You know, I think I finally figured out why I loved this song so much as a teenager–and I still do! It’s from The Dream Academy’s first self-titled album that was released back in the 80s.  It’s actually my favourite song from its entire list of offerings.  Again, something is resonating here? I’m going to add the lyrics as well because the songs obviously don’t remain on MP3 of the Moment forever but my Posts about them do.

So to illustrate a bit? An Aspie at a party?

The Party by The Dream Academy

There’s danger in the air
They walk around in pairs
Dancing to the Dansette
Well God Almighty don’t forget
You came here with me.

While Cinderella’s getting hypnotised
By the Italian with grey-green eyes
I stand deliberately out of bounds
Winding you up just to bring you down
To my level

So I’m sitting in a corner with a knife in my back
Pretending not to notice that I’m under attack
When a positive lack of direction breaks
upon my shoulders

You may dance with him all night long
Live your romance out in a popular song
But baby you’re gonna miss me
when the radio comes on
And they’re playing my song.

The boys are queuing at up at every one-night stand
To issue their final demands
The stand’s telling them about this guy
And so they’re standing with her but they’re
keeping their eyes
On some other girl

Me, I’m trying to hold it down
By thinking about the words to some other song
When I’m forced into making polite conversation
I open up the window to get some ventilation
Try to break away from the intellectual starvation.

Meanwhile the taxis are calling
And the angels are falling
Down into the garden of truth
Where two star-crossed lovers
Cut across one another
And make their way home one by one.

Hey may fire imagination into your eyes
I know strong personalities are hard to find
You messed up mine;
We’ve got a good thing let’s keep on trying
Baby you’re gonna miss me when the radio comes
‘round to my time.

When the radio comes on
So long
When the radio comes on
You were gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

They’re playing my song
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

On a final note, I will add that any references to this song aren’t “Aspie-Specific,” if you will.  A lot of NTs could surely identify with this as well.  I just know that it rang an Aspie Bell for me and I got a good laugh about it.

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