Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Theft from Mama Kat

I didn't play along with the Writer's Workshop last week - just too much other stuff going on. I'm going to play this week, but in the meantime, I'm going to put my post up now.

1.) What is your life's anthem? You know...that song that is ALWAYS in your head. The one you'd go to sing first if someone told you to sing a song right NOW. What is it and what does it mean to you?

I'm kind of random that way. There's usually something floating around in there, and I come up with some strange things. The other day it was "Leavin' On A Jet Plane", but I think that was because I was thinking about Mom and Dad leaving. More often than not I catch myself humming the Smurf song, but I don't think that's a good theme song for my life, either.

Instead, the song that takes me back to really happy times is Bryan Adams, "Summer of '69". I wasn't even born in 69, but the idea of the song works for me. When I hear it, I'm instantly transported back to being 17. 17 was wonderful. I had more of a handle on this whole dating thing, I'd been driving long enough it wasn't new-new any more, and I had my first "boyfriend". He would pick my and my at-the-time BFF up, and we would ride to the lake in the back of his truck. His family had a lake house that I always enjoyed going to. What is with me and water, anyway? She and I would have our traditional meal of a Black Cherry Mystic Juice, and a Slim Jim. Even now, I can feel the sun, feel the wind whipping through my hair. I had no real problems, and it's easy for me to slip back to that happy feeling while I hear the song play.

Isn't it crazy how quickly a song can transport you back to a single frozen moment in time? There are some songs that I just do not listen to - the memories they conjure up are too painful for me to think about. "Who You'd Be Today" by Kenny Chesney is one of those - I just can't do it.

What about you? Is there a song for you? What's the memory that goes along with it?


Little Ms Blogger said...

Wow. That's a hard one. Too many to choose from

Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Blinded Me with Science - Thomas Dolby

I know there are a lot more and now you have me thinking. I just hope the wrong song doesn't get stuck in my head.