"Food Is Still Hot" from the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack
Have you seen the movie "Where the Wild Things Are?" If not, you really need to check it out. It takes the original storybook by Maurice Sendak and puts a different spin on it in order to fill a full-length feature film. It was done FANTASTICALLY, and I cannot say enough good things about it!
The soundtrack is FABULOUS! I bought it about two weeks before we saw the movie, and I literally wanted to cry from excitement the first time I listened to it. Seriously, the songs transported me from this world into the place the Wild Things live. I could envision the trees growing up all around me, just like in the story. It's really too bad I was driving and had to concentrate on the road. I could have let myself get lost. The CD still does it for me, but that first time was truly magical.
I chose this song as one that could make me fall asleep because it is the song that proceeds the climax of the story. Max is finally heading back home to his real life, and it is time for life to become calm again. Peace is restored. This soundtrack does such a great job telling the story that the listening is somewhat exhausted by the end.
This is my "go-to" CD when I am worked up. My kids know if I put this on in the car or at home, they need to be on their best behavior. I like that the music brings me up then back down again. As I share Max's feelings of frustration, anger, and unhappiness, I am able to release the negative emotions along with the character. So, while this song helps me sleep, it is certainly not out of boredom. If anything, it is out of relief and release.