Saturday, February 13, 2010

Old Clips and Valentine's Day

A few days, out of boredom, I tried searching for clips of old episodes of TV shows on Youtube. The past month, I got to watch some of the clips from General Hospital; and last week, I out of curiosity looked for some episodes of the defunct show Rescue 911. There were a lot of episodes but this one was what I liked:

Episode 616 from January 31, 1995. This was one of those episodes that I fondly remember from way, way back. While the video could be kinda drastic as this is an informational television series, it actually brought that kinda mushy, hopeless romantic worm in me. Why?

Okay, while the episode focused on saving a life in an emergency situation, the story actually revolved about two teenagers, Nick and Amanda who were acquainted during a school's prom night. It let me give out that Awww.....and the kilig feeling seeing how much the guy took the responsibility to the girl's parents during the ordeal of emergency. The girl's so lucky because someone like Nick really cared and showed concern. What actually moved me was these words that Nick said:

"I was hoping she'd be alright. It was like saying don't take the girl. Cause I don't know what's going to happen to her"

I know I'm getting mushier but that's what I truly feel watching the episode. Call it anything but I believe when someone shows that kind of love, care and concern to you even at the brink of an inevitable circumstance, you'd be that stupid, to refuse even to dismiss it. I should know for at one point, I felt how it feels like to be in that situation too. Indeed when you're at the brink of death, in the midst of fear of breathing your last, you do get to have a different perspective on things.

Don't Take the Girl. It was what made the episode stick to my head and my senses. A song written by Tim McGraw. A song which has a story relevant to the episode. Much more, I love the lyrics that goes:

Tim McGraw

Johnny's daddy was taking him fishin'
When he was eight years old
A little girl came through the front gate holdin' a fishing pole
His dad looked down and smiled, said we can't leave her behind
Son I know you don't want her to go but someday you'll change your mind
And Johnny said "Take Jimmy Johnson, take Tommy Thompson, take my best friend Bo
Take anybody that you want as long as she don't go
Take any boy in the world
Daddy please don't take the girl

Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Ten years down the road
He held her tight and kissed her lips
In front of the picture show
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm said "If you do what I tell you to, there won't be any harm"
And Johnny said "Take my money, take my wallet, take my credit cards
Here's the watch that my grandpa gave me
Here's the key to my car
Mister give it a whirl
But please don't take the girl

Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Five years down the road
There's going to be a little one and she says it's time to go
Doctor says the baby's fine but you'll have to leave
'Cause his momma's fading fast and Johnny hit his knees and there he prayed
Take the very breath you gave me
Take the heart from my chest
I'll gladly take her place if you'll let me
Make this my last request
Take me out of this world
God, please don't take the girl

Johnny's daddy
Was taking him fishin'
When he was eight years old

And I am writing this post two days before Valentine's Day. Indeed there are thing that at one point, you'd be willing to do out of love. And sometimes, the kind of love that's not said but instead demonstrated, is the kind of love that's hard to resist.

I hope you'll have a great Valentine's Day.

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