Monday, February 19, 2007

Police on Tour!

30 year anniversary of "Roxanne". Ouch. Love, love, love my Police. So many memories tied up with those lovely, lovely boys. First heard of them in eighth grade--from my English pen pal. That was in 1979--they really hadn't done much in the U.S. yet.

Just a castaway An island lost at sea Another lonely day With no one here but me More loneliness Than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair Ill send an sos to the world Ill send an sos to the world I hope that someone gets my Message in a bottle

Then high school, then college. Thinking of the dorms, freshmen year Berkeley. Co-ed showers. A certain Colombian boyfriend. All wrong for me, so of course, at 18, he had to be the one. Isn't it funny how you can hear a song that you haven't heard for like a zillion years and brings you RIGHT back to that time? I messed up friendships, school work, myself, and God knows what else for that silly, ridiculous, beautiful (and I mean beautiful) young man.

Ive called you so many times today And I guess its all true what your girlfriends say That you dont ever want to see me again And your brothers gonna kill me and he's six feet ten.

It was all along time ago but this song makes it seem like yesterday. No matter. I wish you well beautiful Columbian boy. Oh yeah--I guess you're a man now. Well...maybe.

Please come to Chicago Sting, Andy, and Stuart!

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