I woke up with Real Death in my head today

in #blog8 months ago


Death is real
Someone's there and then they're not
And it's not for singing about
It's not for making into art
When real death enters the house, all poetry is dumb

Man, I hope this isn't a premonition. This song is a doozy. It's a little bit catchy, but it's also very sad. It's from an album by Mount Eerie written after Phil Elverum's wife died from cancer. Sounds really cheerful, huh?

Well, I don't make the rules. I take note of what song is in my head when I wake up in the morning and I make a post about it.

Fair (and second) warning: the song is very sad. That said, if you feel up to checking out the album, it's a moving and powerful one. It's just a little hard to listen to at times because of the subject matter.


This post is part of an ongoing series in which I document the songs which are in my head immediately upon waking. I've been making them for a long time now.

Do you wake up with songs in your head on a regular basis? What song was in your head this morning? Comment below, I'd love to hear from you!

The list so far

#ArtistSong
1Auli'i CravalhoHow Far I'll Go
2Huey Lewis and the NewsThe Power of Love
3MetallicaSad But True
4MetallicaNothing Else Matters
5MetallicaWherever I May Roam
6the pAper chAseI Did a Terrible Thing
7MetallicaSad But True (Repeat)
8LimbeckHonk + Wave
9AC/DCBack in Black
10Patsy ClineBack in Baby's Arms
11The HeligoatsFlorida Panther
12Patsy ClineWalkin' After Midnight
13Lord HuronUntil the Night Turns
14Richard EdwardsGene
15Built to SpillYou Were Right
16Richard EdwardsOlive Oyl
17Frank OceanSierra Leon
18The ThermalsBack to Gray
19Pedro The LionWhen They Really Get to Know You, They Will Run
20LimbeckTrouble
21All Them WitchesInternet
22Pedro The LionKeep Swinging
22Father John MistyPlease Don't Die
23Black SabbathFairies Wear Boots
24Father John MistyTotal Entertainment Forever
25Cardi BBest Life
26All Them WitchesCall Me Star
27Black SabbathSabbath Bloody Sabbath
28The DoorsLight My Fire
29Al GreenCan't Get Next To You
30Guns n' RosesCivil War 
31Atlanta Rhythm SectionSpooky
32Against Me!Sink Florida Sink
33Paula AbdulStraight Up
34Seals and CroftGet Closer 
35Black MountainMothers of the Sun
36HumThe Scientists
37The Black AngelsCurrency
38SpiritualizedHere It Comes (The Road) Let's Go
39Guns n' RosesNovember Rain
40Chris StaplesTimes Square
41The Get Up KidsTen Minutes
42Uncle Acid and the DeadbeatsDeath's Door
43The Roots featuring Erykah BaduYou Got Me
44Daryl Hall & John OatesRich Girl
45The LemonheadsIt's All True
46The Snake The Cross The CrownThe Great American Smokeout
47Every Time I DieMap Change
48Iron MaidenThe Number of the Beast
49Kevin DeVineHeaven Bound and Glory Be
50WilcoRandom Name Generator
51Kanye WestAll of the Lights
52Terrence and Phillip (South Park)Uncle Fucker
53Alice in ChainsAngry Chair
54Sturgill SimpsonKeep It Between The Lines
55The War on DrugsHolding On
56Nine Inch NailsHead Like a Hole
57JawboxEmpire of One
58Alice in ChainsRain When I Die
59The Snake The Cross The CrownCotton Teeth
60CrumbLocket
61Chad VanGaalenMonster
62Pedro The LionClean up
63The Mars VoltaThe Widow
64Magnolia Electric CompanyMontgomery
65The NationalRunaway
66Mac MillerCircles
67Bright EyesMake War
68Mac MillerGood News
69Ryan AdamsChains of Love
70OasisDon't Look Back in Anger
71R. KellyIgnition (Remix)
72Ryan AdamsRocks
73Mount EerieReal Death

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