Being that it’s 87 degrees outside, it doesn’t necessarily feel like fall.
But the calendar tells us differently, so let’s go with it.
Although fall is my favorite season, I’m more of a winter-song fan myself (how many more weeks before Dream Academy’s “Life in a Northern Town” and Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne” sound appropriate?), so my fall faves tend to be associated with memories, like Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” – which always struck me as a more wistful, leaves-turning song rather than anything to do with summer – and Thompson Twins’ “King for a Day,” both of which remind me of strolling the cement-wall halls of my Catholic grade school in Fort Lauderdale.
The most meaningful fall song to me, though, is The Byrds’ “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season),” which perfectly summarizes our daily opportunities for reinvention and to right wrongs.
My husband chimed in for this week’s topic to name The Mamas & The Papas’ “California Dreamin’” and Guns ‘N Roses’ “November Rain” as his fall picks.
What are yours?