So I always try to give my Paladin Playlist link to the official YouTube video, but I will admit that for today's installment, I considered using a different one. I love this song. The movie it's attached to...eh... let's maybe not go there. Still, putting the movie aside, Godsmack's I Stand Alone is an amazing song.
I'm sure I've sent some of you guys some mixed signals. I've got everything from Bossa Nova to Classical on this list, so I feel like it shouldn't be too bad, but, yes, I understand not everyone may be down for this song. Still, if you're writing, if you need a character to rise up above challengers, if you need someone to be a total badass, you can't go with with this song.
Seriously. Forget about Scorpion King (please!) Just scoot a minute into the video, close your eyes, and picture your main character, weapon in hand, bloodied, bruised, but not going down. Imagine them pushing past their obstacles, defying those that would stand in front of them. I'm not saying this is a good song to explore Jonathan's inner thoughts and deep concerns, but when you've got a field of monsters and a hunter with a blessed blade standing opposite them, this is a perfectly fine song for the occasion.
Don't Forget to be Awesome!
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.