My Life In Song – Dad Edition

I’ve decided to try yet another new feature on the site. The best thing about this being my site, is that I can try as many new things as I want without having to ask permission!

In case you didn’t know already (I guess you probably wouldn’t know unless you knew me personally, because I never really talk about it on the blog…until now) I love music! It makes my world go round in a way that would probably relate to Quentin Tarantino, who has said he picks his music before writing his movies.

If Sidney Deane from “White Men Can’t Jump” is indeed correct, then I feel like one of the few people who can hear Jimi, instead of just listening to him. That’s how much I love music!

Anyway, that’s enough of that. On to the show! This week, with Father’s Day still fresh in everyone’s mind, I am showcasing a couple songs that remind me of my Dad, who passed away in 2007. I don’t necessarily have a reason why certain songs remind me of him but anyone who has lost someone close knows what I’m talking about.

Without further ado, here is my list:

1. My Hero – Foo Fighters – Thought by some to be a tribute to one of Dave Grohl’s best friends, Kurt Cobain, this song is one of my all time favorites. My Dad was my hero and best friend and that’s why this song speaks to me so much.

2. Fix You – Coldplay – This is one of those songs that can relate to a lot of different situations. For me, oddly enough, it was the first song playing in my car after my Dad passed away and that has stuck with me ever since. There’s more to it but I imagine you’ve already gotten the point here. Plus, if I shared all my thoughts, I would have no mystery left to me.

3. Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day – Something funny about my Dad is that he really enjoyed listening to Green Day’s American Idiot album. Even in my late 20’s I didn’t fully understand it. He certainly wasn’t listening to it as a ploy to bond with me because we always had a great relationship. Personally I thought it was pretty cool but never admitted it to him, lol. Dad passed at the end of August, so this particular song is extra sentimental to me but he loved the rock songs on this album.

That’s all for this edition of “My Life In Song”. Unlike some other new features I’ve tried, I really enjoyed putting this one together and think it’s a keeper! I’m always happy to hear your thoughts/suggestions though, so just fire away in the comments section!

Thanks for reading!


9 replies
  1. pammustard
    pammustard says:

    I am a music fanatic too. In my next life, I am planning on being a rock star. 🙂 Anything for Abbey Road always makes me think of my Dad. And Fix You will forever remind me of the day we got a terrible medical diagnosis about a family member. 🙁 Great post and a great tribute to your Dad!

    • Chris
      Chris says:

      My apologies Bruce, lol. I guess it’s good I didn’t go with LMFAO or Justin Bieber then, hahaha!!

      I think had a done a list of songs my Dad loved, it would have been a little more recognizable! Except that he was pretty heavy into country…

  2. Gerry
    Gerry says:

    Great song choices…especially the Green Day one. I’ve actually written blogs based on the name of a song so I hear ya. I usually put a music video that’s somewhat related to the subject at the end of each post too. Far out!


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