You should have stayed at home yesterday :: musical sensory recall

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Aha this kiss you give,
it’s never ever gonna fade away.”

I remember a particular day, sometime in the Summer of 1987, sitting in the backseat of a friend’s car with this song blaring out of the speakers. The beach was just outside the window, though it was still too foggy to see the water. I could smell the salt in the air though, as it swirled around my blowing hair, all the windows down as we drove into an unknown adventure.

I do not recall where we were going, or much of the day and night’s activities. I know that the company I was keeping were made up of more acquaintances than friends, girls I worked with at my first retail job, a small clothing store tucked into the corner of what used to be The City Mall. We did not exchange many words between us, and I do recall being grateful for the music as I was still fraught with the limitations of shyness, back then.

Music has always been saving me, in big and little ways.

Anyhow, for whatever reason, and despite the forgettable nature of most of that memory, anytime this song plays I am reminded of that day. I have other memories to other songs of OMD, but this is this is the one stuck to this song.

Enola Gay :: OMD

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