David's last summer - or, music that deals with the transition from adolescence into a different world
May 11, 2006 12:22 PM Subscribe
Looking for songs that have a wistful, bittersweet feel to them that captures the move from adolescence into "adult" life - eg the moments before leaving school, or before getting your first job.
posted by greycap to media & arts (97 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Why do I ask? Well, my Ipod spat out the following songs on shuffle the other day:
Pulp - David's Last Summer
Belle and Sebastian - A Summer Wasting
The Divine Comedy - The Summerhouse
They all have a definite hint of nostalgia to them, and all touch on the transition from one phase of your life into another. I thought I'd try to put together a playlist including them and other similar songs. It doesn't have to be specifically about "last summers", simply about those threshold-type moments where you go from one phase of your life to another.
Any suggestions? Although the examples above are all pretty mainstream indie, I'd be interested in any musical style, genre or era.
Note - I'm really after songs that specifically deal musically or lyrically with these sort of themes, rather than songs that don't directly deal with them but which you associate with such moments due to your own personal experiences.