in which everything I want to say tonight has been said better by someone else

Tonight’s playlist (the highly recommended This Too Will Pass mix)

  • Uncle John’s Band- The Grateful Dead
  • Get Off My Back Woman- John Lee Hooker
  • Feeling Good- Nina Simone (seriously, it’s perfect for EVERYTHING)
  • I Can Tell- Michael Penn
  • Think- Aretha Franklin
  • Instant Pleasure- Rufus Wainwright
  • The Weight Of Lies- The Avett Brothers
  • D’yer Mak’er- Led Zepplin
  • Resurrection Fern- Iron and Wine
  • I Felt My Shape- The Microphones
  • Missed The Boat- Modest Mouse
  • Grey- Ani DiFranco
  • I Will Go Quietly- Shivaree
  • Oh My Sweet Carolina- Ryan Adams
  • Whiter Shade Of Pale- Dan Reeder
  • Please, Please, Please- The Smiths
  • 16 Military Wives- The Decemberists (!!!!)
  • The House That Jack Built- Aretha Franklin
  • Are Animals- Au
  • Baltimore- Lyle Lovett
  • I Want You- Rachel Yamagata
  • Say It To Me Now- Glen Hansard
  • Hunter- Bjork
  • Which Side Are You On?- The Dropkick Murphys
  • The Night That Never Ends- The Cat Empire
  • Evening On The Ground- Iron and Wine
  • Eliot- Sarah Slean
  • I Need- Stuart Davis
  • This Is Not The End- Laura Gibson

Oh My Sweet Carolina, by Ryan Adams (Haven’t heard it? Go find it, you won’t regret it.)

I went down to Houston
And I stopped in San ‘Antone
I passed up the station for the bus
I was trying to find me something
But I wasn’t sure just what
Man I ended up with pockets full of dust

So I went on to Cleveland and I ended up insane
I bought a borrowed suit and learned to dance
I was spending money like the way it likes to rain
Man I ended up with pockets full of cane

Oh my sweet Carolina
What compels me to go?
Oh my sweet disposition
May you one day carry me home

I ain’t never been to Vegas, but I gambled up my life
Building newsprint boats I race to sewer mains
Was trying to find me something but I wasn’t sure just what
Funny how they say that some things never change

Oh my sweet Carolina
What compels me to go?
Oh my sweet disposition
May you one day carry me home

Up here in the city feels like things are closing in
The sunset’s just my light bulb burning out
I miss Kentucky and I miss my family
All the sweetest winds they blow across the south

Oh my sweet Carolina
What compels me to go?
Oh my sweet disposition
May you one day carry me home

  One thought on “in which everything I want to say tonight has been said better by someone else

  1. teresa
    September 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    ‘somedays aren’t yours at all.
    they come and go
    as if they’re someone else’s days.
    they come and leave you
    behind someone else’s face
    and it’s harsher than yours
    and colder than yours..’
    love to you, dearlet.

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