We filled our time listening to music, usually heavy metal and hardcore - we thought we were too cool to listen to anything else. But when Black by Pearl Jam played, I entirely understood the story she was telling.
The hall lights dimmed but she lit up. She was raw, uncut and with nothing to lose. I have never seen a person unleash themselves so fully and oblivious to social norms
You flick through my CDs with the kind of thought and care people put into choosing a name for their child. An appreciative smile rests briefly on my lips as you insert the disc into the car stereo. I don’t even care what you’ve chosen, I just love that it took you so long to choose
Vivid flashbacks. The last time I saw him. The last time I walked in to the hospital room. The last time he looked at me.
Jeff Dowsing Fairfield and other Melbourne locations, 1998 The meaning of the song was lost on me until that moment, when it belted me in the face before the chorus punched me in the guts.