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List Your Top Twenty Favorite Songs
Listen to my list in a playlist on Spotify here
courtesy of Music Listography : Your Life In (Play)Lists

(This one nearly killed me)

1. Famous Blue Raincoat :: Leonard Cohen

“She sends her regards.”

2. Heroes :: David Bowie

I, I can remember,
standing by the wall,
and the guns shot above our heads,
and we kissed,
as though nothing could fall
.”

3. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters :: Elton John

Until you’ve seen this trash can dream come true,
you stand at the edge while people run you through.
And I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you.”

4. A Murder of One :: Counting Crows

You don’t want to waste your life.”

5. Northern Lad :: Tori Amos

“Girls, you’ve got to know when to turn the page,
when your only wet,
because of the rain.”

6. Lua :: Bright Eyes

“And I know you have a heavy heart,
I can feel it when we kiss
So many men stronger than me have thrown their backs out trying to lift it.
But me I’m not a gamble,
you can count on me to split;
the love I sell you in the evening,
by the morning won’t exist.”

7.  Back on the Chain Gang :: The Pretenders

“I found a picture of you,
those were the happiest days of my life.”

8. You Could Make a Killing :: Aimee Mann

“I wish I was both young and stupid.”

9. Starlite Diner :: Ryan Adams

“Is it possible to love someone too much?
You bet.”

10. Waltz #2 (XO) :: Elliott Smith

“I’m never gonna know you now,
but I’m gonna love you anyhow.”

11. Strange Condition :: Pete Yorn

Stories and cigarettes ruined lives of lesser girls.”

12. My Drug Buddy :: The Lemonheads

“We have to laugh to look at each other.
We have to laugh ’cause we’re not alone.”

13. Daisy :: Ben Lee

When you said that you were lonely,
and I said I thought you would be,
then you took me to a darker holy place.
Then I said I liked to kiss you,
and you said you loved to kiss me,
then kissed the sweetest kiss I’ll ever taste
.”

14. Into Dust :: Mazzy Star

Like two strangers turning into dust.”

15. (I’d Like To) Volunteer, Please :: Dramarama

She’s not my Valentine,
I’m getting out of line,
out of line,
out of line,
please
.”

16. Coffee & T.V. :: Blur

So give me Coffee and TV,
history,
I’ve seen so much,
I’m goin blind,
and i’m brain dead virtually.
Sociability,
it’s hard enough for me.
Take me away from this big bad world and agree to marry me,
so we can start all over again
.”

17. Like a Friend :: Pulp

“Don’t bother saying you’re sorry,
why don’t you come in,
smoke all my cigarettes again.”

18. Gold Dust Woman :: Fleetwood Mac

Did she make you cry?
Make you break down?
Shatter your illusions of love?

19. Violet :: Hole

“When they get what they want,
they never want it again.”

20. The Seventh Stranger :: Duran Duran

A year of Sundays seems to have drifted right by,
I could have sworn in one evening
.”

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