Working over the phone, I spend a lot of time on ”hold” every week. That means listening to a lot of music while getting paid.
Today, I got lucky when a customer asked that I would wait for him, and left me hanging for about ten minutes (it always amazes me when people call in for technical support, obviously wanting their problems solved quickly, and complain that they don’t have the time to test a couple of things…).
This is what was playing;
Instantly I went back to being thirteen, and spending all my after school time with my two best friends in one of our rooms, door duly locked. After putting the tape in the radio cassette, we sat together for hours, sharing teenager secrets and giggling while discussing our latest crush.
I didn’t understand English very well back then. But it didn’t matter, because we didn’t really have time to listen closely anyway. I can’t believe how much talking took place in these bedrooms. We never seemed to run out of topics, and we laughed and we cried.
The song ended, but the memory lingered a little, while I waited for my customer to pick up the phone again…
Do you also have songs that revive vivid souvenirs from a distant past?