30 day song challenge

day 07 – a song that reminds you of a certain event
Run Baby Run by Sheryl Crow

She’s searching through the stations
For and unfamiliar song
And she pictures all the places
Where she knows she still belongs
And she smiles the secret smile
Because she knows exactly how
To carry on

It was the first track on the first CD I ever bought. I can’t think of a better album to listen to while experiencing my music awakening as a kid.


30 day song challenge

day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere
Early Morning Rain by Gordon Lightfoot

I distinctly remember listening to this song in the backseat of the car on the way to Grandpa’s farm. I must have been little because I could hardly see over the door frame. Car seat? We didn’t need any car seats back in the ’80s. I remember only being able to see the telephone poles going by as I looked up over the rim of the door. I had a habit of counting them thinking that if I ever knew the number I could tell what leg of the journey we were on. I also raced raindrops down the window (picking the drop I hoped would drip down first) and counted bucking oil horses when I was a little older and figured out what they were. If you were a kid pre-game boy you created your own entertainment for long car rides.

This old airport’s got me down – it’s no earthly good to me
’cause I’m stuck here on the ground as cold and drunk as I can be
You can’t jump a jet plane like you can a freight train
So, I’d best be on my way in the early morning rain

30 day song challenge

day 05 – a song that reminds you of someone
Till I Collapse by Eminem

I don’t attach songs to people. Places, books, events, SMELLS, but not people. So instead I’ll direct you to this awesome Fringe music video featuring Olivia. Spoilers through midway season two I think.