Isn't it funny how certain songs can bring back memories from long ago? It is also surprising how many lyrics you can remember even after not hearing a song for many, many years. Two nights now (not in a row!) I've spent hours looking through iTunes and downloading a bunch of old songs! Here is a small list of what I downloaded and now have on my iPod to listen to and torture my kids with in the car:
Seven Year Ache - Roseanne Cash
Swingin' - John Anderson
The Chair - George Strait
My Favorite Memory - Merle Haggard
The One - Elton John
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - Billy Joel
The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
The Rose - Bette Midler
I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley
The Things We Do for Love - 10cc
Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik
And that is a small list. Probably not even 1/4th of what I found. I have iTunes and their "suggestions" to thank for that! Some of those people I didn't even know I knew! Like England Dan & John Ford Coley... I don't recall ever knowing their names. But I love, love, love the song. And still knew it all by heart! "The song's not about linen." Does anyone know what movie that line is from? I don't expect anyone to know, but I loved that part of that movie and the song ALWAYS reminds me of it.
'Like walking in the rain and the snow, when there's nowhere to go and you feel like part of you is dying...' 10cc... I don't recall the name of that band either - but I certainly know the song!
A lot of the country songs I downloaded from the 70s and 80s were because of memories of Jack - and songs I know he loves. I got them to burn CDs for him for his birthday, but I have to get his sound system working so he can actually listen to them. He has been in the hospital for the last week and I took my iPod and iHome to the hospital and played the music for him while he was sedated - hoping he could hear it and it offered him some comfort.
I also came across some Rod Stewart that brought back many memories, but since I know my mom has the CDs, I didn't download them. I'll just borrow her CDs for a little bit!
I've loved my trips down memory lane via music. I like so many different varieties.