CND Song 17 Haywire

Haywire - Thinking About the Years, 1988 (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)

'Then a voice - brought us all to tears! Together! Oh, for the last time...' Feel like having a sentimental Sunday? This single, also known as 'the graduation song', was released just a few weeks before my own high school grad and caused no end of sighing and tears whenever it was played - I still distinctly remember a group of girls at a pre-grad party, swaying and sobbing with their arms around each other, with this on the tape player. I'd get teary-eyed listening to it too. Yes, even grouchy, cynical, mean old me. My sister had the tape and would play the song for me sometimes to mark the occasion of my graduating and leaving home. She also had her own version, 'Thinking About My Beer', which she'd sing in tones of soulful drama, complete with fake sobs. The memory always makes me smile. My mother lives in Charlottetown and runs into members of the band from time to time - all very nice people, she tells me. Thanks for my graduation song, guys.

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