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OK, here's the deal: the prison I work at is celebrating its 30th Anniversary (yeah, I know, prisons & celebrations are an odd couple) and I have been asked to put together a retrospective slide show, complete with music. Here's the breakdown of the restrictions on my musical selections:

 

1) Lyrics must talk about memories, but preferably without an overly romantic slant

2) Needs to be fairly "modern," preferably recent, but definitely post-1990

3) Cannot be too "hard" or "heavy" (ballads/acoustic rock would be preferred)

4) Needs to have professional production (no obscure low-budget indie bands)

 

The slideshow will run approx. 15 minutes, so I need 4 songs. So, anybody want to chime in with some suggestions? 'Cuz I'm all ears.

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It's been used to death, but Green Day's "Time of Your Life" popped into my mind (or what's left of it) instantly. :P

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SR-71 ~ Tomorrow

 

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It's been used to death, but Green Day's "Time of Your Life" popped into my mind (or what's left of it) instantly. :P

 

Yeah but that one is perfect, ideal lyrics IMO.

 

Another is SHINEDOWN "Call Me". Not romantic but they do have rogue/prison-ish slant to them. So do "Second Chance" off the same album, which is ideal too....

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Thanks for the assistance, guys. Here's what I decided to do:

 

Over the opening credits will play the chorus for "The Warden" by James Christian (just seems fitting, this being for a prison an' all). :jail: I will then fade into Aerosmith's "Full Circle" (thanks, Nick!), followed by SR-71's "The Best is Yet to Come" (LV Kix, I didn't use your song, but your suggestion led me to the one I did go with, so mucho gracias, amigo), and then I wrap things up with "As the Candle Burns" by Trixter. In between there might be some Bon Jovi snippets ("Story of my Life"/"You Want to Make a Memory") and some instrumental Demon Hunter (just to get the blood pumping and perhaps give a few of the older staff a heart attack). :git:

 

So, again, thanks to all you chimed in...appreciate it...beers on me...uh, figuratively speaking, of course... :)

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