this goes out to my peeps from the Toms River North Class of ’83.
when i was a senior in high school, there was so much to think about: college, life after high school, getting the hell away from my hometown, and just which song would be our prom theme. the year before, our prom theme was open arms by journey, an acceptable, if not predictable, ditty. this year, i hoped it would be different. i was thinking it would be nice to shake things up. i went to our senior class meeting, hoping against hope that we could do something different. a few classmates and i had the thought: how about i wanna be sedated?
as you can imagine, that went down like a lead balloon.
in its stead, just you and i was voted in.
(no, i’m not bitter. much.)
for starters, they sing a grammatically incorrect phrase: it should be just you and me. that always tweaked me a bit.
but the song is such melodramatic pap. legend has it, neither rabbitt nor gayle ever intended the song to be a duet; in fact, it is said that the song was recorded and then spliced together. (talk about your drama.) frankly, it puts me to sleep.
so here i go again, indicting a song that probably has ended up a popular wedding song. it probably won’t make me popular, i suspect. i certainly wasn’t in high school, so this probably changes nothing…
plus que ca change, plus que c’est la meme chose.