Graduation Playlist

-...and when it was over they wished it was going to begin again.”  

- C.S. Lewis, The Horse & His Boy

This past May marks 30 years since my graduation from Kelly High School in Beaumont, Texas. Here is a throw-back song from our days on the Gulf Coast, as we celebrated our freedom from High School 30 years ago.  

I have been enjoying watching all these families post pictures of their graduates on Facebook this month.  Our daughter, Caroline, graduated last year and our son, Joshua, the year before.  Two in a row!  I have attempted to "number my days," in parenting. In the spirit of pondering, I made this sentimental playlist to help me process this season of our nest being emptied.  

Click this picture to hear one of my favorites:

DONT BLINK by Kenny Chesney

DONT BLINK by Kenny Chesney


I hope you enjoy the rest of these songs.  Please let me know if you have some I can add to my list!







That’s the Good Stuff                       Kenny Chesney                    

The Woman With You                      Kenny Chesney    

Teach Your Children                        Crosby, Stills & Nash: Greatest Hits    

Souvenirs                                          Switchfoot    

Best Of Times                                  Styx      

Circle Game                                     Liz Longley    

Cannery River                                  Green River Ordinance

Good                                                 Dave Barnes    

When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2) Sarah McLachlan    

Celebrate Me Home                         Kenny Loggins    

The Circle Game                              Joni Mitchell    

Shower The People                         James Taylor    

100 Years                                        Five for Fighting    

Cody's Song                                    Kenny Loggins    

You Are My Sunshine                     Ray Charles, 

You Are My Sunshine                     Bing Crosby: A Centennial Anthology

Little Boy On His Knees                  Cheri Keaggy    

You Should see the way it feels to me   David Wilcox    

Sunshine                                        David Wilcox    

It's a Great Big World                     David Wilcox      

Child Of Mine                                 Carole King

Turning Home                                David Nail

While I Was Away                          Zane Williams

Til I Was A Daddy Too                   Tracy Lawrence    

Just Fishin'                                     Trace Adkins    

You're Gonna Miss This                 Trace Adkins    

Then They Do                                Trace Adkins    

My Little Girl                                   Tim McGraw    

Never Grow Up                             Taylor Swift    

The Best Day                                Taylor Swift    

Letting Go                                     Suzy Bogguss    

Fly Away                                       Sugarland    

Cleaning This Gun (Come on In Boy)  Rodney Atkins    


The House That Built Me              Miranda Lambert    

Butterfly                                        Martina McBride    

Don't Blink                                    Kenny Chesney    

Never Wanted Nothing More        Kenny Chesney    

The Boys Of Fall                           Kenny Chesney    

Poems, Prayers And Promises     John Denver    

Miss You So Badly [Live]              Jimmy Buffett    

Wide Open Spaces                      Dixie Chicks    

It Won't Be Like This For Long     Darius Rucker    

That's What I Love About Sunday Craig Morgan    

Young To See                               Charlie Worsham    

God's Speed                                  Rhett Butler    

The Velveteen Rabbit (Music Alone)  George Winston & Meryl Streep    

Family Tree                                   Dave Barnes    

Dreamland                                    Mary Chapin Carpenter    

The Teddy Bears Picnic                Henry Hall & The Bbc Dance Orchestra


I really am interested in your thoughts on this subject. Send me some of your favorites!! 


Tracy Levinson



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