In the course of all this, I've been listening to some music I've not heard for many years.
I still know all the words to every track of Rumours American Pie Band on the Run Fragile Tumbleweed Connection Relics Selling England by the Pound Hunky Dory The Kick Inside Bridge over Troubled Water The Best of Bread
I wonder which others are also lurking in my head, waiting to be re-awakened?
Oh and some Carpenters, obviously - not sure which album though.
I probably also still know all the words to Cherish, given the chance to test my knowledge (not in too much of a hurry with that one...).
Which are your most nostalgic know-all-the-words-forever albums?
Oh and one other, Tapestry which I was listening to this morning:
"I have often asked myself the reason for the sadness In a world where tears are just a lullaby If there's any answer, maybe love can end the madness Maybe not, oh, but we can only try You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face And show the world all the love in your heart And people gonna treat you better You're gonna find, yes you will That you're beautiful as you feel."
Its not as easy to believe these words as it was when I was a teenager. Sometime its hard or impossible to believe it, or to do it, or both.
But on the whole I do still think its true. And I don't know how I would keep on getting up in the morning if I didn't believe it most of the time.