Sunday, December 28, 2014

Crush

So I was 10 when that Tears for Fears song "Head Over Heels" came out. And I had a relatively literal view of semantics then, as I do to a lesser degree now, so I remember thinking the first line was silly. But I heard it the other day for the first time in a very long time and discovered that it's one of my favorite first lines ever:

I wanted to be with you alone
and talk about the weather.

It's so perfect, isn't it? It just encapsulates the irrational, painful, obliterating desire of a crush. That you want that person to yourself, but that you could never talk about more because that could lead to talking about More and you might accidentally reveal something. It just knocked me on my butt, that line, and took me back to every crush I'd ever had. And that list is really long.