Nov 8, 2005

Triggers

From time to time I eat WAY too much for one sitting and then I want to pull the trigger to make the pain go away. Before you get worried that I'm bulemic, my point is that 100% of the times I've felt this way, I instead just sit back and digest.

Unfortunately, I don't have the same patience when it comes to emotions. I've long turned to music to help me figure out how I feel about various situations, or because I know listening to certain sappy songs will serve as my trigger when I've had too much "experience." Instead of sitting back and digesting, in 100% of these cases I pull the trigger. I usually shoot a bunch of times!

The following are some of my remedies for when I feel like I've had a macaroni and cheese heaping of feelings:
The Promise by Tracy Chapman
Talk to You by Brian Webb
The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice
Fishing in the Morning by Dar Williams
Tiny Dancer by Elton John
All the Right Reasons by The Jayhawks
Yellow Brick Road by Kris Delmhorst
Those Three Days by Lucinda Williams
Nobody Knows Me directly followed by If I Had a Boat by Lyle Lovett
Way I Am by Martin Sexton
Then I'll Be Smiling by Matt Nathanson
Oh My Sweet Carolina followed by almost anything else by Ryan Adams
Fly From Heaven by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Hold On by Tom Waits
Safe by Travis

Do you have a secret cabal of go-to tearjerkers?

4 comments:

Kathryn Is So Over said...

Yeah, but mine are obvious and mundane, for the most part:

Make Me Cry by Concrete Blonde
Fix You by Coldplay
I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You by Colin Hay

jeffro said...

excellent choice w/ The Promise...

Five-O by James
The Brilliant Dance by Dashboard Confessional
The Scientist by Coldplay
Nobody Home by Pink Floyd
The Streets In The Rain - The Samples
Still Part Two - Matthew Ryan
Between The Bars - Elliott Smith

John said...

While mulling over angst of the heart...

Free fallin' -- Tom Petty
Sweet Jane -- Velvet Underground (Live)
Wild World -- Cat Stevens
If You Want to Sign Out, Sing Out -- Cat Stevens
Getting Closer -- Billy Joel
Low -- Cracker
Red Rubber Ball -- The Cyrkle
Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby -- Dinah Washington (straight version or Verve Remixed)
The Wheel -- Eddie Brickell & New Bohemians
Santa Monica -- Everclear
Welcome to the Jungle -- Guns N' Roses
Had A Gal Named Sal -- Lightnin' Hopkins
The Passenger -- Iggy Pop
Somewhere Over the Rainbow -- Israel Kamakawiko'ole
They -- Jem
Old Fashion Morphine -- Jolie Holland
About a Girl -- Nirvana (MTV unplugged ver)
Thanksgiving -- Poi Dog Pondering
Where Does the Good Go? -- Tegan and Sara
Symphonique #6 -- Moondog

nm said...

really obvious, but "hallelujah" by jeff buckley.