Rose’s Playlist (5) – Blank Space by Taylor Swift

Rose visits the Major Oak every year to try to meet Richard and each time the ‘meetings’ are unsatisfactory and fleeting. She  cannot see him but ‘hears’ his thoughts in her head and he can ‘hear’ hers. She gives away that she still loves him and explains he has left a ‘blank space’ in her heart…

Blank Space by Taylor Swift is the ideal song for this scene.

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Rose’s Playlist (4) -How Do I Live? by LeeAnn Rimes

Rose decides she must get on with her life without Richard and fills it with activities. She will still try to contact him once a year, but she won’t let herself pine for him. I chose ‘How Do I Live?’ by LeeAnn Rimes as being a suitable track for this scene title.

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Rose’s Playlist (3) – Eternal Flame by The Bangles

Rose still pines for Richard, who is her ‘Eternal Flame’ but she sees a real example when she visits Bosworth Battlefield site, where Richard has emulated the customs he saw on his visit to the future by having an eternal flame burning for the ‘unknown soldier’. It was a great reason to use one of my favourite songs, Eternal Flame by the Bangles, as a scene title.

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Rose’s Playlist (2) – It Will Not Be Forgotten by The Pierces

Rose preserves Richard’s memory by making photobooks of his visit and researching his achievements. But, although Richard is always on Rose’s mind,everyone else who met him has forgotten about it! For this reason, I chose ‘It Will Not Be Forgotten’ by The Pierces as the name for this scene.


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Rose’s Playlist (1) – Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx

Having gone through every scene from ‘Richard Liveth Yet‘, presented as titles from Richard’s playlist, I can now begin exploring Rose’s Playlist – the songs on Rose’s iPod and which form the titles for each scene in ‘Richard Liveth Yet (Book II): A Foreign Country‘. The first scene, in which Rose is attempting to meet Richard III, who had been her guest for a year and with whom she is in love, at the Major Oak, where she first met him. I chose the song ‘Right Here Waiting‘ by Richard Marx – I love his voice and the song is one of my favourites. Click the song title to see the video.


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Richard’s Playlist (75) – Past the Point of Rescue by Hal Ketchum

It is the Battle of Bosworth and Richard has done all he can to try to change the outcome, but he finds his efforts thwarted. Then he sees Henry Tudor separated from the bulk of his army and decides to risk it all on one final throw of the die…

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My choice of scene title is Hal Ketchum’s song, ‘Past the Point of Rescue’. Click link for video.

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Richard’s Playlist (74) – You Ruin Me by The Veronicas

Richard is gone and Rose is distraught. How can she ever hope to forget him? The beautiful song by The Veronicas,’You Ruin Me‘ seemed appropriate to illustrate her emotional turmoil and heartbreak. You can find out how she copes in ‘Richard Liveth Yet‘.

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Richard’s Playlist (73) – Wind of Change by Scorpions

When Richard arrives back in the fifteenth century he has plans to put into action – can he change history? To find out what happens, download ‘Richard Liveth Yet’ for Kindle or Print.

I chose the song ‘Wind of Change‘ by Scorpions to represent his aims.

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Richard’s Playlist (72) – Kissing You Goodbye by the Pierces

The day Rose has dreaded has finally arrived and she must let Richard go back to try to change history. She begs him to take her with him but he explains why it cannot happen…


I chose the fantastic ‘Kissing You Goodbye‘ by the Pierces to illustrate this poignant scene.

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Richard’s Playlist (71) – Dancing Away With My Heart by Lady Antebellum

Richard and Rose share a romantic slow dance in Torstein’s cabin in the mountains, bitter-sweet as there appears to be no future for them. I love Lady Antebellum and the song ‘Dancing Away With My Heart‘ is perfect for this scene. Click for video.

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