1. Come On Home to Me by Tracey Thorn of Everything But the Girl
One of my favorite songs. Wrote a story about this song once.
2. Car Radio by Spoon
3. Another Mystery – Dar Williams
Preach, Dar. Preach. I’ll c/p something I posted to Facebook the other day about this song.
Man, this song speaks to me more and more as I get older. I was thinking about it in the car this morning because I’d read some Tumblr posts from girls who say they want to be like Laura Palmer (the mysterious, beautiful, girl who is loved/wanted by everyone) and another post about how Laura Palmer was a Mary Sue (which, uh, was the entire point of her! She was impossible! Lynch was clearly critiquing society’s expectations of women with Laura! She couldn’t have existed in reality and her monstrosities were due to her Mary Sue-ness — all things to all people, sex machine, goddess, whore, virgin, daddy’s girl, best friend, volunteer, star student, cheerleader, etc, etc). And the posts about wanting to be like her just gave me the shivers. I was like, “Oh, God, no. I don’t want to be a mystery. Preach Dar.”
4. Who Is Like This One? – Hello Saferide
Damn, I love this song. I titled a story after a lyric from it once.
“But you are the only one I’ve met who’s ‘God Only Knows’
I liked you the first time I met you
and it grows and grows and grows”
5. Witness by Tori Amos
I am a weirdo because I like this one and a lot of folks don’t. *shrug*