song triggers

do you ever hear a song and get immediately transported back to a specific moment in time?


on my way home today, i heard a song from the group “cracker” on the radio: “being with you girl is like being low… hey, hey, hey, like being stoned.”

this chorus always brings me back to that school field trip day in 7th or 8th grade. kelsey and i were on the bus, our knees propped up against the green plastic-y leather of the back of the seat in front of us, and she was telling me about this song — teaching me the chorus. we sang it while punching our arms into the air in time with the rhythm.

my memory has us singing this chorus and doing this “dance” on continuous repeat. i don’t remember when we stopped or what made us stop.

why do memories just hang like that? so weird.

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