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).

Broken

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

[refrain]

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

[refrain]

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!

Xo-jamie