This one was a little harder than I thought to put together but I think it’s a good topic. We have all lost people in our lives. Whether they are in a better place, moved away, grown apart, or disappeared we have lost someone. I want to know the Top 5 songs that remind you of people you have lost. I have lost more than a few so picking a Top 5 was not an easy task. I am not going to bother with the widget this time because I want a little room to type…
Lucero – Chain Link Fence – You see there was this girl. I was 18 and she was 16. Not much of an age difference to be sure but her parents didn’t approve at all. It wasn’t a Romeo and Juliet thing because they were pretty reasonable if you know the whole story. We were just going to wait and if we did they’d support us. I won’t bother with the details here but the authorities found her between here and there. She didn’t even tell me she was running away. There are still a lot of songs that remind me of her but lately it’s been this one. Even though it’s not even close to being about the same thing. Even my wife gets that I still miss Dawn to this day.
Blood For Blood – Love Song – Boots and bracers made him a trad kid. Diabetes made him careful. My best friend watched his mother walk out his apartment less than half hour before finding him too far gone from an insulin mis-dose. That still haunts me. He would have loved this song. Trey you are still remembered and still missed.
The Misfits – Where Eagles Dare – I honestly don’t know what happened to Seamus but I do know my wife would cringe about naming our son the same name if she had known the bastard. I kid of course. Seamus was a good guy. He was brash, abrasive, loud, and didn’t give a damn what the world thought of him. He’d also drop whatever he was doing to help someone out. Hell he didn’t even have to know them to help out. I can imagine the boy scared a lot of little old ladies with broken down cars. He’s probably still around somewhere. I need to look him up and find out.
Mudhoney – Acetone – She was my practice dummy. You see Jen and I didn’t “like” each other that way but we got along so well we decided to “practice” being romantic with each other so we could be better at it when we found someone. It’s about the dumbest thing I can think of but damn we thought it was cool. We grew apart after many years and I didn’t even know she passed until a friend found her obituary, almost two years old at the time, while doing research for something unrelated. I couldn’t find her mom or any more information than what little was mentioned there. I still remember the fun we had and I still remember sitting outside of that shithole coffee shop throwing bottles at the passing buses. And I still think of Jen whenever this one happens to pop up.
Dead Can Dance – The Carnival Is Over – This one is for my grandmother. She is no longer with us and to this day I carry a lot of guilt over living less than half an hour away and her only seeing my six month old baby one time before she passed. She hated most of my music but this one she liked. I think the haunting feel this song has almost perfectly reflects the baggage I carry.
Well that’s little more raw than I intended. I almost don’t want to post it but I will. I think it’ll be cathartic.