Road music

I drove in to work today and it’s always a musical adventure. I keep finding my unlabled mix CDs stuck into every nook and cranny of the car, and while fumbling under the seat this morning, I found one including this lovely little Kim Richey song. I’d forgotten it.

It reminds me of the one who got away. You know, the one who could show up on your doorstep at any time and no matter what, you’d probably still let him in? That one. (The Larry David clone.) But it never did work out, thank God. Did I mention he was, um, crazy?

The Richey CD came out right before we had one of our numerous (and always unexpected) reunions and I remember listening to it then, bemused.

Hello old friend
Ah, this is so like you
To drop back in
Well you’re right on time.
How have I been?
Well, that can of worms ain’t worth
Opening
Leave it at fine
Just fine
I’m just fine
So how ‘bout you?
How ‘bout those big dreams?
Did some come true according to plan?
Are you married yet?
I thought you would be by now
I forget – what was her name
What was her name?
Good old what’s-her-name

And is it me you want or
Are you just lonely
Well aren’t we all
And I like the way you sound
Straight out of lost and found
Glad you called

Well, you made me smile
Hell, I laughed right out loud
And it’s been a while
And it feels real good
You know what I’d wish, were I the wishing kind?
That you’d take a trip down
To my neighborhood
Come on down to my neighborhood

And is it me you want, or are you just lonely
Well aren’t we all
And I like the way you sound
Straight out of lost and found
Glad you called
Hello old friend.

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