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When Good Songs Happen to Bad Memories

When Good Songs Happen to Bad Memories
Created by: alexandra
Tracks: 11
Length: 00:52:55
Keywords 1. good
2. bad
3. ugly
Created on 8/13/06 12:49am
Level 5
Points 2452
Total visitors 97
Unique visitors 62
description:
Songs on the whole remind me of things a lot of the time. Sometimes they don't because they're that special that they can completelt exist on their own without the help of my life, but most of the time they do bring back a twinge of some sort of memory.

These are a collection of songs which remind me of bad times but which I liked too much to stop listening to.

tracklist

1 Joseph Arthur : A Smile That Explodes
Everyone's heart starts out like an action figure. It's safe in its wrapper, new and untouched and with so muc [...]
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Track 11 from Our Shadows Will Remain
Length: 00:03:21
Year: 2004
Track Description:
Everyone's heart starts out like an action figure. It's safe in its wrapper, new and untouched and with so much promise of good times in the future. It can only come out of the package once though, and any collector will tell you it loses so much value in that moment. Children, however, believe that it only gains value once it's been opened and becomes available to be played with. This song reminds me of that moment for myself.
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2 Jump : Cathedrals
The kids you grow up with are usually ones that you probably shouldn't be friends with, but are because they'r [...]
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Track 4 from Magazine
Length: 00:03:55
Year: 1998
Track Description:
The kids you grow up with are usually ones that you probably shouldn't be friends with, but are because they're there. They're in your class or in your town, and when you grow up you grow appart. Growing up and growing apart are often so connected. My friend from childhood comes to mind when I hear this song because it's one of the last songs we bonded over. I was there for him when we skated, when we did plays, when he ran star, when we built forts, when he got popular, when he became prom king, when he came out of the closet. But all of those things never kept us together. And now I hate him. I saw him the other day for the first time in almost 2 years and we didn't even say hello.
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3 The Pretenders : I'll Stand By You
I guess for someone who isn't an internet/computer addict, this memory isn't that bad...but this reminds me of [...]
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Track 7 from Last Of The Independents
Length: 00:03:58
Year: 1994
Track Description:
I guess for someone who isn't an internet/computer addict, this memory isn't that bad...but this reminds me of a fanflick I once made in my Harry Potter extremist days. Therefore, it also reminds me of the great computer implosion of 2005 when I lost everything from 4 years previous. It was totally devastating because when you sit down and look at things that have been saved on your computer it's like reliving those moments a little bit. Since I have amnesia, it's something which I actually do value a lot because I can't really do it within my own head. So basically, this reminds me of everything I lost in that implosion.
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4 Grandaddy : So You'll Aim Toward the Sky
There's this town that I love going to for no real reason. I've always liked it there and even though there's [...]
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Track 11 from The Sophtware Slump
Length: 00:04:43
Year: 2000
Track Description:
There's this town that I love going to for no real reason. I've always liked it there and even though there's not much to do there, I always just feel like I should go there. Anyway, once when I was there my cousin told me about how her music teacher's brother had committed suicide. It wasn't that I'd never dealt with death or suicide or anything, it was something about the specific situation which really got to me. I actually ended up attending that high school for summer school a few years later and had completely forgotten about that until one day I went for the classic go-to-the-bathroom-to-escape routine and saw a memorial thing dedicated to him. I was listening to this song at the time and it, for some reason, just devistated me and I have no idea why.
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5 Longview : I Would
It's always an awkward situation when someone falls in love with you and you don't happen to feel the same. It [...]
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Track 6 from Mercury
Length: 00:05:27
Year: 2005
Track Description:
It's always an awkward situation when someone falls in love with you and you don't happen to feel the same. It's even more awkard when they're one of your dear friends. I had a situation with someone where this not only happened, but it also drove him to insanity no matter how well I tried to handle it. I don't think I have ever met a more selfish person in my entire life, and it's horrifying because he happens to think he's quite reasonable. I am not at peace with this person because it's one of those things where he's still friends with my friends even though he classifies me with death and the appocolypse. This is the song he said reminded him of me..."I would go anywhere for you, I would bite off more than I could chew for you..." And I guess that includes stalking.
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6 The Decemberists : Red Right Ankle
This is a song for one of those nights you just wish would end. Those kind you can't escape and you just beg [...]
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Track 8 from Her Majesty the Decemberists
Length: 00:03:29
Year: 0000
Track Description:
This is a song for one of those nights you just wish would end. Those kind you can't escape and you just beg your body to fall asleep so you can just escape the crap you know you're going to have to eventually deal with. This reminds me of one of those particularly long nights.
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7 Dance Hall Crashers : Cricket
Once there was a boy I hated but I've always been attracted to dicks so I somehow decided it would be a good i [...]
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Track 12 from Purr
Length: 00:03:39
Year: 1999
Track Description:
Once there was a boy I hated but I've always been attracted to dicks so I somehow decided it would be a good idea. I played the guitar with him and we sang this as a duet at the time I liked him best. I really underestimated how big a dick he was...granted I broke his heart by accident. Which is a bad memory on its own. Sadly though I don't regret it anymore...if that's any indication of the kind of person he is.
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8 Minus the Bear : Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse
The Warehouse was a good idea at the time of its creation. We had this great plan that we'd all live in this w [...]
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Track 3 from Highly Refined Pirates
Length: 00:05:24
Year: 2002
Track Description:
The Warehouse was a good idea at the time of its creation. We had this great plan that we'd all live in this warehouse and make it this sweet home where we could play video games and eat omelettes for breakfast and go on the internet as much as we wanted. As it turns out, sometimes friendships explode and everything you planned that seemed so good and so promising somehow turns into something which disgusts you.
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9 John Lennon : Jealous Guy
Inside jokes and memories are often comforting, but when it's something that was once a joke that turned to tr [...]
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Track 3 from Imagine
Length: 00:04:14
Year: 1971
Track Description:
Inside jokes and memories are often comforting, but when it's something that was once a joke that turned to truth...it can often be bitter. Like someone who was a 'Jealous Guy lolol' who turns into a 'wtf Jealous Guy!?' it's a little unsettling. I have a bad memory of this song because of that little suckah.
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10 Piana : Early In Summer
This song just reeks of memory. Even before I had a memory to attatch to it it reeked of memory to me. It's qu [...]
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Track 2 from Ephemeral
Length: 00:05:55
Year: 2005
Track Description:
This song just reeks of memory. Even before I had a memory to attatch to it it reeked of memory to me. It's quite a shame that it had to turn into a BAD memory. This song reminds me of that feeling of coming doom where you know you're going to have deal with a bad situation as best you can. That time after you realise it but before you deal with it. It's sort of like a limbo where you're just building yourself up, like training for a marathon. That's what this reminds me of.
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11 Explosions In The Sky... : Memorial
Work. That's all I hear in this. Counting tickets after standing on my feet for 9 hours straight without a bre [...]
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Track 4 from The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Length: 00:08:50
Year: 2003
Track Description:
Work. That's all I hear in this. Counting tickets after standing on my feet for 9 hours straight without a break. Bitchy customers coming in and complaining about how they have to win the lottery because they need the money and proceeding to buy 100 dollars of lottery tickets. Scrubbing some jerks gum off the floor so people don't step in it. That's what I hear. But it's a nice way to finish this mix because I'm never going to have to work there again in 2 mere shifts.
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This mix is practically the story of my life. Some friendships, loves, events, etc just seem too important at the time to NOT put to music... but when the memories turn sour, all you have left are broken dreams and somewhat ruined songs.
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I really want to hear this mix now. Your descriptions are wonderful. I totally know what you mean, about songs that are full of memory even if you don't have a memory for them yet.
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I love Jealous Guy, he achieved such a clean sound +
8/28/06 02:28pm
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You're just too good. In looking for one thing, you found another. Way to go, champ.
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I started a mix that was pretty much the same idea as this the other night. Curse you ;p
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