Thursday, November 29, 2007

Memory lane

I was in the car, going to Trader Joe's to grab something for lunch, when this song came on the radio (I just discovered today that people steal songs and then put them up on YouTube - who knew?)

I started having one of those - I know this song! this song reminds me of something! - moments.

Maybe you should listen to the song first, before you go on...listen here

Okay, if you decided not to listen, here are some of the lyrics:

Same Old Lang Syne

Met my old lover in the grocery store
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
I stole behind her in the frozen foods
And I touched her on the sleeve

She didn't recognize the face at first
But then her eyes flew open wide
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
And we laughed until we cried

We took her groceries to the checkout stand
The food was totaled up and bagged
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
As the conversation dragged

We went to have ourselves a drink or two
But couldn't find an open bar
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
And we drank it in her car

We drank a toast to innocence, we drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness but neither one knew how...

--by Dan Fogelberg

Okay, I grew up in the '70s and the '80s, and this song is something I fondly remember. I know it's lame, but it's from 1981, damn it! Everything was lame in 1981!

So...Dan Fogelberg. It's all starting to come back to me. Loggins and Messina - remember the House at Pooh Corner? (gotta love YouTube!)
So help me if you can
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh
Maybe you don't remember that one. But really, you've gotta listen to it. They also did Danny's Song. You've got to know that one...
People smile and tell me I'm the lucky one
And we've just begun, think I'm gonna have a son
He will be like she and me, as free as a dove
Conceived in love, sun is gonna shine above
And even though we ain't got money
I'm so in love with ya, honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin' when I rise
You bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me, everything is gonna be alright
Well, have you enjoyed this walk down Adena's memory lane? No? I can't imagine why not. I think my parents' visit launched me back a few years into my past...I'll get better soon, I promise.

1 comment:

nachtwache said...

I'm once again doing catch up, reading your post from the last few days. There's never enough time for everything! Food post-I love salads too! I like to use apple cider vinegar, mmmhh mmmhh good!
Memory lane, I remember some of those! Remember disco? Boney M was one of my faves, the BeeGees; I loved dancing.