Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lyrics From A Matter of When

In my latest release, A Matter of When, I needed lyrics for lead singer, Henri Lafontaine. After digging through my hard drive a bit, I found some songs that I wrote that I felt would work for the story. Although portions are used in the text, I've included all lyrics in their entirety at the end of the story as bonus material.

At the beginning of the book, Henri is in a very bad frame of mind, and the song he sings in the opening scene reflects his melancholy.



A Matter of When (Date with a Bullet—Original Version)
Got a date with a bullet,
Got a date with a gun,
No matter what I do,
One day it’s gonna come
You say that you love me
But you only speak in lies
Put me down every minute
And I gotta say good-bye
’Cause got a date with a bullet
Got a date with a gun,
And every day that I stay with you
The closer that day comes
Got a date with a bullet,
Got a date with a gun,
No matter what I do,
One day it’s gonna come
It’s just a matter of when

One of the key plot points is how much this song evolves over time, as does Henri himself. 

The second song I included was written from a woman's POV, but changed to a man's in the story.



Ice Inside (Original Version)
Ice inside where her heart used to be
Though she hides it well so none can see
With a smile on her face she fools passersby
I know her well, I see the lie
They only see what she wants them to see
But she can never hide the truth from me
She feels so warm when she acts the part
He can’t see the icicle she has for a heart
He feels complete when she’s by his side
But there’s ice inside, there’s ice inside
He only sees what she wants him to see
But she can never hide the truth from me
Some may believe
Some won’t care
Deep within, she hides despair
Lonely with her lover near
The pain is more than she can bear
There’s ice inside, there’s ice inside
Ice inside where her heart used to be
Though she hides it well so none can see
With a smile on her face she fools passersby
I know her well, I see the lie
When she stands before her mirror at night
Only I can see the ice inside

All lyrics written by Eden Wunters

 Wealth. Fame. Gold record. Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri Lafontaine has it all…including a control freak manager, band members who smile as they sharpen blades for his back, and last but damn well not least, a fan out to steal his heart. Literally. Trying to write hit songs and plan a comeback in the midst of the hi-fi white noise of LA feels more like watching his world implode, until he’s offered a month in the Colorado Rockies for vocal coaching.

Sebastian Unger’s rich, classically trained tenor inspires wicked thoughts. More than a pretty choir boy, he cracks the whip without hesitation to drive tattooed bad-boy Henri to give his all to his music. Working, fighting, and finally establishing a fragile peace, they find inspiration and perhaps more in each other. But the clock is ticking. Time will pull Henri back to the grit and gold of LA’s mean streets and fame machine, while Sebastian must return to the opera circuit, where a mysterious man known as “the patron” holds far too much sway. Only the trust they've built on a handful of notes bridges their two worlds...and shields them from malice.


A Matter of When is now available at:
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon
All Romance eBooks

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