In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Can’t Drive 55.”
Amneisa – Josh Abbott Band
Wow. This is one lyric — indeed the entire song — that nearly anyone who’s ever loved can just feel It conjures images of my first love, of those I’ve loved and lost, and those I’ve always admired but never had a relationship with. It’s a song that talks easily of those universally understood feelings: longing, loss, and love.
I think of two people in particular when I hear this song. (Neither will be named here…I’ve got to keep some sense of dignity after all.) One is a previous relationship, and one is a relationship that never was. Both were in my life for a good amount of time and changed me in ways I still cannot truly understand; they made me be a better man.
So why would I think of them to a song titled Amnesia? Well, because nostalgia is a bear. And as I’ve said before, I’m quietly emotional, which means sometimes the way song lyrics are written puts images in my head. Hell, if I actually understood it, I might make some money, right?
I am happy I heard this song though. It’s one that reminds me that all people have these moments and that we all deal with them in our own way.