|Single cover by U2, from The Joshua Tree album, 1987|
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I hate furniture stores, they creep me out. I hate all of their fake little living rooms and bedrooms with ugly accessories organized in a giant cluttered maze. And then, you get to the even creepier mattress section that has undressed mattresses all lined up like a Red Cross hospital. This mixed with ugly furniture usually causes me a mini-panic attack. The hubs says to me today, "Oh my god, are you crying?" I said "NO!" and got the hell out of the land of ugly couches with cup holders. And if it had a soundtrack, a melancholy U2 song would have seemed fitting.
The lesson to be learned here is that you could pretty much get by soundtracking your life with one single album, and I argue that it could be The Joshua Tree. Now, I am certain that some people would argue their own opinion on an album, but I am going to shoot down your suggestions for anything resembling junk like Nickelback or One Direction. Here is an example of what I mean of the "A" side of what was a cassette tape when The Joshua Tree was released:
- Where the Streets Have No Name - For when you are lost and you forgot to update your GPS since 2007.
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - For when you have an anxiety episode in a furniture store.
- With or Without You - For when you can't decide if you should break up with someone, OR if you can't decide if you can live with or without that cupcake.
- Bullet the Blue Sky - For when you are angry at Ronald Reagan and military interventions. Oh wait, that was actually Bono.
- Running to Stand Still - For when you go running and you realize that you aren't moving very fast because you have sausage legs.