Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Baby Come Back

"...Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you
Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
I was wrong, and I just can't live without you..."

Isn't it funny how a song can take you back to a particular moment in your life? I'm completely guilty of this! I was two when this song came out in October 1977. Oddly enough, this song reminds me of the summer of 1986.

So there I was, a budding pre-teen with hopes of boyfriends and endless dates. **LOL** You know that silly age that most girls go through. Boy crazy. I wasn't that bad cuz I had a mother that was on ME all the time and I ain't mad at her for it. (My mother KEPT ME IN CHECK when it came to boys.)

One evening, I'm laying in the middle of a grassy field, under the stars, the ocean crashing against the shore just 50 yards away. Who am I laying out with? That summer, he was my best friend. I don't know where the rest of the kids our age were. We kinda just slipped away. Somewhere off in the distance, Baby Come Back is playing. We hear it on the wind.

He lay out his sleeping bag for us. We had intentions of playing UNO but the battery to our flashlight went out. So we sit there and talk. I never looked at this boy as a boy. He was just a person that I happened to click with. We sat there for hours... laughing, talking then laughing some more.

"...Now that I put it all together
Give me the chance to make you see
Have you used up all the love in your heart
Nothing left for me, ain't there nothing left for me..."

I felt this odd giddiness as the evening wore on. He wasn't a person anymore. He was a guy. A really cute guy at that. LOL... and I was transformed into a princess. The last words we spoke that evening were about him moving away and how we'd promise to keep in touch. We drifted off into a deep slumber.

I woke to my mother screaming at me about falling asleep next to a boy. LOL... it was completely innocent yet she took it to another level. I look back and laugh at it now. He probably does too. If he even remembers me. I hear BABY COME BACK and this is the memory it conjures up. I miss that innocense.


ShellyP said...

It's amazing how things trigger memories and feelings. You're not the only one. I miss those innocent days. It's funny how when we're young we're just dying to be grown up and indepent, but when we finally get there we realize it's not all it's cracked up to be.

NeenaLove said...

that's the weird part!! i want that innocense back. i promise i'll live each moment to its fullest. **smile** IF ONLY!