Saturday marked the official first day of fall, and today the hubby’s summer break has come to an end, and it’s back in the classroom corrupting young minds – at least that’s how he likes to describe it…heh!
I’m still on the mend with good days and bad (and the bad days are really my own fault, as I’m supposed to be taking it easy, but I keep pushing myself too much…oops!)
Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! This month, our Honorary Conductor and Spotlight Dancer is our very own Cathy from Curious as a CAThy! Her theme choice for this week is “Songs about what you like about autumn (or if you’re in southern hemisphere, spring), i.e. hayrides, football, hot chocolate… etc.”. Fall is my favorite season, so I’m totally up for this theme!
First up is a song whose lyrics definitely denote fall:
“In little towns like mine, that’s all they’ve got / Newspaper clippings fill the coffee shops / The old men will always think they know it all / Young girls will dream about the boys of fall.”
This song is the musical version of Friday Night Lights. The artist celebrates small towns and big dreams, and the “boys of fall” who battle it out each weekend on the gridiron in high school football games while their devoted fans watch on.
The artist is a huge football fan, and this song is a poignant look at football and what it means to small towns across the country.
Give a listen to Kenny Chesney with “The Boys of Fall”:
While the first few weeks of autumn can be warm – downright hot, even… we have some above-average sunny weather coming up this week – the end of the season is quite chilly. Part of my favorite part of fall is ‘Sweater Weather’ – I love chunky and fun sweaters, so once the air cools down, I’m all over the sweater wearing mode.
This ballad is metaphorical, but it’s still a great representation of fall.
Here’s Zac Brown Band with “Colder Weather”:
Next up is one of my favorite English singer-songwriters whose song boasts the lyrics:
Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you?
Like autumn leaves
And hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep
And you’re miles away
And yesterday you were here with me
I’d say that fits the theme, don’t you?
Here’s the talented Ed Sheeran with “Autumn Leaves”:
Last, but definitely not least, is a song from one of my favorite artists – it fits in with the Autumn theme with autumnal lyrics:
I don’t know why all the trees change in the fall / But I know you’re not scared of anything at all / Don’t know if Snow White’s house is near or far away / But I know I had the best day with you today
It’s no secret this artist knows how to write a love song. But did you know her very best one is about her mom? The artist was quoted as saying:
“[This] is a song that I wrote without telling my mom. I wrote it in the summertime, and I recorded it secretly, too. I had this idea that I wanted to play it for her for Christmas. So when I got the track I synced up all of these home videos from when I was a little kid to go along with the song like a music video, and played it for her on Christmas Eve and she was crying her eyes out.”
The artist eventually went on to share her homemade video for the song, although the track was never released as an official single. Bonus: tons of video of this artist as an adorable baby!
Here’s the adorable Taylor Swift with “The Best Day”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday, see you on the dance floor!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me: I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and while our beloved Callie of JAmerican Spice is taking a break, our friend Michelle from Musings and Merriments with Michelle is helping out with hostess duties! And, for the month of September, our Honorary Conductor and Spotlight Dancer is our very own Cathy from Curious as a CAThy!
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!
Cathy from Curious as a CAThy