Tears Run Ring :: Marc Almond

Summer sun that stayed in the sky well into the night. We kept our skin pale by staying undercover in cars, building alcoves, and beneath the shade of a dozen or so piers. The sound of the ocean and the laughter of kids running across the sand blended in with the flip and switch of every new mixed tape we made. This song, a favorite of yours, became a late summer staple; a permanent record of the love we shared.

You taught me how to trust in the words and hand-holds of a relationship that was built out of an amazing friendship. They say you never forget your first love, or the music that accompanied those first kisses and the eventual heartbreak. I shed more tears over you then I would ever let fall from my eyes again. But, that said, I also experienced more utter bliss then I will ever forget.

This song will always remind me of summer, of sand that never left the floorboards of my car, of fresh oranges cut up and floating in iced tea, of vodka drinks and promises spoken – sometimes honestly, and other times in vain – and of you. I never regretted a single moment of it all, not even having to let you go.

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