This is one of the best sing-a-long songs ever. I have always felt that way. It can raise a karaoke performance, it can join people together in a store. It’s spontaneous. It can get a whole crowd going and the message is amazing. This is a seasonal song for me and I come back to it every summer. ‘Step outside, summertime’s in bloom’ – that line has always stuck with me. When I lived in Chicago I felt it was my call to arms. I needed to get out, and enjoy every second of summer possible because ‘Winter is coming’ and it won’t be as fun. In theory, I shouldn’t just apply it to summer, because life is short and we should soak up every minute of it, but I still associate this song with summer. I also try to follow the ‘Don’t look back in anger’ portion of it in my day to day. It kind of serves as a reminder to move forward and forgive, myself and others. It’s not always easy, but it’s best.
As most of you know I created this playlist in May…several weeks ago and this was one of the first songs I put on the playlist. This is before the Manchester bombing at the Ariana Grande show. Oasis is from Manchester and I found it completely fitting that at the vigil this song was spontaneously sung by a bystander and the entire crowd joined in. This song brings people together and it’s beautiful. So instead of just the music video, you get two videos with this post. The Manchester vigil video (which will give you all the feels) and the music video in it’s entirety.
‘Don’t look back in anger…’