Pre-Holiday (non-Holiday) Playlist
As the beginning of the holiday seasons is about to begin I thought I’d share a few (non-holiday) songs that I find moving for one reason or another (and a snippet of the lyrics to explain why I admire the songwriting). Discovering a new song is like the universe validating your existence, if only for a few minutes. Songs are a lot like flash fiction… except infinitely better and written by much cooler people.
This dashboard is staying cold I’m so scared of the truth and automatic doors I’m proud of this map I’ve drawn These paper lines with red pins on
You exhaust me, you know Bellowing black exhaust pipe smoke And the smog won’t wash from this unsuitable immigrant skin
I have emotional motion sickness Somebody roll the windows down There are no words in the English language I could scream to drown you out
But don’t know which way to turn Every trifle becoming big concerns All this time you were chasing dreams Without knowing what you wanted them to mean
I’m getting tired of being lost It’s time I control As my crew flies like astronauts I watch as we get old
I forgot my name again I think that’s something worth remembering Spiders in your favorite shoes Just leave them be ’cause they’re more scared of you
I taste your skin, it melts and sings, Yes, we can win, I’m sure.
I ask the moon for orchids She said “How ’bout a drop of blood from a rolling stone?” She never fails to tickle my funny bone
Engrave the silhouette of you dancing A shadow play that we’re cast in On the cabin walls
Timing is everything Moments arrive And it ain’t no accident planets align Forces combine Chances collide Agents decide
“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
― Henry David Thoreau