I love music. I listen to it all the time. I love the way lyrics and chords collide into fantastic noise. And yet music remains a beautiful mystery to me. In fact there are certain songs that, no matter how many times I listen, they remain just out of reach–a green light glowing across a bay. Like my wife, there are certain songs that will always teeter on the edge of my understanding.
Maybe that’s why I love them each so much.
“Honey I love you, that’s all she wrote”
2. Brian Fallon-Open All Night
“And you can’t make me whole, I have to find that on my own
But I held you, babe, a long, long time ago, and we were open all night long.”
3. The Strumbellas- Spirits
“I just want to be alive while I’m here.”
4. The Swell Season-Feeling the Pull
“And I’m feeling the pull
Dragging me off again
And I’m feeling so small
Against the sky tonight.”
5. Flogging Molly-If I Ever Leave this World Alive
“Wherever I am you’ll always be.”