- "I keep thinking
That you'll wake me up with a whisper in my ear--
I keep hoping
That you'll sneak in my room"
- "In the morning of the night
When I woke to find you gone
I knew your distant devil
Must be draggin' you along"
- "Feels like reckless driving when we're talking
It's fun while it lasts, and it's faster than walking
But no one's going to sympathize when we crash
They'll say 'you hit what you head for, you get what you ask'"
- "Somewhere in the world tonight
Two lovers are treating each other right
Somewhere else in a lonely town
One lover waits an endless hour"
- "The stars are the greatest thing you've ever seen
And they're there for you"
- "Did I give myself completely
or did I hang on for too long?"
- "So I would choose to be with you
That's if the choice were mine to make
But you can make decisions too
And you can have this heart to break"
- "How long have I been dreaming I could make this right
If I closed my eyes and tried with all my might
to be the one you need?"
- "that's another time,
that's another town,
that's another life"
- "You think you're gone
but I'll see you again"
- "...to me flirtin' it's just like a sport
anything fly it's all good"
- ["each time that your anatomy appears,
in front of me,
why doesn't this love understand
hints, or reason?"]
- "I wanna be alone but you feel like home"
- "...if you want me to go
You should just say so"
- "She has the power to go where no one else can find me,
Yes, and to silently remind me
Of the happiness and good times that I know"
- "I still miss you
And now I wonder..."
- "Maybe tonight
It's gonna be all right
I will get better
It's gonna be OK
I will remember"
- "I wanted it to last
I wanted to grow old"
- "I could leave tonight
And I would be all right
Stop holding on..."
I was driving home, listening to the new CD that I made for myself, thinking about this particular mix of songs and how they each mean something special for me, to me, about me. How they might, at the time that I created the CD, be said to come together as a sort of working self-definition. Call this a test if you want to, or think of it as a chink in the armour--a revelation, if you will. What follows are a few lines from each of the songs in my mix. I'll post the titles and artists on Monday when I return from a trip. If you want to guess them before then, please do; leave a comment.* Go ahead & Google them if you want to. Extra points for #12, particularly if you know why it's in brackets.