Saturday, April 11, 2009

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By

*I know...only one song...I didn't find any other songs besides this one that grabbed me.*

Eleni Mandell, "It Wasn't The Time (It Was The Color)"

Yellow. It wasn't the time; it was the color. Green. Colors can trigger memories; sometimes a thing isn't remembered until a small component of that memory--say a color--is reintroduced. Red. Eleni Mandell gives us a few pictures from her life through the colors she retained from memories. White. One particular memory seems to dominate, though, and she wants the other person involved to remember. Gray. Maybe he'll think of the color of a dress she wore, and he'll remember how beautiful she looked in it (I'm just surmising; she never says what memories she hopes for.) Yellow again, when he "kissed [her] that day by the pizza place". Maybe the sign was yellow? Maybe she noticed the sunlight streaming by. Whatever produced the color created a link to her past. She says she "never felt so forgettable", but she's really hoping for the opposite: "One look, and he'll remember".

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