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Songs that make you think about FIRE
« on: May 23, 2013, 02:00:09 PM »
I could probably come up with a few, but since having kids "Cats in the Cradle" is probably the one that most affects me because one of my goals for FIRE (and more the FI part) is to never be in situation where I don't have time for my kids or have to choose between some obligation and them (sure there will be times, but it won't be the majority of the time).

I always liked the song but until I had kids it didn't have much meaning to me, and the song's view on going full circle is just sad to me.

Here is a youtube link with the lyrics.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJPDr56_5l0

Anybody else have a song that comes to mind that kicks up the FIRE feeling a bit. 

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 02:45:18 PM »
Obviously TMBG Never Go To Work as has been mentioned here before, but more in the vein of your suggestion, 100 Years by Five For Fighting.
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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 03:38:18 PM »
"Every Penny Fed Car" by Modest Mouse. Some of their early work but the lyrics are about pouring money into a car and it won't take take you where you want to go.

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 03:40:37 PM »
Obviously TMBG Never Go To Work as has been mentioned here before, but more in the vein of your suggestion, 100 Years by Five For Fighting.

I love that song. 

My first thought was Big Money by Rush... but my first thought is always Rush.

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 03:48:06 PM »

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 03:49:05 PM »
For some reason my first thought was of Bob Seger's "Roll Me Away".

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 04:07:23 PM »
Luckenbach, Texas by Waylon Jennings...

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 04:15:39 PM »
Take This Job and Shove It by Johnny Paycheck

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 05:29:10 PM »
How about "If I Had a million dollars" by the Bare Naked Ladies?

This part especially, which strikes me as mustachian:

If I had a million dollars
We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft dinner
But we would eat Kraft dinner

Of course we would, we’d just eat more
And buy really expensive ketchups with it
That’s right, all the fanciest Dijon ketchups

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 05:36:38 PM »
Thriftshop by Macklemore!

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 06:25:23 PM »
Mine is Freebird....cheesy I know, but I love it and it makes me think of FIRE!!

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 07:29:47 PM »
My first thought was Big Money by Rush... but my first thought is always Rush.

Soo... you play bass?

One that comes to mind for me is Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More by the Allman Brothers.

Maybe we should put together a FIRE playlist on Soundcloud or something similar. ^^

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2013, 08:41:17 PM »
Swing Life Away by Rise Against, comes to mind first.

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2013, 08:55:00 PM »
I was going to say country music in general (outdoors! yeah!), but then realized I'd have to exclude all the songs about working hard, or being broke, or driving trucks. Hm.

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013, 09:28:05 PM »
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3EOVe-8coE

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2013, 09:49:28 PM »
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I was going to say country music in general (outdoors! yeah!), but then realized I'd have to exclude all the songs about working hard, or being broke, or driving trucks. Hm.

That would still leave you plenty of songs left about heartache, being on the road, and death.

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2013, 07:32:48 AM »
Speaking of which, my first thought was Country Boy Can Survive by Hank Williams, Jr.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s0nzsU1Wg

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Re: Songs that make you think about FIRE
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2013, 07:48:43 AM »
My first thought was Big Money by Rush... but my first thought is always Rush.

Soo... you play bass?


no.  But when Rush comes to town (or near town) I take two days off of work as a 'religious holiday.'