Has a song ever came on the radio and it instantly takes you to a time from your past or remind you of a certain individual? Any time I hear a Tom Petty song, I instantly think of a former boss. Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” transports me to an awkward self at the 8th grade dance. And my personal favorite...I can’t hear “Shout” without thinking of Ricky Wedding.
I don’t remember the first time I heard Sade’s, “By Your Side,” but the first time I really listened to the lyrics was at a Sal’s Pals event several years ago. I also don’t remember who chose to use this song in the video, but I do know it wasn’t chosen by mistake.
This is the part of the blog where you stop reading and YouTube the song!
How can you listen to that song, and not think of Sal?
Although our visits are not as frequent as they once were….know this:
I am proud of the young man you’ve grown up to be!
I can’t wait to see what life brings you! (I secretly hope you become a teacher so your students can torment you the way you tormented me!)
Most importantly, I, along with every one of your “pals,” will never leave your side.
You think I’d leave your side baby? You know me better than that.
Until there’s a cure,