Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Always

Remember when "Always" was the cut? I was in the sixth grade when that song came out and it happened to be our class song (along with Lean On Me by Club Noveau). Every wedding I went to with my folks, that year, was playin' that song. The lyrics are ROMANTIC; beautiful. What it means to me now and what it was then are two entirely different things.

As a sixth grader, the song title meant that our class would be together for "always". If I hear the song now I'm instantly taken back to "them days".
--Fighting to be first in the lunchline
--Playing in the school yard was STILL cool
--Chasing boys meant playin' tag
--Pigtails and ribbons in my hair was accepted
--Boyfriends were boys that happened to be friends
--All birthday parties were attended by our parents also
--The only card game I knew was Crazy 8
--My whole world really was all the land between my house, the school and the church
--Double Dutch, Chinese Jumprope and High Jump... being good at it meant you were the most popular girl in the school
--Girls stood around at school dances and danced in a circle... guys did the same

I could actually go on and on and on about them days.... I miss it. I miss that innocense... that brand-newness. **sigh**

"...ooh you're like the sun chasing all of the rain away..."

5 comments:

mrs.tj said...

Those days were kind of good. My whole thing was I didn't mind school but I would rather work. You gots to pay me for my time!!! I was like that even when I was a little kid.
Plus it is nice to eat popsicles and popcorn for dinner if you want. The Adult life.
Holla!

mrs.tj said...

Those days were kind of good. My whole thing was I didn't mind school but I would rather work. You gots to pay me for my time!!! I was like that even when I was a little kid.
Plus it is nice to eat popsicles and popcorn for dinner if you want. The Adult life.
Holla!

YouToldHarpoTaBeatMe said...

Wow! Either I was in 10th or 11th grade when that song came out. Yeah, even in high school, the girls were on one side, the boys on the other, during dances.

I went to my daughter's last recital before we moved. The 8th graders were singing "Always". I can still hear the timid lil' pimply face boy singing "Come with me my sweet, leeet's go make a family...". Even though they weren't little, it was so cute.

Their music teacher clowned us all because we were singing right along with them.

Chele said...

Those were the days!! The ones we always wish we could have back but didn't want in the first place. "I can't wait to be a grown up". If we knew then what we know now....

notyouraverage.... said...

i would've been in 8th grade. those young years, were truly the days. Lisa Lisa's song, 'Head to Toe', always takes me back to those day's.