Song that changed Richard's life:
Green Day - When September Ends(listen now) (lyrics)
The story behind the song:
I've always been unlucky in love and have had my heart broken alot. I've fallen for lots of people but I always ended up getting fed the dreaded line 'lets just be friends.'
I decided I would be better off giving up on love and concentrating on my work life. It was then that my employers decided to let me go. I felt like my life was worthless and I pretty much had no future. Eventually I found a job at a supermarket and focused again on my job. I got on with all my work mates except for one particular girl who barely spoke to me apart from the occassional brief chat about work. Slowly we began to speak more and I realized we had loads in comon.
Eventually we started to go out. We've had an amazing year and when we went on vacation we finally anounced our love for eachother. This woman completely turned my life around. However our fledgling love was under threat because she was going off to school after the summer and I knew how difficult it would be to carry on a long distance relationship with all that space between us.
Fortuanley our relationship was strong enough to survive and we are now more in love than ever. When we were driving back from that vacation we heard this track and now whenever I hear it I can't help but think of the night when we sat on the beach and confessed our love for eachother. I never wanted September to come at all...