Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The four songs that define the last four decades for me.

# 3 the 1980's

This was a little easier than the 70's. Music became a serious part of my life in the 80's especially in high school. I went from long feathered hair, to short with a tail. Traded my t-shirts and jeans in for stretch pants, oversized sweaters, and Raybans.

There were so many styles it made your head spin. I was in a new wave phase.
I shopped at the limited and wore Guess, Esprit, and had about 10 different swatches.

There were preppies with their izods and penny loafers.

Punks with their Mohawks and combat boots.

It was the time of stiff hair, Vans, trenchcoats, and paisley.

I played Rubik's Cube and Trivial Pursuit.

I went dancing.

Things were either awesome or bogus, and sometimes they gagged me with a spoon.

My favorite movies were Ferris Bueller, Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles, and Breakfast Club.

On TV I watched 21 Jump Street, Quantum Leap, and the Greatest American Hero.

I read Hawthorne, Kesey, Bradbury, Lee, and lot of Stephen King.

I listened to the Cure, ABC, Psychedelic Furs, Tears for Fears, The Clash, and the band that brings me back to the song that defined the 80's for me, The Smiths.

The song is How Soon is Now. The 80's is when I became angsty, and when I started wearing black on an almost daily basis. The song reminds me of high school, friends, and all the good times we had.

In 1989 I was 20 years old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6YHpAgxcNY


How Soon Is Now


I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way ?
I am human and i need to be loved
Just like everybody else does


I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Oh, of nothing in particular


You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way ?
I am human and i need to be loved
Just like everybody else does


Oh ...
Oh ...


There's a club, if you'd like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go, and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home, and you cry
And you want to die


When you say it's gonna happen "now"
Well, when exactly do you mean ?
See, i've already waited too long
And all my hope is gone


Oh ...
Oh ...


You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way ?
I am human and i need to be loved
Just like everybody else does





Thanks for reading me.

Kisses :*

Megan
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