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.