Harden My Heart*...Quarterflash, 1981.
*To maintain some level of sanity and to keep this challenge to songs that resonate with me, we have a Q group instead of a Q song.
Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
I am pretty sure that most of my MTV viewing marathons during the early eighties included this song. I can't say that I have thought much about the tune over the past twenty years, but that doesn't mean that it has lost its familiarity.
I can only imagine what trickery I had fallen prey to back then that made me think I could relate to...
You gave me your word, but words to you are lies
This lady had clearly had enough...
All of my life I've been waitin' in the rain
I've been waiting for a feeling
That never, ever came
It feels so close, but always disappears
Darlin' in your wildest dreams
You never had a clue
Whoever she was singing to must have conducted himself like...well, like a teenage boy.
I could belt out that chorus with such conviction...
I'm gonna harden my heart
I'm gonna swallow my tears
I'm gonna turn and leave you here
But when the song was over, I went right back to flinging my heart at undeserving twelve year old boys. As angry as I could get, I could not seem to turn and leave, or sit at a different lunch table at the very least.