Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

  • Music:


I'm listening to a CD I don't play much any more: Edie Brickell and the Bohemians, "Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars". I bought it in 1989. At the time I was in the deathgrip of a crush on a man that I spent a summer apart from. In hindsight, my relationship with him was probably most unhealthy romance I've ever had. True, he is not the ex who tried to kick my door in, but at least the latter relationship had the virtue of being short.

Anyway, in the summer of '89 my crush was still fresh and heady, and I listened to a lot of this Edie Brickell album, and I associated two of the songs with him -- to the point that, sixteen years later, listening to them still makes me think of him.

One of those songs is "Now". It includes such forgettable lyrics as "Your magnetism breathes/ Through the moonlit trees." And the less corny but equally uninspired "I want to be with you now/ Right now./ Right noooooooooowwwwww".

I'm not sure if I ever, even when I was eighteen, thought that "Your magnetism breathes/ Through the moonlit trees" was an evocative and compelling lyric. But this is the sort of thing that makes me so glad not to be a teenager any more. I was just as stupid-crazed-obsessed with not being near Lut in the months before I was able to move to Emerald City and be with him, but at least my taste in music wasn't so cringeworthy.
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