Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Memoir Soundtrack - "Lost Cause"

There are so many musical references throughout my memoir. Plays off of song names for my chapter titles, scenes that center on a Metallica song. I even wrote a separate piece titled My Cancer Playlist in which I attempted to chronicle the emotional tides of my "cancer journey" (as people in the medical field like to refer to that time for their patients) through songs that hold significance for me. So naturally, I've thought about how neat it would be to have a soundtrack to accompany my memoir. Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" would have to be there; Radiohead's "Pyramid Song"; especially Beth Gibbon and Rustin Man's "Show."

Today at work I stumbled upon Beck's acoustic set of many of the songs from his heartbreak album, "Sea Changes." If I had a soundtrack memoir, Beck's "Lost Cause" would undoubtedly have to be there at the tail-end of Side B. Though it's been a while since I moved from all the heartache and breaks that make up a chunk of my memoir, this song still cuts deep sometimes. Still sneaks up on me. Still implodes.

I honestly don't know how Beck can perform this song with such honest emotion and not once tear up.