So Mwene decided to rush into August and I jumped on the wagon. (Issa Challenge I think )
No particular rules of engagement just songs that mean something to us and what we like about them.
I don’t know much about song backgrounds and all like how Mwene writes about Natural woman by Aretha Franklin. but I sure do have a song for major occasions in my life.
The universe always aligns with my moments and plays a song.
And so I’ll share a song and the memory it brings.
Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes
The song played as I walked down the red carpet in 2012, I remember being so nervous to the point everything blurred and the song was all I could feel and hear. I was literally holding my breathe and gripping on to my date like my life depended on it.
Thank God I knew then how to walk in my heels, because the drama of a girl in 6inch heels is a story for another day.
The memory of that day is about A Father’s love for his Daughter.
Nothing ever prepared me for the stunt my dad pulled that day,
Dude showed up in a Nigerian mustard yellow oga suit and wanted to take pictures with his daughter that was always running away from any occurrence that would draw attention to her.
To say I was embarrassed is an understatement. I tried to run and hide but I was too late because he was right in front of me with open arms coming in for a hug while the whole world watched.
Year’s have gone by and When I think about it today, I get butterflies because oh well, My old man really does love me.
That day as we walked to the photo booth while everyone stared at me and my overdressed father, he told me he was proud of me finally finishing high school and he wanted the memory for keeps.
There is a lyric in the song
“Cause holding grudges over love is ancient artifacts…”
🤣🤣🤣🤣 I actually don’t know what that means. But I got over that grudge.
Thanks Dad for showing me how much you love me and embarrassing me at the same time. Hopefully for Angel and Yola you will do it like in the movies. The pictures are taken from home not at the event.🤭
Unfortunately I lost the pictures but I found one of me and my date…
So each time stereo hearts plays am reminded of by far the most embarrassing parent child incident of my life.
And dassit for Day 1 of the August rush.
Do you still remember the song that played as you walked on that red carpet? (or am I so cheesy) Do share a memory of the embarrassing stunts your parents pulled on you in school.😏
See you tomorrow as I unveil another musical memory.
Be kind, be humble , spread love.