Music Monday: Boxes by Goo Goo Dolls

Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

Thoughts and other ramblings

I don’t even remember how long I’ve been listening to Goo Goo Dolls. I think it’s been easily 12 years or so. The first song I remember from them is Iris. Put your hands up if you are surprised. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that was a song everyone knows. Or at least everyone who’ve seen City of Angels, the movie. I’m considering to go and see them this summer for the first time. I’ll have to sell my soul again, but since it’s late for me anyway, I might take the risk.

Boxes is the title song of Goo Goo Doll’s latest album released in 2017, which was their 11th studio album. My personal favorite from the album is The Pin, but I always liked Boxes too. However, it really hit me over the weekend. Provided, this was after a rather interesting conversation I had with a friend. Lately I’m having a ton of those. Anyway, altough this is more a love song, it makes me think of friendship. I’ve been thinking about that a lot too, lately. Being the introvert, “ill looking”, bookworm, music addict odd kid with her nose in a notebook most of the time, I never really found my place among people. Sure, I had friends at school, but we hardly hung out outside of it. I was hardly invited to go out and play. And so friends came and went in my life. Thinking back most of them weren’t really my friends. My longest friendship ended after 20 years, when the other turned her back on me out of the blue. Still don’t know why, altough I can’t say I was all that surprised considering everything. We’ve been falling out before that.

Then I started to hang out on Goodreads, got into a really cool group and found 2 really good friend. When I started my blog, I got to know a lot of cool people, and once again, a friend. I never used the term friend lightly, but since knowing these awesome people, I know what being friends really means: they support you no matter what, they take you the way you are and like you despite your flaws. Even when you don’t like yourself much. They kick your ass when you need it, but mostly, they stand by you if you ever need them. I’ve never felt more supported and liked in my life and it’s a great feeling. It made me stronger, more confident. And it shows. People see it on me. I can only wish I can have such an impact on their life as they had on mine or could repay them in some way. But mostly, I wish they wouldn’t live so damn far from me.

Lyrics

I need a family to drive me crazy
Call me out when I’m low and lazy
It won’t be perfect, but we’ll be fine
Cause I’ve got your back, and you’ve got mine
You got mine

We’ll have tiny boxes for memories
Open them up and we’ll set them free
There’ll be bad days and some hard times
But I’ll keep your secrets, if you keep mine

You are the memory that won’t ever lapse
When twenty five years have suddenly passed
Wherever you take me, it’s clear I will go
Your love’s the one love that I need to know
Your love’s the one love that I need to know

Take my picture and then you laugh
Cause I hate the way I look in photographs
Keep your memories, but don’t live the past
I’m looking forward to the best days we will have

You are the memory that won’t ever lapse
When twenty five years have suddenly passed
Wherever you take me, it’s clear I will go
Your love’s the one love that I need to know
You are the sun in the desolate sky
And your life’s in these words and it can’t be denied
Wherever you take me, it’s clear I will go
Your love’s the one love that I need to know
Your love’s the one love that I need to know

You can cry away all your complicated memories
That keep you up so many nights
But darling save your apologies
Cause I know that you’re scared,
But I swear you’ll be alright
I swear you’re alright
You’re alright

When the answers escape us when we start to fade
Remember who loved you and the ones who have stayed
Cause my body will fail, but my soul will go on
So don’t you get lonely
I’m right where you are

You are the memory that won’t ever lapse
When twenty five years have suddenly passed
Wherever you take me, it’s clear I will go
Your love’s the one love that I need to know
You are the sun in the desolate sky
And your life’s in these words and it can’t be denied
Wherever you take me, it’s clear I will go
Your love’s the one love that I need to know
Your love’s the one love that I need to know

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