Day 2: Dreamtime

So how much of this challenge is left . . . oh crap.

Right, so, today I’m supposed to find a song that reminds me of my most recent ex-boyfriend.  I’ve been married for 16 years.  All in a row and to the same man and everything.  So it’s been a while since I’ve had an ex-boyfriend.  And since I married at 22, I didn’t exactly have a lot of boyfriends.  I had one, to be exact, unless you count that guy I made out with a few times in high school that wanted to blow up the government.  For a while I wondered if I would see him on the news and be like, whoa, that terrorist dude – we totally made out.

Hey, I totally knew that guy!

Hey, I totally knew that guy!

But back to the one boyfriend.  He was 6’4″, blond hair, blue eyes – perfect Nazi material.  Except he was a knight in shining armor.  Kind of.  We met when I was on vacation visiting my best friend, summer of ’97, and it was one of those “we saw each other across a crowded room oh wow this is so cliche but we both thought the other was hawt” kind of moments.  He and my friend were in this organization called the SCA or Society of Creative Anachronisms.  That’s a fancy way of saying people who like to dress up in medieval costumes and drink.  It was way cool.

So you can see why this was the perfect recipe for total disaster.  To say I was a daydreamer would be an understatement.  I loved fantasy – stories of knights and princesses and medieval times – or at least the medieval times without the beheadings and plague and poop in the streets.  So then I found myself in a literal fantasy world, with a fantasy guy, and I fell in fantasy love.  Just like that.

There were also a lot of woodland creatures there that did my bidding

There were also a lot of woodland creatures there that did my bidding

It was intense, to say the least.  It also crashed and burned fairly quickly, as most long distance relationships do, but it was a high I had never experienced before and never will again.  I love my husband.  He is the right one for me.  But it’s not the same.  He’s real.  And Eric was not.  At least, I never had the time to really see how real he was.  We acted a fantasy, and then the fantasy ended.

So the song I would choose would be “Dreamtime” by Daryl Hall.  This song was written during a brief split he had from John Oates, and was the only successful song on his album.  Still probably forgotten by most.  The two ended up getting back together, probably because Daryl was in dreamtime to think he had the brains to manage a career by himself.

What Daryl Hall sees when he closes his eyes

What Daryl Hall sees when he closes his eyes

Anyway, here are some of the lines that I think fit:

You turn a corner and you see a door
Walk on through, throw yourself on the floor
Oh, when you’re looking up, it’s no surprise
Standing there is a man with movie star eyes

You think he’s gonna take care of you
The man with the plan that’ll see you through
And I say there ain’t no way
‘Cause I know he’s a lie

You’re living in dreamtime, baby (you want to run away)
It’s time to wake up, ooh
You’re living on dreamtime, baby (you want to run away)
It’s time to shape up, shape up

And so I did wake up.  And came crashing down.  I thought I would never, ever love again.  Until I found my husband.  And married him a year after I broke up with my first true love.  It hasn’t been sunshine and roses.  It has been hard as hell.  But he isn’t a lie, and I’m no longer sleeping.

I’ve left the video here for you.  Yeah, it’s cheesy 80s, but it has some beautiful imagery.  There’s also a bit of Alice in Wonderland thrown in there (imagine that!).  The violin solo at the end is my very favorite part.  Enjoy.

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48 responses

  1. Aw, love….(puke) 😀

    1. I’m in loooove with a wonderful bod!

  2. Like Mer said,,,,awwwww barf 😉

    1. Exactly. Actually found the guy on MySpace – like a year ago. Talk about dodging a bullet there.

  3. I like the song and I loved Hall&Oates, Out of Touch was great. I like the medieval times too, but I’m not sure if I would like to live in medieval times, in worst case I’m not the Princess or a damsel but a vagabound or a villein :o)

    1. Yay, someone else who loves Hall and Oates! SOME peeps do not, but SOME peeps like songs by artists named Fist Punch.

  4. Man, I was really hoping you’d go with the Bloodhound Gang song….

    1. Were they on Scooby Doo? Pound Puppies?

      1. Do you really want me to post that video here and desecrate your blog?

        1. Not really, no. It’s been desecrated enough.

          1. Damn. I guess I can find somewhere else to post it.

          2. Your blog would be perfect!

          3. Do put Fist Punch there too! Also Groin Kick.

          4. Ugh…your song sucks.

          5. Does NOT. It is a good song. It is perty and has violins and YOU SUCK.

          6. You’re just mad cuz my music can beat up your music.

          7. Your music is just cavemen banging on rocks. Oook, Oook, oook!

          8. To the unintelligent mind, I suppose that’s all you’d hear.

          9. I have an intelligent mind unlike Org here. BANG BANG BAAAAAAAANG!

          10. You really should know when to fold ’em. Jussayin.

          11. Know when to walk away, buttface! I have a meeting but I’LL BE BACK!

          12. You ran away. Hence, I won.

        2. Stop being mean to my Wonder Twin! Ka-Pow!!

  5. At first I misread this as “Daryl Hannah” and thought, “Wow, I didn’t know she was married to John Oates.”
    I need more coffee.

    1. Ha! Hadn’t heard of her in a while. Splaaaash!

      Actually Daryl Hall kinda resembles Daryl Hannah what with the flowing blond hair. Look at my hair, look at itttttt!

  6. Darryl Hall’s “Live From Darryl’s House” is a great web series, worth checking out.
    This song, not so much.

    1. HEY. It’s a GREAT SONG.

  7. This was Daryl Hall’s best song!!! Who needs John Oates and his porn ‘stash?

    1. Yes! I am finally validated! You are totes awesomesauce, ES!

      1. YAY! Who cares what TD thinks, right?

    2. Porn ‘stash? Where?

      1. LOL! I don’t know what’s funnier, the pun or how old this comment was! I was trying to recall the last time I’d mentioned John Oates’ hairy lip…

        1. Holy hell, man! This has to be some kind of weirdo record or something.

          1. OK, now that I’ve gone back to look at the original post, I see that you made that comment 10 months ago… yet it just showed up in my notifications this morning! The WordPress helper monkeys are at it again…

  8. I’m always amazed that people my age that I actually kind of know were able to fall in love and stay in love AND stay married. How the fuck does that happen? Oh wait, not everyone is as big a raging fucking basket case as I am. Oops.

    1. I dunno, I’m a pretty big basket case too but my hubs is detached from reality half the time so I think that helps us.

  9. True love equals hurl…

  10. I’ve never heard that song before! Cool! 🙂

    1. Yay, someone who actually likes it!

  11. The violin solo at the end sounds a bit like Pacabel’s Canon. On acid. It’s fantastic!

    1. I know! I love Pacabel’s canon and added rock is fun.

  12. Hey! There’s more to the SCA than drinking. There’s the hitting each other with sticks, and…oh, right, you were so busy gazing at fantasy boy you didn’t actually see much of the event.

    And you totally left out that he was a sailor. :b

    Good song choice.

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