Everyone has certain songs that they hear and make them think of something or someone. It takes you back to a specific event, the love of your life, a family member...you get the idea right?
Today I spent the day detailing an airplane. I do my best work when uninterrupted so I plugged my earbuds into my iPod classic, inserted the buds into my ears (lol...sorry...had to chuckle...I'm exhausted and my eye is twitching and making it hard for me to see and I'm laughing so hard I just might pee my pants!), set my iPod to shuffle, ditched the handheld radio and set out on a mission to make that Cessna 182 as clean as I possibly could. While I'm pleased with the work I did on the inside, I am a perfectionist and I did not get it as clean on the wings as I would like but I did not have the time...
Getting off topic. So while listening to my music, I heard songs that made me think of some people that I care about. There was a Michelle Branch song that came on that made me think of the first guy I dated when I joined the Coast Guard. I fell in love with him the moment I laid eyes on him. The song is "Goodbye To You"...it's a hard song to listen to knowing the feelings and emotions attached to it. It's not as hard to listen to as "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan...I cannot listen to this song at all. It used to be one of my favorite songs until it was played at my great grandfather's funeral 12/18/99 and now it just turns me into a blubbering mess.
Then there's "Better In Time" by Leona Lewis and "The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars...both of those songs take me back to a time when I was trying to lose weight (see my blog entry titled My Journey From Fat to Phat). I was going to the gym 5 to 6 days a week and was determined to lose the weight. The first time I heard both of these songs was when I had forgotten my iPod (on different days) and listened to the radio that they had playing. The gym I went to was small and located in a strip mall and was family owned. The owners son was always there when I was working out and I must admit that even though I was married...I had a sweet innocent crush on him. I never talked to him except for the "Hey" greeting when I walked in. I see his face when I hear these songs.
Now I have a new one that I didn't hear today but "Time Warp" by Brad Paisley will always and forever remind me of seeing him in concert Saturday night (2/11/12...went with my momma) and watching his mad skills on the guitar! I squealed like a little girl and my jaw was on the floor the entire time I watched. It was the one thing I was super excited to see and I am so glad that he picked that one!
What songs do you hear that make you go back in time? Let me know and share your story with me!
Until next time!