Do you like the way the soundtrack dates the movie?
For me this song was a drive across the state
to visit my sister with a couple friends. Between us
we didn’t have too many cds, and this one
found its way into the rotation. We liked the part
where the whole song sounded it went underwater,
if I remember right. The trip itself was lackluster.
It’s not a good song. We knew it then and ignored it,
and yet here I am feeling nostalgic for the fucker,
or at least the memory we attached to it.
Was it that trip or the one we took to warped tour
where I kept pretending to get sucked out the window
and does the tape of our trip to Canada still exist
which I know was a different trip but the same era
and which was the time I declared that a burning
ball of gas billions of light years away was pissing
me off right now and why did we hold on the phrase
for so long afterward, as if that lazy quip was some
sort of great revelation that would somehow define
our future journeys? We lose the highest pitches
as we age, but I can still hear a muted television
from the other room, and I can still hear the wind
beating against the truck’s open windows
as we tried to stay awake on the drives home
every time someone plays this song.