Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year! - The Escape Song

Could somebody please tell me what happened to the holidays?  One minute I was complaining about Christmas commercials and songs appearing before Thanksgiving, and the next minute, it was 2014.  And to top it off, I forgot to post my article on my blog last week.  I had finished it a few days prior but then proceeded to entertain a house full of company for three days.  It wasn’t until after 2014 had already been ushered in that I realized my blunder.  I am a creature of habit and when I get out of my routine, I lose track of everything.  Anyway, I hope your holidays were blessed!  On to my blog post.

Rick and I were driving home from a wonderful evening with friends, and the song “Escape” (The Pina Colada Song) came on the radio.  It was a number one hit in 1979 with a very catchy beat by Rupert Holmes.

The song tells the story of a man who is bored in his current relationship and so responds to a want ad from a woman searching for someone who likes Pina Coladas. 

“Í was tired of my lady, we’d been together too long.  Like a worn-out recording, of a favorite song.  So while she lay there sleeping, I read the paper in bed.  And in the personals column, there was this letter that said.
If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
If you're not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain.
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
I'm the lady you've looked for, write to me, and escape."

Rick and I talked about how this song captures the attitude of most couples today.   We allow boredom and mediocrity to creep in and cripple our relationships. 

 I didn’t think about my lady, I know that sounds kind of mean.  But me and my old lady, had fallen into the same old dull routine.”

My old lady?  Really??

The song goes on to tell of his meeting the woman who likes Pina Coladas, and she turns out to be his own girlfriend/wife.  How about that?  It seems that the love that he’s looked for was right under his nose. 

Interestingly, he discovers numerous things about her he hadn’t already known.  He also changes his attitude once he sees a new side of her by calling her his own lovely lady.

“It was my own lovely lady, and she said, "Oh, it's you."
And we laughed for a moment, and I said, "I never knew"


"That you liked Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
And the feel of the ocean, and the taste of champagne.
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
You're the love that I've looked for, come with me, and escape."

If we just spend some quality time with our spouse and work on keeping the romance alive, we won’t succumb to the temptation of looking elsewhere for excitement.  It’s not that difficult.  A little effort can turn a relationship completely around.

What is there you don’t know about your spouse?  

As we start this New Year, maybe a great resolution would be to learn more about your spouse.  It could do amazing things for your marriage and spark a flame that may have been dying out.  Put the excitement back into your marriage and keep it there.  Yes, it takes work, but it’s worth every bit!


Happy New Year!

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