the last song you might ever hear
i'm playing intramural flag football with a bunch of my grad student friends this year, and during last night's game i caught a knee to my head. i didn't go to the doctor so i'm not sure if it technically qualifies as a concussion, but things certainly went black for a moment there. afterwards one of my teammates told my roommate not to let me go to sleep for a while, and i think my roommate was more freaked out than i was because when i was going to bed last night he asked me what time he should wake me up. i said..."what?" and he said, "yeah what--like 2am?" i just laughed and told him i was fine and not to worry about it (but thanks for looking out for me anyway, k-man!), but at the same time it got me "thinking" about what if i went to sleep and didn't wake up? i say that in quotes because i didn't seriously consider that i wouldn't wake up--i'm not a hypochondriac--but just to entertain my whims, as i picked my usual couple songs to fall asleep to, i made sure to pick something that i would feel comfortable with having as the last song i ever heard. i was so tired that i didn't spend much time thinking about it, but i still think i picked a good one. not my favorite song, not even my favorite sigur rós song, but just one to let me close my eyes in peace.
sigur rós : "heysátan" (
from the lp takk... (geffen records, 2005)