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songs you don’t know: Guster, “Parachute”

 

 

(also published on songsthatsavedyourlife.com)

There we stand about to fly

Peeking down over land,

Parachute behind

What was that moment for which we lived

Without a parachute about to dive?

It’s a warm, misty night in Wellesley, MA, July 1995. The campus has been hijacked by hundreds of geeky, freaky, smart, talented teenaged misfits from all over the globe. The girls all seem to be brilliant and beautiful and Jewish and from New Jersey. The boys all seem to be dorky and funny and from everywhere. I’m from about an hour north. My roommate, Sharfie, is from the DC area. My new best friends are from Wisconsin and California and North Carolina and Rhode Island, and by the end of the three-week session I will have a collection of awkwardly scrawled phone numbers and achingly sincere promises to write.

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Posted by on July 15, 2007 in music, nostalgia, songs you don't know

 

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The Best Songs of 2006

(originally posted on Myspace.com)

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Posted by on June 24, 2007 in music, nostalgia, radio

 

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