Albums, Black Sabbath, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Humor, Mother, Music, Parents
I could never tell what tune it was that my mother wanted me to play. For years she would ask me to play “the song.” Asked what song she wanted me to play, Mom would say “the one that goes doodoodoDoodoodoDoodoo…”
…I had no idea what she was talking about.
I would scan my albums of Heart (and later my disks), but Mom seemed to know the Heart tunes. If she wanted, she could ask me to play one of them by name. I would play some of Van Halen’s guitar solos, which she often liked, but no, none of those turned out to be the golden tune. She said I played the song all the time but she could never remember to tell me when I had it on, and I could never figure out what it was when Mom asked for it out of the clear blue.
It was the least I could do for her, so I thought, to play the occasional tune she actually liked after blasting her and dad without mercy for pretty much all day every day. They must have heard enough hard rock to keep Beavis and Butthead head-banging for a decade. …which is saying something, because neither was really a fan of rock&roll at all. So, when Mom said she liked something in my young metal-head playlist, I couldn’t help but want to meet that request.
But what was the song?
I scanned my Jethro Tull collection countless times, trying desperately to match the tune to Mom’s odd description. It was always the same description, and she could never add any details. Alas! Nothing Ian Anderson and his band ever did met turned out to be the song, though she was always happy to listen to Songs From the Wood.
And then one day she came in to my room waving her hands to get my attention. That was it! The song I had on right at that very moment was the one she always wanted me to play. What was it?
…In Mom’s defense, I don’t think she ever really understood the lyrics.
raises furry eyebrow on a stick–maybe it is a more quiet song than the others?
and gosh that was awful lol
That was my hypothesis, but I’d have to say it was disconfirmed.
Capt Jill said:
makes me wonder what else you were playing. 🙂
Gone Wild said:
Moms are so cute and funny…
Ouch, laughing so hard, my side hurts, could be me when I was younger, or me now, as a mum with a teenage son 😉
Well, I like BS quite a lot but I wouldn’t have guessed that one. Hugs, Barbara
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Son of Sharecroppers said:
Totally awesome. Your mom is very funky!
Maybe Mom really didnt care as long as her kid was happy?
That’s just awful!! But then my taste in music is a bit bubble-gummy.
I think it’s pretty cool your mom even liked a Black Sabbath song, whether she understood the lyrics or not …