"Baby take off your cool. I wanna see you. I wanna see you."- Andre 3000 featuring Norah Jones
I know that I spoke about a song that was ruined for me by someone. Now it's time to tell y'all about a song that brings about a pretty vivid, satisfying memory. Though I will not share all the gory details of the memory. I've already had a TMI moment today. *smile*
Anyway, this song takes me back to my younger days at good ol' Howard University-THE REAL HU. I was a college senior preparing to take the world by storm, working long hours at a campus newspaper. Anybody who knows what a production night is like at a newspaper can tell you that you may want to have somebody on standby to give you a massage afterward because it is stressful and tiring as hell.
So on one of these nights, I fell for a "come over". Everybody who has ever attended college should know what a "come over" is and you shouldn't be falling for them anymore long after college is over. So I went and it was the same week that the Speakerboxx/The Love Below CD came out. So he was playing it on blast. One thing led to another and all I can recall was Andre 3000 was playing in the background, it was great and I got sprung. He didn't reciprocate, but every time I hear that album (which of course I ran out and got that same week) I think of that time. And despite the fact that he didn't reciprocate (well not the way he did during the come over), I still smile.