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Second Semester, Senior Year: the playlist

Mar 9, 2008 • Karen

"This Year" by the Mountain Goats: I didn't know the band was actually from Pitzer until after I'd fallen in love with this song. But it's no wonder--the street names and setting of the song are clearly Claremont. A surprisingly large number of my friends seem to have this as their theme song recently. Maybe I'll submit something based on it for Graffiti Wall...not much other than bitterness seems to unite Scripps '08, after all...

"Sort It Out" by the Caesars

"The Queen of Everything" by Haley Bonar

"Our Life Is Not a Movie Or Maybe" by Okkervil River

"Steak For Chicken" by the Moldy Peaches: "We're not those kids/Sittin' on the couch"

"The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts" by Sufjan Stevens

"Planetary" by Rainer Maria

"Battlescars" by Ozma

"Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas: Guitar Hero. Also, awesome.

"Knights of Cydonia" by Muse: Musically I prefer "Supermassive Black Holes," but this one's more thematically appropriate, I think...

"Black Heart" by Calexico

"Still Fighting It" by the Ben Folds Five

"Beach Song" by Speechwriters LLC

"The Race" by Archer Prewitt

"Prescilla" by Bat For Lashes: I heard this song a couple times on the Current and thought it was catchy and rhythmic. Turns out it's scarily personal in a number of respects...not the least of which is the lack of a home. I'm filing four tax returns in three different states this year. It's messed up. Lyrics below the cut.

There's a girl that wants to start
Been thinking about having a couple of kids
Comb a brush around their heads in the morning
To be needed simply and be needing

Her name is Karen
Been on the road for so long
She wants to live in a place that has a number and a name
Find lovers and anchor before the courage is gone

She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, I tell you
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, I tell you

To live life outside of the world
To break the cross that bears her name
She's not your queen anymore, queen of the highway
Needs something better than learning away

She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, I tell you
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, I tell you

Run away
Queen of the Highway
Run away
Highway
Queen of the Highway
Run away...