Thursday, 11 October 2012

R.E.M. - Nightswimming



Know what i like about this place? No one ever comes here... this record was released 20 years ago this week and while i was never a big R.E.M. fan i quite liked this song... it was my last year of college and my family had come apart and the girl i thought i was in love with had informed me that i was to fucked up to deal witha and after spending a summer with her never returning my drunken calls attempting to profess my love i decided that women were evil... of course i didn't actuall buy this record my roommate did and sometimes when no one was around i'd lay in bed and listen to this song and the traffic from the street below and think of the summer, it was the first time i met Audrey (see Asshat Lounge-  A Marriage Proposal), she was aloof and wasted and beautiful and i followed her around hoping to attract her attention, it was the only summer out of 5 that i didn't live at the shore, and one night while sitting on the balcony of the place i was staying she came by and it was a slow night and not much happening yet and we smoked a bowl and had a few drinks and watched the people shuffle up and down the boardwalk and then she exclaimed that she wanted to skinny dip in the ocean and since i didn't want to seem like a pussy i was like sure and so we went down the steps and towards the waters edge and we quickly took off our clothes and ran into the waves, she seemed fearless and i was scared to fucking death, i was smitten even more and she was oblivious and then a few months later i heard this song, of course i never thought i'd see her again, the rest, if you've read that other post, is history...

2 comments:

Gulfboot Nunez said...

Know what i like about this place? No one ever comes here...

Kono said...

You know brother, that fucking memory is beautiful.