One of those songs, "Ho Hey" is the choice of this week's 100 Word Song Challenge over at Lance's My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. Since I've been meaning to showcase The Lumineers, this seemed as good a time as any. And because it's a pretty upbeat song, I didn't go over to the dark side. Maybe next week.
Using the song as a prompt, exactly 100 words later, here's what I came up with.
Corner of Bowery and Canal; usually a good spot. Plenty of tourists, and locals who were young and willing to help support their own.
Trey watched her get off the bus. The evening sun shone off her auburn hair, her green eyes caught its fire. Who are you? He longed to scream “Hey,” but kept singing instead.
“I belong with you, you belong with me.”
For an instant his voice drew her attention, until thoughts of home or work or something more significant pulled her away.
Losing her in the rush hour crowd, Trey knew where he'd be singing tomorrow.