The one that’s stuck in your head when you first wake up.
The one that you play while you’re in the shower.
The one you hear right when you turn the radio on.
I want to be the melody to your mornings.
That happy little verse that’s on repeat in your mind.
That you absentmindedly hum as you pour cereal, get into your car, fix your rearview mirror.
I want to be the song you could listen to over and over again, and never get tired of.
The one you play on your commute to work to put you in a good mood.
The one that makes you smile when the first few notes play.
The one that reminds you of good times, of laughter, of our memories.
I want to be the chorus that carries you through the day.
That energies you midway through your shift.
That comforts you when you’re feeling exhausted and weak.
That helps you settle into that easy chair and close your eyes.
I want to be the song you crack a beer to.
That after a million obligations and demands, calms your tired soul.
That gives you clarity, gives you comfort.
The song that’s a reminder that the day’s done, and you are home.
I want to be the music that makes you close your eyes.
That you can relax to, fall asleep with.
That is the background music to your most quiet moments.
And the soundtrack to every other slice of time.
I want to be the song that you fall in love with, over and over again, no matter how many times you’ve heard it.
The song you can’t help but sing along to.
The song you claim as yours.