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.