Friends’ Songs

You know how they say scent is a really powerful thing to help you remember your memories? For me, I think I also associate music with people as well – when I hear certain songs, I find myself being reminded of friends and people I know. Do you do that? Hear a song and instantly think of someone you know? Hopefully I’m not the only one, but here are some of the ones that came up:


Can I hit in the mornin’
without givin’ you half of my dough
And even worse if I was broke would you want me?
If I couldn’t get you finer things
like all of them diamond rings bitches kill for
would you still roll?

Jay-Z – Can I Get a F* You
My best friend absolutely loved (loves) this song, and he got his driver’s license long before I did. Whenever we would get in the car, this song would inevitably come up and we would both be singing/rapping along with Jay-Z.It was definitely one of the most carefree times of my life.

Carefree: Kasia and Peter

“Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream” she said
“The one that makes me laugh” she said
And threw her arms around my neck
“Show me how you do it
And I promise you I promise that
I’ll run away with you
I’ll run away with you”

The Cure – Just Like Heaven
you know that crush you’ve had that you never had the courage to ask out? this song reminds me of that crush. I like the nice imagery and (PG) fantasy of being with that person.

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Chances thrown
Nothing’s free
Longing for what used to be
Still it’s hard
Hard to see
Fragile lives, shattered dreams

The Offspring – Kid’s Aren’t Alright
This reminds me of an old middle school friend who made the treacherous lunchroom a lot better. he was a really important part to make middle school tolerable. I don’t know if he knows it, but I’m pretty sure middle school would have been miserable if he didn’t invite me to sit with him and his friends. lame, I know, but still a nice memory.

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she said yes
and I said wow
and she said when
and I said how about right now
love cant wait
then I asked if she believed in fate
she said yes

Brad Paisley – She Said Yes

My old a capella group used to do this song, but we never got to it while I was a part of it. It is still one of my favorites and I think fondly of those years and the friends I made outside of my regular classes.

Snowmageddon 2010

We like to watch you laughing.
You pick the insects off plants.
No time to think of consequences.

MGMT – Kids
I think of my favorite snowboarding friend when I hear this song. he showed me an awesome snowboarding video that used this song and a light painting technique. I think of all the fun snowboarding trips we took and reminiscing of the fun times we have had watching funny movies, making fun of ourselves, or taking some crusty rips!

Bobo's 1st Birthday

I try to discover
a little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart.

Erasure – A Little Respect

My cousin loves Erasure, and it makes me smile that someone could love this song so much.

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Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

U2 – With Or Without You
My other cousin introduced me to the U2 Joshua Tree album and this song. definitely one of the formative moments of my music tastes.


So I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I’m sure
There’s no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

My cousin’s wedding in Cape Cod was a great time, and they played this song during a slideshow. When I hear this song I think of my cousin and her husband and making new friends who turn out to be kind of awesome. It was also a vacation I took with my mom and was able to show her around Cape Cod as I’ve been there before with friends.

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Your lipstick stains
on the front lobe of my left side brains
I knew I wouldn’t forget you
And so I went and let you blow my mind

Train – Hey Soul Sister
This may be one of the only songs I’ve heard my high school friend sing at all. It’s definitely catchy, but I think for a solid month or two, this was all we heard him hum or sing softly when it came on the radio.

NH Visit 2009

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

Eminem – Lose Yourself
My friend who was my next door neighbor in the dorms my freshman year along with his girlfriend loved eminem and even went to his concert circa 2000. They still remain good friends although we are geographically distant.

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I was down at the New Amsterdam staring at this yellow-haired girl
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation with this black-haired flamenco dancer
She dances while his father plays guitar
She’s suddenly beautiful
We all want something beautiful
I wish I was beautiful

Counting Crows – Mr. Jones
I met one of my present-day good friends back in high school, and if we weren’t always sat near each other because our last names are similar, I don’t know if we would be as good friends as we are today. this song reminds me of high school and a lot of the good times we had then.

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