Saturday, January 13, 2007

My Soundtrack

If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

The rules:
1. Open your music library (iPod, Winamp, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle and press play
3. For Opening Credits, type the first song that plays
4. For each new event, press the next button
5. Play by the rules - don't lie

My Creative Zen is on. Here we go...

Opening Credits: What Would You Say by Dave Matthews Band - "I was there when the bear ate his head, thought it was a candy"

Waking Up: I Know There's A Word For This by Aimee Mann - "that uphill climbing is never through"

First Day At School: I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen - "the moon's too bright, the chain's too tight, the beast won't go to sleep"

Falling In Love: Falling From Above by Neil Young - "a little love and affection in everything you do will make the world a better place with or without you"

Fight Song: Running To Stand Still by U2 - "you got to cry without weeping, talk without speaking, scream without raising your voice"

Breaking Up: Man On The Moon by REM - "hey baby, are we losing touch?"

Prom: The Luxury by The Tragically Hip - "she says,'why are you partial to that Playboy con, when you can see me naked anytime you want?'"

Life's OK: Passenger by REM - "everything will be alright, yeah everything will be alright, everything will be alright tonight"

Mental Breakdown: Baby Watch Your Back by Nellie McKay - "you walk down the street and I follow, wearing my wig and funny glasses, and I will follow you wherever you go"

Driving: Get Back Again by The Tragically Hip - "we never could go back, and I could never leave my home, why'd they change your face like that?"

Flashback: No More I Love You's by Annie Lennox - "they were being really crazy, they were on the come, and you know what mummy, everybody was being really crazy, uh huh, the monsters are crazy, there are monsters outside"

Getting Back Together: O Maria by Beck - "everybody knows the circus is closed and the animals have gone wild"

Wedding: Momentum by Aimee Mann - "oh, for the sake of momentum I've allowed my fears to get larger than life"

Birth Of Child: Toronto #4 by The Tragically Hip - "tell me when it's imminent, so you won't have to rise and fall alone, or endure the wonder of survival"

Final Battle: Rant And Roar by Great Big Sea - "I can dance, I can sing, I can reef the main boom, I can handle a jigger, I cuts a fine figure"

Death Scene: Treefingers by Radiohead - [instrumental]

Funeral Song: The Last Of The Unplucked Gems by The Tragically Hip - "when the mystique varies thus you can send a man to bury us"

End Credits: Drawing Curtains by Buck 65 - "love sick how much deeper still can this get, show me where it hurts and let me kiss it, je joue à l'envers de l'amour étroit, je jouie le mystère de l'amour courtois"

Took this idea from Betty, who has a great driving song - titlewise anyway, I've never heard the actual song. Like Betty, I'm tagging whoever who wants to play. If you don't have a blog, simply spark the glow with your soundtrack. And then start a blog.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rob, thanks for dropping by my blog. =) Love your soundtrack! Haven't heard most of the songs, but the lyrics are cool. How did you find my blog, btw?

jblueafterglow said...

hey betty. i have a lot of canadian content on my soundtrack.. do you listen to much music by canadian artists? i chose the best lyrics from each song to fit that event - worked out pretty well in my opinion. found your blog via bookcrossing..