1986_0801 : Song For The Ages
When I got home from my trip that August, I had been listening to pop songs like Shouldn’t Have to Be Like That by Fra Lippo Lippi, then I fell for C., a sweet French-American girl. Once we started going out, I wrote this as my first direct love song. Frankly, I think it’s the most vacuous thing I’ve ever written, as it is completely out of context with my writing style, though at the time I regarded it as a special exercise in honesty. Honestly, now I would much rather no one ever hear it.