I know I've said this before - it's rare that I like a song the very first time I hear it. Most songs for me are not only about the way they sound, but what the lyrics say and mean to me, and the emotions and memories that are wrapped up in them. So to hear a song and like it before I know what the lyrics mean yet, and before it's personal to me in any way yet, is always surprising.
It happened with the Floating Men in a big way. Kevin and I had not been dating too long. Our relationship was new enough that I was happily spending my day off riding around with him while he paid bills and ran errands. I remember we were at the Handy Mart on Northfield in Murfreesboro. He was going inside to buy us something to drink, and just before he got out of the truck he put in a CD and said, "See if you like this." It was the Floating Men, and I did. I went out the next day and bought every single CD they had, and a CD player for my car. The next day! It was that good. And 10 years later, I still love 'em.
It's happened again - just today. I've heard of Kings of Leon, but I've never really listened to them. Today while I was cleaning, I kept hearing some commercial on TV over and over again for their new CD. I could tell just from the little snippets they played that I would like it. So I just downloaded the whole CD - and I love it.
I love it when that happens. It's the little things, right?