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November 22nd, 2002

The High School Song

As we go through our lives, music becomes an integral part of what we do. Emotions, feelings, and thoughts begin to get “attached” to songs or artists… and they tend to stay put for a long time.

When I think about high school, I can only think of one song: Modern English’s “Melt With You”. I was at a local private high school that was my worst educational experience ever. It was all boys at that point, and during my freshman year, we did extremely well at our Homecoming game. Extremely well. So, naturally, Homecoming was an important event.

We had a live band in our large gymnasium, and the band was simply passable. But. The minute “Melt With You” started to play, the entire floor started to scream and shout – and dance, and applaud, and generally cause a ruckus. I had never heard the song before (still new to music, y’see), and I just didn’t know what the heck was going on. But everyone around me was dancing, so I started dancing. Whenever I hear that song, I think of the Homecoming dance… boys’ ties flying through the air, trying to keep up with their dancing… odd-smelling fog from the fog machine… and seeing four guys, around my age now, on stage playing some song that wasn’t that extraordinary.

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