Monday, January 10, 2011

simple lyrics for complicated feelings

Every time I listen to Neil Young, I get a picture of dancing slowly in my livingroom to my record player, burying my head in someone's chest and connecting in some way.  He's no one in particular, he's just sort of... faceless?

My favorite movie, (as most of my friends know) is When Harry Met Sally.  Harry at one point asks Sally to tell him about the sex fantasy she usually has in her head and her response is:
"There's this man... and I don't know, he's just sort of faceless... he RIPS off my clothes... and that's it.  Sometimes I vary it a little... what I'm wearing."

I die laughing every time I hear that.  Mostly because I'm the same way in that when I picture myself with someone in the future, I don't really know who it's going to be.  I don't think most of us know, but little things like what I'd like him to look like, how he might dress, or just how it'll feel when I've got my head in his chest, they cross the mind sometimes when you listen to one of the best songs on the planet or when your girlfriends start saying, "I'm going to marry this type of guy, our house will have this many rooms, and I want this many kids, and I'm going to name them this..."  But somehow a girl knows things about this guy that she would want to be with, and for now he's just sort of faceless.

To be fair, I'll agree it can be nutty to start planning out your future boyfriend or husband, but it doesn't hurt to think about what you'd like in a mate.  And on another note, kids are not on my agenda until at least 30.  I love kids and all, but I have no patience for them and I'm not ready to sacrifice being a selfigh twenty-something for said children.
So if, on the off chance that I do meet a guy that I can stand for longer than 24 hours and he doesn't peace out after that, I'm still not looking into his eyes and picturing what our baby would look like.  Mostly I'm just trying to figure out if I can trust him farther than I could sling a piano at his head.

My point?  I think this every time I hear the song, but

Neil Young makes me want to fall in love.

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