This morning I checked my mailbox and was really glad that I did. If not, I would have missed the opportunity to have my new fix of … music for the day. Hah!
Yep. It is a package which I expected coming from my ‘tokan’. He’d never fail to deliver. Thanks tokan.
This is a selection of 90’s melodic punk/hardcore bands. In it there is this band called Bouncing Souls. I’m not really ‘the’ fan of BS but for me they’re cool even some critics said that they sounded like Rancid and the like. Well, people with opinions. Eventhough I’m only into two of their albums (Maniacal Laughter and The Good, The Bad And The Argyle), I guess BS has indeed survived with their own brand of sound and of course, songwriting!
There’s a song titled, ‘Quick Check Girl’ – I have been listening to this song for ages but never had the chance to really read through the lines. Not until today. Only now I noticed how funny (or was it hopeless romantic?) one’s experience could be and amazingly, it was well executed with finesse in the song. And the punch line will always be in… you’ll know where to find it.
Four ‘oi!’(s) to Bouncing Souls!
Listen to the song here.
The first Wednesday I saw her
there smiling at me with here blue eyes
and curly hair i couldn't wait till next week
to make the stop see her at the
quick check paper drop.
Every Wednesday we'd count the papers
we'd have a laugh at the people in their suits
no one seemed to notice how she was different
but i did and i knew.
Another Wednesday came and it
seemed it was right so i wrote her a note that i
hoped she would like
dear Kiah would you like to go with me to the boardwalk
what fun it will be
we'll eat cotton candy and we'll get french
fries with vinegar and get a
plate of funnel cake then we'll go on the
zipper look out on the ocean
and puke it all up all the people will scream
we can have a laugh what do you say?
that's what it said in the note.
Another week went by
and she never called another week came and
she wished she had she just
broke up with her fiance and things were kinda crazy
with her i said i understood, another week went by
and she never called but i thought
about the way she looked at me and said to myself maybe..
i pulled into the quick check at 6am to see the sun coming up
when i walked in Kiah wasn't there. The manager said
she quit she isn't here
"Do you want me to help you count the papers?"