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December 19th, 2007

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10:28 am - And while I'm taking time off
I was thinking about Dan Fogelberg this morning, and that set of train of retrospective girlfriend songs. I'm not talking generic past love songs like "Past Lover" by the Fashionable Winos or "88 Lines about 44 Women" by The Nails (or "Girls, Girls, Girls" by Motley Crue; or "In and Out of Love" by Bon Jovi) but the more nostalgic songs that focus on individual relationships.

The list so far:
Dan Fogelberg "Same Old Lang Syne"
The Moody Blues "Your Wildest Dreams"
Garth Brooks "How Do Ya Like Me Now"
Heart "All I Want to do is Make Love to You"
Bowling for Soup "Almost"

What other songs can you think of?

I'm eliminating a number of Bowling for Soup songs like "Two Seater" "Life After Lisa" and "Emily" on the grounds that they are recent termination, not a nostalgic look.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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Date:December 19th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Five for Fighting's "Dying".

Of course, I'd pretty much recommend anything by John Ondrasik, but this song is pretty apropos to what you're looking to do.
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Date:December 19th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
Pink Floyd "Mother"

*ducks* :-)

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Date:December 20th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)
Appropriate in a sick and twisted sort of way, but I'm afraid I'll have to disqualify it. 8-)
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Date:December 20th, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
okay, okay, here are some other suggestions:

ELO "Sweet Talking Woman"
America "Sister Golden Hair"
Dennis DeYoung "Desert Moon"
Everything But The Girl "Missing" (this is a bit more obsessional)

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Date:December 20th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Sweet Talking Woman is a relatively current relationship so it doesn't get to stay.

Desert Moon and Sister Golden Hair are exactly the kind of material I was thinking of.

I don't know "Missing" but that's what I'm hoping to get out of this. New songs (like Brian's as well.)

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Date:December 23rd, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Barenaked Ladies, "Enid" ;)
Maybe Sarah Maclachlan's "Drawn to the Rhythm".
Date:December 25th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)

How Do You Like Me Now


Garth Brooks is not the artist for "How Do you Like Me Now", its actually Toby Keith. Just thought you would like to know so you can find the song when needed.

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Date:December 26th, 2007 11:56 am (UTC)

Re: How Do You Like Me Now

You're right. I actually own like 4 country albums, including that one. Obviously one of the others is Garth Brooks, so when I was searching for the name, that's the one I hit on. But yeah, the voices are nothing alike and now that you've said it, it was a *ding* moment.

I'm surprised no one commented on it earlier.

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