rose”

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