3 days ago
Monday, November 24, 2014
Have you ever been shopping rather oblivious to the store music when suddenly a tune you are hearing breaks through the background noise and your thoughts. It may be an old favorite you are pleased to hear again or it may be one you haven't heard before but it captures you.
If it has a good beat, you try to act cool like you don't hear it and just walk a little faster in time to the music. But then without conscious thought, your knees start to bend, hips sway and your step becomes really pronounced. Before you know it, you are bouncing along and are a bit self conscious.
When that happens to me, I usually find a large rack of clothes, get behind it and pull a river dance move where my feet go to town but my upper body stays relatively quiet. Ah to be able to dance like no one is watching but I am not that confident of a person so I secretly boogie behind the coat display.
This recently happened to me and I couldn't wait to get home to add the song to my computer and flash drive. It reminded me of my teenage years when I just HAD to have a song. It was one I wasn't familiar with and I only knew it was Billy Joel with the chorus repeating, "In the middle of the night." Oddly, that turned out to not be the title. Thank goodness for the Internet.
Finally I found it under the title of "The River of Dreams" and downloaded it.
Yea!!! I thought it was a new one but was stunned to learn it had been released in 1998. How did I miss this one? I love it.
I'm an older version of the generation of American Bandstand kids where music only had to have a "good beat and be easy to dance to" to become a hit. This song had that in spades but I was curious about the lyrics. Once I found them, I was surprised that this bouncy beat also had a pretty deep message.
This video contains the song and lyrics. I dare you to keep your feet still.
at 5:10 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti