Here’s a quick Dee fact: When I love/like a song, obsess over one, hear one that sparks my interest, or can’t take one off my head, I have to know its lyrics. And sometimes, when I need a quick break from memorizing stuff for class, I memorize a song instead. That way, I can still get my memory to work, in a fun way. Yeah, I’m a geek like that.
Before the days of Google and back in the days of cassette tapes, looking for lyrics was a bit of a challenge since not all cassette covers came with lyrics and those song hits which were so sikat those days didn’t have reliable lyrics. I remember feeling a bit disappointed when dear father bought my sister and I Smash Mouth’s album Fush Yu Mang (tapes were our favorite pasalubong back then whenever he traveled) and it didn’t have lyrics to their songs, especially Walkin’ on the Sun which I absolutely loved. When CDs came out, knowing the lyrics became easier. My first CD was the Spice Girls’ album and I memorized every song in the album. LOL. Now in the time of Google, finding lyrics are a breeze. I usually go to LyricsMode for my lyrics fix.
There are other songs though that I surprisingly know all the words to because of my parents. Before I developed my own preferences for music, songs from bands they liked — CSNY, Air Supply, Queen, Pink Floyd, Bee Gees — got played a lot so I guess by listening often to them, I unconsciously learned the words to the songs. It’s funny how an old song plays and I find myself singing along to it, wondering how I knew the words to it.
So for my song for Day 8, here’s an old song I used to hear a lot during my childhood (I have another special song from my childhood for Day 29) that I know all the words to. Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
Thanks dear Tatay for introducing me to Queen and Freddie Mercury!