This song and Pink Floyd in general represent an important phase in my life.
Being the extremist I am, my life fluctuates cyclically between ruts of excessive safety zones and peaks of obsessive mania. I’m currently in the latter phase.
This song doesn’t represent now though. I was 19 during the “Hey You” phase. I had just discovered that I wasn’t who I thought I was the week before. I then proceeded to go through a few years of mania, settling back again into safety around 2007.
Of course, I hear the song often. It’s in every music library on all the devices I own. Today though, for some strange reason, I accidentally listened to the song instead of just hearing it. Then all the feelings came crashing down.
The freezing “Islamic Culture” classroom in the Sharia Department at the University of Jordan. Listening to Led Zeppelin at a friend’s house before class. Sitting in Starbucks as a friend taught me HTML. Amigo’s and mazhareyat-il-tequila of Amigo’s. Shawerma. Battle of the Bands.
It was an awesome year, filled with music, new experiences, and new passions. You can feel it in the way I wrote in this blog; my tone was different. It was fresh. It was young. It hadn’t yet gone through shit experiences. That’s the best thing about being a blogger; a recorded testament to who I am and how I changed. It drives me crazy that 2005 was EIGHT damn years ago. Can you believe that? Eight years? I’m so old.
So yeah… Hey you.
Enjoy the song.