Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Nostalgic Playlist

I mentioned the other day that I'm growing increasingly nostalgic lately, thanks to the rapidly approaching day when my oldest starts kindergarten. I even started a "Nostalgic" playlist on my phone. These are the songs I've come up with so far:

1. Welcome to the Future by Brad Paisley
When I was ten years old
I remember thinkin' how cool it would be
when we were goin' on an eight hour drive
if I could just watch TV.
And I'd have given anything
to have my own Pac-Man game at home.
I used to have to get a ride down to the arcade.
Now I've got it on my phone.
2. Back When by Tim McGraw
Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
when you were cracking jokes.
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down't with that
It meant you had the flu.
I miss back when. 
3. A Different World by Bucky Covington
We were born to mothers who smoked and drank.
Our cribs were covered in lead based paint.
No child proof lids, no seat belts in cars.
Rode bikes with no helmets, and still here we are.
We got Daddy's belt when we misbehaved.
Had three TV channels you got up to change.
No video games and no satellite.
All we had were friends, and they were outside.
It was a different life
when we were boys and girls.
Not just a different time
It was a different world.
4. Don't Blink by Kenny Chesney
Don't blink.
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads
next thing you know your better half
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead.
Trust me friend, a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don't blink.
5. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Times grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time.
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
6. Grandpa (Tell Me 'bout the Good Old Days) by The Judds
Did lovers really fall in love to stay
and stand beside each other, come what may?
Was a promise really something people kept
not just something they would say?
Did families really bow their heads to pray?
Did daddies really never go away?
Oh, Grandpa, tell me 'bout the good old days.
7. I Go Back by Kenny Chesney
I go back to a two-toned short bed Chevy,
Driving my first love out to the levy,
Livin' life with no sense of time.
And I go back to the feel of a fifty yard line,
A blanket, a girl, and some raspberry wine,
Wishing time would stop right in its tracks.
Every time I hear that song, I go back.
8. Nineteen Somethin' by Mark Wills
It was 1980-somethin'
in the world that I grew up in.
Skatin' rinks and black Trans Ams,
big hair and parachute pants.
Lookin' back now I can see me,
Oh man, did I look cheesy.
But I wouldn't trade those days for nothin'
Oh, it was 1980-somethin'
9. The Dance by Garth Brooks
And now, I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end
The way it all would go.
Our lives are better left to chance.
I could have missed the pain,
But I'd of had to miss the dance.

Do you have any favorite "nostalgic songs"? Please share them here!


  1. Memories by Elvis Presley:

    Quiet thoughts come floating down
    And settle softly to the ground
    Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
    I touch them and they burst apart with sweet memories