Happy Monday folks. And what a Monday it was. For me it was filled with rain, frequent trips to the "Fresh Air" deck and making old man jokes about Brett Favre. Overall...not a bad way to start the week. And now that the pleasantries are over with....let's shuffle.
Take It on The Run by REO Speedwagon - Can anyone explain to me why I get laughed at every time I admit to liking REO Speedwagon? This song in particular is pretty damn awesome. It is one of the ultimate challenge song. There is something oddly sexy about the line "If you leave tonight keep running and you need never look back again." I also like the reality of it, in the sense that at the beginning he doesn't believe it but by the end of it he basically slams the door in her face. It's just a good tune. It is an easy song to sing along because lets face it, you know some of the words even if you don't want to admit it. Best Line: If that's the way you want it baby then I don't want you around."
Thick as Thieves by Dashboard Confessional - OK now here is a song of devotion. This guy is ready hang for this chick and its clear about one third of the way into the song that she doesn't deserve. What is it about dumb men sticking up for bitchy women? Oh well...not really the point. Vocally and lyrically this song is phenomenal though it is not one of the more popular DC songs. Another plus of the song is that fact that it is quick. It is not one of those songs that drags on forrrrrrrevvvvvver. Its in and out in less than 3 minutes but totally gets the job done. Again...another great little tune. Best Line: I swear I'll make it right."
Joey by Concrete Blonde - This is such a sad little song for me. I am not sure why it makes me sad because I sure that there is a chance that Joey and his love worked things out but I don't really think so. If the guy is passed out on the floor I'd say that the ship has sailed. What makes this song so great is the unabashed pleading for another chance. I think that deep down most of our egos yearn to have someone plead and fight for our love like that. I also think we all want to love someone so much that our hearts refuse to let them go. Or maybe its just me. Best Line: But if its love you're looking for then I can give a little more."
You Will Love This Song by Amber Rubarth - If you have never heard of Amber Rubarth before, don't feel bad....most people haven't. Now that being said...go out and download this song. It is one of the most well written story telling songs I have heard in a long time. The details of this song make it easy for you to picture the way that the whole relationship played out which is cool. More significantly, anyone who has ever been dumped can relate to the song so that takes it up a notch on the greatness charts. But best of all, it is not a depressing song. Her bubbly and sweet voice is catchy and pleasant to listen to. So yeah...download this song. Best Line: Now I'm wondering if I imagined it or if it was ever really there?"