Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for...

Bringin' On the Heartbreak...Def Leppard, 1981.

Okay, yesterday's post sort of jumped right in with the A-Z, neglecting to keep in mind that there may have been new visitors, or just busy people, who had missed my "Getting Ready" post, where I talked about my theme for this year...Angsty 80's songs from the soundtrack of my life! There were even some lyrics penned in 1990, by my own fresh out of teenagedom, hand.

Back to today's song...

I can still smell a little bit of the stale air that hung in the dark middle school cafeteria on dance nights. I can also still sense a little bit of sweat rolling down the side of my face. I can also still feel a little bit of angst as I searched out the object of my eighth grade desires.

How did Def Leppard get inside of our minds to know just the right lyrics to speak to us? Yes, I believed I was a secret, misty-eyed and shady. However, I so did not intend to bring on the heartbreak. In fact, I seem to remember feeling mostly heartbroken during those years, suffering from numerous cases of unrequited love. Ouch! You got the best of me.

21 comments:

  1. Just your post title has those mournful words echoing through my head. Great angsty song choice :-D

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  2. I love Def. Where else are you going to fined a one-armed drummer?

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  3. Haha! Do you have any Photographs? I am smiling big right now!

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    1. You've gone straight to my head!

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  4. I was kind of hoping B would be for Bon Jovi.....

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  5. Good job explaining your theme. I found a lot of blogs yesterday that assumed I'd read their theme reveal post...but even if I'd read ALL of those, I still haven't learned the 1900 themes of this year's participants...
    Oh, those junior high dances. I so remember my crush, and the total drama around who he asked to the dance, which wasn't my best friend, so the other friend in our trio (yes, I know, a trio of friends was my first mistake...) refused to ever speak to the one who got invited. I did get to dance with him though - I remember him coming up to me and asking me to slow dance and my date (I, using the system my mom insisted that I use: say yes to the first guy who asks, was with someone who had never even entered my radar zone...)said he didn't mind. We danced. And I swear we telepathically communicated, "I wish you were my date". Best slow dance ever. (The Engineer doesn't dance. Ever.) Not that I remember the song...


    Tina @ Life is Good
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  6. Hysteria was my favorite DL song. I still like to listen to it nearly thirty years later.

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    1. Now I will have to go give that one another listen!

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  7. I feel your 80's angst! Its so true!
    HMG

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    1. There certainly are some doozies!

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  8. Andrea! What are you doing to me, making me wistful for my teenage years? Apart from all the heartbreak that is. That part sucked. :)

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    1. I am not surprised to see the two of you here together! Welcome Rob, and welcome back "Lily"! The angst is what is supposed to make us okay with the fact that we aren't teens! (OK, that angst was nothing compared to some of what we get handed nowadays) ;)

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  9. I quite liked some of the Aussie 80's music, I was offshore on the early eighties so I listened to a lot of it bouncing about in supply boats.

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  10. WOW I loved that song! GREAT theme idea! Some people underestimate the power of music, but it evokes a very emotional response. Flying thru on the A-Z.

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  11. How funny and cute that post was! Enjoyed it very much! Def Leopard was one of my fav groups!! www.sandysanderellasmusings.blogspot.com

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  12. I have a feeling I'm gonna recognize a lot of these since I grew up in the eighties and early nineties. This will be kinda fun! :)

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  13. Love the music of the '80's. I just watched Rock of Ages and boy was that a trip down memory lane...I had fun naming all the songs that sadly I knew all the lyrics to. Fun topic! :)

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  14. My oldest brother is 9 years older and was going to take me to see Def Leppard when I was in 6th grade. Yeah, I think he realized that that would not be a good idea for a few reasons. This is such a fun theme!

    Jen

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  15. Oh man, I LOVE Def Leppard. LOVE. Like guilty pleasure levels of love. AND . . . I saw them in concert when I was in high school. Yes, I WAS in fact that level of cool. ;)

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