In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.”
Three strums of the guitar and instantly I know whats about to happen. Just like seeing an old friend, waves of good memories wash over me. No matter where I am or what I’m doing I have to turn the volume up; Ironic by Alanis Morrissette has come on the radio.
I will never forget that night in 1995 when I first heard the song. I was just a little tyke perched in front of the TV watching MTV music videos and an interesting video of four of the same women who were in the car together came on. I nodded my head to the sweet music enjoying the what I was hearing but then the chorus came roaring.
It’s like rain on your wedding day! It’s a free ride when your already late!
I shot up, spinning around, letting the music move me. And when the video was over I wished I could rewind and listen to it again. Back in those days you couldn’t just pull up YouTube and listen to a song when you felt like it. All I could hope was that I would catch the video again or hear it on the radio. I would tell my Mom “I wanna hear the it’s like rain song” and for years I thought that was the name of the song.
That song gave birth to the alternative princess I am today, and every time I hear it just reaffirms my love for alternative music. So thanks Miss Morrissette, thanks for everything.