Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Long-Term Memory

A few days ago--I can't remember where--I ran across the words "Chantilly Lace." Over the next few days the words to the song came back to me, bit by bit. Although the tune is OK, I remember always hating the words. Pretty face? Wiggle when you walk, giggle when you talk? And the bit about big-eyed girl I was always sure referred to other attributes that probably would have been censored had he sung about the real big ones this little woman likely had. Obviously, this dude has no place in his life for a tall, intelligent woman. The song always made me feel gawky and out of place. It's definitely not a song for an independent, liberated woman. So, why do I remember the words so well? What tricks is my mind playing on me? Is this the song I'll be singing at the top of my lungs when I'm old and can't remember what I did this morning? Heaven forbid. Someone please send me lyrics I can relate to, so I can get this song out of my head!

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