It’s been awhile since my last Song Meme. I thought I’d give it a go again.

We all have songs that bring us right back to a specific time in our lives or a certain situation or person. How about you?

What song brings you back to . . .

– A public school bus
– Being trapped in a situation where you have to listen to a song
– A failed romance
– A Road Trip
Dating your current significant other
– A specific person (name them and the song)
– Your parents
– Your kids
– (Fill in the blank)

Do them all (or most of them) or choose just 2 or 3 and tell us the stories

My Answers:
A Road Trip (trip to Chicago): Under the boardwalk – Bruce Willis
Dating your current significant other: All We Like Sheep – Handel’s Messiah (watching her sing it with the Minnesota Chorale)
A public school bus: (You Ain’t Worth) The Salt In My Tears – Martin Briley
A failed romance: Time is on my side – Rolling Stones
Roller-skating: Pick one – Dancing Queen – Abba, or King Tut – Steve Martin
College: Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung

And the Stories –

Your Parents: Daydream Believer – Monkees
One of the few memories I have of my first dad was him trying to figure out the lyrics by what we sang after watching the reruns on TV. He’d have us sing a line and he tried to repeat back what he thought we were singing. It was sort of like the telephone game. I’m guessing we had many words wrong.

Being trapped in a situation where you have to listen to a song:
The Place – Novgorod, Russia.
The Date – June, 2005
The Event – Heading to the provincial courthouse to meet with the judge to gain permission to adopt our daughter Anna.
As you might imagine, this was a stressful morning, because all of our hopes could be thrown down if for some reason the judge didn’t think we were fit to take a 3 year old out of their country and into our home. And inexplicably, the driver of our car, who spoke very little American, chose to play (quite loudly, actually) I’ll Never Trust Myself Again (Actually its called Melt, by Monster Magnet) a very angsty, rough and depressing American song. It was not ideal. We were glad to get out of the car.

Other Song Memes By Jamsco:
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Your Best Songs
Tiptoe Songs Choices