It's November 1993, I'm 12 years old and it seems I'm keen to use some free space in my diary to write out the lyrics of my favourite song: I would Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf.
In the pre-internet world there was only one way to do this, and it involved recording the song off of the radio onto cassette then making very good use of the play / pause button until you have all of the words written down for your own personal (singing along) reasons.
But... I'm not sure I did that with this song - because of the bit where I confess, "I don't know the rest of this part, da de da da". Also I've called it "Words I *Know* To Meatloaf".
So I must have been writing the words out from memory! No - from HEART. Which explains why I still know them all today - just a few months ago I heard this song for the first time in ages and some primal urge kicked in where I pretty much performed the song from start to finish (both male and female parts) with all the drama and flourishes required.
I did totally love this song. And you know what - I still do.
(Rides off on motorbike, hair and very loose white frilly blouse flowing behind me.)
(Or "tek off" on motorbike - the Yorkshire way to say it)
Quotes From My Teenage Diaries is an ongoing project as I re-read and reflect
on the diaries I kept from the age of 11 to 16.
You can read Part 1: BEST FRIENDS here,
and Part 4: MY SOUL AMBITION here.
There's a Facebook page too and soon - I hope - there will be a podcast.
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