Song: Nothin’ On Me
Artist: Shawn Colvin
Favorite lyric: Well I don’t tell jokes and I don’t take notes
Significance: This song was used as the theme to Suddenly Susan and that’s how I first heard it. Nowadays if you hear a song on TV or the radio and you don’t know what it was, you can go to the web with absolutely minimal information – maybe just two words from the lyrics – and find the song. When I wanted to know what this song was it took me forever to figure it out. But figure it out I did and I was glad I liked the whole song because it was a damn quest.
Incidentally, I love the lyric “I don’t take notes” because I never did take notes. Not in high school, not in college. I didn’t need to. I’d just remember what the profs said. If I tried to take notes it got in the way of listening and messed everything up. I tried for a long time to look like I was taking notes because I didn’t want to look like I was slacking. Eventually I decided screw it, if anybody says anything to me I’ll just explain. No one ever said anything.