True Endeavors’ Question Of The Week: Live The Life That I Had Made In Song

Jackson Browne

With the great Jackson Browne‘s July 16 Madison concert at Overture Hall swiftly approaching, we thought we’d let some of his timeless lyrics inspire this week’s question.

Specifically, we’d like you to consider his line from “These Days” when Browne sings about living “the life that he has made in song.”  Every now and then, a song will come along that feels like it was written just for you; a fit so perfect it seems like it must have been created based on your own life.  We want to know about what these are for you.  Post a comment telling us about the songs or lyrics (by any artist) that you feel like you’ve experienced on a deeply personal level, and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to a True Endeavors club show of your choice!  (Click here to check out our current lineup.)

Have your responses posted by 6pm on Sunday, July 20.  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!

3 Responses

  1. In 2005 my husband came home with a new CD – Neil Young’s Prairie Wind. I’ve never felt so connected to an entire album in my life. I had just had serious surgery and I really felt that Neil was voicing so many of the things I was feeling. Each song seemed to touch a different part of me.The song “Here For You” was especially emotional. My sweet timid son had just started college a few hours away and I was so worried about him – the tears just flowed every time I played it. We’re both doing great now btw. Thanks Neil.

  2. I wrote this a couple of years ago for a similar question posed by a Public Radio program in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have left it unedited for this submission: Twenty-eight years ago I was twenty-eight years old. Nineteen eighty-four was the year The Replacement’s song “I Will Dare” jumped from the speakers of my home stereo and car stereo. The song spoke to the moment with lyrics about youth and daring that certain someone to meet you despite your age difference. The lyrics now hold a different meaning with the focus probably shifting to the line about counting the rings around my eyes. How old was I in 1984 and how young am I in 2012? This iconic song by The Replacements so fully captures the art of Paul Westerberg’s lyrics because it holds meaning through the years for me and I would hazard to guess so many others. As I drop the needle onto the record today, I am happy that its greatness is being introduced to new fans every day.

  3. Thanks for the thoughtful responses, guys! Loved your stories. Donna is our winner this week. Congratulations!

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