3/10/2008

Bring Me Down...

A week ago, Alice wrote a post on how a certain scent brought up some pretty strong memories. Isn't it funny how we associate meaningful people, places, and events with certain things triggered by our senses? I don't think I have any specific scents that remind me of anything, but there are other things...

For instance, just this past Friday I was browsing around iTunes in search of some new tunes, and happened upon Miranda Lambert's page. I clicked around for a few minutes, listening to a few samples of her singles and watching a few seconds of her videos, when I came across the song Bring Me Down. The song was catchy and, after looking up the lyrics, I decided I liked what it had to say. So I bought it.

After I listened to it, I thought, "This song sounds so familiar." I figured that it had to be a cover song. So I searched the internet to try and discover who it could have been by originally. Nope, a Miranda Lambert original. So I let it be, and decided it was just a case of déjà vu. But it still haunted me...

I thought about it for the next two days. I'd sing it in my head, and out loud, but couldn't place where I'd heard it. It wasn't until Sunday night that it hit me. The song had been the ringback tone of a girl I had dated a little under a year and a half ago. As soon as I came to this realization, I was immediately excited because I had solved the mystery. But, no sooner than I had achieved this sense of excitement, I came crashing down because of some of the memories that were brought back to mind. And now, the song is ruined. Well, not totally. But mostly.

I reached for my phone to call her. "What a funny story! She'll get a kick out of this," I thought. But once again, I realized that calling would be a bad idea, and I was bummed.

It's funny how our past can stay with us on the notes of a song or scent. It kind of makes me want to be more careful in how I live my life today, in anticipation of the memories I'll have from it tomorrow...

4 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

NO! Don't live life like that Josh! LIVE it LOUD! Getting hurt and having feelings means you're alive! FEEL it!
I KNOW that feeling so much, but I would SERIOUSLY have to delete half my iPod if I got rid of every song that reminded me of someone.
Hold on...and hold on to the memories. But don't call her.
Girls can be so mean.

Josh(ua) Treece said...

Naw, Jules, I'm good. I almost didn't even post this because I didn't want anyone to think it was a bigger deal than it is. I just think it was funny how my feelings went back and forth so fast after I remembered where I heard it from.

And don't worry. I'm not going to call her.

Puddles said...

I hope that when you hear break away by Kelly Clarkson that you will think of me.

Josh(ua) Treece said...

Absolutely. I still mourn the fact that I can't use your version as a ringtone anymore.