I’ll admit it; it’s getting harder and harder to choose songs without repeating, without reaching for the same artists over and over. So, to challenge myself, I decided to compare my musical favourites from 3 separate phases of my life, just for kicks.
For the next 14 entries, I’ll be reaching into the depths of my mind and recalling songs that were staples of my grade nine year. Not all of the songs will be of that exact calendar year; instead, I aim to represent whatever it was that I listened to often, or songs that capture the time for me that spun on my crappy CD player.
This first one comes from a band not known for their serious side, but who have penned several poignant songs over the years. This one wins, hands down, as their finest artistic work, in my opinion, and was pretty much a daily feature in the sonic background of that year.
“I go to school, I write exams
If I pass, if I fail, if I drop out, does anyone give a damn?
And if they do, they’ll soon forget
Cause it won’t take much for me to show my life ain’t over yet
I wake up scared, I wake up strange
I wake up wondering if anything in my life is ever gonna change…”
Day 244: What A Good Boy – Barenaked Ladies