What's your song right now?

Currently, what song fits you best? Not your current favorite, but the song you think best reflects your emotional state at this point? What do you listen to and say, “Wow, I feel like I could have written that”?

For me, I’m going to say it’s a tie between REM’s ‘Losing my Religion’, or XTC’s ‘Dear God’. The mood of the songs fits how I’ve been feeling lately. Not outright bitter, but as I get deeper and deeper into senior year, I feel myself getting more and more cynical, and I feel like I somehow missed something, or am missing something. Or something like that.

Or, as an alternate possibility, am I the only one who does this emotional-connection-to-random-songs thing?

Listening to alot of Barry McCormack lately but i’d say Wilco’s “Jesus, Etc.” is my song at the minute. Makes me wanna cry.

Porcupine Tree’s “Buying New Soul”

Ah, Porcupine Tree. That’s some good stuff.

I’m really into Katatonia’s new album, Viva Emptiness right now. Especially track #11, Evidence.

“Numb” by U2, not so much the lyrics, but the hollowed out electronic-processed voice singing them and the repetative tone of the music kind of fits my mood.

At the moment? “Best Imitation of Myself” by Ben Folds Five.


Then again, I’m having the obligatory identity crisis as I get older.

“The Voice” by the Moody Blues.


It’s kinda hopeful, kinda tired, kinda taking action…it just describes me right now.

“The Scientist” by Coldplay

either “Hey Ya!” off the new OutKast album, or “Cant hardly wait” from a Replacements compilation CD a mate did for me. i’m not entirely sure why, but theres something about them 2 songs that are helping my brain out right now.
possibly because i’m looking for a new job. but take it anyway you like.

At the moment, Sean Na Na’s “I Need A Girl” pretty much sums it up for me.

I follow the night
Can’t stand the light.
When will I begin
To live again?

One day I’ll fly away
Leave all this to yesterday.
What more could your Love do for me?
When will love be through with me?

Why live life from dream to dream?
And dread the day when dreaming ends.

One day I’ll fly away
Fly, fly away.

It’s a tie between (darn you, paulberserker) Outkast’s Hey Ya! and Radiohead’s Knives Out.

Radiohead’s “Scatterbrain”

Radiohead’s “Scatterbrain”

“Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks” by The Rapture

Interpol’s “untitled” (track 1 from Turn on the Bright Lights)

Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice.” Also the Susan Tedeschi version.

It’s such a fantastic break-up song. And the great thing about it is that it takes on many different tones and feelings with each version. It can be sad, or bitter, or haunting, or simply careless.

“Just Because” by Janes Addiction.

I don’t know why, just because…


“I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness. It’s glammy and frantic and it’s exactly my speed.

And thanks to the events of this summer, I can’t turn off “She Hates Me” by Puddle of Mudd. Terrible, terrible song, but so cathartic.

For those of you who like “Don’t Think Twice,” Mike Ness’s version is brilliant and bitter and good music to smash things by (or drink to. Or both).

“Life is a Long Song”, “Look into the Sun”, and “Back to the Family” by Jethro Tull