This week’s Rolling Stone has a cover story called “The Songs That Made Me” in which artists share six or eight songs that had outsize influence in their lives. They’re not always what you’d expect – Marilyn Manson with “Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake? I loved the little window into the artist’s soul, and as a writing prompt you can’t ask for much better. So here are the Songs That Made Me.
1. Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys. (Willie Nelson) The soundtrack of my childhood home had a particularly country and western bent, and the hokier the song, the better. If you can’t sing along to this one, you’re probably taking yourself a little too seriously and seriously is not how we Davises roll.
The Songs That Made:
And some inspired additions from:
Alone With My Thoughts