I heard this song for the first time driving to work to pick up my time card some time back in March.
Sometime back in March… ha ha I know exactly when I heard it. The words slapped me in the face and I remember getting the phone out to Shazaam it and looking it up when I got to the office. There wasn’t any one else there, it was a Saturday after all and I listened to it again while I filled out my unemployment stuff. Maybe twice more.
I remember just sitting there wondering how it was that someone had snuck into my head and stole all the thoughts I’d been having that week out of my head and put them to music. I remember really being sick of that happening at the time. (I later found out that Pink co-wrote this song and it made even more sense, homegirl reads my mind. I sleep in a tin foil hat to prevent it.)
It was kind of a chilly day and I left the station and went to the post office and then because like a lot of the time in the Spring of that year I didn’t want to go home, because home made me sad and frustrated, I walked around downtown SLO and ended up in the Black Sheep probably talking to Rachel and maybe Nicole after that. You never know how long you can nurse a cocktail or a glass of iced tea until you absolutely do not want to go home.
Back to the song, this song is beautiful and I think we’ve all felt this way some time or another. And sue me I like Adam Lambert, a lot more than I thought I would when the American Idol buzz was going on (I still have yet to watch an entire episode of that show. Or well any of it. I know how it works exclusively from the internet.) Anyway this is yet another song that was part of the sound track of 2010.