A Mix by Ronnie Earl
Each of these songs transports me to a different time in my life.
‘Here Comes Your Man’ takes me back to my teenage years and reminds me of the thrill of anticipation in acquiring drugs. Several songs, like ‘Dead Flowers’ and ‘Needle in the Hay,’ take me back to the throes of addiction. The Radiohead and Elliot Smith songs epitomize a time when I was feeling very low and lost. ‘First It Giveth’ reminds of powering through my addiction and alcoholism, despite how tired and unhappy I was. ‘Watching the Wheels’ makes me consider my old chaotic life in contrast to my relatively serene and sober life today. The song by Gene Ween exemplifies that a person can recover what they once had, or what they lost in addiction. ‘Break My Stride’ is nostalgic and is meant to be symbolic about feeling strength and youth in recovery.