I am no music aficionado and my opinion certainly isn’t as authoritative as an NPR critic’s, but after spending innumerable hours with Rick Berlin over the past four months, I thought it would be fun to make a list what songs of Berlin’s speak most to me. These tunes all ended up on here for various reasons, which are listed below.
Paper Airplane: I Wish I Could Talk To My Dad
The lyrics have a personal resonance for me, but aside from dads, the words also speak to any type of difficult relationship that one wishes could be different.
“I wish that I could talk with my dad
Most of the time, he seems so distant and sad
I know it’s hard to know, but I got this idea in my head
We just standing on a rock somewhere
With a night as cold as death.
…I wish that I could talk with my dad
Most of the time, he seems so bitter and sad.”
Orchestra Luna: My Little Sam
This is a song off Orchestra Luna’s eponymous album, the band with whom Rick had his first taste of fame. “My Little Sam” was written by Rick and beautifully sung by his sister, Lisa, about her brother-in-law’s son.