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A Song in the Moonlight

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I heard one of them on the way home from work. One of my songs.

Now, if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that I’m a fan of music. Not “country” music. Not “rock” music. Not “classical” music. Just music. So, there are a bazillion songs that set my toes a-tappin’ or make me sing at the top of my lungs like a lunatic until I notice the person in the next car at the stop light laughing and pointing… But I digress. (Constantly, I know. Bite me.)

Anyway, there are a rare set of songs that go deeper than that. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the situation I was in when I heard them. Maybe it’s some subliminal code causing the alien grafted to my spinal cord to try to do the Frug. Whatever. They just move me.

You must have at least one like it yourself. A song that just stops you cold whenever you hear it? One that has a mysterious hold over you that you can’t explain. No one else gets it. It’s just you. You’re the weird one. It’s not event the type of music you usually listen to! But there it is. And you could listen to it over and over and over and over… If you are able to turn it off when you hear it–ever–it’s not one of them.

These are mine. I don’t expect you to understand. Just empathize.

“Moonlight Serenade” – Glenn Miller
“Gimme Shelter” – The Rolling Stones
“To Love Somebody” – The Bee Gees
“Shake, Rattle and Roll” – Big Joe Turner

I may add to that list someday. But probably not.

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