[tps_title]9. “Closing Time” by Semisonic [/tps_title]
Closing Time was released in 1998, and, much like “100 Years,” it has found its way to becoming a theme song for all of life’s occasions.
Dan Wilson, songwriter and lead singer of Semisonic, revealed that the song was written about his preparation and anticipation of becoming a father, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from using it for graduations.
It’s easy to see why, with lyrics like “Time for you to go out to the places you will be from” and “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end,” but that doesn’t make it less cliché.
Replace with: “All My Friends” by LCD Soundsystem
“You spent the first five years trying to get with the plan, and the next five years trying to be with your friends again.”