Song of the Day #4,328: ‘Wish You Were Here’ – Ryan Adams

Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful mom, who I haven’t had a chance to hug in a couple of months now. I hope that changes soon.

And Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely wife, who along with our two daughters has made this extended quarantine something special. I’m going to look back on this time fondly, especially when my older daughter leaves for college (coronavirus willing) later this year and we miss the chance to see her all day every day.

Happy Mother’s Day to my sister, who has used this time to share her warmth and humor with the family and the world.

And Happy Mother’s Day to all of the other mothers out there, except the ones who plan to vote for Trump, because they’re just the worst.

And now, the Random iTunes Fairy will offer up a song to honor this special day.

OK.. it’s by Ryan Adams, who was recently accused of derailing the music careers of women who wouldn’t sleep with him, as well as emotionally suffocating poor Mandy Moore during their marriage. And it is filled with profanity and drug references.

But “wish you were here” — that’s a nice sentiment on this Mother’s Day, don’t you think?

[Verse 1]
Cotton candy in the rotten mouth
You know you’re so fucked up
You know I couldn’t help but have it for you
And everybody knows the way I walk
And knows the way I talk
And knows the way I feel about you
It’s all a bunch of shit
And there’s nothing to do around here
It’s totally fucked up
I’m totally fucked up
Wish you were here

[Verse 2]
And streets that only turn to boulevards
And houses with backyards
And it’s raining like hell on the cars
And everybody knows the way I walk
And knows the way I talk
Knows the way I feel about you
It’s all a bunch of shit
And there’s nothing to do around here
It’s totally fucked
I’m totally fucked
I wish you were here

[Chorus]
And if I could have my way
We’d take some drugs
And we’d smile
We’d smile
We’d smile
But not tonight, my dear
Wish you were here
Wish you were here
Wish you were here
Wish you were here
Wish you were here
Wish you were here
Wish you were here
Wish you were here

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,328: ‘Wish You Were Here’ – Ryan Adams

  1. Peg says:

    You are so funny! Thanks for the Mother’s Day wishes and for making me laugh out loud this morning. I am so lucky to have a wonderful family and can’t wait to hug each and every one of them ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    Very sweet…your message, not the song so much. I do appreciate the tile, however, which is apropos for my own mother who I wish was here.

  3. Amy says:

    Thank you for the warm and funny post, though I think the iTunes fairy could have done better than Ryan Adams. 😜

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