And Redemption Song by Bob Marley.
Well, very different than your approach, but…
I was diagnosed in Summer of 1982 when the Hospital just had gotten Cable TV and MTV. In super duper heaviest rotation, was Asia’s “Heat of the Moment”. I don’t really like it, but that will always be my diabetes song
P.S. Yes that makes it 34 years and a few weeks.
Happy (belated) Diaversary, Tim12!
My daughter’s D song is undoubtedly something written and performed by 21Pilots.
My two main songs are:
A Little Bit Longer by The Jonas Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVK9ZcZkEoI
Smile by R5: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tV6bzk3_6c](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tV6bzk3_6c)
Up We Go Now! by Dirty Bourbon River Show
The one song that I think is a good match is “Payday” by Jesse Winchester–but Elvis Costello’s cover of it. I have a favorite line, but why the song reminds me of diabetes is the song’s solo section. It sounds like the guitar solo starts in one club and walks through a few clubs as it goes along. (The ever-changing nature of the beast). It’s also just a song about “no more work–let’s go listen to some blues!”
But my favorite line is also my explanation of what I want in a woman:
I got me this long-legged girl
To help me to spend my dough
Her heart as big as your mama`s stove
And a body like Brigitte Bardot
I`m all ready for some Rock and Roll
With the guitar turned up loud
And the fancy footwork
And the (drunk) down, drugged up crowd
Come to think of it, there’s another song on his covers album, “Kojak Variety” that also reminds me of diabetes and how weird it is. “Strange” (written by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins)
How many wrinkles in a pickle
How many hairs in a head
How many waves in the ocean
How many crumbs in bed
But last but not least, but baby most of all
Why do I mum mumble every time you call
re strange to me baby Oh, youre good to me mama
Well, I admit you are strange
But baby please don`t change
I know I belong with you
And the solo by James Burton. It is completely free of any traces of the key that the song is in–it is completely and perfectly strange but it WORKS.
"One" by 3 Dog Night
One test strip left IS the loneliest number that I’ll ever do
And even though it’s about something ENTIRELY different
I keep hearing Cracker’s “Low"
And substituting the word LOW for stoned in the chorus
"Hey, hey, like being LOW”
Here’s a good one: How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away
A blast from the past came to mind -1972 to be exact " Garden Party" by Rick Nelson because of the chorus
"But it's all right now, I've learned my lesson well You see, you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself".
I need to keep reminding myself that is about progress not perfection.
In keeping with promise I made to myself this year, I wanted to re-raise this topic again. It is a good one IMHO
Not quite how he meant it (or maybe he did?)
I’ve got you under my skin.
Diagnosed with T1 this past April. My song is “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.