I had to spend some time thinking about this one. A former friend. Was that someone estranged to me like my sister? I was going with that at first, but then I couldn’t find the Diamond Rio song that we would sing as children/teens. Should I pick a song that reminded me of a deceased friend? I have had three friends murdered, so how do you pick one of them? It’s like picking your favorite child.
In the end, I went with Rock Lobster by the B-52’s. Chip was my very best buddy for many moons. We were glued at the hip, usually three sheets to the wind, and most likely playing this song on the bar’s jukebox. How many times depended on how much we’d drank. One night, we played five dollars worth of Rock Lobster. After the third time the song came on, people started to complain. Who the hell played that song?
It was likely the giggly pair splitting a pitcher of beer while singing and dancing. Being the only two people enjoying this song AGAIN seemed to be the biggest clue.
It’s only natural that as we grow and move along in life, we lose some of the bonds and similar ground we shared with others, and sadly Chip is one of those people in my life. I wonder… does he think of me when he hears the B-52’s jamming out?
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