If it’s themes of heartbreak, madness, and the ghosts of past love that you’re after, look no further than Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.
That, or Sam Smith’s entire discography.
There’s really no difference between the two. In fact, if you were to do a book report on Sam Smith’s debut studio album In the Lonely Hour and pretend you’re writing about Wuthering Heights rather than “Stay With Me,” I have no doubt your teacher would give you an A+ and an “Excellent analysis! You really understood the book!” to boot. If I were still in high school, I would prove my hypothesis by actually doing it. But since I’m not, I made this quiz. Can you tell a Wuthering Heights quote from a Sam Smith lyric?