Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Breaking Benjamin and Ashes of Eden

Those of you who have been around my blog for a few years might know that Breaking Benjamin is one of my all favorite bands. I can't really explain what it is, but their lyrics resonate with me. Each song creates stories in my mind. And even though I picked up Dark Before Dawn (listen here) a year late, I've got a new favorite song.

You should hear me and all four kids singing this song in the van. All of us created a story in our minds about what the story was about. Two of my children thought of Minecraft stories involving Enderman and the Ender dragon. One so detailed, I challenged her to write it because it was amazing. Another child thought of Halo, and I created this elaborate science fiction novel in my head. I've been thinking about that story for two months now. I was excited and thought I'd write it. Then I watched the official video.

The good news is, I totally get Breaking Benjamin. The sad news is, my story is too similar to the video for me to write it. But, I'll share the video with you so you can enjoy this epic song story.

Do you ever find yourself writing stories based solely on a song that you love?