1. Lord Huron, Time to Run
It has taken me a week to write about what I believe to be the number one song of 2012. I’m not sure why but at the same time, I think it might have something to do with how I feel about this song. Like that music like this is why I decided to spend the rest of my life working with it, around it, as a part of it. This song, and the album that it’s on, were written about fate, about wandering, losing your way, running away, finding your path, falling in love, poetry, the timing, what comes out of the ruins, coming home. All the things that my life almost ended for, came back for, and revolves around. There are songs about not wanting to leave and wanting to leave on Lonesome Dreams and this is one about going. I have spent so much of the recent time not wanting to leave, but I’m at that point where it’s time to just go. And Time to Run makes you believe that it is okay to want to go home, to move to London, to move to San Francisco, to move to Los Angeles, Seattle, to move to the city, to be anywhere but here. And I want to tell everyone that my anthem lyric in this song is I’m gonna find me a life baby way out west but to be on the safe side, because there are a million different places I could be this time next year - I think it’s safer to say that my life is summed up in the hook: I will run but I know that I’ve decided my fate with my deeds. This is it.