Friday, October 30, 2009

Feel Good Song of the Day (Blast from the Past Edition)

One of my college friends posted this song to Facebook yesterday. Oh, the memories! I think she and I must have listened to this song thousands of times.

I just watched the video and it made me feel like I'm actually sitting outside Heavilon Hall on a cool autumn morning, Shakespeare notebook in hand, listening to cassette tapes on my Walkman! (And it's such a good song that I don't even feel as OLD as I should feel actually admitting I listened to cassette tapes on my Walkman!)

Here it is, "The Whole of the Moon" by The Waterboys:

It's such a great song about living passionately, with a vision for the future. Here's a few of my favorite lines (all of the lyrics are on the Youtube page):

I was grounded
While you filled the skies
I was dumbfounded by truths
You cut through lies
I saw the rain-dirty valley
You saw Brigadoon
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon!

I spoke about wings
You just flew
I wondered, I guessed, and I tried
You just knew
I sighed
But you swooned
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon!
The whole of the moon!

This post is dedicated with love and laughter and lots of fond memories to Sheila!


Doug Reich said...

OMG, what a great memory. I happen to be visiting my alma mater today and writing this at their computer lab. College and the Waterboys - oh, the memories


Kelly Elmore said...

Wow, I haven't heard that one before. What a fantastic song!!

Sheila said...

Thanks Jenn those were such angsty fun times coffee, a journal, a pen, and the walkman!! I remember you introducing me to the Smiths and I think of the campus at Purdue every time I hear them!!