More swears per minute.

I have a bit of a sore throat, and I took some Tylenol PM last night. So this morning, I am not really sure that I can run. Benadryl hangover, wooo! Instead of running, maybe I will tell you about my running playlist. It horrifies Mike, who says, “That has more swears per minute than any of my playlists.” Let us examine the list and see if that is so.

In no particular order:

-“1492” by Counting Crows. Fast? Check. Swearing? No, actually. But this one does say “tranny whores.”

-“Snakes on the Plane (Bring It)” by Cobra Starship. Fast? Check. Swearing? Oh, yes. Including Samuel L. Jackson’s infamous line.

-“The Raiders March” by John Williams. Well, uh, no words. So no swearing. But I love it when this comes up. “I will make it up this hill by the power of Indiana Jones!”

-“Bitch” by Meredith Brooks. I think this one is self-explanatory. I just want to say that Melissa laughed a lot when I told her this was on my running mix. It is another one that is great for hills. It also raises the average of the swears.

-“Revolution” by The Beatles. This is the one off Past Masters, with the really heavy guitars. No swearing. But the guitars keep me moving.

-“Stronger” by Kanye West. Scott said he can’t run to this, but he probably runs faster than I do. This one is great for me. And if you have heard it, you know that there is, in fact, a lot of swearing.

-“We Used to be Friends” by The Dandy Warhols. I have been using this one for running ever since I put it on a mix CD for Alisa. No actual swearing.

-“Miami” by Counting Crows. This one starts off kind of slow, but by the time it gets to, “Come on baby, let’s go shut it down in New Orleans,” I think it works as a running song. I like how angry it is. And, yes, there is one swear.

-“Jesus Walks” by Kanye West. I flat-out love this song. I am also glad to know that I am not the only one who loves to run to it. Swearing? Check.

-“Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Mike and I had a discussion about whether this was a better choice or whether “You Give Love a Bad Name” (which starts off stronger) is a better choice. I happen to love this song (so tough), so I chose it instead. There is no swearing, only awesomeness.

-“Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson. This is the only Kelly Clarkson song I can run to. If I had had to guess, I would have thought there was swearing in this song. But there is not!

-“Chariots of Fire Theme” by Vangelis. Mike put this on there, and it’s good for starting, but not so great when I am in the middle of a run. However, it does make me laugh, which I appreciate. No lyrics = no swears.

As you can see, the reports of my playlist have been greatly exaggerated. And I thought that I was the one with the tendency toward hyperbole. For shame, Mike. For shame.

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