25 July 2003

Angela, I'm pleased to see that you're still out there....

We've talked about emotionally overwhelming songs on this blog before. There's a certain affection on this blog for, among many other songs, "Get the Message" by Electronic, "Find the River" and "Why Not Smile" by R.E.M., "Bookends" by Simon and Garfunkel," "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty, "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi, "Bad" and "One" by U2, "The River" by Bruce Springsteen, "It Happens Every Day" by Dar Williams, and of course, "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette. For a while, I was toying with the idea of putting together a Deadly Mantis mix that would include some or all of the above. Maybe I still will.

The other song that has been haunting my dreams recently is "Hey Self Defeater" by Mark Mulcahy, courtesy, as usual, of Nick Hornby, which includes the amazing bit:

Just get a new place
And put a thousand miles
Between you and your wrong impressions...

...which is basically what brought me to New York.

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