What’s on Your iPod: Genna Thompson

Cynthia Drake

1. “The Middle,” Jimmy Eat World
I have seen this band a few times in different states and different counties. I was fortunate enough to meet them in Dublin.amazing. This song has stuck with me ever since it was released. Its the theme to my life “Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride. Everything, everything will be just fine. Everything, everything will be alright.”2. “Let It Be,” The Beatles
I grew up listening to the Beatles. Love them, love the music, love the lyrics. This is the song that I remember the most from my childhood. Also, Ringo Starr was on the PBS show — Shining Time Station circa 1989-1990. Totally Random.

3. “Cecilia,” Simon and Garfunkel
A song from my younger days. Somewhat inappropriate lyrics, but clearly my parents didn’t care. My family loves Simon and Garfunkel and along with the Beatles they were a staple in my household. I have been told by many times that I was born in the wrong era.

4. “I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T,” Webbie
“She got her own house, she got her own car.” Story of my life… well soon to be life. I have a car and I soon will have a cardboard box. House to follow there after. I love being independent. Unless someone has a pool house I can live in.for free.

5. “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey
This goes out to all of my non-winning sports teams. You know who you are. Cough *Twins* cough. Plus there is nothing like belting this song out at the top of your lungs at the most inappropriate times.

6. “See You Again,” Miley Cyrus
Good tune, good beat, good to run to, and although I am kind of getting sick of it, I still sing along to it when it comes on.

7. “Satellite,” Dave Matthews Band
Love this song. I love DMB and I was able to see them in London last year. Amazing. I suppose I could list about 100 more of my fav DMB songs… nah. You get the picture.

8. “Like A Boy,” Ciara
This is another one of my favorite running songs. It’s pretty empowering. This song has some of my favorite lyrics, “If I had a thing on the side that made you cry, would the rules change up or would they still apply? If I played you like a toy? Sometimes I wish I could act like a boy.”

9. “Fear,” Paddy Casey
Paddy Casey is an Irish singer/songwriter from Dublin. My Irish roommates introduced me to his music when I was living there. This song is so well written, it really speaks to how people are feeling about the world: all of their hopes and fears. It’s like an up beat lullaby with heartfelt lyrics.

10. “Polaris,” Jimmy Eat World
Again, my favorite band. I had to put two songs on here. Like DMB I could list about 100+ songs, but really, you still get the picture. Plus I have a crush on the lead singer. Even if he is married and has kids. He used to have a house by my apartment in AZ and would frequent the Cold Stone in the area. Needless to say I should have stalked him.

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