"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Thursday, July 7, 2011

like the first time

On work trips when you've been with the same people for five straight days, conversations tend to drift to the completely silly and delirious to the super deep and thought-provoking. One of my friends told a story about her son hearing "Free Bird" for the first time on the radio and how sincere and passionate and endearing his reaction was to it. I got to thinking...what song would I like to hear again for the very first time?

And I of course want to hear from you. It's not necessarily your favorite song ever, but one that struck you to your core after every new note. Maybe you can remember the first time you ever heard it; maybe you can't. But I KNOW you know what I'm talking about.

Here are mine (the list keeps growing):

The Beatles - "Eleanor Rigby"

Adele - "Hometown Glory"

The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"

Reba McEntire (I know, I know) - "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"

Ray LaMontagne - "Empty"

Simon & Garfunkel - "The Boxer"

Eric Clapton - "Layla (Unplugged)"

What about you? If you could hear a song again for the very first time, what would it be? Maybe you can be a part of this experience for someone else! See how great sharing is?


Claire said...

Return of the Mack. Easiest question ever.

The Kosko Family said...

claire stole mine...

however, i would love to hear wonderwall again for the first time....i know that is lame/awesome....

Anonymous said...

coldplay's "yellow" but alex park's version...seriously, you tube or google it.

Laura Mc

Anonymous said...

"Spirit in the Sky" might be the one. was going to say the Greek National Anthem but then i wouldn't be anonymous anymore, would I? love you.

Anonymous said...

Your FIL can't decide.
I think "The House That Build Me."
Love, Your MIL

Anonymous said...

Oops! That's "The House That Built Me."

Ashley Jones said...

Prepare yourself... Deana Carter's Strawberry Wine. I have no idea why, but it's the first song that came to mind. Must have struck a chord at some point!

LT (and Max) said...

ooohhh....i LOVE your MIL's response! The House That Built Me is one of my faves!

This is a hard one though... The first songs that came to mind after reading your post were: George Strait's "Amarillo" (shutup), Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" and James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James".

And if I were continue the list, there would most definitely be a couple of Sugarland songs added.

The Quinns said...

American Pie- don mclean
Moondance- van morrison
Night Moves- bob seger
Arms of a Woman- amos lee

oh i need to go listen to all of those right now.

Anonymous said...

The Beatles: "I Wanta Hold Your Hand"
and "At This Moment" by Billy Vera and the Beaters (sung on Family Ties" TV show!! Mom

kate, nick, myrt and baker said...

i agree with your mama - "at this moment" will forever be ingrained in my mind, thanks to alex keaton!! kate

Ashley Jones said...

My answer is seeming incredibly lame.

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