I wrote this for my creative writing class a couple of years ago. I was still dazed and giddy from the Blink reunion (which was announced that night), so I decided to write about them.
To Mark, Tom, and Travis
I’ve known you for almost half my life so far And I want to thank you for the past ten years A decade you’ve filled with shock and awe And almost two hundred songs to grace my ears
One verse and one chorus was all that I needed From my musical rut, you set me free If you meant to inspire, then you succeeded You struck your chords, and they struck me
You stayed carefree and shameless even at twenty-three Stuck it to the man with sticks and guitars in hand Set curse words aflame and streaked down the streets This attitude, this sound launched a thousand bands
Two records later, you were invincible, it seemed Then came the news I refused to comprehend Forever, my eyes were locked on that screen That cold February morning when you announced your end
From then on, I sang along with a thorn in my side Knowing we could never again sing these songs together It’s felt like plus forty-four years since the music died Your angels and airwaves vowed to never surrender
You never unplugged the amps, you continued to play Except now there were new names and two friends against one Separate tours, separate stages, these new bands—here to stay But neither could top what you had promised was done
Soon messages spread, cryptic and viral Constant hints and rumors of your triumphant return My hopeful mind began to spin and spiral Four years to my loss, the truth I’d learn
My heart swelled as you three took the stage once more I prayed that this moment wouldn’t be the last Then came the news I had been wishing for It was official – Blink was back!