Tunes to take you into fall

20 songs to carry you through the season


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Katelyn Sajewicz, Staff Writer

Fall songs are slow and meaningful.  These are the songs that convey a message, anything from love to loss.  Although they are not all entirely about autumn, they are perfect for these chilly fall days.  Each of these songs tell their own story that listeners can relate to.

One of the songs, Nearly Witches, by Panic! At the Disco has a Halloween vibe, which is perfect for October.  Blood Bank by Bon Iver is good for the end of fall when the holidays are approaching.  Other songs such as Colors, Cannonball, Roots, and RIP 2 My Youth, are more upbeat, but still slow enough to listen to on rainy, cold days.  The rest are all slow and meaningful, and give off an alternative/indie vibe.  I created a playlist, included below with a line from each, and it is also located on Spotify.

  1. Autumn Leaves/ Ed Sheeran

“Float down like autumn leaves/ hush, now, close your eyes before the sleep.”

  1. Blood Bank/ Bon Iver

“As the moon waned to crescent, we started to kiss.”

  1. Cannonball/ Skylar Grey ft. X Ambassadors

“At the end of the day, when the air is still and the sky is grey/ let’s fly.”

  1. Champagne Supernova/ Oasis

“Wake up the dawn and ask her why a dreamer dreams she never dies/ wipe that tear away from your eye/slowly walking down the hall/faster than a cannonball.”

  1. Colors/ Halsey

“You were a vision in the morning when the light came through/ I know I’ve only felt religion when I’ve lied with you.”

  1. End of the World/ The Dirty Heads

“You’re Alexandria/ you are the fall of Rome/ as long as I’m with you/ then we can feel at home”

  1. Gravity/ John Mayer

“Oh, twice as much ain’t twice as good/ and can’t sustain like one half could.”

  1. I will Follow You into the Dark/ Death Cab for Cutie

“You and me have seen everything to see/ From Bangkok to Calgary/ And the soles of your shoes are all worn down.”

  1. Long Way Down/ Tom Odell

“Walking on the rooftops/ talking of times/ with our eyes a glowing/ like the city lights.”

  1. Nearly Witches/ Panic! At the Disco

“You have set your heart/ on haunting me forever/ from the start/ it’s never silent.”

  1. Nothing/ Lewis Watson

“And I’d climb a thousand mountains/ just to meet you at the summit/ well let me ask you something/ would you climb too?”

  1. RIP 2 My Youth/ The Neighborhood

“Put me in the dirt/ let me be with the stars.”

  1. Roots/ Imagine Dragons

“Had to lose my way/ to know which road to pave.”

  1. Seattle/ Jason Walker

“Seattle, I don’t know why/ you stand under the clouds expecting to stay dry.”

  1. Skinny Love/ Birdy

“Who will love you?/ Who will fight?/ And who will fall far behind?”

  1. Sweater Weather/ The Neighborhood

“These hearts adore/ everyone the other beats hardest for.”

  1. Turning Page/ Sleeping at Last

“I surrender who I’ve been for who you are/ for nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart.”

  1. Uncruel/ House of Lions

“It’s not like you to be uncruel/ tell me lies/ make me feel small/ heaven knows what we’re in for/ but I’m still waiting.”

  1. Work song/ Hozier

“When, my, time comes around/ lay me gently in the cold dark earth/ no grave, can hold my body down/ I’ll crawl home to her.”

  1. Yellow/ Coldplay

“Look at the stars,/ look how they shine for you/ and all the things that you do.”