A couple years ago, when I was living back in Albany, NY, my girls and I were chilling at my place after leaving the bars around 4:00 a.m. (one of the perks of living in NY). We were going to town on some killer pizza and BSing while Fuse was on the TV in the background. Mid conversation, the lyrics from the song on the TV caught my attention: “Are we getting closer or are we just getting more lost…”
It sounded like it was about my freakin’ life. Things with my boyfriend were really crappy — I was trying to make it work, but he was over it. As I was thinking about that, the song played on: “I’ve been here so long I think that it’s time to move/ The winter’s so cold summer’s over too soon/ Let’s pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow/ I’ve got some friends some that I hardly know/ But we’ve had some times I wouldn’t trade for the world/ We chase these days down with talks of the places that we will go.”
Now here’s where it gets really crazy, dude. I’d just been saying to my friends how lame winter was and how we should all move out to California to make some new memories there. I mean, at the end of the day, doesn’t everyone just want to live, love, and be happy?
Of course, like a real nerd, I stared at my TV until the music video was over and it displayed Rise Against, “Swing Life Away.” Sure, I knew about Rise Against, but after hearing that song, I had to hear more. I bought their CDs. I looked up the lyrics to their songs. I was digging the band hardcore. How could I not? That song put my life in perspective.
DJ: Christy Taylor
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