Monday, February 11, 2008

Fun Monday

It's that time again. This week's gracious hostess, the Crown Princess from Ooh, a Shiny Pen, has posed a musical challenge.

"I want to hear the ONE song that is you. The song that whenever it is heard, you smile. I am not looking for the soundtrack of your life, just that one song. Your friends hear it and think of you."

My first thought was that this was going to be a tough one. Out of all the thousands of songs, picking just one that represents the very essence of me. About four years ago, I decided that my theme song would be Modest Mouse's "Float On." But as much as I'd like to be, I'm not that laid-back or easy going.

My single most transcendent running moment occurred with U2's "Beautiful Day" as the soundtrack. That song definitely makes me smile and it also transports me to West Division Street in Chicago. But no one else would think of me when they hear the song.

One of my all-time favourite songs is Simon and Grafunkel's "The Boxer." Peter thinks it's depressing and can't understand how I can listen to it on continual repeat. The last verse is the best summary of my personal aspirations that I've ever found. But it's just that:an aspiration. I aim for it but don't always get there.

Inspiration struck while I was waiting for something to download at work last week. Around about the time that I was dropping out of law school and moving to Ireland to live with a guy my parents had never met, my dad was taking sign language classes. His final assignment for a class was to perform a song in sign language. My dad picked "Wild One" by Faith Hill, because it reminded him of me. I might be just another Daddy's Girl, but I think he's right about it.

You can check out the lyrics here (edited to avoid repetition of the chorus) or, if you have some time and like country music, scroll down for a YouTube video. And if you doubt my dad's assessment of me, you might want to read my adventures in a blizzard.

Faith Hill - Wild One
They said change your clothes
She said no I won't
They said comb your hair
She said some kids don't
And her parents dreams went up in smoke

They said you can't leave
She said yes I will
They said don't see him
She said his name is Bill
She's on a roll and it's all uphill

She loves Rock 'n' Roll
They said it's Satan's tongue
She thinks they're too old
They think she's too young
And the battle lines are clearly drawn

She has future plans and dreams at night
When they tell her life is hard she says that's alright

She's a wild one
With an angel's face
She's a woman-child
In a state of grace
When she was 3 years old on her daddy's knee
He said you can be anything you want to be
She's a wild one
Runnin' free


Note: I've removed the video in the hopes that people will be able to see the link to comment. I think the video was pushing off the alignment or something.

54 Comments:

At 10 February 2008 at 21:39, Blogger Kaycie said...

Cool song. Are you really that wild?

 
At 10 February 2008 at 22:47, OpenID arkansassongbird said...

I love The Boxer, too. In fact, I can find a Simon and Garfunkel song to fit every mood. I'm glad inspiration struck you with this assignment. I feel like I wimped out on my post!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 02:24, Blogger Sweet Irene said...

It would be hard for me to pick a song, because I like to listen to classical music most of all and I guess it is really all about the lyrics.

I think that, at this point in my life, I would want it to be something very joyful and spirited like, "We Shall Overcome."

Yes, I suppose that would be my song, thank you for helping me figure that out!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 02:58, Blogger Sauntering Soul said...

I love all of the new songs I'm finding visiting Fun Monday participants. This was a great choice!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 04:00, Blogger Crown Princess said...

OMG, that is awesome. My grandpa dedicated that song to me when I was a teenager going thru normal (and not so normal) teenage rebellion. Thanks for postin it and thanks for playing.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 07:15, Blogger -Ann said...

Kaycie - I was as a teenager, I guess. Sort of. I've always been responsible, but then I've also always been incredibly willful. Let's just say that I rarely took the path of least resistance.

Songbird - I liked your post. I never would have thought of posting sheet music. Guess you really are a songbird. :)

SI - That's a great choice.

SS - Thanks. This FM is turning out to be really time consuming, isn't it?

CP - Thanks for the thought-provoking assignment.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 07:20, Blogger janet said...

ah, i love that song! i totally relate! (and i hope you DO come back and listen to mine on your pc .... though it plays on MY mac. go figure!)

happy fun monday!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 07:32, Anonymous swampy said...

It's going to take forever to listen to all the songs...I love it.
Faith Hill is such an inspiration to listen to. Her story is also an inspiration.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 09:54, Blogger Peter said...

Great choice, I am very pleasantly surprised by the number of Country songs are being chosen and Simon and Garfunkel are also very popular, great stuff.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 10:00, Blogger Jettie said...

I love beautiful day to!! and i like listening to Faith Hill I love there new one togather!!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 10:29, Blogger ChrisB said...

This is a great song. I also love 'beautiful day'.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 11:16, Blogger Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I have time, I love country music, Faith Hill is great and I absolutely love this song!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 12:25, Anonymous chop@cableone.net said...

I must admit I'd never heard that Wild Child song, as I tend to avoid country music like the plague. Glad to hear one of your first choices was the Boxer - now THAT I can relate to!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 15:38, Blogger Babaloo said...

-ann, I've tagged you on my blog.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 16:02, Blogger The Rotten Correspondent said...

I've always loved that song,too. But I'm about as wild as a bowl of oatmeal.

It puts a great image of you in my head.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 16:07, Blogger Lil Mouse said...

i love the boxer and mentioned it on someone else's post... i think the person that picked 'bridge over troubled water' for some reason S&G are pretty awesome to me. i can't find my cd i had and it frustrates me to no end.. i loved feelin groovy too!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 17:09, Blogger Faye said...

I admire people who buck the trends when deciding how to live their lives. Just from reading your blog, it seems like Faith is definitely singing your song!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 17:11, Blogger Jenni said...

I've always loved this song. Faith Hill has such a great voice, too.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 17:15, Blogger Melanie said...

I love this song! It's totally not me- I was always such a good girl. But I've always loved this song!!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 17:15, Blogger alisonwonderland said...

i'm not much of a country music fan - in fact, i'm not sure i've ever heard a faith hill song before - but i had to give that one a listen and the lyrics are terrific! great choice!

 
At 11 February 2008 at 17:58, Anonymous nikki said...

Faith Hill is great, but I have to say Simon and Garfunkel are classics. I paid out the nose to see them live and it was totally worth it.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 18:39, Blogger Robocop said...

Great song.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 21:50, Blogger mjd said...

Thank you for the personal link. I like your choice of Wild One and the great story behind why you like the song. The Boxer is on of my favorites too.

 
At 11 February 2008 at 22:46, Blogger Ari_1965 said...

I've added the actual song clip, if you'd like to re-visit my Fun Monday

Here's my Fun Monday

 
At 12 February 2008 at 00:20, Blogger Bren said...

Love Faith Hill! Great song choice!

 
At 12 February 2008 at 03:09, Blogger Cynthia said...

I liked your blizzard post. The song fits!

 
At 12 February 2008 at 04:48, Blogger ped crossing said...

Most of us have at least a little wild one in us.

 
At 14 February 2008 at 15:09, Blogger Patience-please said...

I love the Boxer. Your Faith Hill song is wonderful, and I'd not heard it so thank you for that!

all the best-
Patience

 
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