Jack and Diane...John Cougar, 1982.
Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
How about that little ditty? I was thirteen when this song came out, so I did recognize that those crazy lovebirds were far more mature and wiser than I was. (They were holding onto sixteen if you recall.) I didn't necessarily understand all of what was going on in that relationship. Of course there was that hint at some sort of shenanigans, behind a shady tree, to keep a young teen interested and curious.
As we sang so loudly "Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone," did we have any idea what that meant? Did we really think singing our hearts out and a teenage romance was the best life was going to have to offer? (Then again, some of us didn't think there could be anything worse than a high school broken heart.)
Changes indeed would come around real soon to make us women and men. Jack and Diane were doing the best that they could, and as I might have only pretended to appreciate the bit of angst that the bible belt was to save them from, I was also wishing them the best of luck.