I love music. I choose it based on my mood. It is almost always playing in my house – even more so now that I have a new turntable and my Dad’s vinyl collection to discover.
The post about Andrew and that Bruno Mars song got me thinking. For some of the men who have crossed by path, there is a song I associate with them. Perhaps just for a short period of time, perhaps forever. Time will tell. The songs that remind me of Faraway Lover are still vivid memories of our time together – I’m starting to think that will never fade.
Here are the boys and their songs. If you don’t know their stories, go to my “Lovers” page. But please don’t pick apart every lyric and test the applicability…my brain doesn’t work that way.
Naked Ironing Man – “Say Something” by A Great Big World
The Giant – “I’ll be Your Lover Too” by Van Morrison
Johnny Id – “Just Give Me a Reason” by P!nk
Will (my ex-husband) | “When I was Your Man” by Bruno Mars
The Dog Trainer | “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore
Andrew | “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars
I wrote about why here. It’s not that I associate the song with him because I felt this way about him, but because he freaked out about listening to it during sex.
Faraway Lover (Four songs, actually)
“Here With Me” by Dido
“Try” by P!nk
“You and I” by Lady Gaga
Note: if you haven’t heard this song before, I encourage you to first listen, not watch, the video. I’ve never had someone unfamiliar with the song guess it was her. And the video is well, a little odd.
“Oh Darling” by the Beatles
We heard a cover of this song played one night when he (and others) visited me in my city. It was a great night and one I now always associate with him.
And since I’m on a roll, one of my favorite break-up songs: