Sunday, March 13, 2011

Music Challenge Day 7: A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event

Don't you just love song association?  It's amazing to me how long it really does last with you.  You can forget nearly everything, but then that certain song comes on and suddenly it's like you're right back where you were. 

Amazing how the human brain works, actually.

"Rainy Days Never Stays" by the Brilliant Green is one of those songs for me.

Every time I hear it, I remember the day my dad flew out to Colorado the week before we moved.  I had woken up at three or four in the morning for no good reason.  I turned on my CD that a friend of mine had burned (which I still have) and walked to the window as this song played.  Sure enough, my dad was pulling out of the driveway in his Escort, heading for the airport.

I waved even though I knew he couldn't see me.

I remember how sparse the bedroom looked at that point.  My mattress was on the floor and nearly everything was packed or moved out.  At the very early hours of morning, it was such an odd thing to take in.

I then went back to bed.

Ever since then, when I listen to the song, I remember that moment.  It may not seem like much.  But I think it was probably very poignant.  I mean, moving is such a big thing, and that kind of solidified it for me.

So that's why I chose "Rainy Days Never Stays" for day seven.


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