Today is my wedding anniversary so this is a mushy Favourite Song Friday:
Who remembers John Cusack in the very forgettable movie Say Anything, standing with his boom box held high playing this song, wearing his heart on sleeve trying to impress his young love?
Peter Gabriel’s album SO was released in 1986 and this was the year I travelled overseas as a young backpacker. I played that cassette over and over until the music became part of my euphoric European experience so this song, in particular, will always be one of my favourites.
I still play this song when I travel, with my husband instead of a backpack, but now it is on an Apple iPod rather than a Sony Walkman.
The lyrics are lovely and the melody is haunting so join me, on my wedding anniversary, in reminiscing with this Favourite Song Friday.