Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lyrics of the Day

This will be "Ex Week" for LotD. By "ex," I mean any woman who ever let me buy her dinner. It's a generous definition, and I'm sure virtually none of those women would grant me "ex" status, if they even remember me at all. Anyway, these are songs that remind me of them.

When I was a teenager (literally half my lifetime ago), I used to make tapes for women I liked, usually because their tastes in music sucked and they needed my guidance (it may sound arrogant, but it was true). Anyway, I started out just being friends with this woman, and I made her a few tapes. I included one of my favorite songs by the Rainmakers (one of the best bands you've probably never heard of) called "No Romance:"

If you're looking for some answers
Well you've come to the wrong place
You might find lines, but no valentines
Written all over my face
I bear no grudge, I wear no frown
I just come with calloused hands
And I don't mean to bring you down but
There is no romance.
By some strange twist of fate, we ended up sort of dating, or at least "seeing each other," for a short time. Then I wrote her a letter saying I didn't want to go out with her anymore, probably in a clumsy, tactless way (though I can't remember the words). And wouldn't you know, she wrote back and quoted some lyrics from "No Romance." I guess I deserved that.

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