Wednesday, January 31, 2007
February 1st, 2007. Its love month. My second favorite month of the year. I love love and of course my theme for soundbytes this month will be love. Forever after love, broken hearts, God's love, maternal love, love turned to hate. Oh yeah! I am going to profile some of my favorite songs and every song will have a story.
Therefore, its only fitting that i start this month with:
Garth Brooks - Every now and then
I had totally forgotten this song till a few days ago when it started playing on my playlist and i got weak. This is a very special song to me. This song takes me back to my very young days and my first love.
My first love and i were a pretty cute couple and so innocent too. We wrote love letters to each other. I bought stationary - cute pink stationary just to write to him. We wrote to each other almost everyday even when we saw each other. We even had some sort of code that we slipped into the letters every now and again. We made mixed tapes for each other. He had a special name for me from a Stevie Wonder song. Oh...such bliss. He made me feel like no-one else mattered. When i was having a hard time with Maths, he helped out. When i got intimidated by some of the girls in our class that were also his friends, he tried to play peacemaker all the while making me realize i was the most important person in the whole thing. Family issues i could talk about with him. A trouble some ex on his side was discussed with no qualms. He was one of those super smart types that ended up leaving school early since he aced his exams. Even after he left, his sister and my brother became couriers for our letters. I got letters, cards, little personal things from him. He went away for a while and when he came back, he had kept a journal of sorts of every day he was away and i would read and re-read it every time i missed him. I think this relationship lasted over a year and it set my expectations for future relationships.
Anyway, i ran out of songs for him at some point so i went to my dad's cd collection and grabbed a Garth Brooks cd. I had never listened to it but i thought he might enjoy it. And he listened to it and pointed out a few of his favorites to me and this one was one of them. I remember it getting on one of the mixed tapes he made me. I heard this song and i just smiled. I remember every line of the song. Well my brain remembered it. After the second listen, it was as if i had been listening to this song everyday.
I really hope that people have special songs like these that just take you back to a place where everything was right. Enjoy!
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