It's a great feeling when a song from your distant past pierces you like a cliched cupid arrow.
When it happens, I usually let the arrow stay there for as long as possible. It's a fluttery and fleeting time, when my mind runs in ecstatic loops, trying to keep up with how the rest of me is feeling.
I heard a song recently that I hadn't heard since I was a teenager and this happened.
It was by a band I don't even really like, but those random mixed tones triggered something sharp, deep in my subconscious.
I was reminded what a great song this is.
In an effort to keep the arrow in, I started playing the song on my guitar late that night.
Then I decided to hit record, in the off chance this version might send someone an arrow one day.
Stream on Spotify:
Steam on Apple music here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/dont-change-single/1479883946
The original by INXS, in all its 80s glory:
Even The Boss has covered this: