(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? :: Oasis :: Happy 20th Birthday!


Well there, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, you are not quite old enough to drink (at least here in the States), but you are twenty years old and that is both amazing, and unbelievable. There was a time when I couldn’t listen to you because you were loaded with memories, both good and bad, of someone I was trying to shake from me and let go of. It happens sometimes, music and whole albums becoming so entrenched in a person that when that person is gone you need space from the songs. But, I got over it, just like I got over him. But unlike that failed relationship, with you I reunited and redefined, and found my own way back to the music, and now you are one of my favorite albums. So, happy birthday, happy twenty years, and thank you for the memories, both old and new, good and bad, and thank you for all the fucking good songs.

Here’s my two most favorite songs from you…

Don’t Look Back in Anger

“So, I’ll start the revolution from my bed,
‘cos you said the brains I had went to my head,
step outside ‘cos┬ásummertime’s in bloom,
stand up beside the fireplace,
take that look from off your face,
you ain’t ever gonna burn my heart out.”

She’s Electric

“She’s got a sister,
and god only knows how I’ve missed her,
on the palm of her hand is a blister,
and I need more time.”


5 thoughts on “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? :: Oasis :: Happy 20th Birthday!

  1. One of the three albums I’ve been listening to a ton lately! I didn’t realize the 20 year mark was here, wow.
    Love your history with the album & letting go….I love when I can say I’ve truly healed and gotten past something(or someone more likely) and take back a song, an album, a movie and not have it feel ruined anymore.

    1. I love when I can say that, too…something so freeing in the getting past/letting go. I’ve been listening to the album a lot lately, too. I still can’t believe its been 20 years!

      1. I still remember, you know like it was yesterday of course, getting up earlier for school so I could watch the video countdown on VH1 since they kept playing “Champagne Supernova” for a long time. I did that every morning for weeks and after it played I’d get out of bed and get ready. I don’t know why I remember that so well but there’s all these strange and seemingly mundane moments tied to music that I can’t forget. But I know you know how it is because you seem to relate to music in the same way (though your memories are far from mundane and way more interesting than me watching TV before school at 6AM)=) Sidenote: I sometimes got up early to watch Saved by the Bell too but otherwise I had to be dragged out of bed.

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