How To Kill A Virus In Ten Songs

I have recently taken ill with an affliction of the cold variety.  I always thought "cold" was an apt word for the sickness, but it now seems far too mild.  Cold implies a case of the chills from which you will recover quickly, not the head-pounding, tremor-filled illness that is holding my body hostage.

Now fear not, I did not create this post for merely self-pitying reasons, there is a point.  Curled up in the fetal position on my bed, I decided to take action and compile a playlist to first calm the throbbing in my head, and then strengthen and uplift my immune system for the ongoing virus battle that I'm sure is occurring as I type.  Without further ado, I present to you:

How to kill a virus in ten songs:

1. Man on the Moon- REM: I know, I know, but we're not at the uplifting portion yet! It's supposed to start out soothing!

2.  Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd: Retreat into your angst- don't fight it.

3.  For What It's Worth- Buffalo Springfield:  Ultimate chill song, soothe your mind.

4.  Rhiannon- Fleetwood Mac:  "She is like a cat in the dark, And then she is the darkness." Anything with the word darkness is good in my book.

5.  Can't You See- Marshall Tucker Band:  Alright, we're getting a little happier, a little higher tempo, but I think we can handle it.

6. Countin' On A Miracle- Bruce Springsteen:  For when you think it'll be a miracle if you make it through the coughing alive.  Great album.

7.  More Than A Feeling- Boston:  Yes, we're starting to become downright feel-good now.

8.  Daydream Believer- The Monkees:  Will make you feel like you can do anything, anything but make it out of the bed just yet.

9.  Closing Time- Semisonic:  I think the name is very contrary to the vibe of the song.  This song makes me feel ready to go, not ready to close.

And finally:

Won't Back Down- Tom Petty:  I am, of course, referring to your immune system.  Stay strong.

Yes, the playlist is a measly ten tracks, but I honestly couldn't handle much more in my infirmed state. Enjoy, listen in order, and tea always helps.

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