In my opinion, Lifehouse’s lead singer, Jason Wade, has the sexiest voice of all male contemporary pop/rock singers. And who is more romantic than a guy who marries his childhood sweetheart…and stays happily married despite fame and groupies?! THAT’s a love story, and a dreamy hero worth daydreaming about!
When writing my book, In The Cards, Jason’s voice was the one I ascribed to my hero, Levi. Setting that raspy voice aside, Lifehouse also writes wonderful love songs. They combine simple melodies with interesting lyrics that aren’t syrupy or predictable. I have four favorites, but I’ve singled out an oldie, Broken, for the blog (because it could be Levi’s personal anthem).
The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow from stealing all my time
I am here still waiting, though I still have my doubts
I am damaged at best, like you’ve already figured out
I’m falling apart, I’m barely breathing
With a broken heart that’s still beating
In the pain, there is healing
In your name, I find meaning
So I’m holding on, I’m holding on, I’m holding on
I’m barely holding on to you
The broken locks were a warning you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I’m an open book instead
I still see your reflection inside of my eyes
That are looking for purpose, they’re still looking for life
I’m hanging on another day
Just to see what you throw my way
And I’m hanging on to the words you say
You said that I will be okay
The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone
I may have lost my way now, haven’t forgotten my way home
Since my book isn’t published yet, only my beta readers can see the relationship between this song and Levi, my beloved, battered, belligerent hero (yes, I intended the alliteration). It’s perfect for him!
If you’ve never heard Lifehouse, or this song, take a listen. I’ve chosen the MTV unplugged version so you can hear his natural voice. Close your eyes and pretend he’s talking only to you….Mmmmm:
Hope you enjoyed it!