30 Days of Songs: Day 16

2011/03/17

Day 16-a song that reminds you of your significant other

I have no S.O., current or former, that I ever attached a song to. But I had my first stomach-churning crush in 6th grade, and this song really spoke to me…

But the “she” in the song was me, and the subject was a tall, white-skinned long-haired brunette named Susan. (Goodness. I still see her face now.) I was the new kid in school and one of probably less than 10 black kids there, but she always smiled and said hello to me.

Nothing ever developed between us — this was the early 1980s and interracial dating was still rather taboo. More to the point, I switched to a new school in mid-year, so that was that. But no…I’ve never forgotten Susan. Wonder where she is now…?

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