Turn on a certain song and you are transported back to a different time.
As Kyle works he likes to listen to music. We are able to talk semi-regularly through instant messages and through this connection he sends me links to the songs he is listening to. It is nice to be singing along to the same song while he is in a different country. Yesterday he got a big nostalgic and started sending me songs that bring us back to the early days of our relationship. So in no particular order, here are the songs and memories that I have attached to them. Keep in mind, not all the lyrics fit to the memory/feeling. Some are just songs that were popular during that time.
Bubba Sparxxx -Deliverance. I was working full time and going to school full time. I had just met this really awesome guy and we hung out a few times. I can remember driving to work with the windows down, this song waaaay up, and me not having a care in the world. I was going to have a fun day working with people I really liked, especially this new guy.
Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
Terribly annoying song but it was always on the radio when Kyle and I were first spending time together. When I hear this song I can remember driving to Kyle’s house to hang out and drink some beer. I was only 19 but he invited me and my bestie over to drink with him and a few of his friends. That night we all loaded up into my car (before the drinking had started) and went through the drive-thru at McDonald’s ordering 11 double cheeseburgers for everyone and one McChicken for me. It was a crazy night.
Gucci Mane – Icy
Back to McDonald’s, haha! Probably every night we were together Kyle and I made a trip to McDonald’s for double cheeseburgers. It became a tradition. We were always jamming as we drove through the ghetto where he was living (off Michigan Ave if you know Ft Myers). There was a pirate radio station that played some of the best unedited Southern Hip Hop and before it was shut down I heard some great jams.
Clint Black – Like the Rain
This was a song that I put onto a mixed CD that I gave to Kyle before he left for basic training. It is one of “our songs”. I can’t hear this song without stopping what I’m doing and thinking about him. It reminds me of the beginning of our relationship when we were just falling for each other.
Dierks Bently – Come a Little Closer.
This song was popular when I visited him for his AIT (Advanced Individual Training) graduation. I had flown out with his family and got a hotel room of my own. Before flying off to his first duty station he had a few days freedom and at night he stayed with me. The last night as he was packing his duffle bag we had music on and we started serious talks about our future. During this song he asked me to say my name but with his last name and when I did, he told me he liked the sound of it.
One of my favorite things is listening to old favorites and reminiscing over the memories they bring back. I could hate a particular song (My Humps) but when I hear it I can’t help but smile because of the memory attached to it. Sometimes the memory is so strong I get chills or laugh out loud. These five songs are a few out of the many from the start of mine and Kyle’s relationship but they are the ones he sent to me as he worked 1/4 world away. His memories may vary from mine slightly but I can guarantee that we are remembering the same thing.