“Life Is Beautiful” – The Matriarch Soundtrack (Music to Write By)

SkyTreeFangMoon10I use music – often an entire playlist – to create a mindset and mood when I construct a scene.

The acoustic version of “Life Is Beautiful” is a haunting hard rock ballad (from The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack album by Sixx:A.M., a side project of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx). Any funeral scenes is a great excuse to get characters together that would never appear in the same room, but it’s also a powerful setting for character reflection, and this track works for both instances.

I was waiting for my hearse,
What came next was so much worse,
It took a funeral to make me feel alive.

If this song hasn’t been used for a funeral scene in a horror film or thriller, I can’t imagine why not. The lyrics are also telling for any immortal watching loved ones pass away, especially if that immortal had anything to do with it.

I know some things that you don’t,
I’ve done things that you won’t,
There’s nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home.

Read more about the upcoming novel, The Matriarch…