I hope you are having a fantastic week thus far! After Adorabeezle’s amazing playlist post yesterday, I decided to join you today with the backstory of what has become maybe the most important song of the Titanic (our apartment is name the Titanic, if you are new to these parts).
Once upon a time, during the fall semester of 2014, life was hard. I had classes every Monday – Thursday and was working for the Mouse Friday-Sunday, which means I had zero days off. Zero. Days. Off. It was hard and I was very tired. my Monday/Wednesday class was a 6-8 evening class and I had to be back on campus (an hour+ away) the next mornings at 7. Needless to say, some days the motivation was lacking.
On one such Monday I was having a really hard time getting myself to my evening class. I was tired and was in the middle of doing laundry and just was not having it. As I tend to do, I tried to pass off the “should-I-go-should-I-not?” question on Adorabeezle. I kept asking her what she would do if she we me, and to answer she broke into song:
“What would you do if your son was at home?
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor –
‘Cuz he’s hungry,
And the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money.
And his daddy’s gone –
Somewhere smokin’ rock now –
In and out of lockdown.
I ain’t got a job now.
So for you this is just a good time, but for me this is what I call life.”
To me the message was clear: “You’re right. I should go.”
So I put on real pants and packed a dinner and was getting ready to leave when Adorabeezle realized I was about to abandon her for the rest of the evening. She told me that maybe she had sung too soon, and she didn’t really want me to leave. Again, she turned to song:
“Oh baby you – you got what I NEEEED!”
… I didn’t go to class that night, Internet. The power of song is REAL.
After that night, City High’s “What Would You Do” kind of became our anthem. We found ourselves constantly singing it to motivate ourselves. She added it to my Rock Dem Finals Playlist (one of us will share this GEM sometime soon). We even adapted it to more closely fit our lives***:
***(This makes the most sense if you know that I work in research)
Do you and your friends have any special songs?
For your enjoyment: