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Old 11-27-2013, 02:36 PM   #61
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It would certainly be "Today"



1) Corgan said that the plot of the video was inspired by a memory he had of an ice cream truck driver who, upon quitting his job, gave out his remaining stock of ice cream to the neighborhood children.
2) Until he gets to the cutting himself part, the lyrics go along with the BS bucket overflowing and needing to do something else in life tomorrow.

Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known
Can't live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow's much too long
I'll burn my eyes out
Before I get out

I wanted more
Than life could ever grant me
Bored by the chore
Of saving face

Today is the greatest
Day I've never known
Can't wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long
I'll tear my heart out
Before I get out



3) I clearly remember it playing on the radio one day, turning the volume way up, and really listening to all the lyrics for the first time. The moment was (like today) the day before Thanksgiving. I was driving to high school on the day I dropped out. That day was an extremely positive life changing moment in my life, so the song seems like a good way to start retirement.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #62
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Irak, great song...the music and singer's inflection really add to the sense of "gotta get out before I burn my eyes out/tear my heart out." How many times have I felt my youth and ability to enjoy life just...slipping away...in the service of a paycheck.

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I have to go with W2R's previously mentioned Rolling Stones "Free Any Time I Want". That would sum it up handsomely for me!

2014! Every once in awhile I second guess myself and think "Oh, do you really want to leave?" but then I have have some aggravation on the job, and I think of my family history of mortality and I think "better not wait".
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #64
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When I left, I walked out to the parking lot, took the cover off my little convertible, and dropped the top. I hopped in, cranked up the sound system, and roared out of the parking lot with the theme from "The Prisoner" playing.

But that's just me...
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When I pulled into the parking lot on the day I retired CITI FM out of Winnipeg was playing this tune. I thought it was appropriate.
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I will be leaving with some regret, as for the most part I enjoy my job, and it formed my financial foundation. But I do look forward to the freedom and relaxation of FIRE. As I thought about, it is very similar to when I graduated college - I enjoyed my time there, but I was ready to move forward into a challenging but eager career path. So the same song what I celebrated with at the end of my senior year and that first summer of my job is what I will use when I finally leave my job:

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"30 days in the hole"

Started a playlist on my IPOD, and eventually got to 24 songs, but this was the one that inspired me with the countdown.
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"30 days in the hole" Started a playlist on my IPOD, and eventually got to 24 songs, but this was the one that inspired me with the countdown.
Oh, yeah, some Humble Pie!
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When I pulled into the parking lot on the day I retired CITI FM out of Winnipeg was playing this tune. I thought it was appropriate.
My favorite line: "So often times it happens that we live our life in chains and never even know we have the keys."

That is my theme song also.
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Oh, yeah, some Humble Pie!
Haha, yeah, didn't realize how seedy the lyrics were until I listened to it repeatedly
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My song will be "Roll Me Away" by Bob Seger. These words capture the feeling of freedom perfectly for me.

Stood alone on a mountain top,
Starin' out at the great divide
I could go east, I could go west,
It was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin'
And my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My heart was singin'
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I'm considering Beethoven's 9th Symphony, 4th Movement "Ode to Joy", cued to about 12:45 in the following. In my roadster, top down, volume up.

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David1961: Man oh man. Your post prompted me to listen to that side while doing errands this afternoon. Pure genius. McCartney is playing the Rickenbacker bass the company gave him to replace the iconic Hofner violin one (which are pretty hard to make sound good). But I noticed a great leaving (work) line in "You Never Give Me Your Money": Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.
When I was a kid, I could never figure what he sang after that. "One sweet dream, hey Jude, today?". "Hate you today?".

It's "One sweet dream came true today".
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And, of course, when I exit this life, I would like this as the soundtrack.

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Lots of good choices here. When I left work my wife made and Early Retirement CD for me with the songs listed below. The CD started with a working theme and evolved to a non-working theme.

Hard Workin' Man (Brooks and Dunn)
Workin' For A Livin' (Huey Lewis)
9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
Five O'clock World (The Vogues)
Forty Hour Week (For a Livin') (Alabama)
End Of The Line (Traveling Wilburys)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (The Clash)
Take This Job and Shove It (Johnny Paycheck)
I'm Free (The Who)
Golden Years (David Bowie)
Touch Of Gray (Grateful Dead)
I'm Free (The Soup Dragons)
Already Gone (Eagles)
The Best Is Yet To Come (Frank Sinatra)

After seeing all the great songs on this thread I may have to make a second CD!
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Wow. I think a third of the replies misunderstood " leaving the working world" for leaving the living world!



An interesting comparison of the state of mind some might be in.
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By the way. First song that comes to mind while its my last day would be to play Rocketman by Elton John.
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I also thought you meant funeral music, so your title was certainly not self-explanatory. I guess since you included "did" it's possible to figure out what you probably meant. Was your computer running low on electrons?
Well it's the ER forum not the ED ( Early Death) forum so last day at work came to mind kinda right away.
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"The Eagles".............I'm already gone!
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Hmmm. Sure you didn't mean "bawling"?

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A Brad Paisley song says it all for me:

It's like music to hear you balling
Waa, waa, waa, waa, waa
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