Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Please pass the Kleenex!

By now, some of you know that I’ve included a little extra at the end of Someone Like You…several of the recipes from Lex and Aspen’s kitchen. What you won’t see, much to my chagrin; is their playlist. A last minute decision to pull it from the book to avoid any kind of legal trouble meant I couldn’t share the music that played in the back of my mind as Lex and Aspen’s story played out on the pages.

One thing that some of my friends know about me is I am a softie. I will tear up at a Budweiser commercial and cry like a baby during movies like Steel Magnolias or Fried Green Tomatoes, no matter how many times I’ve seen them. Yes, the content gets to me, but more so the music. I love to hear a song and feel it move through my soul, evoking raw emotions. Without the music, the words wouldn’t move me quite as much. I love the perfect song. I could watch a scene with only the music and the tune would touch me just the same, or just listen to a song that played in a favorite movie and feel the familiar tug.

With that in mind, I’m sharing the songs that played for me as I stood invisible in a far corner and watched Lex and Aspen ache. I am sure you will put your own in there as well, but here’s my humble start. I hope you find the song that moves your soul.

Lex and Aspen’s Soundtrack
“It Was” – Chely Wright
“Beneath Your Beautiful” – Labrinth ft. Emeli Sande
“Can’t Stop” – Mozella
“The Story” – Brandi Carlile
“Fade Into You” – Mazzy Star
“Just A Fool” – Christina Aguilera ft Blake Shelton
“Answer” – Sarah McLachlan
“Dreamer” – Uh Huh Her
“First to Fall” – Laura Shay
“Taken” – Plumb
“Sometimes Love Ain’t Enough” – Heart
“Where I Stood” – Missy Higgins
“Ain’t No Sunshine” – Daryl Hall with Finger Eleven
“You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome” – Bob Dylan
“Everytime You Go Away” – Paul Young
 “I Try” – Macy Gray
“I Won’t Give Up” – Jason Mraz
“When the Stars Go Blue” – Tim McGraw
“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
“Here With Me” – Dido
“Hold Onto Hope Love” – Amy Stroup
“Between the Raindrops” – Lifehouse ft Natasha Bedingfield
“In Your Eyes” – Peter Gabriel