So do any songs remind you of this series? Which ones?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Mockingjay on my mind ...
I am counting down the final few minutes until my local bookstore opens so I can go pick up my pre-ordered copy of Mockingjay, and I haven't been able to get Katniss and Peeta out of my head since we finished re-reading The Hunger Games & Catching Fire a few days ago. Last night, as I was listening to music and trying not to imagine all the horrors that could be awaiting the people of Panem in Mockingjay, I suddenly noticed how much the lyrics of one of my favorite songs remind me of Katniss and Peeta. The song is "Suppose" by Secondhand Serenade (John Joseph Vesely). It brings to mind their star-crossed lover charade for the Capitol and how it was not entirely an act (particularly on Peeta's part). It also reminds me of the cold nights they endured together and how they somehow made it through. It makes me think of the way they both found relief from their nightmares in each other's arms. And there is a sadness and desperation to this song that fits well with their separation and Katniss' breakdown at the end of Catching Fire.