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Cry For No One

My dad introduced me to the song “For No One” by the Beatles a while back, and it has since become one of my favorite songs. There is so much insight and sadness in the lyrics, like the poignant last line “A love that should have lasted years.”  It reminds me of another song by The Beatles, “I’m looking through you,” which also perfectly describes how quickly relationships can change.  As they so eloquently say, “Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight.”  Kind of a bummer topic. But there is also a freedom in the lyrics, an escape from something that wasn’t right. “You were above me, But not today.”

detail of “Umbra Crinis Concha”
Courtney Larsen
2011

Aaaaaaand with that, here are my top ten songs for the week.  A mix of melancholy and freedom and being better off.

1. “For No One”- The Beatles

2. “Day Old Blues”- Kings of Leon

3. “Suck It and See”- Arctic Monkeys

4. “Shivers”- Divine Fits

5. “Sloop John B”- The Beach Boys

6. “First Love”- Adele

7. “Bless This Mess”- David Bazan

8. “The Moon Asked the Crow”- CocoRosie

9. “VCR”- The XX

10. “Styrofoam Boots/It’s All Nice On Ice, Alright”- Modest Mouse

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