Friday, October 12, 2007

The Soundtrack of My Life

" reaches the soul when words are useless."
Loosely quoted from Young Frankenstein

I spent the better part of the last two days coming up with a list of songs that hold a great deal of meaning for me, or in some way describe a moment or portion of my life. When I started making this list I thought it would be a short one. Oops! Turns out, if my life had a soundtrack it would be a 3-disc box set. So here goes.

Disc 1
My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John
Mama Told Me not to Come - Three Dog Night
American Child - Phil Vassar
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - Willie Nelson
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Ain't Even Done With the Night - John Mellencamp
Nobody Told Me - John Lennon
Life is a Highway - Tom Cochran
Come Monday - Jimmy Buffet
I'm No Angel - Greg Allman
Politically Uncorrect - Gretchen Wilson
Check Yes or No - George Strait
Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks

Disc 2
Take it Easy - The Eagles
Rockin' Down the Highway - The Doobie Brothers
What is Life - George Harrison
Keep on Rockin' - Neil Young
A Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Williams Jr.
If You Don't Know Me by Now - Simply Red
This Train Keeps Rolling Along - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
She and I - Alabama
Five O'clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
This is Us - Emmy Lou Harris/Mark Knopfler
Huckleberry - Toby Keith
Small Town - John Mellencamp
Unanswered Prayers - Garth Brooks
Back Where I Come From - Kenny Chesney
Touch of Grey - The Grateful Dead

Disc 3
Some Things I Know - Lee Ann Womack
Great Day to be Alive - Travis Tritt
Have I Told You - Rod Stewart
Always on my Mind - Willie Nelson
A Simple Life - Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
I'm Not That Way Anymore - Alabama
Remember When - Alan Jackson
Choices - George Jones
Trip Around the Sun - Jimmy Buffet
Like A Rock - Bob Seeger
When I Get Where I'm Going - Brad Paisley/Dolly Parton
Distant Land to Roam - Ralph Stanley
Falling Leaves - Grandpa Jones
Keep Me in Your Heart - Warren Zevon

There it is. The soundtrack of my life for where I am at this moment in time. Sit down and make your own list sometime. You may be surprised when you get to the end of the list.

Post Script: On Wednesday I posted a photo of fall colors in a cemetery. A number of people who read my blog commented how nice the colors are where I live. Since it was a wordeless Wednesday I couldn't tell them that the photo was taken three years ago. Sorry about that.

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