Mudcat Café message #208999 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20163   Message #208999
Posted By: GUEST,Wavestar
08-Apr-00 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: Songs w/mental or emotional associations
Subject: RE: Songs w/mental or emotional associations
Wow... well several, especially recently, since my boyfriend of five years just broke up with me, maybe temporarily, maybe forever, who knows...

So Far Away (Carole King) - A lot of our relationship was long distance, in the end very long distance... I used to sing this for him, and I copied out the lyrics for him.. it used to hang on my wall and his.

Circle (Harry Chapin) - My mother sang this at my grandfather's funeral, and all through my childhood. I makes me feel like I'm at home, makes me think of family. Gorecki's Third Symphony - Indescribable... I've listened to it in tears and in ecstasy, and no matter what, it curls my spine and brings out every emotion in me.

For My Lady (Moody Blues) - I had this playing on repeat for hours, one night when I was young and stupid and in love... reminds me of that night and my very first childhood love.

Testimony (Ferron) - Don't know why, but this one's linked to my heart.

A Girl Needs a Knife (Flash Girls) - One of my own personal theme songs, this was the song that prompted a friend of mine to send me a CD, anonymously as a gift.. a very dear friend who is no longer in my life...

So very many I can think of... several for my friends, and all the good times we have. Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Tori Amos (mostly the first two albums), Werewolves of London... I could go on... and a few for specific friends,

Ready For the Storm (Dougie MacLean) I sang with my friend Gary, The Water is Wide, which I taught to all my friends in Scotland, Iris (Goo Goo Dolls), which always makes me think of Brent.. and, of course, the recent ex. *sigh*

I'll shut up now...

-J