Friday, January 05, 2007

What's My Age Again?

I was in the car getting lunch and Blink 182 comes on. Granted, I'm not the biggest fan, by far, but I've been known to enjoy them and they have this nostalgic quality to them. My high school boyfriend and I used to joke that our song was Damn It by them. It's about a couple breaking up, but it was ALWAYS on the radio when we first started going out so it became a standing joke... "What's your guys' song?" "Damn It by Blink 182."

Anyway... What's My Age Again? came on and I was just sitting in my car singing along when I realized that this song came out when I was like 16. Not only that but I've now skipped OVER 23 and am now 25. That blew me away. But the truth of the song came to me at that moment as well. It's about a 23 year old guy who keeps doing dumb immature stuff and everyone asks him to act his age. His response?

My friends say I should act my age
What's my age again?
What's my age again?
... No one should take themselves so seriously
With many years ahead to fall in line
Why would you wish that on me?
I never want to act my age
What's my age again?
What's my age again?
I never wanna act my age either. I don't think I do in a lot of ways, and that's probably why the fact that this song is at least or close to 10 years old but still feels fresh to me.

2 comments:

Bruce said...

Personally, Blink 182 isn't my thing :P

Dot said...

Damn, I feel old now. Thanks, Megh.