Monday, February 23, 2009

Music Monday: Just You and I, and Time of Your Life

(Music has always played a big part in my life)
The end of February is always a very sad time of year for my family. It wasn't always a sad time of the year. For the first half of my life it was a very fun time of year.
My parents married on February 22, 1975. They were young and in love. One day I will post a picture of them on their wedding day, but that's another story. When we were children we really didn't help my parents celebrate their anniversary. However, when we were adults we used to take them out for dinner. Oh that's some good memories. I have some pictures somewhere of that, but that's another story too. On one of those nights out for dinner we ended up at Fireside to have an after dinner drink. There was a D.J. and my sister and I requested a song for the two of them. They never really had a song that I can remember. They never really had a big reception or anything like that. I don't ever remember my Mom saying 'our song is this'. So Harmony and I choose 'Just You & I' by Eddie Rabbit and Crystal Gale. I think it was a perfect choice.
The reason that this memory is bittersweet for me is because for most of my life I remember seeing my parents in love. Total love. Then after 25 years of marriage they got a divorce. Don't get me wrong I think it is great that they are friendly to one another, and can get along. But, I still remember them dancing to this song and thinking to myself 'that's what I want one day'.

Just you and I,
Sharing our love together.
And I know in time,
We'll build the dreams we treasure.
We'll be all right, just you and I.
Just you and I
Just you and I
Sharing our love together
And I know in time,
And I know in time,
We'll build the dreams we treasure.
We'll be all right,
Just you and I.
Chorus:
And I remember our first embrace,
That smile that was on your face,
The promises that we made.
And now, your love is my reward,
And I love you even more,
Than I ever did before.
Just you and I
Just you and I
We can entrust each other,
With you in my life,
With you in my life,
They'll never be another.
We'll be all right,
Just you and I.

The second reason is because my Brother was born on February 24, 1979. He would have been 30 this year, but that's a different story. There are allot of songs that remind me of my brother for all kinds of reasons. I will post some of those at different times. Some are sad and some are happy. But today it's about the most saddest song ever. I know that my sister will agree.
My Brother and I shared allot of musical selections. We also didn't like allot of the same stuff. But one group for me that we both loved was 'Green Day'. I bought him there first album when it came out called Dookie. Anyway, there was a song called 'Good Riddance (Time of your Life)' that was very popular and very fitting for his death. He died on April 15, 1998. He was 19 years old. He was young, fun, and bad all at the same time. I miss him allot.

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth it was worth all the while
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

2 comments:

Echo's Karen said...

I love this post...thanks for sharing...love you!!

Lisa said...

Crying. ~Lisa