“Flat Top” by Goo Goo Dolls
4:30 for 4/30 - Bonus Track (because the only thing better than one Goo Goo Dolls song is two Goo Goo Dolls songs!)
Conscience keeps us quiet while the crooked love to speak
There’s knowledge wrapped in blankets on the street
“Name” by Goo Goo Dolls
4:30 for 4/30
And scars are souvenirs you never lose
“Wasted Years” by Iron Maiden
Today marks the 26 year Anniversary of the time I bought a ticket to see Iron Maiden (my favorite band and it would have been my first concert) but wasn’t able to go because my parents (!) picked THAT day to move from one town to another. Being 16 at the time, there was little I could do except give my ticket to a friend in the hopes that he could sell it when he got to the show and give me the money when (and if) I saw him again (he did, I did).
I wouldn’t end up actually seeing Iron Maiden until 25 years later (last summer) and now I can die happy. Except that I want to see them a million more times and am contemplating going to Europe to get some of The Trooper beer they are releasing next month and seeing a few shows (cuz what else is there to do in Europe, really?).
Also, for those wondering…no, I’m not carrying any resentment or hostility about being forced to miss this concert. Really, I’m not. I’ve totally let it go.
Stop looking at me.
“Little Plastic Castle” by Ani DiFranco
4:03 for 4/03
They say goldfish have no memory
I guess their lives are much like mine
And the little plastic castle
Is a surprise every time
And it’s hard to say if they’re happy
But they don’t seem much to mind