Songs for a Hopeful America

The greatest rule here is “Happy Place”. And I am feeling happy about America this week, in a very particular way. Let me share my happiness!

This is the song that keeps going through my head, “Everyday” by Buddy Holly

Or, “Ek Do Teen”, Madhuri counting the days down

Or Aamir and Juhi, reminding their fellow travelers to wait just a little longer

And of course, waiting for Shahrukh/Ram to come and bring about the end of the dark times.

And the other one I can’t stop humming, “Here Comes the Sun”

I don’t want to jinx things, I don’t want to stop working for justice, but at the same time I keep finding myself singing.

4 thoughts on “Songs for a Hopeful America

  1. I’ve been thinking about that Buddy Holly song a lot, because there are a lot of cover versions of it and they are all worse than the original. It’s so perfect and simple and everyone adds something to it and every addition ruins the effect. Just a perfect song, perfect message.


    • It really is. It’s one of those songs that is so perfect, just hearing one word will start it playing in your head. I say “everyday” and suddenly I want to follow it with “it’s a gettin closer”. Like “yesterday” and “all my troubles seemed so far away”


  2. Yes, Everyday is such a perfect little song!! It just popped up on my iTunes this weekend and it reminded me of how much I love it, so I appreciate the happy coincidence and seeing it on your blog.


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