The day is still rough, but its Friday, and I’m hanging in. I’m still not so good with words, so as with the Song of the Day today, I’ll let the music play. These are my Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. I’ve been listening to them all morning.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – Friday, August 24, 2018
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1. “You Could Make a Killing” by Aimee Mann
from the album, I’m With Stupid (1995)
“I wish I was both young and stupid,
then I too,
could have the fun that you did.”
My favorite Aimee song. I can’t wait to see her next week. Its been too long since the last time I saw her play live.
2. “If We Were Vampires” by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
from the album, The Nashville Sound (2017)
“If we were vampires and death was a joke,
we’d go out on the sidewalk and smoke,
and laugh at all the lovers and their plans,
I wouldn’t feel the need to hold your hand.
Maybe time running out is a gift.
I’ll work hard ’til the end of my shift,
and give you every second I can find,
and hope it isn’t me who’s left behind.”
My current favorite Isbell song, and one of my current favorite love songs. It reminds me of Clementine and Joel from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, especially the two of them at the end of the film.
3. “Dirty Rain” by Ryan Adams
from the album, Ashes & Fire (2011)
“Now I’m here lookin’ through the rubble,
tryin’ to find out who we were.
Last time I was here it was rainin’,
it ain’t rainin’ anymore.”
Ryan Adams’ music is always there for me when I need it. Today its this song that I’m grateful to have to listen to. I wish the weather was cooler. That it was Autumn already. This song always reminds me of Autumn, for some reason. I wish it would rain today.
4. “Baby Don’t You Want Me” by Lucero
from the album, All a Man Should Do (2015)
“When we first met,
I’d count the days.
I’d make excuses,
just to say your name.
And, baby don’t you want me?
Baby, don’t you want me?”
I’d forgotten about this song. It hurts some to listen to it today, but I keep hitting play. Sometimes music is emotion-triggering and cathartic.
5. “High Hope” by Glen Hansard
from the album, Rhythm and Repose (2012)
“Maybe when our hearts realign.
Maybe when we’ve both had some time.
I’m gonna see you there.”
My favorite song today.