Take me back Barrelassers! Anytime I think of going back, I automatically start singing, “Take me back, cuz I need to be reminded, what I left behind is so far away……” I could go on and on. That song of course is called Take Me Back by Cinderella. Not the Princess, the rock band.
This takes me back to two places. The time is obviously 1988 and 1989. One place is the school bus. During seventh and eighth grade, I’d get on the bus every morning (well, not every morning, but I tried) the bus driver would hold out his hand and I’d give him the tape of my choosing for the day. He’d always let me hear whatever I wanted. Many, many of those times it was the ‘Long Cold Winter’ tape by Cinderella. The little kids on the bus never complained. It must be stuck in their heads today lol. (You’re welcome Cinderella.) A lot of times it was Bon Jovi’s ‘New Jersey’ tape, but let’s not get off track. Maybe we’ll do him tomorrow
So this takes me to another place. My bedroom. Me and my Barrelassin’ mama are sitting on my bed. Just chatting I guess. As we’re talking, her eyes are scanning my room and they keep stopping on my door. On my door was one of those long door posters that covered the entire door from top to bottom of Cinderella. Finally, she looks at me so seriously and announces “I’m sorry, I can’t help but say this, those have got to be the ugliest women I’ve ever seen.” Of course I thought that was hysterical and told her they were men. She still wasn’t sure when she left my room I don’t think. Anyway, that’s gonna have to do it for now. Go find yourself a copy of ‘Long Cold Winter’ and crank up ‘Take Me Back.’