Let’s do the time warp

Some songs you can’t help but sing as you read the words.
Like The Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

I bet you sang it in your head as you read the title of this post!

Lovely Liz at Living with Kids has asked me to contribute to an infinite play list. At first I had a complete meltdown. I love music, how the crap was I going to limit favourite songs to a couple? I’ve got it sorted now, I’ve chosen songs that remind me of people and places. I’ve limited myself to five…but there are oh so many more…here goes..

1/American Pie – I’ve written about this one before because it reminds me of special times with my Dad when I was a small child living in Fiji.

2/What a Wonderful World
– This one is for my Mum. She loves this song, and has even requested it for her funeral (she’s soooo organised!). I particularly love it playing in ‘Good Morning Vietnam’.



3/She’s like the Wind by Patrick Swayze
– So this is a personal one. This was the song playing in the twilight zone after I graduated from University. It was also the backing track to losing my virginity. I cannot think of this song without thinking of that lovely young man, who died before he was thirty. Eight years after breaking up, heavily pregnant with Dark Princess I took a call and he was on the other end of the phone. Four days later I read his death notice in the newspaper. This one is a poignant song, for me.

4/One Day – by OpShop – Non-Kiwis may not know this one. The lyrics are really important:

One day you’ll understand how much you have me
One day you’ll realise we have it easy
I can’t offer you the future – I don’t know it myself
All I can offer you is me
I’m all I can offer you right now

This was our song, my Englishman and I. I played it as we did our little North Island road tour when he came over from England to see me, two months after our meeting in Paris. Every time I hear this song I think of standing together on the sea front in Paihia. We’d had a beautiful night out together and a fantastic seafood dinner. We’d spent the day swimming with dolphins. He pulled me close and said ‘I know I’m falling deeper and deeper in love with you’.

I sent him the CD when he returned to the UK, and we both felt keenly the truth in the words ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’.

When we married in May 2009 we promised to give each other ‘all that I am, and all that I have’. We both knew that all we could offer each other ‘right now, was me’.

5./ Better be home soon – Crowded House
– What can I say? I’ve always loved this song. It’s my current fave, as I jog through the country lanes, as I hear of friends barbequeing fresh fish and drinking wine in the Indian Summer Down Under.

That’s my list, and to further the meme I tag – Thinly Spread, and a special newcomer utterlyscrumptious – who has just launched her delicious blog cram-packed full of scrumptious recipes! Maybe you can give us some music to bake by?


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'Let’s do the time warp' has 18 comments

  1. April 4, 2010 @ 1:47 pm Liz (LivingwithKids)

    That's a brilliant list, full of lovely, poignant memories – thank you for sharing it with us x

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  2. April 4, 2010 @ 2:08 pm English Mum

    How lovely. I love hearing how songs came to be special to people. I love that crowded house one too x

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  3. April 4, 2010 @ 1:47 pm Liz (LivingwithKids)

    That’s a brilliant list, full of lovely, poignant memories – thank you for sharing it with us x

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    • April 4, 2010 @ 2:29 pm vegemitevix

      Thanks Liz, I had fun thinking about these songs. I know they’re not very rock oriented…but there’s just so many I could choose.

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  5. April 4, 2010 @ 2:08 pm English Mum

    How lovely. I love hearing how songs came to be special to people. I love that crowded house one too x

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    • April 4, 2010 @ 2:30 pm vegemitevix

      I’m always surprised when I come across English people who love Crowded House and/or Split Enz as much as I do. I guess they got great airplay over here or something.

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  6. April 4, 2010 @ 3:41 pm sas

    nice list 🙂

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  7. April 4, 2010 @ 3:41 pm saspetherick

    nice list 🙂

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  8. April 4, 2010 @ 5:30 pm Notes From Lapland

    ah some great songs there Vix. Love crowded house…makes me want to go and put their album on.

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  9. April 4, 2010 @ 2:29 pm vegemitevix

    Thanks Liz, I had fun thinking about these songs. I know they're not very rock oriented…but there's just so many I could choose.

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  10. April 4, 2010 @ 2:30 pm vegemitevix

    I'm always surprised when I come across English people who love Crowded House and/or Split Enz as much as I do. I guess they got great airplay over here or something.

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  11. April 4, 2010 @ 5:30 pm notesfromlapland

    ah some great songs there Vix. Love crowded house…makes me want to go and put their album on.

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  12. April 5, 2010 @ 10:23 am Cate

    A very Kiwi list – know all of them well!

    Hope that you've had a great weekend 🙂

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  13. April 5, 2010 @ 10:23 am Cate

    A very Kiwi list – know all of them well!

    Hope that you’ve had a great weekend 🙂

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  14. April 6, 2010 @ 12:33 am IotaM

    Wow, there’s some poignant personal stuff there. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. April 6, 2010 @ 12:33 am IotaM

    Wow, there's some poignant personal stuff there. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. April 6, 2010 @ 1:33 am IotaM

    Wow, there's some poignant personal stuff there. Thanks for sharing.

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