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Day 2: A Song that Reminds You of Your Most Recent Ex-Boyfriend/Girlfriend

It used to be our song.
When it come on the radio,
I’d crank it up LOUD
Smile bigger than
My chubby cheeks could stand
I could almost hear him singing

He don’t understand you like I do
No he’ll never make love to you like I do so give it to me
‘Cause I can show you ’bout a real love
And I can promise anything that I do is just to satisfy you

I loved him more than I should’ve
I needed him more than he needed me

When you weak, I’ll make you strong, here’s where you belong
I ain’t perfect, but I promise I won’t do you wrong
Keep you away from harm, my love is protected
I’ll wrap you in my arms so you’ll never feel neglected

Now the song is buried
Within the 3000+ songs
Stored on my iPhone
Only to be skipped
Disregarded
Forgotten

Thanks for reading…

The Southern Yankee

Day 1: A Song from Your Childhood

So I’m a child of the very vibrant, full of color and pizazz, funkadelic 1980s. The music… the clothes… the BIG ASS hair… I loved it ALL. I suppose if it were not for my mother’s youngest brother, I wouldn’t have even been exposed to everything that is/was the 1980s. See my Uncle Anthony (a.k.a. Uncle Bigfoot yo take it for what it is. the man has giant feet!), was a high school student when my mother and I moved to Texas and started living with him and my maternal grandparents. And like most teenagers, he liked to play his music LOUD! Since me and mom’s room was directly across the hall from Uncle Bigfoot’s, I heard all the beats and instruments clearly when he’d get home from school. So needless to say I got to listen to all kinds of music. Unfortunately, I don’t remember all the artists Uncle Bigfoot listen to. I only remember Aretha Franklin and that’s because she is his ABSOLUTE favorite but we won’t be talking about giving folks a little bit of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. while traveling down the Freeway of Love acting like a Chain of Fools waiting Until You Come Back to Me. No Miss Franklin you may be the QUEEN of Soul but today you are not the artist that reminds of my childhood.

When I sit here and really think about it yes my head hurts from thinking so hard there are waaaaaaay too many songs that come to mind from my childhood. But I suppose the one song from the 80s that I absolutely love and remember vividly is Thriller by Michael Jackson. I remember being scared out my mind when I first saw it on MTV. But I had to see what was going to happen next. Plus for its time, it was really advanced in terms of special effects and imagery. You just didn’t see too many music videos that looked like Thriller. Hell you really didn’t see anything like Michael Jackson’s music video. Think about Billy Jean or Smooth Criminal. I guess you could say MJ was one of my favorite artists as a child.

 

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The Southern Yankee

 

 

 


 

25 Songs, 25 Days

So I’m starting a new writing challenge today.

It’s called 25 Songs, 25 Days. I saw it on Pinterest over the weekend. The purpose of this challenge is to pick one song per day and give an explanation of why you picked it.

The great thing about this challenge is that I luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv music. I have approximately 3070 songs on my iPhone and while I do not listen to all of them all of the time, it’s nice to be able to pick a random song to listen to every now and then. Then again there is something about discovering a new song, artist, or musical genre or hearing a song you haven’t heard in years or a song that reminds you of a period/chapter/moment in your lifetime. Anyway… the challenge list is below if you would like to take this challenge with me. Please feel free to share the song you picked in the comments section of each day!!

Enjoy!

25 Songs, 25 Days

  1. A song from your childhood
  2. A song that reminds you of your most recent ex-boyfriend/girlfriend
  3. A song that reminds you of one/both of your parents
  4. A song that that calms you down
  5. A song that is often stuck in your head
  6. A song that reminds you of a best friend
  7. A song that reminds you of the past summer
  8. A song that reminds you of your “first love”
  9. A song that makes you hopeful
  10. A song by your favorite band
  11. A song on the soundtrack of your favorite movie
  12. The last song you heard
  13. A song that reminds you of a former friend
  14. A song that reminds you of your boyfriend/girlfriend
  15. A song you love singing along to
  16. A song that has made you cry
  17. A song that makes you want to dance
  18. A song that you love but rarely listen to
  19. The first song alphabetically in your iPod/iTunes
  20. The last song alphabetically in your iPod/iTunes
  21. Your favorite song
  22. A song that someone has sung to you
  23. A song that you cannot stand to listen to
  24. A song that you have danced to with your best friend
  25. A song you could listen to all day without getting tired of

 

Thanks for reading…

The Southern Yankee