Monday, May 21, 2012

Favorite Songs from the Singles Soundtrack : Terry Monaghan - Would? by Alice in Chains

For the rest of the week, I'll be blogging about what the adults in Mohammed's Radio would choose as their favorite "Singles" songs.

“Into the flood again
Same old trip it was back then
So I made a big mistake
Try to see it once my way…”
                           - Would? 

Terry’s favorite song is the darkest on the record. Regret and loss through a heavy drug haze. “Would?” resonated because Terry was the kind of teenager who hid his bruises under his dad’s old flannels. The kid who got drunk with friends and high alone, and “Would?” has a basement feel: lights out, candles lit, and dust swirling in the last bits of sun. Terry grew up thinking he could channel the anger and bitterness into something artistic, that he could overcome his feelings of isolation by becoming larger than life. He didn’t; he became his dad. 

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