We Are Always Alone … And That’s OK
Here I go again on my own
Going down the only road I’ve ever known
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
Here I Go Again came on my iTunes during random play and my mood really lifted. I was compelled to blog, well first status update, but then felt this moment needed a bigger platform for reflection. Even though Dave Coverdale has a broken heart, he is going to move on and is OK with being alone. We are alone, we fall in love, problems arise and they always do, some are solved, some aren’t, and sometimes the relationship stays together and sometimes it falls apart. This is the way it is people. Ride the wave of love when you have it and let it go when it turns all nasty and polluted. If you are afraid of being alone or it seems you are always without a +1 because you think you bail too quickly or you think you are picky, either way, you are right where you need to be. Always.
The video takes the song to a whole new level. Maybe it’s all the big shiny back lit hair that makes me smile, or Tawny Kitaen doing a walk over on black and white Jags in what appears to be wardrobe stolen from Stevie Nicks. Seems like a relationship made in Rock-n-Roll heaven. Hot cars, hot chick, dude with tight pants and perfect 80s metal band hair. What could be better???? Wikipedia says their marriage lasted all of maybe 3 years and then he was singing “Here I go again” again. We know where Tawny has been lately – on celebrity rehab shows and The Surreal Life. Maybe she wasn’t as keen on, or accepting of her fate as Dave was, that ultimately we are alone, love comes and goes.
We never have to throw someone from our heart. Nor hold on for dear life. You will not only be alone, but lonely too. The love you have in your heart for yourself and others is where to look when you are feeling confused and desperate. And of course, hit up this video on repeat.
‘Cuz I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams
When does this cycle of falling in and out of love end? It doesn’t.
P.S. If you’ve read this much, I’ll clue you into the Janet Jackson moment at around 2.17