August 3, 2010
The first time I had a designated song with a guy was with my high school sweetheart and it was "Ruby Soho" by Rancid. It came on when we were in his car one night and he noticed me singing along: "Destination unknown/ Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby soho."
He pointed at the radio and told me that this was our song from now on. I asked him if he was serious and he nodded yes. Now, every time I hear those opening chords and Tim Armstrong's scratchy growl, I think about holding his hand while he drove me home.
I had a disagreement with a recent ex over "our song." He wanted Cameo's "Word Up!" and I counter-suggested Bloc Party's "So Here We Are." Then, he lobbied for New Edition's "Cool It Now" as our song, but I straight up vetoed that shit. Are you surprised we didn't work out?
What songs do you have with your loves? Leave 'em in the comments.