Your Face Is Etched Into My Mind

This song brings back memories of me staying in a hostel in Bangalore when I was 19 years old (1995). I had gone back home for a month in between  classes for the holidays and it was my first day back. Infact, it was an hour or so after I got back to the hostel on my way from Cochin.

My roommates & the others in the hostel were due in a couple of days and I was immediately lonely on reaching my room. I put my bag away and changed into shorts and a t-shirt. I had my walkman with me and I was playing Menace To Sobriety, the 3rd release by Ugly Kid Joe. I remember feeling incredible loneliness – I missed my hometown, I missed my family & friends and I missed my then girl friend. The song that played was this one; Milkman’s Son. When you listen to it, it’s a mid-tempo rocker and not sad or nostalgic in any manner.

But  I dunno why, I started crying! Not whimpering; tears were falling down my cheeks and I was singing along to the lyrics. I dunno why but this memory is so strong in my mind. I guess I was just silly. Anyway, enjoy the song & the video by Ugly Kid Joe.

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