Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Rocket Man

I awake with songs in my head sometimes. Songs I haven't thought of for years. This morning I awoke with Rocket Man on my mind, by Elton John. I had to go to YouTube to listen to it. It takes me back to age 16 at a party.

My dad let me go because it was a Christian party. The kids were really bad and I was surprised because I was supposed to be changing my life, starting anew, turning over a new leaf, being good. These kids were as bad as I ever was. This song puts me back in that living room 30 years ago like it was yesterday.

Once when I was 17 I took a class. Can't remember what class it was exactly but the teacher played the song "I'm Not In Love" by 10cc. Remember that one? Great old tune. We were told we would have a class discussion about it, and who doesn't look forward to class discussions in high school (note my sarcasm).

Mostly I was silent in this class. But music - music I would talk about. I listened to enough that I ought to have something to say! The teacher asked the class to explain the meaning and the message of this song. Man, I piped up and explained it for five long minutes. I don't know what happened to me. I took myself away somewhere else with the explaining I guess! I went into minute detail. Finally I shut up and no one said a word. Dead silence. The class was completely quiet. Even the teacher took a minute to regain his composure.

To this day I'm not sure why. So I was embarrassed. I think it's kind of funny now though!

I'm Not In Love: by 10cc

I'm not in love
So don't forget
It's just a silly phase I'm going through
And just because I call you up
Don't get me wrong
Don't think you've got it made
I'm not in love
Oh no
It's because

I'd like to see you
But then again
It doesn't mean you mean that much to me
So if I call you
Don't make a fuss
Don't tell your friends about the two of us
I'm in love
Oh no
It's because

(Be quiet...big boys don't cry...)

I keep your picture
Upon the wall
It hides a nasty stain that's lying there
So don't you ask me
To give it back
I know you know it doesn't mean that much to me
I'm not in love
No no
It's because

Ooh, you'll wait a long time for me
Ooh, you'll wait a long time
(repeat)

I'm not in love
So don't forget
It's just a silly phase I'm going through
And just because I call you up
Don't get me wrong
Don't think you've got it made
I'm not in love
I'm not in love

1 comment:

PhoeniX said...

Hello Liliana,

I enjoyed reading your blog. Loved the pics as well. You write very well. I admire your simple style. Take care.