i downloaded free bird by lynard skynard this afternoon while scrolling through a list of the top 100 rock songs of the 70s. i'm not entirely sure that its author is an authority on the subject, but who is really? let's just say i have quite a few new jams on my itunes.
since then, the classic has been on repeat--separated, on occasion, by chris brown's get down. every time the former plays, i'm reminded of the scene in forrest gump where jenny is clearly desperate, balancing on her hotel room's balcony ledge in heels. that moment in the film makes me incredibly anxious, but the song does quite the opposite.
imagine the view from up there.