Tracks of My Years - 1999

Jen at Mum in the Madhouse has decided to give an insight into her with a weekly post about music that means something to her in Tracks of my Years. As she didn't want to be Billy No Mates, she tagged Sally, Emma, Vic and I to join in. I never need to be asked twice to share music I love and so here is a little something for us all to enjoy!
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 Many years ago when Daddy and I first started dating we went to Wales for a camping holiday. We had actually only been dating for about a month, but we knew that this relationship was something different that he and I were destined to be together and so this wasn't a risky move. We drove in Daddy's red fiesta to a campsite near a village that Daddy had stayed in as a child and where an annoying Seagull sat on top of a telegraph pole laughing at Daddy and I.
Pippa in 1999
Yes I am wearing Dungarees Shorts.
Whilst we were there we were listening to the late John Peel on the Radio and he played the following song.

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I don't remember now, if I had never heard the song before or if it was just the first time that I had actually listened to what was being said but it spoke to me. I even wrote a parody for my Sunday School Class, which as far as I remember was smiled at but the children in my class just thought of me as the crazy convert! Not much has changed then.

This song reminds me that no matter how crappy life can be that sometimes all we need is to listen to a few words of advice from someone who has been there and done that. I think that everyone should listen to this song first thing every morning as it might solve a few problems and will remind us that if we get a fairly cool backing track even words of advice can become a worldwide hit.

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