February 8, 2010

Musical Monday



I've never participated in Musical Monday but I love the series. I've found some awesome music I might have never heard were it not for MM. More specifically, Diane and Sara's MMs.

There is a song or complete album of music that defines every major period and event as well as random incidents in my life. Every person I know is characterized by a song in my head. Sometimes that's a bad thing because there are songs I absolutely love but can't listen to anymore. James Blunt's Goodbye My Lover is one of them. It's all Anna for me. I'm okay up until the "I'm so hollow..." part at the end.


Smashing Pumpkins 1979 makes me think of CCE trips in high school. I swear I get high just listening to that song.


I firmly believe Rascal Flatts' I'm Movin' On was written for me about my hometown. I left there in 1999 with a broken heart and a bitter taste in my mouth for the place. Every time I go back, as if on cue, this song either comes on the radio or pops into my head. I mean really, "I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong."? That pretty much sums it all up for me.


Joshua Radin's Vegetable Car just makes me happy. It's so fun and always puts me in a good mood.

I fixate on music. I become right next to obsessed with a song. I'll search out the lyrics and listen over and over until the words are etched in my heart. Thank the geeks for the internet because that process used to be infinately more difficult. I remember waiting hours for a song to come on the radio so that I could record it on a cassette tape. God help the DJ if he talked over the beginning or end of the song. I called multiple radio stations and became irate about it. I was like 10. I was a weird kid.

Anyway, this song, Possibility by Lykke Li, is my current drug of choice and the song that made me start this novel of a post. It's beautiful and it's sad and it's haunting, it's a perfect heartbroken song. Hell, it almost makes my heart ache just to hear it. I've since found out it is on the soundtrack to New Moon which means it will become wildly popular (or it already is, I wouldn't know because I don't listen to radio) and that'll eventually kill it for me. But for now it's on repeat on my computer.


There's a possibility
There's a possibility
All that I had was all I'm gon' get

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

There's a possibility
There's a possibility
All I gon' get is gone with your stare
All I gon' get is gone with your stare
So tell me when you hear my stop
You're the only one that knows
Tell me when you hear my silence
There's a possibility I wouldn't know

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Know that when you leave
Know that when you leave
By blood by me you walk like a thief
By blood by me I fall when you leave
So tell me when you hear my heart stop
You're the only one that knows
Tell me when you hear my silence
There's a possibility I wouldn't know
So tell me when my sigh is over
You're the reason why I'm closed
Tell me when you hear me falling
There's a possibility it wouldn't show

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

By blood and by me, I fall when you leave
By blood and by me, I follow your lead

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

6 comments:

What's this Hinky Shit? said...

I know what you mean about music. I'm addicted. I have it playing from morning til night. I have songs that I listen to on repeat for hours, songs I will never listen to again (Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton for one), songs that remind me of events, people, places.... My life DEFINATELY has a soundtrack!

Cassie said...

Nice picks. The soundtrack of my life is constantly changing.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

God, I used to do that too. I'd sit by the stereo with my recorder and I would get so upset if that stupid DJ talked over the start. I don't think I ever called a station about it though...I actually still have a lot of those tapes. :) Thanks be to God for the Internet!

Ordie O. said...

I think you should play that Vegetable Car song over and over all day instead of that other sort of weird and depressing "All I gon' get" song. Just sayin'.

adrienzgirl said...

It is very strange how memories are so tied to music. I mean you can't separate them. There is a specific memory tied to each and every song you know. I find it even more perplexing that there are songs that I just hate, always hated, yet they are tied to memories that I cherish. It's bittersweet to hear the song, remember fondly what I love yet cringe to hear the tune.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I really agree that music plays a huge part in your emotions... That James Blunt song to me is just annoying, it seems to just drag on and on and on and on. I really like the Smashing Pumpkins song. I SO totally agree with I'm Moving On... I felt the same way after my divorce, I met the perfect man in my 2nd husband and Moved ON!!
I did the same thing with my cassette tape recorder and was so pissed when they talked over the music... but what do you want, it was A.M. radio!
That Vegetable Car song is cute and catchy!
NOT liking that last one AT ALL!! Sorry. I listened to it first, then read that it was part of the Twilight craziness, and it made sense why I didn't like it. :-)