Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Concrete Blonde

Friday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions is here. Friday finally. This has been a bit of a bumpy week, though there were some wonderfully wonderful moments in the in-between parts of the week. It’s near impossible to let a week get to me when I have so much love and happiness in my life. Life is really so damn good right now, and I am so in love. And yes, today is Friday, which makes me smile even wider than I was already. Also, today is our one month anniversary. It feels longer, and shorter, all at once. Time is such a strange construct. I’m so grateful for what we have, and for this month we’ve shared together. The month that has changed everything.

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Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – July 13, 2018

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1. “I Want You” by Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde I Want You Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 1

“I know you don’t need to be,
caught in between my extremes,
but you’ve shown me things I so needed see.
So, believe when I say to you,
no matter where I am,
I’d rather be with you.”

I forgot about this song from Concrete Blonde’s 1990 album, Bloodletting. I stumbled on it this morning and had to play it a few times through. “I Want You” seems fitting for the way I feel this morning…and all this month.

2. “Here She Comes Now” by The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground Here She Comes Now Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 2

“Now, she ever comes now now.
She ever comes now now.
She ever comes now.”

Lots of Velvet Underground lately. This one he sent me yesterday afternoon. We listened to it last night together, too. The band that isn’t a band, that is a band.

3. “Summer’s End” by John Prine

John Prine Summers End Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 4

“The moon and stars hang out in bars just talkin’.
I still love that picture of us walkin’.
Just like that ol’ house we thought was haunted.
Summer’s end came faster than we wanted.”

I’ve been enjoying John Prine’s new album a lot today. I’m always a fan of his lyrics. I like picturing the moon and stars talking in a bar together on a hot summer night.

4. “Bitter End” by The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks Bitter End Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 4

“Its alright,
you can sleep tonight,
knowing you always live on,
in a song.”

Tied for my first listen favorite on The Jayhawks’ new album, Back Roads and Abandoned Motels. This song was originally written with, and for, the Dixie Chicks.

5. “Never Gonna Say Goodbye” by Dawes

Dawes Stay Down Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 5

“There’s not a way to someone’s heart that she can’t see.
She lives and loves with everything she’s got.
My dark days showed me how to ask, ‘Why me?'”
She’s shown me how to ask, ‘Why not?'”

Another song from Dawes’ latest album, Passwords. This one I feel completely. Reminds me of us.

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