Oh, Surface, damn this song is good. Pretty sure that I was totally in love with the idea that I’d break down crying the first time I looked into a girl’s eyes because my heart was just so full of love for her. It’s a pretty nice idea, Surface. But also pretty sure, after years and years of showing women that I was a sensitive guy who would cry at the drop of a hat, that what it actually showed is I couldn’t keep my shit together. It’s rare that I cry anymore, Surface, so when it does happen, my wife thinks I’m unbelievably stoic and sensitive. It’s taken me a long time to learn that less is more. I’m not saying that you guys steered me in the wrong direction or anything, Surface, but. . .
Radio 70, side B, track 6: “The First Time” by Surface