Fall is here! I love this time of year. I find it to feel very refreshing, giving an overall sense of renewal all around. Using fall themed recreative interventions in your music therapy sessions can be especially pertinent for clients who are going through change and transitions. I hope you enjoy the following playlist of fall-inspired songs and that you can add them to your music therapy repertoire.
1. Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
Lyric: Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter's song But I miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall
2. Autumn in New York - Frank Sinatra
Lyric: Autumn in New York
Why does it seem so inviting
Autumn in New York
It spells the thrill of first-knighting
3. Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Lyric: Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon.
4. Leaves that are Green - Simon & Garfunkel
Lyric: Time hurries on.
And the leaves that are green turn to brown,
And they wither with the wind,
And they crumble in your hand.
5. November Rain - Guns N' Roses
Lyric: Nothin' lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it's hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain
6. September - Earth, Wind, Fire
Lyric: Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away
7. Autumn Serenade - John Coltrane
Lyric: Let the years come and go,
I'll still feel the glow that time can not fade
When I hear that lovely autumn serenade.
8. Forever Autumn - Moody Blues
Lyric: I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky And one by one they disappear. I wish that I was flying with them Now you're not here
9. A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Lyric: It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will
10. Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary
Lyric: Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee