30-Day Song Challenge: DAY 7

Hey there! How was your weekend? Did you go out with your friends? Did you go to the mall and scan the whole building like a mall rat? Did you have a date at a restaurant or a park? Or did you just stay at home — doing some chores and watching movies — like me? However you may have spent your weekend, I hope you had a fantastic one. Coz no matter how simply I spent it, I feel fantastic.

Last Friday, I already posted Days 5 and 6 because, yeah, I don’t go online on weekends — like what I said. :P So today is the 7th day of this challenge. And today’s gonna be about a song that reminds me of a certain event.

Now I’m still thinking of which event and which song reminds me of it. Hmmh… Let me think…

LIGHTBULB!

I know.. Okay, so this is not a party or a national holiday or something, but it’s just an event in my life that remains undeleted in my heart and mind.

It was the day my father was leaving for Riyadh. Early at dawn, my dad turned up the volume of our radio when he was playing this song. He was getting so emotional about leaving our house, our family, and our country for the first time. He knew that he would miss everybody since it was a totally different land. So he sang every single word of the song so full of love and longing. He was crying while singing. (Yeah, I know it was a bit OA, but you know, it was his first time and he didn’t super duper want to leave.)

Every time this song is played on the radio, I remember that day. I can imagine him standing at the door shirtless, wearing hisĀ  favorite white shorts, one hand on the waist, the other on the door frame — crying and singing…

Day 7: A Song That Reminds You Of A Certain Event — Green, Green Grass of Home (Tom Jones)


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