Season of Deception Soundtrack
Some of the descriptions below contain spoilers as I refer to where these songs take place in Season of Deception. I was surprised when I put this playlist together. I didn't realize I had hinted at so many tunes.
If you haven't read the story you can still enjoy the songs!
This song wasn't on Spotify but it falls between Stars and Bye Bye Bye.
For You - Keith Urban - As we get tiny glimpses into Tyler's life while he's deployed, there are elements of this song that bring two different scenes together in my mind. One of the scenes begins on page 39 and the other one on page 151.
Fallin' for You - Colbie Caillat - *Major Spoiler Alert!* Amanda has been in denial about her attraction to Eric from the moment they first met. Even though she has been unsure about the status of her relationship with Tyler she's wholly devoted to him. That is, until she receives his letter. This song would be perfect for a music montage recapping the story of Amanda and Eric up until they run into each other in the barn during the thunderstorm ;)
La Vie en Rose - Ryan Avery - A violin on the street corner playing this song, the Eiffel tower, sunset. *sigh*
Kiss a Girl - Keith Urban - *Minor Spoiler Alert* Eric Bridwell is finally feeling that the broken heart Hannah left him with has mended enough to move on. (Their story is coming after Season of Faith!) He was determined to stay in the friend zone and give Amanda time to get over Tyler, but when they arrive in Paris together, he finds it hard to hold back.
The Longest Time - Billy Joel - This would be a fun music montage from Eric's point of view as he and Amanda share a day of sightseeing in Paris.
Serenade - Joseph Haydn - Amanda is having a special moment with her mother before Phoebe's wedding begins as this song plays in the background.
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri - This love song causes tears to pool in Amanda's eyes when she begins to walk the aisle as Phoebe's bridesmaid.
I Get to Love You - Ruelle - Phoebe walking down the aisle to this love song with her husband-to-be waiting at the altar is a tender moment. The beautiful event is also filled with Amanda's thoughts along with the sweet looks exchanged between her and Eric.
Yours If You Want It - Rascal Flatts - Eric chuckles as the classical dinner music fades into country and the newlyweds hit the dance floor. He didn't realize Phoebe was, as Amanda put it, "the biggest country music fan in the world." Eric confesses he was hoping to have a romantic dance with Amanda to the vocals of Nat King Cole.
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole - Amanda partners with the DJ to surprise Eric with a romantic dance after the bride and groom make their grand exit.
Stars - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - *Spoiler Alert* In Chapter 24, Amanda returns to Nathan's Mountain. It still tugs at my heartstrings even after knowing what happens for twenty years! If there were a film version of Season of Deception, after Amanda finishes putting the groceries away (page 266) she would go out on the front porch and this song would begin to play. Can you see/hear it?
Schubert's Impromptu in E flat Major - Franz Schubert - Amanda falls asleep to this song just before some unexpected visitors arrive on Nathan's Mountain. (This song wasn't on Spotify, so I added the video. Many years ago I used to write to this very CD, and I loved how the flames in the fireplace would dance to this song ❤)
Bye Bye Bye - *NSYNC - Stuck between Tyler and Eric in the cab of Tyler's truck as they travel from Nathan's Mountain to NYC, Amanda is struggling to stay awake. Reaching for the radio dial, she scans the stations, looking for a song that will infuse her with energy. Coming across this tune from her favorite boy band, she begins to sing but is quickly outvoted and must surrender her control of the music.
Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven - Not really into Amanda's choice of music, Tyler compromises his desire for country, letting Eric find a classical station. As the dial lands on this song, it isn't long before the hum of the truck and this tune lull Amanda to sleep.
La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong - see the entry below.
What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts - Back in NYC the three are regrouping in Eric's new condo when La Vie en Rose comes on the classical streaming station. This causes an awkward moment to hang in the air between Eric and Amanda. Tyler doesn't miss the looks that are exchanged. Eric makes an excuse as to why he should switch it to a country station. This song is playing, which prompts Tyler to comment, "Yeah, if that last tune wasn't working for you guys, I gotta tell you that this one isn't working for me." Knowing the song was in Tyler's CD collection, Amanda's wonders if he listened to it after hearing of her and Eric's engagement. Had it made him wonder how different things might have been if he had only told her how he felt the night he left?
The Dance - Garth Brooks - As Eric says goodbye to Amanda in the final chapter, he refers to this song when he says, "We've all been hurt, Amanda. But my pain is worth every moment that I have spent with you. If I had a chance to do it all over again, I would. What's that country song that I was forced to hear over and over again? Something about how I could have missed the pain, but then I would have had to miss the dance."