the memory

The memory never ceases to amaze me. Several months ago, I started thinking about an old song, from my youth. Didn’t remember the name of the singer, nor the title … just that it was extremely sad and that it had to do with divorce. Couldn’t even search for a line from the lyrics, like I usually do in these cases. I knew I was very young when I heard it, perhaps twelve, thirteen! I knew nothing about love or divorces but was somehow attracted to this song. Perhaps because when I heard it on TV, the woman who sang it, couldn’t hold back her own tears … it was that sad!

Today, a Facebook friend had posted a video. It was «For the good times», and at first I got mixed up … thought perhaps it was that song, but quickly remembered I’d heard that with Kris Kristofferson. I realized I wouldn’t be able to recall the first one so I just gave it up.

Tonight as I was sitting here, at my desk, a name popped up in my mind — totally out of the blue! At the same time came the song title! Vicki Carr, With Pen in Hand!

I still want to cry a little…

5 Replies to “the memory”

  1. I had that happen about 4 yrs ago. I kept thinking of a song & I knew it was Leon Russell who sang it. Went onto Youtube & found the song :”Lady Blue” & sang it to Nylablue almost daily….I had not thpught of that song for many years….funny how the memory works isn’t it?
    The song you were thinking of is so sad 😦

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    1. I know, don’t know how I could get so stuck on that when I was 13. It’s written by Bobby Goldsboro … the one who wrote «Honey». That’s even sadder!

      Once before, there was the name of a GROUP I couldn’t remember. Vaguely had some idea that it had to do with a car. This was long before the Internet. I could see them in my inner vision, and the female lead singer … couldn’t remember her name either. They were famous, and I knew them SO well!!! Then one day in the laundry room, it popped up out of nowhere: Fleetwood Mac, with Stevie Nicks! Both things! And I was right about the car; Cadillac Fleetwood LOL

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  2. Those sad song always got to me too!!!
    There was so much going on in the music scene when we were younger…Iused to know all the music…now I am out of the loop…altho I DID watch Nick Jonas on New Year’s Eve, lol….
    Love Fleeywood Mac! Stevie Nicks still performing!!!!

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    1. They still do, maybe different kind of sad, though.
      I’m so out of the loop! I don’t know who Nick Jonas is!

      I only listen to the Country radio in the kitchen, so that’s the only music I keep up with.

      In the grocery store check-out, I look at those magazines, and I don’t know any of the people on their covers!

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  3. Ditto here about the magazine covers!! Nor do I care, lol…
    Nick Jonas is one of The Jonas Brothers. Here is a linkk to one of his videos.

    He is not naturally talented but he tries so much he IS very talented….if that makes sense!?

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