Some Autum music.
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!
All the emotions.
This week has been a fun challenge, thinking of Autumn songs. What makes y'all think "autumn" musically?
This might be the most "autumn" song I know, in terms of lyrics, emotion, music, etc. Also this is probably my favorite Billy Joel song - and I like a lot of them. Also, it's kind of cool, but this is the last song on his last album. "There may be other words some other day", but for now there still haven't been.
The live version ain't so great, so I'm giving you the studio cut here too:
Fall songs have a sense of security, of having achieved something, of satisfaction, of having looked back at the work you've done. And this song - despite all the "when we arrive" looking towards the future part - strikes me as taking satisfaction at what has been accomplished - "Making this cold harbor now home"
And darn it those final repeated lines just make you feel good.
Welcome to Philosopher week. I'm going to try this week for songs that sound like Autumn to me. It's a weird season to try to score, I think. There's a fullness, right? Contemplative, but not sparse like winter. Not necessarily the sing-along songs of summer or the hopeful, happy songs of spring.
So I'm gonna give it a shot, and see what I come up with.
First, one of my favorite songs of the past 20 years, and one with the tempo switch that just seems to pick up the steam and energy of fall, instead of the quiet reflectiveness of winter.