SoS15: So Far Away

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. So Far Away, Staind, from the 2003 album, 14 Shades of Grey Line of Significance Now that we’re here it’s so far away/And I feel like I can face the day, and I can forgive/And I’m not ashamedContinue reading “SoS15: So Far Away”

SoS14: One

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. One, Metallica, from the 1988 album, And Justice For All Line of Significance Darkness/Imprisoning me/All that I see/Absolute horror/I cannot live/I cannot die/Trapped in myself/Body my holding cell Metallica had a dedicated fan base of headbangers before One.Continue reading “SoS14: One”

SoS13: Fly to the Angels

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. Fly to the Angels, Slaughter, from the 1990 album, Stick It To Ya Line of Significance It hurts me way deep inside/When I turn and look and find/You’re not there. Rock music was on the verge of aContinue reading “SoS13: Fly to the Angels”

SoS12: Man in the Box

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. Man in the Box, Alice in Chains, from the 1991 album, Facelift Line of Significance I’m the dog who gets beat/Shove my nose in shit. Today we look one of the four faces on my personal Mt. RushmoreContinue reading “SoS12: Man in the Box”

SoS11: Iris

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. Iris, Goo Goo Dolls, from the 1998 movie, City of Angels Line of Significance When everything feels like the movies, yeah, you bleed just to know you’re alive. If ever there were a line that encapsulate post-modernism, there’sContinue reading “SoS11: Iris”

SoS10: You Were Meant For Me

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. You Were Meant From Me, Jewel, from the 1995 album, Pieces of You Line of Significance Put on my PJs and hop into bed/I’m half alive but I feel mostly dead/I try and tell myself it’ll all beContinue reading “SoS10: You Were Meant For Me”

SoS9: Black

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. Black, Pearl Jam, from the 1991 album Ten Line of Significance I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life/I know you’ll be a star/In somebody else’s sky/Buy why/Why/Why can’t it be mine Black has so much behind it.Continue reading “SoS9: Black”

SoS8: Nutshell

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. Nutshell, Alice in Chains, from the 1994 album Jar of Flies Line of Significance And yet I fight, and yet I fight/This battle all alone/No one to cry to/No place to call home Layne Stale lived a torturedContinue reading “SoS8: Nutshell”

SoS7: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana, from the 1991 album Nevermind Line of Significance I found it hard, was hard to find/Oh well, whatever, nevermind If ever there were a line that defined a genre, it’s this one fromContinue reading “SoS7: Smells Like Teen Spirit”

SoS4: Fast Car

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations. Fast Car, Tracy Chapman, from the 1988 album Tracy Chapman Line of Significance And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder/And I-I, had a feeling that I belonged/I-I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone,Continue reading “SoS4: Fast Car”