Tuesday, April 5, 2011

RemembeRED:Nothing Compares 2 U

I sometimes find myself searching through the radio stations when I can't find a good song on my favorite stations. I settle on one of the mixed stations that play music from the 80's to current albums. I'll land on a good Pearl Jam song or maybe even Carrie Underwood and enjoy the white noise in the background that cuts out the arguing between the kids.

It doesn't happen too often anymore but I'll start to hear the distinct tune and that unforgettable voice of Sinead O Connor and I don't let the song get too far and I switch the station. I can't bear to hear the music let alone the lyrics.
It's been seven hours and fifteen days........ Since u took your love away........ I go out every night and sleep all day........... Since u took your love away ....

The song Nothing Compares 2 U is one of those songs to tears deep to my heart. It has been twenty one years and it still brings me back to the day that I chose it to cry to every time I listened to it. I wanted to feel the pain then. I wanted to shed those tears for the loss of my first love. We experienced so many highs and lows in our erratic relationship that when it was finally over, I felt like my life was over.

I know that looking back now that I was very young and naive and it's impossible to feel like your life is over when you realize that the person you truly loved has left you. But hearing that song still brings on the painful emotions that I can't listen to it. I don't want to be brought to that place in my life through that song. I closed the door on the past in my life, good or bad.

This week, your memoir prompt assignment is to think of a sound or a smell the reminds you of something from your past and write a post about that memory. Don't forget to incorporate the sound/smell of your choosing!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great job! I loved Sinead OConnor. I had the tape (hee hee).
I wrote a song that brought back a time I was hurting too.

Unknown said...

OH crud I forgot about the prompt.. eeekk ok so ya know what is odd I never really liked that song at all period.. but I could understand that pain..

Erin said...

Now I have that song stuck in my head! =)

I have a few songs that rip at my heart that way and I can't bear to listen to them!

Stephanie Faris said...

Isn't it funny how a song can take you back? That song had such a sad tone to it, too. I felt like I could almost feel her heartbreak in those words.

Anonymous said...

Oh girl, I so understand this. Songs totally can bring back memories/feelings, no matter how long it's been. xoxo

Unknown said...

it is absolutely breathtaking how powerful music is!

I loved and cried to that song, too.

Your closing line: "I closed the door on the past in my life, good or bad." is so heart-wrenchingly good.

mangiabella said...

Great song! Did you know that Prince actually wrote that song??? Sinead's version is an all time classic though for sure. You can hear his version on the "b sides" from this The Hits cd or probably can youtube or google it - a great memory indeed - visiting from SITS :)

Unknown said...

OMG! That song is soooo bringing me back to 6th grade! That was my BFF song with one of my oldest and dearest friends. LOL We were all about the drama. It doesn't get much more dramatic than Sinead O' Connor!

CANNOT believe we're neighbors! :)