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Songs that make the air dusty

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    There are a precious/cursed few songs that so vividly conjure an emotion-packed moment/ideal from my past that, without fail, can throw me into a wistful funk. If my mood is already a little down, we have waterworks. I once had to pull my car over when Backstreets came on. It so grabs me and makes me think of the hunks of my life that have been utterly wasted.

    Backstreets, Springsteen
    God Only Knows, The Beach Boys
    Drive, The Cars
    Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
    You Don't Bring Me Flowers, Diamond/Streisand

    Anyone else gone through a similar experience?
  2. "Abraham, Martin, and John" -- The "Bobby" verse gets me everytime, and Dion sings the hell out of it.
    "For Everyman" -- Jackson Browne.
    "You're A Big Girl Now" -- Bob.
  3. pretty much anything off warren zevon's last album, especially keep me in your heart
  4. Kato

    Kato Active Member

    "San Diego Serenade" by Tom Waits off Heart of a Saturday Night. I was driving, alone, to North Dakota in a snow storm. The song came on and I completely lost it. It was kind of weird, but it's also nice to know that music/art can stir up those kind of emotions. Two songs later "Shiver Me Timbers" came on and I was a puddle.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Don't Take The Girl - Tim McGraw
    You Make Me Better - Fabolous ft. Ne-Yo
  6. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Concur on "San Diego Serenade," "Abraham, Martin and John," and "Backstreets."

    "Desperadoes Waiting for a Train" by Guy Clark stirs up the most dust around here, since it pretty much describes my granddad and I. Willie, Waylon, Kris and Cash also covered it on the first "Highwayman" album.

    I played the Red River Valley.
    He'd sit out in the kitchen and cry.
    And run his hands through seventy years of livin'.
    "I wonder, Lord, has every well I've drilled gone dry?".
    We were friends, me and this old man,
    Like desperadoes waitin' for a train.

    He was a drifter an' a driller of oil wells
    And an old school man of the word.
    He taught me how to drive his car when he was too drunk to.
    And he'd wink and give me money for the girls.
    Our lives were like some old Western movie
    Like desperadoes waitin' for a train.

    From the time that I could walk, he'd take me with him
    To a place called the Green Frog Cafe.
    There was old men with beer guts and dominoes
    Lying about their lives while they played.
    And I was just a kid that they called his sidekick,
    Like desperadoes waitin' for a train.

    One day I looked up and he's pushin' eighty.
    There's brown tobacco stains all down his chin.
    To me he's one of the heroes of this country,
    So why's he all dressed up like some old man?
    He's drinkin' beer and playin' Moon and Forty-two.
    Like a desperado waitin' for a train.

    The day before he died, I went to see him,
    I was grown and he was almost gone.
    So we just closed our eyes and dreamed us up a kitchen,
    And sang another verse to that old song.
    "Come on, Jack, that son-of-a-bitch is comin'."
    Like desperadoes waitin' for a train.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Jersey Girl, Bruce Springsteen
    Band of Brothers, Michael Kamen
    Over the Rainbow (What a Wonderful World), Israel Kamakawiwo
    Looking for Space, John Denver
  8. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    If I've got a skinful of red wine, "Autumn Leaves" sung by Edith Piaf in her heavily-accented English can get me. If I'm sober, not so much.

    Same goes for beer + "For the Good Times" + Ray Price.
  9. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Ave Maria, Aaron Neville
    Praying for Time, George Michael
    (another nod to) Over the Rainbow (What a Wonderful World), Israel Kamakawiwo
  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Perhaps Love, John Denver and Placido Domingo
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Annie's Song, John Denver (also the Spanish version by Mocedades)
    Nikita, Elton John
    Honey, Bobby Goldsboro (sorry, mom's favorite song)
  12. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Not really dusty, but hearing "Just Like Starting Over," "Watching the Wheels" or "Woman" by John Lennon reminds me of his death right after that album was released...makes me sad.
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