No One is to Blame...Howard Jones, 1986.
Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
Ah, spring of my junior year in high school, and the smell of indecision was in the air. I had recovered nicely from a breakup and was caught between someone I daydreamed about, someone I was forever waiting for, and dating someone with potential friendship ending risks. While Howard Jones was busy trying to reassure me that no one was to blame in this cluster of a teenage mess, he was also mirroring how impossible things felt on the average afternoon...
We want everyone.
There was bound to be trouble even when we weren't looking for it...
You can feel the punishment, but you can't commit the sin.
And the line that really summed me up nicely...
The insecurity is the thing that won't get lost.
I remember singing this in my bedroom, over and over, until I had the lyrics mastered. Remember how tedious it was to rewind a cassette to listen to a song over again? Whoops, too far, or not far enough.
Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes go down the drain.