I was memed by the Cubicle Reverend (yes, I know it should be the other way around. The Right Reverend Cubicle and his trusty sidekick, Deacon Desk Chair) to list seven songs I’m digging. But because I’m not particularly digging any songs right now (more going through my iPod and finding songs/records I like) and I’m constantly putting together random lists but never thematic ones:
“Dig” – Adam Again – “The earth is hard / the treasure fine.”
“LDN” – Lily Allen – The debutante takes a walk around her little neighborhood and digs underneath the glossy visage to discover young men mugging old women, pimps beating their whores, etc., etc.
“Digging in the Dirt” – Peter Gabriel – “Digging in the dirt / find the places we got hurt.”
“Chain Gang” – Sam Cooke – “All day long they’re singing, ooh, ahh… Been working so hard.” And clink and clack to underscore that. Honestly, I think the song’s too pretty for such work, but it’s got me and my coworkers through many a day of blue collar work back in the day.
“Dig/Dug” – Prayer Chain – I don’t have this pre-Mercury album anymore. I’m not sure that’s the title anymore. It was pretty much the chorus.
“Water No Get No Enemies” – Fela Kuti – I only assume he’s talking about well water.
“I’ve Got You Under My Skin” – Frank Sinatra – Get ’em out!