have you heard of that westlife song

It was song night in bellecroft tonight. Clyde and I were having dinner when Abbey started strumming the song Wonderwall by Oasis on her guitar. I was surprised she knew it since Abbey was several years younger than Clyde and me and that meant she was hardly part of the age demographic that comprised the generation when the song became a hit.

This set off a whole bevy and barrage of old school tunes as we reminisced and looked back from one boy band to another...Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, A1 and of course, Westlife...And yes, about Westlife...

Abbey said she didn't know a single song by Westlife. Actually, what she meant was that she didn't know a single song of Westlife's that she could play on her guitar but before anyone could give her an example, Clyde piped up to say, "You know! They have that song - Downtown Girl!"

Abbey and I laughed our hearts out. "Downtown Girl! What's that song Downtown Girl?! It's Uptown Girl!"

We teased her about it. "Downtown Girl! She's been living in her downtown world! I bet she never had a backstreet guy!"

"Frontstreet! Frontstreet!" I corrected, caught up in my giggles.

"I bet she never had a frontstreet guy! I bet her momma never told her why!"

"I knew there was something wrong with it when I said it," Clyde said wryly at our merciless teasing.

"Hey, have you heard of the song Downtown Girl by Westlife?" we asked Anj and Cherry when they came down. We laughed more.

This made us go through more old songs of that era and Abbey pulled up the chords to My Love and in chorus, we sang to it, all the way from the first verse to the chorus of the song.

So I say a little prayer
And hope my dreams will take me there
Where the skies are blue, to see you once again...my love.
All the seas and coast to coast
To find the place I love the most
Where the fields are green, to see you once again...my love.

And though I've never really liked the song, nevertheless, I knew it by heart.

And I just had to do it. I told them about this song I made. I said, "You know what, I made up a song when I was in high school. It was for class. Do you wanna hear it?"

Nobody answered. They had all become busy. Clyde was on her laptop and she had headphones covering her ears and Abbey was instructing Anj on how to play the guitar.

"You're not listening!" I complained.

Clyde laughed. "I was teaching Ate Anj," Abbey said. They prodded me for my song.

I gave them my "song". It's about a tree, I informed them with a giggle.

My song was like this:

I don't mind being a tree
As long as you're on an island with me
Here with you, my spirit is free
And I would give my all, even give up eternity...

They liked it, hahahahaha! It's a silly song but soon enough, Abbey had already placed chords on it while we continued to laugh and joke over it until our tummies ached.

I'm to put verses to the song. We had decided that the part I made up will form a chorus. We will call it the "Tree for Eternity" song, hahahaha! We will be singing it on Earth Day or some other environmentalist campaign. And the verse will be something like, "I'm a tree/I'm a tree/And I'm happy/."

Haha, I laughed so hard tonight. Goodness. I'm really gonna miss this house.



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