Saturday, April 13, 2013

L is for...

Like the Way I Do...Melissa Etheridge, 1988.

Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.

I had just let myself listen to the letter K song one more time, and the pouring rain was getting the best of me. I decided to preview my letter L song while I finished up a few things in the kitchen. As the opening chords played, I thought for a split second about how I could really only remember how the chorus went. In the very next moment, the words were flying out of my mouth..."Is it so hard, to satisfy your senses?" How far in the deep recesses of my brain was that information stored?  Oh, I wasn't just a housewife and mother getting a few last minute slumber preparations under way. No, I had unleashed some inner teenage demon who was loudly singing into her cupcake batter covered beater microphone...
Tell me does she love you
Like the way I love you
Does she stimulate you
Attract and captivate you
I was hitting every word and note, as far as I could tell. Well it was raining pretty loudly, and I suppose the dog might've been begging to differ as he scampered off. No matter, as in my mind my fabulous voice and I were back in my bedroom at my parents house, pondering how that boy slipped away, and wondering just how long it was going to take him to realize that nobody would love him like I did.
Does she want you
Infatuate and haunt you
(Oh, there is no doubt I haunted him.)


  1. Wow! Melissa could throw down some intense song lyrics! Great L song, ma'am.

  2. I found myself singing along a well. It must be one of those songs that just sinks in and waits in the recesses of your mind, to be called up eons later. Perfect song. I don't think you could have picked a MORE angsty song, honestly.

  3. Well it had to happen sometime, coming across a song I'd never heard before. Although I've heard of Melissa Etheridge, I don't think I've listened to any of her tunes, so this is a great introduction. :)

  4. another great '80's song! Love your choices :)

  5. Didn't hear this song until I was an adult. It's a favorite!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

  6. Brings back good memories of her concert that we went to at the Landmark. I can't believe that it was that long ago.

  7. GET OUT.

    One of my favorite songs ever.

    We need to figure out a way to just bask in each other somehow, sometime...


  8. I am SO loving scrolling through your song choices! I'm going to make a soundtrack!! :)

  9. So I am not the only one to sing into random kitchen utensils? I feel much better!


  10. My husband and I saw Melissa in concert before she made it big, and we loved her.

  11. There's another great song - I'd forgotten all these and then I have them on my mind each time I visit you :-)

  12. Great song - and let me tell you, it is weird how the brain remembers stuff, especially when linked to music. I was a singer in hotels for years, and there were times the music came on and I couldn't even figure out what song it was. Just as I'd start to panic, my mouth would open and the lyrics would come out, right on time. Yup, definitely weird.
    New follower; great post! :-)

  13. I like your A-Z theme. It makes me wonder if I could devise a similar list of my favorites.

  14. Um....did this episode involve a restraining order by any chance? ;P Great song!

  15. I met her once after a small show in NYC. She was a very nice person and incredibly talented.

  16. Now this tune I remember thinking super hot, in a sad, broken-hearted kinda way. :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

  17. Love Melissa Etheridge. Brave and Crazy and Yes I Am are on heavy rotation on my MP3 player.