I have a picture pinned to my wall :: SOTD

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Keep Art Alive :: Art by Loui Jover

You say I’m a dreamer,
we’re two of a kind,
with both of us searching for some perfect world,
we know we’ll never find.

So perhaps I should leave here,
yeah yeah and go far away,
but you know that there’s nowhere that I’d rather be,
than with you here today.”

I have so many memories attached to this song, which is most probably a testament to my age, and the era that I was an adolescent in. I am the same age as Molly Ringwald, after all.

The song reminds me of high school dances, John Hughes films, and sleepovers with my friends. I am pretty sure I did some kind of make-shift karaoke to this song, you know the kind, with two girls and a tape recorder singing/’recording’ in the bathroom.

Something about this song, though, and the lyrics, that still matter to me today. They transcend some of the over-wrought nostalgia that floods through my skin when I hear it. Though honestly, most of the feeling

Something about the song though, and the lyrics, still matter to me today. They transcend some of the over-wrought nostalgia that floods through my skin when I hear it. Though honestly, most of the feelings evoked come from a place where the point of view of my sixteen year old self lies. The girl with band posters tacked up on her walls, and unrealistic hopelessly romantic notions of love, that is what this song hits on, in me.

Hold Me Now :: Thompson Twins

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