I am embarking on a personal crusade. I am taking songs back from the clutches of evil and unfortunate associations. Have you ever found yourself sadly connecting some brilliant music to things you just don’t want to remember? And hence, the music is forever tainted. Painfully eternal in its pounding of unpleasant thoughts. So, to the prisoners of war that I am rescuing from the Auschwitz of my past; I am coming for you. I am posting a list; please let these poor songs know that they will not be alone, bruised, or tainted for long.
1. Crash by Dave Matthews Band. This might be a hopeless endeavor. Not only do I have one strong emotion associated with it, I have a plethora of memories/associations. This will be the last battle.
2. Snow is Gone by Josh Ritter.
3. Blue Thin Line by Josh Ritter.
4. Fields of Gold by Sting. I would like to comment that there are times with this song in which I am grateful for the fact that this song is a door into absolute tragedy. I’m learning the benefit of a good cry.
5. Hills and Valleys by The Rocket Summer. Ugh. This is just lame why I don’t want to listen to it. Think 15 year old girl.
6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) by The Beatles.
7. Crush by Dave Matthews Band. Note the “u” not the “a”. There is a difference.
8. Where Have You Been by Reel Big Fish.
9. Apologize by One Republic.
10. Gravity by John Mayer.
11. Whatsername by Green Day.
12. The First Single by The Format. This one I will take. It wasn’t fair I couldn’t enjoy this song as much as I wanted to.
And those are the songs that I can think of that I need to recover. Some of the songs have very distinct memories and others possess a little more of a tangent to really comprehend. Wish me luck! Hopefully I have more success (and integrity) than the Christians of yore charging into the Holy Land.