Music therapy in the form of today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions. Sometimes turning the music up is the best way to get yourself over feeling blue. Stop thinking, start singing, or something like that.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1. “Better Version of Me” by Fiona Apple
from the album, Extraordinary Machine (2005)
“I am likely to miss the main event,
if I stop to cry or complain again,
so, I will keep a deliberate pace,
let the damned breeze dry my face.
wait until you see,
what I’m gonna be.”
It’s time to sort myself out and make some changes in me. The only thing you can control is your own behavior. The only change we can make is within, and there are things I can feel I need to change.
2. “Fly On Your Wall” by Angel Olsen
from the album, Phases (2017)
“I found a feeling inside,
or should I say it found me?
I turned into someone I never imagined I’d be.”
I never thought I’d fall in love like this, or find a love like this. It means everything to me. I just hope I don’t screw it up.
3. “You’re Decided” by Edith Frost
from the album, Wonder Wonder (2001)
(Not available on YouTube)
“And, it’s hard,
as long as you’re decided.
I can’t stay mad at you.
As long as there’s a sparkle of light,
in the ancient heavens,
I will always love you like this.”
My love introduced me to Edith Frost this past weekend. I can’t believe I’d never heard/heard of her before. She’s so in my musical-lane. This track is my favorite right now. Love the lyrics above especially.
4. “After the Gold Rush” by Neil Young
from the album, After the Gold Rush (1970)
“I was lying in a burned out basement,
with the full moon in my eyes.
I was hoping for replacement,
when the sun burst thru the sky.
There was a band playing in my head,
and I felt like getting high.
I was thinking about what a
friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie.
Thinking about what a
friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie.”
Such evovactive lyrics. Poetic. My deep dive into Neil Young continues.
5. “If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1)” by Bob Dylan
Released in 2018
“We had a falling-out,
like lovers often will,
and to think of how she left that night,
it still brings me a chill.
And, though our separation,
it pierced me to the heart,
she still lives inside of me –
we’ve never been apart.”
I seem to pick a Dylan song every week to get obsessed with. This version, this “Take 1”, is this week’s Dylan-obsession.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – Week of September 24, 2018