A couple of times a year people post their Top 10 Favorite Songs. I always check them out, but find most of them pretty weepy and womb-crawling.–like a safe space playlist for your office..So, for the last few days I’ve been checking out my own playlists to come up with adoption-related: pieces.
Now,, some of these are obviously about adoption. Some are about adoption in my own context that would be impossible to explain. Horses, for instance, is about dropping purple microdot and going crazy over being adopted when I was younger. Some just remind me of adoption–like BYOB. The Boxer represents my feelings towards the adoptee rights movement..
I had some more, the titles I couldn’t find –by Ice-T and White Buffalo– but this should so.
No particular order.
Policy of Truth – Depeche Mode
Hurt – 10 Inch Nails (Johnny Cash’s version is excellent, too).
She’s Leaving Home – The Beatles
The Unforgiven — Metallica
The Lost Boy – Greg Holden
The Foundling – Mary Gauthier
The Kids – Lou Reed
BYOB – System of a Down
God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
Horses – Patti Smith
Alexander Hamilton- Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel