Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I was sitting hear listening to the radio and a song started playing that took me back a few years. It's amazing how a song can just bring up a time in your life and you re-live it a little bit in the few short minutes it plays, then when it's over, you kinda sit back and smile.

The song was Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp.
I was 15 years old sitting in a boat while my boyfriend Chris rowed out to a small island off the shore of Indian Head. When we got to the shore, he sat on a log and started patting his hands on his knees and started singing that song to me. He pulled me close. I thought to myself, I am so in love. It was a bittersweet moment. His parents were moving him to Texas and I would probably never see him again after that weekend. He was my first love, and my first.

I thought moments like that would come around often. I realize now that those are the moments I will relive when a song comes on the radio and takes me away, not forever, but atleast for a few minutes.


e.Craig Crawford said...

So many songs from previous decades take me back in the timeline of my life. Mostly happy memories.

Scotsman said...

It's funny how music can take you back to all sorts of random moments in your life. Just the other day I was listening to Flo Rida's - Right Round and I was in an instant brought back to a time that I had heard the original version on which the song was based when I was paddling around a Scottish swimming pool at the age of 7. Seemed a weird memory to have seeing as it wasn't a particularly exciting or life changing moment but the song must have left an impression nonetheless.