Ten on the FM playlist Mary Chapin Carpenter edition: Soul Companion, Grow Old with Me, I Take My Chances, The Hard Way, He Thinks He’ll Keep Her, The Bug, This Shirt, Down at the Twist & Shout, Quittin’ Time, Passionate Kisses
This song was actually inspired by Mary Chapin Carpenter's song "This Shirt". One of my favorites of hers; it tells the story of experiences and memories that are woven in her shirt. She talks about how it should be thrown away, because it's warn but then she can't because of it's memories. So in this song we took the perspective of everything a tree sees in front of a house that a make-believe family has lived in for year. The tree is the narrator and tells a circle of life story involving the children and the parents. The ending is bitter-sweet, but shows the joy and pain of life in this short song.