Tuesday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions came about late last night, or early this morning. My insomnia has kicked into overdrive since the breakup, so I spend a lot of time awake when everyone else seems to be sleeping. I was obsessively listening to music, trying to write, but mostly just losing myself in songs and feeling so many things. Today’s five came out of that sleepless music binge.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – May 29, 2018
1. “Angel” by Massive Attack
“To love you, love you, love you…”
Song 1 is from Massive Attack. “Angel” is the opening track off of Mezzanine. I binged the entire album at around 2am, three times through. This song fit with the scene I was working on, so I kept repeating it, over and over. It’s cinematic. I kept closing my eyes to see the scene play out. I kept getting lost in James’ (the character) mindset as he spiraled around in loss.
2. “Funeral” by Band of Horses
“Really too late to call,
so we wait for morning,
to wake you.
That’s all we got.”
I have so many memories attached to “Funeral”. Some are bittersweet. Some are beautiful. Right now, listening to it over and over is soothing, almost hypnotizing. It feels like a sonic escape.
3. “Inside of Love” by Nada Surf
“I know the last page so well.
I can’t read the first.
So, just don’t start.
It’s getting worse.”
That open heart, love big side of me. I think she’s gone. I’m caution’s girl now, wrapped up in pain and loss, and a big wall made of iron. I don’t think I’ll ever let anyone in like that again. We were the last. “Inside of Love” seems a song for another time now, or a hopeful one for a different girl.
4. “You Tore Me Down” by Flamin’ Groovies
“Everybody knows that you’ve been untrue.
You’ve gone and broke my heart,
and made me blue.”
What I suspect I can’t say out loud. So, just play sad bastard 60’s and 70’s music and think “yeah, I get it,”, like “You Tore Me Down”.
5. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by The Beatles
“I look at the world and I notice it’s turning,
while my guitar gently weeps.
With every mistake we must surely be learning,
still my guitar gently weeps.”
Thank you, George Harrison.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – Week of May 28, 2018
Thank you for the music Massive Attack, Band Of Horses, Nada Surf, Flamin’ Groovies, and The Beatles. Hope you enjoy today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions along with me.