E: "Extraordinary Girl," by Green Day. It's a great song that pretty accurately describes what it's like to be at the point where you're sick and tired of being sick and tired. It's the point where you have to make a choice one way or the other, and you can't pretend you don't know that. She sees the mirror of herself / and admits she wants to sell / to anyone willing to buy. Also the recurring line (with cool flat 6), She gets so sick of crying.
R: Rachmaninoff Prelude in c sharp minor. It's listed on my playlist as "Rach C Sharp" so I'm counting this under "R." I'm learning to play this right now, and it's hard but doable. It's a really good challenge and when I see my own improvement it makes me happy. There aren't any words (piano only), but I picture a girl drowning herself in the sea after losing everything that mattered to her. I'm just so cheerful :/
O: "Oh Nick Please Not So Quick," by E-Rotic. Yay for 3rd mix DDR songs! I was teaching my boyfriend how to play DDR in my dorm at college, and had just broken up with this other jerk whose name was Nick. I lived down the hall from him, so we'd repeatedly play this song at full volume. Oh Nicky, not so quick / You know it makes me sick...
_: "Hallelujah," by Rufus Wainwright. Freebie! I wasn't going to pick this as my freebie, since I'm putting another one of his songs on this list as well, but it's one of the most "meaningful" songs I have. I listened to it a lot when I wasn't on speaking terms with my boyfriend/best friend. It reminded me of him at that time, and even though it sucked at the time, it was an important couple months for me. Your faith was strong, but you needed proof / You saw her bathing on the roof / Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you. / She tied you to a kitchen chair / She broke your throne, she cut your hair / And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah. And, There was a time when you let me know / What's real and going on below / But now you never show it to me do you? / And remember when I moved in you / The holy dark was moving too / And every breath we drew was Hallelujah.
I: "I Don't Know How to Love Him," by Andrew Lloyd Webber. I used to love this musical, and this song in particular. I like the melody a whole lot, and the words are very apt. Really I don't have a lot of songs that start with "I." Yet, if he said he loves me / I'd be lost, I'd be frightened / I couldn't cope, just couldn't cope / I'd turn my head; I'd back away / I wouldn't want to know...he scares me so.
C: "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," by Rufus Wainwright again. This song is so me!!! Especially the first verse or so, I'm such the addict. Plus the chords and harmonies are so funky but they work somehow. Cigarettes and chocolate milk / These are just a couple of my cravings / Everything it seems I like's a little bit stronger / A little bit thicker / A little bit harmful for me / If I should buy jellybeans / Have to eat them all in just one sitting.
A: "Autumn Leaves," sung by Diana Krall. A classic jazz tune that never gets old to me. It's so relaxing, albeit melancholy. The falling leaves drift by my window / The autumn leaves of red and gold... But I'll miss you most of all my darling / When autumn leaves start to fall.