What song

What song do I have to listen to
To get you out of my head
Your tastes were so varied
I hear you singing to
My entire collection
Was that another one of your tricks
To lull me into that
Soft, satisfied, security
So you could bring me down
Piece by piece
Without my ever noticing
What song were you singing
While you were playing
Your game on me

— GB

A Sob Story

I cry at the drop of a hat. Just about anything can set it off. Seeing someone else crying is probably the number one trigger. Another one is the singing of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch at a baseball game. Actually, I get teary-eyed anytime I hear the song now. It’s not so much the song as it is the tradition of singing it that was introduced in remembrance of 9/11.

Other triggers include:

–The last five minutes of the NBC Nightly News. There’s usually a poignant story there that moistens my eyes.

–Crowds singing along and singing louder than the band at a concert, something about that level fandom really gets to me.

–Random song lyrics, I can be driving along or sitting at home and hear something in the singer’s inflection or a lyric that I hadn’t thought about before that opens the floodgates.

–The VT Hokies Football team running onto the field in Lane Stadium to the blaring of “Enter Sandman” by Metallica and the camera panning the crowd to show the all the fans jumping in unison.

These are just the things that I know will affect me. There’s always something else that will take me by surprise and turn me into a blubbering fool. I’m not exactly sure why that is. Even when I’ve been caught in a deep depression, I haven’t had the tendency to cry like I do with the items above.