I was thinking last night about how certain songs are assigned in my mind to certain people. And they almost never know it. But every time one of those songs pops up on the iPod it’s an instant dedication. I think everyone does this, right? I don’t know why I don’t tell people their songs, it’s not a secret. Maybe it sounds too co-ed/tape mix.

Here’s what I’ve got off the top of my head:
Damon (husband) — Nobody (Paul Simon), What Would I Do? (Ray Charles), Birdhouse in Your Soul (They Might Be Giants), Don’t Get Me Wrong (Pretenders)
Sarah (best girlfriend) — Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (Simon & Garfunkel)
Mick (best guyfriend) — Tip That Waitress (Loudon Wainright III)
Andrew (friend) — BOB (Outkast)
Brittany (goddaughter) — Soak Up the Sun (Sheryl Crow)
David (ex husband) — Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra — This was our wedding song), Pictures of You (The Cure — In my mind, this was our divorce song)
One ex-boyfriend — Both Hands (Ani DiFranco)
Another ex-boyfriend — Good Person Inside (Jill Sobule)
Darby (my darling kitty, since passed on) — Loves Me Like a Rock (Simon & Garfunkel)
My Own Songs — Bring on the Night (Police), Daylight (Judybats)

I’m sure there are more, but these are the ones that immediately occur to me. I also recognize that Paul Simon is grossly over-represented.


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