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Do you have a signature song?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I was thinking about all my favorite songs - they all have a similar theme, of yearning, love, often unrequited love, and the ultimate aloneness we all face.

Which is so odd for someone who is essentially happy and cheery - it takes a lot for me to be depressed, sad, and I somehow always manage to find the one bright way of looking at something.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Viva La Vida
Walk Away Renee
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
California Dreamin'

George Harrison
Bruce Springsteen
Green Day
Most of Midge Ure (of Ultravox)

I could go on and on. Part of it is the melody. Part of it is the imagery of the words. Part of it is I like a song that tells a story, makes me think.

And, well, maybe I'm just more existential than I realize. More philosophical. Of the opinion that we're born alone, we die alone, but life is all about experiences and relationships, and trying to leave something positive behind before we go.

I don't know. I've just been thinking about this lately. Looking at the music on my iPod, thinking about themes in life.
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    That's neat your songs have a theme. Mine tend to be more random or maybe the theme is hidden to me.
    3073 days ago
  • MRE1956
    It's funny - while I'm going through an intensely dark period in life right now, ironically my favorite music style is - brace yourself - that ol' 70's style DISCO!


    Anyone who says that "disco s**ks" will have a beef with me, that's for sure! The only explanation I can possibly provide is that most of the music is of an upbeat tempo which I much appreciate when I feel down (and that's been a lot lately); I find that disco makes for good commuting music (when I'm commuting, anyhow, which I am unfortunately not doing these days..... emoticon )

    "I Will Survive" has awesome lyrics but is not my favorite tune, melody-wise - make mine "Let's All Chant"!

    Have a gr8 Spark day!

    3073 days ago
    i use a bunch of different songs to exercise to, based on my mood
    3073 days ago
    I don't notice a pattern in my song choices but I have always thought we should go through life with a sound track!
    3073 days ago
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