Friday, September 15, 2006

If My Life Had a Soundtrack

I am going to do a series about the soundtrack of my life. Music is very important to me even if the closest I will come to being a musician is sleeping with one.... I remember my musical awakening at 14 when my older cousin, Becky, introduced me to Billy Joel's newly released Glass Houses. I have been a Billy Joel fan ever since (I can still sing along with every song on the album). In fact, I have every CD of his except for the best of one and the Songs in the Attic. When I love music, I love it for a long time - a lifetime. I am not one who seeks after new sounds but I love the music that I own and listen to it over and over at different times.

So if my life had a soundtrack, the songs that I am most drawn to - that resonates with me - are songs about searching and about journeys of the soul. This is the one I am listening to (and crying to) and dancing to this week.

Dixie Chicks
The Long Way Around

My friends from high school
Married their high school boyfriends
Moved into houses in the same ZIP codes
Where their parents live

But I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

I hit the highway in a pink RV with stars on the ceiling
Lived like a gypsy
Six strong hands on the steering wheel

I've been a long time gone now
Maybe someday, someday I'm gonna settle down
But I've always found my way somehow

By taking the long way
Taking the long way around
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around

I met the queen of whatever
Drank with the Irish and smoked with the hippies
Moved with the shakers
Wouldn't kiss all the asses that they told me to

No I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

It's been two long years now
Since the top of the world came crashing down
And I'm getting' it back on the road now

But I'm taking the long way
Taking the long way around
I'm taking the long way
Taking the long way around
The long
The long way around

Well, I fought with a stranger and I met myself
I opened my mouth and I heard myself
It can get pretty lonely when you show yourself
Guess I could have made it easier on myself

But I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

Well, I never seem to do it like anybody else
Maybe someday, someday I'm gonna settle down
If you ever want to find me I can still be found

Taking the long way
Taking the long way around
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around

From the Album: Taking The Long Way

What would be song in your soundtrack?

1 comment:

katie said...

the one i've listened to this week is "do you ever think of me?" by deborah gregson.