Flashback~Forget About it-Friday

The song One Thing Leads to Another by British new wave band, the Fixx, was stuck in my head earlier this week.  The Fixx were huge when I was in high school. Pretty sure I owned their Reach the Beach album; and know I thought lead singer Cy Curnin was sexy.

So… I was minding my business, singing:

“…But when the wrong word goes in the right ear, I know you’ve been lying to me…”

And thinking about high school.

And about song lyrics.

Which lead to this:

Flashback~Forget About it: The senior quote.

It was always my plan to use lyrics for my senior quote. For some reason, perhaps because I have an older brother who is really into music, I starting thinking about the quote early on.  I agonized for months over which lyrics, from which song, by which artist, I would use.

I am a glass half full type of person, and I wanted my senior quote to reflect that.  So, with the yearbook deadline looming, I turned to another very popular 80’s band– Big Country. I couldn’t understand a word members of this Scottish five piece uttered while being interviewed, but when they sang, I heard this loud and clear:

“I am not expecting to grow flowers in the desert, but I can live and breath and see the sun in wintertime.”

What was your senior quote? And why did you select it?

If you used the opening lines from the Lynyrd Skynyrd song Freebird for your senior quote, and can prove it, I’ll award you a *prize.  Not sure what it will be, but I’ll come up with something.  From the late 70s-mid 80s, at least one senior from every high school in the country (no, I don’t have stats to back this up, but trust me, it’s true) used these words for their final say:

“If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?  For I must be traveling on now ’cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see.”

*Only one winner–the first person to show me photographic evidence of L.S. quote–gets prize.


12 responses

  1. I was Sr. Class Historian and made a senior music vid. which I will have to dig up. Theme song: “Don’t You Forget About Me” ~ Simple Minds

    Had the Breakfast Club theme running thru the vid. Dang I am getting old. Class of 1985

  2. Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse; when you got nothin you got nothin to lose; you’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal. – from Bob Dylan’s Like A Rolling Stone.

    I was 17. I’m just glad I didn’t quote Def Leppard or Motley Crue.

  3. “It’s all the same, only the names will change
    Everyday it seems we’re wasting away
    Another place where the faces are so cold
    I’d drive all night just to get back home

    I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
    I’m wanted dead or alive
    Wanted dead or alive”

    No proof. Only a worn out cassette and a blown 6 X 9 car speaker.


  4. I believe the wisdom that I imparted on my class and all future generations was:

    “If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat”

    I’m still waiting on them to dedicate the plaque to me at my high school. Wonder what’s taking so long….

  5. Ok! I lied before. Songs from 1988 really suck you know. Van Halen had split. Cheap Trick had gone mainstream. Times were tuff.

    But IF…IF!..I had a senior quote (which is not to imply that I actually did or may have)…IF I had one it would read:

    “I used ta do a little but a little wouldn’t do
    So the little got more and more
    I just keep tryin’ ta get a little better
    Said the little better than before
    I used ta do a little but a little wouldn’t do
    So the little got more and more
    I just keep tryin’ ta get a little better
    Said the little better than before”

    Me…Axl…we get each other.

  6. I loved The Fixx and Big Country! Now that song will be in my head all night, too. : ) You’ll laugh when you hear my quote (maybe you read it in my blog).
    “I give in to sin because you have to make this life liveable.” Strange Love by Depeche Mode. Now in terms of the kinds of sins DP was referring too, I was not sinning in the slightest, but in my mind I was a wild child. Funny to look back on that now.

  7. We didn’t get to do senior quotes in our yearbook. We sucked at pretty much everything, so, not too surprising.

    But now I’m wondering what I *would* have chosen. Hmmm… time to get thinky…

  8. I cannot believe that I didn’t pick a song lyric for my yearbook quote.
    I love that idea.
    I did, however, make up poem, which I will dig up and show you.
    Cy Curnin was a babe. And I can totally picture the Reach the Beach album cover.
    Also…Big Country! Sigh and a half.

  9. “To love another person is to see the face of God”.

    Yes, it’s from Les Miserables.

    Yes, I was a choral/drama geek.

    Now, all of my blog posts about Glee and American Idol make more sense…

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