My weekend starts at 9:55AM on Friday morning. I get out of my Greek class, hop on a bus back to campus, and let the good times roll. The cool thing is, a few people on my bus have the same schedule as I do. Which rocks, because who wants to drink a flask alone on a bus before 10AM? It’s fucking great to have friends.
Now, as we watch the mountains go by our windows and drink our Gordon’s LDG (can we make “LDG” into a thing?), of course we put on some music. And—in my egotistical opinion—the best song for a gin-swigging, weekend-starting, mountain-watching bus ride is “Aphorism” by Collin Herring.
So, it’s probably my favorite song of all time. It’s been stuck in my head for two years now, and it still hasn’t gotten old. It’s not a party song, but it’s certainly a good-time song. From the country vibe, to the clever lyrics, to the steel guitar—this song’s a goldmine. Check out the first few lines:
Smile at the morning, but it goes away
After two cups of coffee, it’s back to the same: nothing’s changed
My eyes are sinking, and they’re tired and red.
I drink so I can go to bed, and I
Need a new soul: got a hole in my shoe
Reached into my pocked, got a hole in there too.
Now, I’m not sure if anyone still likes anything that resembles country—but if you find yourself chilling out and you need some tunes, try out an oldie-but-goodie. If the party never stops, then it’s never too late to show up. Check out Collin Herring’s “Aphorism.”