Thursday, February 02, 2006

Question 15

What is the Theme Song for your life?

25 Comments:

At 1:24 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Gooooooood question!

Sometimes I think it's "Smoke" by Ben Folds Five. :(

Sometimes it's "Jane" by Ben Folds Five.

Sometimes it's "Narcolepsy" by Ben Folds Five.

Mostly "Jane".

I'll keep thinking.

tppunzy - "I'm drunk! Let's tp Punky!"

 
At 3:05 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

Big Audio Dynamite - "Bottom Line". During the opening riffs, I imagine different snapshots of my life - and then the lyrics just plain rock. I've been down before and always had to pick myself back up....

"When you reach the bottom line,
The only thing to do is climb.
Pick yourself up off the floor,
Don't know what you're waiting for!"

 
At 3:45 PM , Blogger punky said...

I have two from two totally different end of teh spectrum:

Brighteyes ~ Bowl Of Oranges
The rain, it started tapping on the window near my bed. There was a loophole in my dreaming,
so I got out of it. And to my surprise my eyes were wide and already open.
Just my nightstand and my dresser where those nightmares had just been.
So I dressed myself and left then, out into the gray streets.
But everything seemed different and completely new to me.
The sky, the trees, houses, buildings, even my own body.
And each person I encountered, I couldn't wait to meet.
I came upon a doctor who appeared in quite poor health.
I said "{I am terribly sorry but} there is nothing I can do for you
{that} you can't do for yourself."
He said "Oh yes you can. Just hold my hand. I think that would help."
So I sat with him a while and then I asked him how he felt.
He said, "I think I'm cured. No, in fact, I'm sure.
Thank you Stranger, for your therapeutic smile."
So that is how I learned the lesson that everyone is alone.
And your eyes must do some raining if you are ever going to grow.
But when crying don't help and you can't compose yourself.
It is best to compose a poem, an honest verse of longing or simple song of hope.
That is why I'm singing...
Baby don't worry cause now I got your back. And every time you feel like crying,
I'm gonna try and make you laugh. And if I can't, if it just hurts too bad,
then we will wait for it to pass and I will keep you company
through those days so long and black.
And we'll keep working on the problem we know we'll never solve
Of Love's uneven remainders, our lives are fractions of a whole.
But if the world could remain within a frame like a painting on a wall.
Then I think we would see the beauty.
Then we would stand staring in awe at our still lives posed like a bowl of oranges,
like a story told by the fault lines and the soil.

and

John Denver ~ Sweet Surrender
Lost and alone on some forgotten highway, traveled by many, remembered by few.
Looking for something that I can believe in,
looking for something that I'd like to do with my life.
There's nothing behind me and nothing that ties me to
something that might have been true yesterday.
Tomorrow is open and right now it seems to be more than enough
To just be here today, and I don't know what the future is holding in store,
I don't know where I'm going, I'm not sure where I've been.
There's a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me,
my life is worth the living, I don't need to see the end.

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air.
Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air.

Lost and alone on some forgotten highway, traveled by many, remembered by few.
Looking for something that I can believe in,
looking for something that I'd like to do with my life.
There's nothing behind me and nothing that ties me to
something that might have been true yesterday.
Tomorrow is open and right now it seems to be more than enough
To just be here today, and I don't know what the future is holding in store,
I don't know where I'm going, I'm not sure where I've been.
There's a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me,
my life is worth the living, I don't need to see the end.

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air.
Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air.
Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air.

 
At 5:19 PM , Anonymous Targetgirl said...

That one Mozart tune.

You know the one.

DA, da DA, da DA da DA DA DAA!!

DA, da DA, da DA da da da da...

DA DA, DA DA DA DA DA DA,

Anyone know what that's called?

 
At 5:33 PM , Blogger punky said...

It is called:
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K525: Allegro

:)

 
At 6:12 PM , Blogger Leetie said...

ooh, good work, punky!

We sing (put lyrics to) that all the time around here!

Higgy, nice choice!

I'll have to think about my choice, but it's probably something by Herb Alpert :)

 
At 10:15 PM , Blogger Graz said...

Mostly mine is probably "Rosewood Bitters" by Joe Walsh/ Michael Stanley

Too long on the road, my friend

Too long between rides

Too long between homes again

Too long without someone by my side
And Lord, there's something 'bout a sad song

That helps to ease the pain...

Here I am, Lord, just singing up a storm

And I'm all alone again...

Too much going down today

Just can't take it in

Too much running 'round today

Can't tell you where I've been

Seems that just like singing in the only thing to do

Only thing to help me pass the time

Songs are just like ladies--can't forget them when you're through

And they're always on your mind...

And the rosewood bitters

Help me meet the sunshine in the morning

And the rosewood bitters

Help me through the night

When I feel blue

Too few stop to pass the time

Guess that's how it goes

So sure that there's much more than this

When really no one knows

And easing into midnight

As the bitters pass around

Crying in my beer

Singing someone else's troubles

Help to ease your own

Goodnight, Irene, my dear...

And the rosewood bitters

Help me meet the sunshine in the morning

And the rosewood bitters

Help me through the night

When I feel blue


At work usually it's "The Flight of the Bumblebee"

The theme song I wish I had is the theme song to "Sanford and Son".

 
At 12:05 AM , Blogger Smiley said...

Hands down, it's Manic Monday.

 
At 8:21 AM , Blogger punky said...

If my theme song was decided by how often it popped into my head, then my theme song would have been:

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never knoew dear
How much I love you
Please don't take my sinshine away.

No idea why ... but in my head I sing it all the time. :)

 
At 10:56 AM , Blogger Higgy said...

I like the Freudian slip in the last line, Punky! ;-)

 
At 12:01 PM , Blogger punky said...

I was wondering who'd catch that.

Sinshine ... like moonshine ... but better. :)

 
At 1:46 PM , Blogger Mad Scientist said...

Weasel's theme song is the background music in the vonage commercials.

You know:
Do Do doododo Do Do doododo doo do doo do Do Do doo do do

It is so him.

For a long time Everybody hurts by R.E.M.

Now It's a beautiful day by U2

Thanks Weasel

 
At 3:27 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

Mad - that's a tune called "Woo Hoo" from a group called "The 5,6,7,8's" - they did the tune in "Kill Bill Volume 1" - great ultra-violent flick!

 
At 3:46 PM , Blogger punky said...

I want to start a band called the LMNOP's ... or the Ello Meno Peas.

 
At 1:46 AM , Anonymous Kaf said...

Punky, I think a Kiwi band has beaten you to it...

Elemeno P

of course, you could always spell yours differently..

Theme song... probably (first one that popped into my head) Feeling Groovy (The 59th St Bridge Song) by S & G - kinda dorky and unfashionable, but funny and sweet and it always makes me smile..

When I'm feeling down, "Everybody Hurts" (REM) is just about perfect. That or cranking up the Andrea Bocelli CD's and pretending he's singing to me and me alone..

 
At 8:43 AM , Blogger punky said...

Damn.

 
At 11:21 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

There's also a book called Ella Minnow Pea, but I haven't read it yet.

When we were young back in the Dark Ages, "our" theme song was "Happy Together" by The Turtles.

I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life


Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together


Don't want to get too sappy here, especially for those still looking out there, but it's still a favorite.

Jackie likes Kenny Rogers's Through the Years.

I'll spare you the others.

 
At 10:03 AM , Blogger Leetie said...

Jeff, you and Jackie are one amazingly close couple. Even the first time we met for lunch, I could tell how close you two were. It warms my heart! :)

 
At 11:51 AM , Anonymous Kaf said...

aaaaaawwwwwwwww

 
At 12:06 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Thanks. Actually, I did really have a theme song in the 60s, a product of my unhappy teen years, and later on I met a couple of other guys who said they'd felt the same way at the same time. It was Simon & Garfunkel's "I Am a Rock."

A winter's day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.


I've built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.


Don't talk of love,
Well, I've heard the word before.
It's sleeping in my memory.
I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.


I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.


And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.

 
At 2:10 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

Nightswimming by REM
or, if I'm in a raunchier mood, Possum Kingdom by the Toadies.
Also, oddly, Tangled up in Blue by Bob Dylan.

But ask me the same question on a different day and it's likely to be something else, like Lay Down Sally by Clapton, Peter Gabriel's Kiss That Frog and John Mellencamp's Dance Naked.

Or is that too much information?

 
At 4:38 PM , Blogger punky said...

Jeff ... during my high school years I very much related to "I Am A Rock" ... and "Desperado" specifically the last line "You better let somebody love you ... before it's too late"

"I Am A Rock" no longer rings true for me ... and for that I am unbelievably grateful. Although it is still a great song.

 
At 2:53 AM , Anonymous Kaf said...

Desperado always used to make me weepy.. okay.. you're setting me off now. Unfair, I say!

 
At 12:10 AM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

Battle of Someone
by Blues Traveler

Well I love no one and I don’t care who knows
Don’t care if you’re far away
Don’t give a damn if you’re close
I’m the vacant distraction of a broken old man
I lack shape or color
Not even gray or even tan
I’d hate all I see but it makes me too tired
I’m much more at home when left uninspired
So damn me to hell and resist if you must
But lower your eyes once and I’ll emerge from the dust

For I am nothing
Yes I am nothing
Yes I am nothing
And I love no one

Well I love everyone I am filled with delight
I understand all your feelings I don’t see from wrong or right
I’m the look in your eyes when you’re telling the truth
I’m the wisdom of age and the beauty of youth
I am shape substance color darkest black palest white
Speckled gond ringing mirror sharp soft and bright
I’m rage passion laughter and the need to know why
Come sample all my riches I’m pure stimuli

For I am everything
Yes I am everything
Yes I am everything
And I love everyone

Well I can only love someone I am just a person
My father loved my mother and I am her son
The preceding verses are the halves of my soul
I’m just the battlefield and that is my role
There’s a tug of war between what I can and can’t feel
The inevitable compromise determines the real
The equation the reason for my being here
The struggle resulting in my invention of the tear

For I’m only something
Yes I’m only something
Yes I’m only something
And I can only love someone

And it’s the best I can do
It’s the very best I can do
You’re probably someone too
So perhaps I love you
Perhaps you’ll love me too
Perhaps you’ll love me too
Perhaps you’ll love me too
(scat solo)


Everything's great that ends in scat...

 
At 11:05 AM , Anonymous Boo Augustus said...

I just uploaded some new material from a friends collection to my iPod last night. Hit recently added this morning as I stepped out the door to walk to work. First thing up: Supermodel (You Better Work) by RuPaul.

It was oddly inspiring and peppy as I started the day. Almost felt as if I was in the opening credits for my own sitcom, ala That Girl or Mary Tyler Moore . . . which is a little odd since I am a guy . . . and wasn't wearing a hat I could throw into the air.

 

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