When It's Over...Loverboy, 1981.
Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
Oh Loverboy, how cruel of you to write songs like this, making twelve year old girls think that twelve year old boys were this thoughtful...always looking to rescue us from poor relationships, always intending to treat us far better.
What did he ever do for you
What's he trying to put you through
I just don't understand
Why couldn't you just keep working for the weekend?
I am vacillating between trying to come up with the words to tell how this song resonates with my memories of the early eighties, and laughing so hard at the video. My first bad news boyfriend was a huge Loverboy fan. Come on, who was a huge fan of theirs, anyone? Even among eighth graders? I did not see that warning signal.
What's he trying to say to you?
What's he trying to tell you?
He don't really care
Nope, nobody was telling me I would not be lonely when that was over. (Not even a handsome fella with a sweet red bandana headband.) Okay, I really did choose this song because of how it captured so much of the spirit of my angst-filled world in the early eighties, but I made a colossal mistake by not only watching the video, but also sharing it with my kids. (Giggles all around.) Now I cannot pull it together.
I guess all that I can say is...
I hope you're with me
I hope you're with me when it's over
(Only three more letters!)