Do You Have a Theme Song Running Through Your Life?

 Jackie Williams
Transfer Deputy, St. Louis Board of Elections

"It's a gospel song: "If I Can Help Somebody as I Walk Along, Then My Livin' Won't Be in Vain.' It might not fit every occasion, but that's the one song that I believe sums up my life. See, I don't have a problem with helping anyone, because I've been helped in my life. And it doesn't have to be helping with money -- sometimes just saying good morning is enough."

Sam Carbone
Musician

Jackie Williams
Jackie Williams
Sam Carbone
Sam Carbone
David Green
David Green
Marie Quisenberry
Marie Quisenberry
Greg Teason
Greg Teason
Wendy Thornburg
Wendy Thornburg

"Theme song? Running through my life? It'd have to be the Grateful Dead, "What a Long Strange Trip It's Been.' If I walked into a room, that's what'd be playing -- that's my life story, man!"

David Green
Homeless

"Well, most of the time I'm outdoors and beggin', so my song'd be a grouchy one, something like (starts singing): "Last night I had no sleep/nothin' to eat/stomach growlier than a pack o' dogs/and today I'm standin' outside Del Taco askin' for quarters/dollar if you got it/people lookin' at me like I'm trash and maybe I am/sleepin' in Dumpsters/pissin' my pants. I'm 17 and life is a dead end/a mean old street goin' nowhere.' Something like that."

Marie Quisenberry
Hairdresser, Beauty Source

""Amazing Grace,' because it has kept my marriage together, it kept my son alive after a car accident and because it keeps me sane. They sang it at the Billy Graham thing, and it brought a tear to my eye. Life is so bizarre -- it can change on a dime -- but that song is a constant, the one I sing to my kids, the one that summons God's grace when life throws you those curve balls."

Greg Teason
Laborer, Huarte Contracting

""Magnet and Steel.' See, I've got a good wife who always brings me back to reality. When I'm down or depressed, she cheers me back up. Like the song goes, "You are the magnet, I am steel,' I'm attracted to her, forever and always."

Wendy Thornburg
Chimney Explorer

"Jimmy Buffett, "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw?'"

 
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