Day 6 – A Song that Reminds You of Somewhere: "Sunshine on Leith"
The Proclaimers – “Sunshine on Leith”
I once spent a wintry summer in Edinburgh, Scotland as part of the Appalachian-Scottish exchange program through my alma mater. One very vivid memory of those six weeks was a bus ride that took me through Leith, early one morning, and seeing frost on a sunny hillside graveyard. In July. It was astonishing, and remarkably beautiful.
The Proclaimers were everywhere that summer. This record had come out the year before, and being from Edinburgh, the band was still getting played all over town, in every pub, in every shop. “500 Miles” was, of course, the ubiquitous tune, but this one still resonates … most likely because of that cold, July morning.