**Note** I have been wildly inconsistent with this blog. BUT I’ve decided here at the beginning of April with roughly a month to finish something like 300 posts that I AM going to get 365 posts in. With that in mind, I actually wrote this post a long time ago and never posted it.
I’ve thought a lot about leaving lately. I’ve done a lot of leaving lately. I’ve wanted to do a lot of leaving lately. I’ve made a couple trips home this month, one around the 4th of July and one to get my wisdom teeth removed (I’m actually on that trip right now). So I’ve had the experience of leaving Nashville and the experience of leaving my hometown in Missouri.
I’ve found that the experience of leaving Nashville is exciting. Like the beginning of any trip, you’re looking forward to the experiences you’ll have and the people you’ll see. On the contrary, leaving Hannibal is hardly as positive an experience. I tend to feel my most hollow and uninspired on the trip away from Hannibal and at least a day after.
This happened to me on my way home from Hannibal after spending a few days at home around the 4th of July. It was a great visit. I got to participate in 4th of July festivities, see my best friends, and see people I hadn’t seen in years. It was so good to make those connections.
When I arrived back in Nashville, I spent a full 24 hours in my pajamas watching Louis C.K.’s show Horace and Pete and learning songs by Simon & Garfunkel. Needless to say, it was a day of emotional purging. I also put together a playlist of songs that seemed to speak to my feelings regarding leaving. I’ll explore those feelings more as I unpack the songs that I’ve put together.
I found this song through the Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify a few weeks ago when I was gearing up for my trip back home for the 4th of July. The song isn’t really about leaving. It’s about the narrator wanting to love a woman who is illusive. I think that I associate the song with the feeling of wanting to leave because of when I first heard it.
I enjoy this song. It’s very repetitive but the acoustic guitar riff which drives the song is interesting enough to keep you listening. This is a live recording of the song. I prefer it to the studio recording. It’s a great Lindsey Buckingham/Fleetwood Mac song. It’s a fun rock song with interesting lyrics.