Friday, February 13, 2015

Love Songs: Light My Fire

Today's Love Song is about a guy I dated that re-introduced me to The Doors, Rush, and a few other musical greats. 
Love Songs: Light My Fire #TheDoors #ValentinesDay

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

Come on baby light my fire
Come on baby light my fire
Try to set the night on, fire

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on baby light my fire
Come on baby light my fire
Try to set the night on, fire yeah

 It was early 1991 when I met him. I was reeling from a newly broken off relationship, he had returned to his home town. I knew his parents previously as I had lived in the area for some time - his dad and I worked for the same company at one time. His dad had a great sense of humor, always sneaking up behind me scaring the bajeebus out of me. But I had never met the son, until now. He had been fighting some demons from his past, but he seemed to have the bulk of them under control when I met him.

One day, he handed me a cassette and told me I needed to listen to this, that he thinks of me whenever this songs was played on the radio. It was getting quite a bit of radio play at the time, because even though the song came out in 1967, the film "The Doors" had just been released. That's where I gained a better appreciation for The Doors.

We dated for about a year and a half, when his mother called me one day at work. "Come see me after work" she had said. She was upset.

When I got there, she explained to me that some of his past demons had caught up with him and he was currently sitting in jail, as of that morning. They were ugly demons at that. We had a good cry together, but by this time I was somewhat invested into the relationship. Okay, truth be told, I got along great with his parents and I think I probably spent more time talking with his mother than anyone else. I wasn't ready to give that up.

So, while he did his bid in jail, I supported him in his efforts to continue to clean up his life. After jail, he just never was the same, and we broke things off. I eventually left the area, and did not keep in contact with the family.

A few years ago, I decided to Google him to see what he had been up to. He had married and divorced. I was sad to learn that he had been found unconscious outside his apartment early one morning. His demons had returned and they had stolen his life from him. May his soul rest in peace.