Before we decided to get rid of cable, we had the concert channel, Palladia. We sat watching music festivals from here and over seas. It really touched a nerve. One band that Justin already liked was Flogging Molly. I think they had their Live at the Greek Theater concert on. I watched it. I liked the music, but the singer ending words with -ah kind of got on my nerves. I wasn't sold. Justin has his own thing (goofy, campy music), and I have mine (dark, brooding music.) And that's ok.
Well, our music tastes get kind of mixed up sometimes when it comes to downloading music to the mp3 player. I remember finally getting music on my mini, and I decided, "Hey, I'm going to do a playlist for my next 5K!" Of course, I waited until 10 minutes before the race to get it sorted. I quickly clicked on good songs to keep me moving. I accidentally clicked on some lullaby by Flogging Molly. I thought, "Oh man, I'm not going to want to hear a lullaby when I'm running!" But I'd waited too late to make changes. It was time to go! I don't really remember what I listened to that day, or even how the race went. I'm not fast, so finishing is always a good thing. I do remember getting to the last part of the race, with only a tenth or two to go, and "Drunken Lullabies" by Flogging Molly came on. It's not anything like a lullaby with it's punk like speed and rhythms. It was awesome, and I loved it! It was the perfect song to get me across that finish line. I remember telling Justin when I was done, "Flogging Molly is going to always be on my running playlist!" We've seen Muse and Flogging Molly live several times. As great as cranking up the tunes is in the car, there's nothing like seeing the band playing them in person! I remember liking one of Flogging Molly's songs a wee bit more than the others. It's called, "If I Ever Leave this World Alive." I remember seeing the band for the first time, thinking, "Oh, I really hope they play it!" We rocked through their set, then the first of the encore. Nope. Then I hear the opening notes and know that this is it! I know now that they end every concert with this song! It's not just my favorite, apparently. I'm not sure of the story behind the song. I've heard it's about a friend of the band that was sick or died. I'll learn it eventually. When I listen to it, I feel like it's Evan telling me not to worry, he's always there for me, and I'll be alright.
Here are the lyrics: