Dad’s soundtrack

Recently while running, the old selection of tunes on my ipod got me thinking. (it’s old because I refused to wear headphones for a while because they all killed my ears…but I’m back in the game now with the pair that have yet to hurt and actually stay put even with movement. Anywayyy…) Each song that popped up transported me to a time or made different people pop into my mind. I was grinning with each new song & new person I was thinking of. It was just a really good strand of songs.  I know music is powerful like that and everyone probably experiences this, but several songs reminded me of my pops this trip and made me kind of sentimental.

Since Father’s Day is approaching, I wanted to write down some of the songs that make me think of my dear ol’ Dad.  Mainly because seeing several “dad songs” in one place is pretty amusing to me, and maybe only me. We’ll see.

  • “Spilled Milk” or something like that by Pam Tillis. I can see my dad jamming out to it while working out in the backyard, mid-summer dark brown skin, about to take a crisp dive into the pool, maybe in light denim shorts. We felt so country listening to that one Pam Tillis cd, though we did later expand our country repertoire to Reba and a Leann Rimes single.
  • “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club: I can still picture the tape. It was always my selection when riding with Dad.
  • “Come to my Window” by Melissa Etheridge: This one is actually because I remember making Dad turn off the tv so he could watch me air guitar and sing this song. I was not joking, and I believe I was in junior high.
  • “Crazy” by Patsy Cline…okay maybe we were more into country than I realize
  • “Gangsta’s Paradise” from Dangerous Minds as performed by Coolio…no denying Dad said he liked this little diddy back in 96. You might still find the soundtrack in the cd collection.
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” Frank
  • “Unchained Melody” /the Righteous Brothers in general, but this song popped on my ipod during the run & I couldn’t stop thinking about my dad. I love it.

There you have it. Though I could probably go on & on, here’s a small collection of songs from the John Bies soundtrack for me. Happy early Father’s Day!

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