Careless Whisper...George Michael, 1985.
Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
Guilty feet have got no rhythm. You know what other kind of feet lack the ability to keep a steady beat? Drunk ones. However, drunk voices are pitch perfect. The setting: a high school party in 1986. I remember being caught up in an embrace, as my dance partner and I serenaded each other...rather loudly. Ah yes, while time can never mend the careless whisper of a good friend, we figured we were safe based on volume alone.
I was a sucker for someone taking time out, of whatever other deep teenage conversations might have been going on, to share roughly five minutes with me. I was even more dazzled if he brought flawless lyrics to the dance. I can still hear the words we
...Tonight the music seems so loud
I wish that we could lose this crowd
Maybe it's better this way
We'd hurt each other with the things
We want to say...
We could have lived that dance forever. Such feeling, such passion, such...oh, song over? Beer empty? Sure, see ya later.