8.29.2011

Music Inspiration

Ahh, unrequited love.

Doesn't it suck?

Don't we all remember that special boy we pined after from third grade to eighth, and even though you came close to being friends, he never saw past the thick glasses and braces and flat chest and second-hand clothes and impossible-to-style-into-popular-poofy-bangs hair and all-consuming talent for making all ordinary moments painfully awkward?

Or is that just me?

Anyhow, that pain of loving someone you simply can't have is a powerful hurt, and this song just throws it in your face. It makes my heart ache. And it really, really helps zero in on the emotions of one of my favorite characters, bless her pitiable little broken heart.

Give it a listen and see what you think.


14 comments:

Claire Lachance said...

That is a great song! I'll have to go download it later.

Ruth Josse said...

Love the song! Love Paramore.

Why did you have to go and describe what I looked like as a child? I thought the bangs were hot. And they were a distraction from the glasses. Not nice, Jeigh.

Sarah Pearson said...

No, it isn't just you :-)

Paramore is new to me, I really liked that song.

Angelina C. Hansen said...

Yes, this is a great song. Took me back to my own angst-filled teenage love story. I remember the month one summer that every love song tore me up inside.

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I love it. That darn unrequited love hurts so bad!

Rachel said...

Oooh, unrequited love. Yah, its harsh :(

But I have good (unrelated) news! I mentioned you as one of my top 5 picks for blogs!! (Haha, two in a row, you must be happy :) Even though J already mentioned yours, I just had to pick you again because you were one of the first blogs I found (and actually look at...)

Haha, so congrats on two awards! :D

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Love Paramore. And you totally just described me in jr. high. *sigh* I block those years out for a reason. ;)

Casey Morris said...

I hear ya... all except for the special "boy" part. In my case, she couldn't see past the glasses, weird 80's mullet (in the 90's), and total lameness. Weird. Why didn't she notice me?

Love the song.

Casey Morris said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know, I tagged you in my blog. Feel free to pass it along or completely ignore it, whatever suits your fancy. No pressure whatsoever.

Christine Murray said...

Ah, unrequited love. Teen years were full of angst, weren't they? Nice to meet you fellow campaigner :)

cleemckenzie said...

Nice song to start the day. Besides I love anything with a guitar!

Cortney said...

Gah! I just have to say, that's one of my favorite songs! I'm a fellow Campaigner and YA author.

Juliemybird said...

!(Instrumental)! was my favorite part. I laughed. Loud. I'm sure you'd expect no less.

Rachel Morgan said...

I know the pain... And that song expresses it pretty well!