Rick peeled back the layers of this song that makes me so melancholy for a time that never happened. I sold my youth to the military to get to California to live a dream that was manufactured by MTV.
The first time I made it to Palm Springs and the pit stop that the green Austin Healey had burned into my soul, I wanted a picture but was too poor to even own a camera, I had to focus and make it a permanent fixture in my bank of youthful memories. The smell of the heat of sand and asphalt and the realism of this is kinda crappy didn’t stop the feeling of well, now what.
It’s taken over 35 years to stumble on a breakdown of this song. The group Tears for Fears are making a comeback. There is this push one last push to bring them back and pull on the heart strings of fans that fell in love with the song and the group. To see them now as I see myself, and older man whose youth has long sense past, feels like the world somehow past me by yet I can smile and be thankful for my outcome. God has graced my life. And I am thankful.
The song still brings me joy. And longing. Seems like the 80’s have never left. Same situations in the world today as then. Rich eating the poor. Wars. And “everybody wants to rule, the world”