Friday, April 23, 2010

Oh Mandy, Why Did You Have to Be named Mandy?

Dear Barry,


I remember all my life in high school felt like it was rainin' down as cold as ice. All I could see was shadows of the imaginary man I yearned for, or sometimes a face through a window (not going through the window, as that would cause scarring, but a glimpse through the window.) Which lead to me cryin' in the night and waking up with puffy red eyes, but as usual the night goes into mornin', just another day…pancakes for breakfast, the school bus and then the Fish Hall where happy people pass my way. On the way to Algebra I’m lookin' in their eyes and I see a memory. I never realized how happy you made me. 

Doh Mandy!


Well, you came and you gave without takin' but my Dad sent you away because your name was Mandy and also one time he saw you kissing me and he wouldn’t stop shakin' you but I still I need you today.  
Doh, Mandy!


I'm standing on the edge of time because I stepped on my watch and I also walked away when love was mine because I was having a bad hair day. I’ve been caught up in a world of uphill climbin' and the tears are in my mind which is causing water on the brain and as a result my cognitive function is impaired and nothin' is rhyming. 

Doh Mandy!


Well, you came and you gave without takin' but my Dad sent you away because your name was Mandy and one time he saw you kissing me and he wouldn’t stop shakin' you but I still I need you today. 

Doh, Mandy!


Yesterday's a dream because I slept all day. But now I face the mornin' and I’m cryin' on a breeze as I ride my beach cruiser down the canal and the pain is callin' because I’m really out of shape. 

Doh Mandy!


Well, you came and you gave without takin' but my Dad sent you away because your name was Mandy and one time he saw you kissing me and he wouldn’t stop shakin' you but I still I need you today. 

Doh, Mandy!


Love you forever,


Larainy Days

2 comments:

Sue said...

I thank you, my friend. That moved me beyond all description.

Anna M said...

I don't know how I feel about mocking something as sacred as a Barry Manilow song.

Yes, I am a major FANilow!

Glad I could inspire, though. So glad.