We all have a song that somehow stamped our lives, takes us to another place and time.
- "I Go Back" by country singer Kenny Chesney.

Funny how some people, things, places, experiences, memories stay with you for a long time. You don't even realize that they have been part of you ever since you were very young. However, sometimes you just bump into them and look back and reminisce and...smile. :)

There is this song that has been my favorite song for the longest time. I first heard it in the movie "Runaway Bride". We had this cassette tape of the movie soundtrack which I used to play over and over whenever I got home from school. I was 11 or 12 years old at that time. Eventually, the tape was broken because of my endless playbacks of it. My heart was broken too because there was no place else I could probably hear it again except if I were to watch that part of the movie when it was played again. See? That was a problematic time for me.

When I was 11 or 12 years old, I doubt that the internet could've provided me the access to that audio because I remember browsing through the internet and not finding one. Also, my favorite song doesn't fall into the "mainstream" type of music so it is not played very much on the radio. Im not really a very big fan of mainstream music.

So, just picture that. I actually "longed" to hear it for years.

It was December (or January) of my fourth year in HS when I received a mail from my cousins in Canada. My kuya Ron managed to find me a cd of the soundtrack of Runaway Bride. I was thrilled! I was very very happy. =)

April 21, 2006 (12:35 am), for the first time I heard my favorite song on the radio. It was on one of those radio stations that usually play the not-so-mainstream but very good music. If you're a regular listener, you'll know which station Im talking about. :p

Through the years, there have been countless songs that I liked and listened to; but there's a reason why there's the word 'favorite' in my favorite song. It's that song that I've been in love with for years. The song I would never get tired of listening to. The song that just feels like home. Just like my favorite movie. I've probably seen "My Bestfriend's Wedding" many times unimaginable (it's crazy!) ; but I wouldn't mind seeing it again. =)

There are things that stay with us. They've been part of our subconscious selves. That favorite song, movie, place, food, childhood memory or whatever just speaks to you that's why it has been so SPECIAL. Sometimes, people don't understand, but YOU do. You should. :p We have our own, unique preferences after all.

Oh, my favorite song by the way is Never Saw Blue Like That by Shawn Colvin. :) * I found out in the later years that the song was also included in the soundtrack album of the tv show "Dawson's Creek". *

I don't listen to it everyday. I may be head over heels in love with the music of norah jones and sarah maclachlan among all others but when I do hear "Never Saw Blue Like That", I know in my heart that it IS and HAS ALWAYS BEEN my favorite song. All these years. :)



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