you can't stay here
the honda fit, semisonic and the camino de santiago
Ask any bartender what their favorite song is and they’ll tell you. They share a same song with service staff at weddings and events. As a DJ, I played this song whenever I could. Though they may have other favorites, anyone who works in the service industry has belted out Semisonic’s semiprophetic declaration of You don’t have to go home but YOU CAN’T STAY HERE!
The magic of Closing time by Semisonic lives with its ability to express indifference and lack of care about what happens next. Sure, it’s regularly sung to (and by) a drunken crowd, but the sentiment matters.
In reply to yesterday’s post, daily reader Heather wrote:
Sometimes taking time with the end allows you to scooch into the next beginning. I think that's why endings can be hard. What do I do now? That's a hard question.
Sometimes, it’s not difficult at all. I had a car that I loved. It was just purchased by a very kind, loving and sensitive dad. He bought it for his daughter, a second year student at a nearby university.