Street takes a glance at some of the best songs of the season.
There is no reason to be sad in the fall. Sure, winter is around the corner. Soon you won't want to leave your house because your earlobes might actually fall off of your head, and you'll be damned if you're caught dead wearing ear muffs. Sure, the trees will be bare and the squirrels will be fat again. Okay, fat squirrels are funny, but winter sucks for almost everyone. Still, you can't hate fall just because it happens to come right before winter. In it's defense, we've compiled a list of songs about, referring to,or even evoking the feeling of this little season we like to call fall (or autumn). For best results listen to these as you watch the squirrels scarf down anything they can find.
My Morning Jacket --"Old September Blues"
Seasonal lyric: "Put away your corset, put away your shoe/ Put away the old September blues"
Billie Holiday -- "Autumn in New York"
Seasonal lyric: "So on this gray and melancholy day, I'll move to a manhattan hotel."
Wyclef Jean -- "Gone Till November"
Seasonal lyric: "See you must understand, I can't work a nine to five/ So I'll be Gone ...'til November"
Guns N Roses -- "November rain"
Seasonal lyric: ""Cause nothin' lasts forever/ Even cold November rain"
R.E.M. -- "Nightswimming"
Seasonal lyric: "September's Coming Soon."
Sun Kil Moon -- "Lily and Parrots"
Seasonal lyric: "No thought of the cold/ Yeah, I felt old."
Bob Dylan -- "Idiot Wind"
Seasonal lyric: "Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats/ Blowing through the letters that we wrote."
Radiohead -- "How to Disappear Completely"
Seasonal lyric: "Fireworks and hurricanes/ I'm not here/ This isn't happening."
Wilco -- "Ashes of American Flags"
Seasonal lyric: "I would like to salute/ The ashes of American flags/ And all the fallen leaves/ Filling up shopping bags."
Beatles -- "The End"
Seasonal lyric: "And in the end/The love you take/ Is equal to the love you make."
Blur -- "Out of Time"
Seasonal lyric: "Tell me I'm not dreaming/ But are we out of time?"
Ryan Adams -- "Halloween"
Seasonal lyric: "This isn't Christmas, this is Chinatown, and those are pretty lights"
Nick Drake -- "River Man"
Seasonal lyric: "Betty came by on her way/ Said she had a word to say/ About things today/ And fallen leaves"
Yo La Tengo -- "Autumn Sweater"
Seasonal lyric: "We could slip away, wouldn't that be better/ Me with nothing to say, and you in your autumn sweater"
Mamas and the Papas -- "California Dreamin"
Seasonal lyric: "All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray"
Dismemberment Plan -- "The Face of the Earth"
Seasonal lyric: "I didn't know her family or friends at all/ With no one to call, summer turned into fall, I gave up"
The Microphones -- "The Glow Pt. 2"
Seasonal lyric: "I could not get through September without a battle"
The Magnetic Fields -- "When the Open Road is Closing In"
Seasonal lyric: "I know you'll be back when every tree is turning brown"
Fiona Apple -- "Pale September"
Seasonal lyric: "But as the embers of the summer lost their breath and disappeared/ My heart went cold and only hollow rhythms resounded from within"
U2 -- "October"
Seasonal lyric: "And kingdoms rise/ And kingdoms fall/ But you go on ... and on ..."
Dave Matthews Band -- "Halloween"
Seasonal lyric: "I felt the temperature rises/ And I felt across the creeping cold/ These graves"
Counting Crows -- "Daylight Fading"
Seasonal lyric: "Daylight fading/ Come and waste another year/ All the anger and the eloquence are bleeding into fear"
The Vines -- "Autumn Shade"
Seasonal lyric: "Step into the autumn shade/ I could sleep for day"