Tuesday, 11 December 2007

I wonder if Kevin Rudd remembers...

It's the lazy summer of 1996 and I am keeping the couch company at the end of my first year of uni. The front door is open and Sonic Youth's "Kissability" from their classic album Daydream Nation is blaring on my stereo:

[Kim]
Look into my eyes, don't you trust me
yr so good you could go far
I'll put you in a movie, don't you want to
you could be a star
you could go far
you've got twistability
you fly hard, don't you wanna
you've got kissability
you could be a star, it ain't hard

yr driving me crazy, I feel so sick
yr driving me crazy, give us a kiss

look into my eyes, don't you trust me
yr so soft, you make me hard
I'll put you on a movie, don't you wanna
you could be a star, you could go far
you've got kissability
you sigh hard, don't you wanna
you've got twistability
you could be a star, it ain't hard

yr driving me crazy, you smell so sick
I feel so tired, you made me sick
yr driving me crazy, if I feel so sick
yr driving me crazy, if I feel so sick

Look into my eyes, don't you dis' me
You're so good, you could go far
I'll put you in a movie, don't you wanna
You could be a star, you could go far
You've got twistability
You fly hard, don't you wanna
You've got kissability
You could be a star, it ain't hard

You're driving me crazy, I feel so sick
You're driving me crazy, give us a kiss

I'm an 18yo guy screaming this out at the top of my lungs, when Kevin Rudd appears at the door, door-knocking as part of his campaign to win the federal seat of Griffith - his entry into federal Australian politics.

Kevin comes a-knocking just as I'm screaming out: "you've got - kissability!". It's one of the more embarrassing moments in my life, although there are many to choose from.

Prime Minister - do you remember me? You've got kissability! Oh and by the way, DON'T FUCK IT UP!

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