Andra loved music. She spent most of her discretionary income on music. She always had a new favorite song, and shared it with us all.
On Sunday after Andra died, we were having the unthinkable discussion of what music to play at her memorial, and Grace and my sister Julie both said the same song made them think of Andra – Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars. It has some sexy lyrics, so it wasn’t really memorial material, but it is, after all, a love song.
Almost every time Grace and I get in the car, the song comes on. After every impossible task this month, I get in the car and the song is already on. The song was on Glee – Andra’s favorite show. Its now our song.
To go along with our song, we have assembled songs from Glee, songs from the memorial, and Andra’s favorite songs. One has a bleeped out bad word, but as Andra said when she first played it for me (because it was her favorite song then) “Don’t freak out.”
A debt of gratitude to Jennie. My personal graphic designer for the heart, the andraheart.com, and this – if you ever need someone to save you with graphic design, Jennie? She is your gal.
WE PRESENT, THE ANDRA HEART PLAY LIST, in this order:
|If I Die Young||The Band Perry|
|Piece of My Heart||Janis Joplin|
|Loved By You||Lincoln Brewster|
|Can’t Stand It||Never Shout Never|
|Only Girl (In the World)||Rihanna|
|Over The Rainbow||Glee Cast|
|I Dreamed a Dream||Glee Cast|
|Another Hallelujah||Lincoln Brewster|
|Just the Way You Are||Bruno Mars and Glee Cast (it’s good enough to have twice)|
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I should warn you, that it is a special playlist – it might make you cry, but it ends with a reminder to smile, though your heart is aching, because you’re amazing, just the way you are.