I had some odd choices in music as a kid. Like the song "Yesterday" by the Beatles. I mean, what 8 year old is attracted to a song about a failed relationship...?
"Why she had to go, I don't know
She wouldn't say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday
Love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday"
Seriously...? And one of my other favorite songs was "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago. That came out when I was 15. Ironically, it was more relevant to me years later in college when I saw the movie "Summer Lovers" with my then dream guy who then, obviously, broke my heart.
"Hold me now
It's hard for me to say I'm sorry
I just want you to stay
After all that we've been through
I will make it up to you
I promise to
And after all that's been said and done
You're just the part of me I can't let go"
Was I just melancholy as a child or what? Or did I have some weird attraction to songs about people who subsequently leave? I can't say, but thinking about Y today for this blog brought up some really weird memories and the melody of "Yesterday" came to mind... so there it is...