The end of summer playlist.

LA ISLA BONITA – Laura Barrett
(via Cover Lay Down, original by Madonna)
For my niece, Isla, who is as bonita as life gets.

BLOOD LOSS – Horrible Crowes
(via More Cowbelle)
For all the elderly who have captivated me with their stories this year.

LOW DOWN MONKEY BLUES – Tom Waits and the Replacements
(via Big Rock Candy Mountain)
For my husband, who loves winning combinations.

RUIN – Cat Power
(via 3Hive)
For the Tuscaloosa City Council who isn’t thinking longterm about the Eastern Bypass.

YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES – William Fitzsimmons
(via Cover Lay Down)
For all the wildflowers we’ve picked and all the fields we’ve laid across this year.

WHERE IS MY MIND – Trampled By Turtles
(via Cover Lay Down, original by The Pixies)
For Filip, who was with me when I first asked this question.

SHE IS STILL MY WEAKNESS – My Darling Weakness
(via Lonesome Music)
For lovers of parlor songs and zombies.

MOTHER NATURE’S SONG – Bill Evans
(via Cover Lay Down, original by The Beatles)
For the munchkins, who should know the words.

MY INTERNAL DIN – I Was Totally Destroying It
(via Those Who Dig)
For Mary, because pots, pans, and milk let-downs bring you to mind. That, and these girls would get on your nerves.

RIDING IN MY CAR – Bruce Springsteen
(via Cover Lay Down, original by Woody Guthrie)
For the Coryell family spaceship that gets us from here to the lark.

VERONICA BLUES – Horse Feathers
(via This Mornin’ I Am Born Again)
For Suebee and Pops who like similar things.

MY OLD FRIEND, THE BLUES – The Proclaimers
(via Cover Lay Down, original by Steve Earle)
For the red carpet which finds me there, blue.

THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN – The Gibson Brothers
(via Cover Lay Down, original by Steve Earle)
For Holt, where we found ourselves frequently.

CAN’T CHANGE ME – Lydia Loveless
(via More Cowbelle)
For Bunica, because’s she right on the metaphysics but wrong on the microcosm.

DO RE MI – Uncle Tupelo
(via Cover Lay Down, original by Woody Guthrie)
For Micah, who can’t stop singing.

YOU ARE MY SISTER – The UnThanks
(via Lonesome Music)
For Carla, because blood is blood.

MOUNTAIN TUNE – Trails and Ways
(via Those Who Dig)
For Matt and Sarah I just can’t quite put my finger on it.

SURE N’UFF N’ YES I DO – Ralph Stanley
(via Those Who Dig)
For those who live on Crescent Ridge Road.

LITTLE BLACK STAR – Hooray for the Riff-Raff
(via More Cowbelle)
For Milla, who’s “just like her daddy”.

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