You know that moment when you hear a song that you haven’t heard in years? You hear it on the radio and you suddenly turn the radio up and out of nowhere you remember each and every word to the song. Depending on the emotions that emerge when you hear the song it can be a very melancholy experience. Memories of growing up, an event that impacted your life, or even just a song you played over and over again when you were 16. When that happens it can affect your mood greatly whether it be good or bad. That happened to me a few mornings ago while I was at work of all places.
One of the radio stations we tune into at work plays a show called the ’80’s lunchbox’. It’s all listener requested songs and at sometime during the show they do a segment called the ‘Forgotten 45″ a song that’s long since forgotten but if you are a child of the 80’s like me hearing those bring back memories of back in the day. Well, the other day I heard a song that did just that.. It was a song by Peter Schilling back in 1983 called “Major Tom”. It’s the theme of David Bowie‘s 1969 album Space Oddity, the song is about the character being caught in an accident in space. As soon as the song started playing I remembered the words from start to finish… only in German.
Being the teen geek that I was, I preferred the German version to the English. Always loved Peter Schilling’s voice and when he sang it in his language to me it brought out a more intense version. I didn’t try to actually LEARN how to speak German until years later when my husband and I moved there, but I knew an entire song pretty dang close to fluent.
Random I know, but still worth mentioning.. 🙂