A Great Big Pile of Leaves is one of my favorite bands because they remind me of a time when I was undeniably and fully happy. And there's one song in particular (We Don't Need Our Heads) that reminds me of those times. I was in a relationship that was extremely healthy and even though I get caught up in listening to songs that remind me of how horrible I was, I like to look back at those times with a smile.
I mean, I can blame myself and hate myself and wish all I want but nothing will change what happened. It's a little bit more productive to look back at those times and remember all the fun stuff. Even right now, while I listen to this song. I remember all the times we used to play tabletop games or watch Johnny Depp movies. I remember the summers we spent smoking cigarettes and drinking cheap beer, trying to write songs together.
Listen, I know I've fucked up and plastered it all over Vingle through these songs. I know this is clipped in a collection called Love/Life Advice from a Hipster. And you know what, I haven't given you any advice. So if I can for a second, and you can indulge me, here it goes:
It doesn't matter whether or not your relationship is going to end right now or two years from now. It doesn't matter if you feel like you'll never get them back. It doesn't matter if you miss them so much it's ruining your current relationship. None of those things matter. The only thing that does is if you're happy now. And if you are, listen to this song with a couple of your friends and smile. And really take in the moment. Because nothing else is more important than right now.
Hangin’ on the outside, it’s so much more fun. We don’t need our heads cuz our bodies are young. Nights under moonlight and days in the sun. We don’t need our heads cuz our bodies are young. I used to hate sleep, I’d think of all the things that I could be missing. Let’s stay up until the morning. We can go sledding if we want to. We can do anything we want to. We don’t want to miss a thing, let’s stay up until the morning.