We’re on the home stretch! Today is day 26 of both NaBloPoMo and my 30 Days & 30 Songs challenge. Today’s challenge is a song that makes you want to fall in love or a prompt from an earlier day you wanted to do but chose the other.

Team CheerPeppers. We’re hot.

Honestly, my heart’s been broken so many times that no song exists that makes me want to fall in love. At least, if there is, I haven’t heard it yet, and I can’t imagine any song would. What words could be conveyed in a short, three-minute diddy that would make me want to immediately search for my next failed relationship? I couldn’t answer this prompt even if I wanted to.

So I scrolled through the prompts of yesterday’s past and found one from day 8 that I didn’t use: a song that reminds me of my first love.

It’s so stupid to me now, but I fell hard for my first girlfriend – probably because she was the first female to ever show interest in me. We “dated” for like three weeks. Her birthday fell during that time, and I persuaded my dad to buy her what she wanted most at the time: a copy of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Our “relationship” ended quickly because I snapped and told her she was annoying one day when she interrupted me multiple times as I tried to talk to someone else. That was evidently an unforgivable offense, and she dumped me. Well, she wrote a break-up note and had a friend deliver it to me. Meh. Turned out for the best, though, as (last I knew) she ended up a bible-thumping Christian who named her children after people in the Bible. To be clear, I’m not saying anything is wrong with that, but that is definitely not how I roll.

Anyhow, when Under the Bridge comes on, I sometimes think of her and wonder what could’ve been and how I’m glad it never was.

Audience Participation Time!
Tell me, friends, what song reminds you of your first love?