Ok, so today a nearly 10 year quest of mine came to a happily ever after. Let me tell you the story!
Once upon a time when Frankie was a teeny tiny girl...ok I was 16 and looked exactly the same as I do now, but anyway...one day not long after her 16th birthday, she was listening to the radio and heard this song that was fun and passionate and catchy and full of all kinds of drama-everything Frankie loved in a song. And she only caught a little bit of the lyrics...something about paying the rent. And then it was over, off the radio for forever- and the DJ never said what the song was, and she was also not even completely sure what radio station she was listening to so she couldn't call to ask either.
So she went and did what anyone else would do and googled songs about rent, and what did she come up with? The musical Rent! She tried to sing the song to her RENT-head best friend Allison, but she was clueless (and also quite possibly in pain because Frankie's singing is really really bad!) And though in later years she also loved Rent, the song she had heard was not from that show, though she secretly hoped when she went to see Rent, she'd find her song anyway.
Anyway, years went by and Frankie mostly forgot about her song (she was on a quest for two other songs that ended in happily ever afters and those were instrumental pieces without any lyrics at all to guide her!).
Then about a year ago(?) she saw the movie The Kite Runner, and lo and behold, they were playing her song in the background of a scene in a bar! So she stayed after the movie to watch the credits-but didn't see it. Then she checked the sountrack but it wasn't on it.
Ok, this is starting to become a really long blog entry, OMG, but it was a ten year quest for my song, and these things just don't happen overnight, so it deserves a long entry.
So...a few weeks ago, she caught the last seconds of the song on BEN FM bc that radio station is awesome and routinely plays Chumbawumba. But finally today! I caught the song, the whole song and I memorized the lyrics (by the way I'm no longer telling this story in 3rd person, glad you're still with me) and I looked it up and I found it and its called Beds are Burning and its by Midnight Oil and I downloaded it on itunes and also another cool version that I like by Novaspace.
So that's my story, 10 years for a song and its mine!
I'm obligated to say now how much this has lifted my spirits and made me believe again that whatever it is we are looking for in life, or whatever goal we are trying to achieve, in the end, you will find your song!
The cheese factor...almost too much for me to take!