“Video Games” - I was once very much in love with a man who, weirdly, promised to sing me this song at karaoke. It never happened, a sentence that sums up our relationship nicely.
“Life In A Glass House” - The favorite Radiohead song of the subject of most of my songs,a fact which, like menu items from old restaurant jobs or the plot of Swimfan, I somehow just can't forget. I briefly considered having my band learn it on the off chance he ever crashes a gig. Seems like a lot of work, though.
“#1 Crush” - I found out in the late 90s that this was the sex song of two of my high school friends. I will never again be able to hear it without thinking of two awkward teenagers discovering their bodies. And now neither will you!
“Sex and Candy” - Tried to cover it. Failed miserably.
“Rehab” - It’s not really fun anymore.
“Under The Bridge” - I once had a roommate who used to play this song, and only this song, on an out of tune guitar in our living room. New York is a magical place, everybody.
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” - My first slow dance. You’re right, that does explain everything.
“This Woman’s Work” - Cause contemplating your parents’ mortality on the G train is kind of a drag.
Anything from Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - It was red and yellow and green and blue and trite and bland and long and I had to wear a beard.*
“Colorblind” - We played this song on the night we “graduated” from theater camp, which mostly consisted of weeping and hugging mightily. Actually, I take it back. I listen to this song while drunk crying all the freaking time.
*if memory serves, the beard wouldn’t stay on my face, so I eventually wound up with painted “stubble” that didn’t make me look male, just dirty. High School was an interesting time for me.