God knows the world's a cruel place
when beauty don't grace your head
Elvis Presley, "Blowin' in the Wind"
John Cougar Mellencamp, "Pink Houses"
Stevie Wonder, "Yesterday"
Barenaked Ladies, "If I Had a Million Dollars"
Vigilantes of Love, "Eleanor"
Crash Test Dummies, "Superman Song"
Buddy Miller, "Worry Too Much"
R.E.M., "Find the River"
Trashcan Sinatras, "Got Carried Away"
Cracker, "Happy Birthday to Me"
(No it's not actually my birthday, the iPod shuffle isn't that sophisticated. Eleanor Roosevelt did have a birthday this month, however, Oct. 11. And Superman did die, briefly, last week on Smallville. So some of these songs are timely.)