5. Explosions In The Sky - The Only Moment We Were Alone [Listen]
Sometimes a song needs no words to tell a story. Explosions have a way with notes that tell you everything you need to imagine the title of each of their songs, and the story becomes your own interpretation.
4. Robert Plant & Allison Krauss - Polly Come Home [Listen]
Who knew Robert Plant could sing so quietly? I don’t even think he knew he could until recording with the greatness of Allison Krauss. In this slow ballad, they sing at such a whisper, it is as though they are lulling a child back to sleep in the early morning hours.
3. Yves Montand - Rue St. Vincent (from the Rushmore soundtrack)
I am assuming that this song is sung in French from the pronunciation of the lyrics. I have no idea what the song is about, but sometimes, like with Explosions In The Sky, you can be moved simply because of the beauty of a song’s melody.
2. The Avett Brothers - Tear Down The House [Listen]
This makes me think of what I now call my hometown of Denton, TX. Everything has been changing over the past few years. Some things have changed for the good and some for the worse. Woods I used to walk in now belong to rows of cookie-cutter houses. Pastures where longhorns grazed are now barren plots of an unresolved economy.
1. Bob Dylan - He Was A Friend Of Mine [Listen]
This song simply makes me cry.
-Cory Coleman [c]