Gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle
This song keeps looping in my head tonight. I just finished watching Waitress which was more complex than I had thought, not just about baking pastries in a small town. Keri Russell plays a waitress with heart in a small town who bakes amazing pies. Her husband doesn't support her dreams, the joy she finds in creating something small and sweet that makes people smile and brings joy into their day. As her belly grows with pregnancy, something begins to ferment and rise within her as she flirts with the ideas of other roads for her life to follow.
This charming melody is something that she sings a few times in the film while she bakes, a lullaby and a little love song. It's bluegrass-tinged, a little sugary, and not at all rock and roll, but I'm a sap for good sweet singable melodies for kids, so I ripped this one and already do a pretty mean rendition.
Baby Don't You Cry - Quincy Coleman
[there's some good stuff on her MySpace, check it]
In addition to making me hum the Tori Amos song "Waitress" all day (which is not on the soundtrack), the film also included tunes from the likes of Cake, The Bottle Rockets, and these two:
You're Gonna Get It - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings [link]
The Electric Love Letter - Langhorne Slim [link]