My Internal Playlist

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For Today’s Perfect Moment,  I have selected a scene from yesterday with which we can all resonate.

I was out in my car, purposefully avoiding news channels and listening to music.  A song came on the radio that I hadn’t heard in quite some time. I quickly found myself singing along, and anticipating my favorite lyrics.

It’s funny how some songs become displaced in your internal playlist, while others seem to be in constant rotation.  I could use a few more radio surprises.   I guess we all could.

For the record,  the song was Don McLean’s American Pie.  It is a song beloved by my father and through repeated playing has been transferred to me. My favorite lyric is “I met a girl who sang the blues and I asked her for some happy news.”

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to My Internal Playlist

  1. retrodee says:

    When I read this and you named the song you heard, it took my breath away. As a devoted Buddy Holly fan, McLean’s “American Pie” has a deep, bittersweet meaning to me. I play it every February 3rd which was the “Day the Music Died” in 1959. Even before I knew what the song was about, (back when I was a little kid), I found something moving about it. And, Anthony, you might not believe this, but every single day since this virus situation, I wake up and that exact line will be in my head: “I met a girl who sang the blues…” It’s really appropriate right now. We’re all hoping for some happy news. Thanks for sharing. Music is so powerful!

    • Anthony says:

      Knowing your love of Buddy Holly, I thought of you while writing this post. I am so glad that you responded to it. I am sorry that it was not a very deep post. I wrote it on my phone and it was less comfortable than writing on my computer.

  2. blossomkitty says:

    “But she just smiled and walked away”…
    I love this song, too. The lyrics are really clever. Hope you are surviving in this strange new world.

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