#9 Remember To Breathe by Dashboard Confessional
This is the final Dashboard Confessional song on my list, so I guess this officially means Remember To Breathe is my favorite Dashboard Confessional song, which isn’t that shocking because on multiple occasions I’ve listened to this song back to back or even back to back to back or even back to went to the bathroom to back to took a nap to back.
I have trouble remembering to breathe sometimes. I’ll just be standing around thinking, “I wonder what that girl thinks about me. She probably hates me. Although when I text her she returns my texts. Which is more than I can say for other girls. Although she does often return them with, ‘please stop txting me.’ She’s just playing hard to get. Holy crap, did I stop breathing? Hmm, I’m not really sure, I better wait this out…yep, I’m not breathing. How do I breathe again? Oh yeah, just take in air. Whew, that was close.”
I’m a pretty nervous person. Actually very nervous person. I worry a lot. I have very little in person experience with women, which means whenever I know I’m going to be with a girl, especially a girl I like, I get very nervous and start over thinking things and it takes a while for me to calm myself down.
I remember one night I was going to hang out with Shane and his now ex girlfriend Kayla, and Angela was going to be there. The last time me and Angela had seen each other was a week previous where we drunkenly bonded – I think drunkenly bonded usually means sex, but in this scenario it means I explained to her why Maria Sharapova was wrong for saying she did a 360 with her performance when she should have used 180, and somehow Angela still found me to be cute. It was a big deal to me because at the beginning of that summer we were all together at a lake and I found her super adorable and developed a crush on her, and somehow on the day after my birthday we found ourselves together with her surprisingly laughing at my drunken attempt at conversation with a girl a million times out of my league – at the time, and it still may be true, I proclaimed Angela to be the most attractive girl I have ever seen in person.
To find out the next day from Shane that she enjoyed my company was a great feeling. So to have the chance to hang out with her the very next week was of course nerve wrecking and I’d rather save myself embarrassment by not going and instead listening to The Best of Boy Bands in the 90s volume 2 – I would never really listen that, of course because it could never top volume 1, winky face.
Before going to hang out with her I remember listening to this song, a couple times in fact. Its calming message calmed me. I don’t know why. I still don’t know why. But I felt things would be okay. And even though I was nervous and thought I’d make a fool of myself I went and we had a fantastic time and it was the start of something beautiful…
Wait, although the night wasn’t horrible I made no progress with her and completely acted shy and spent the night hating myself and regretting every moment I didn’t say something witty or interesting to her and a month later she ended up calling me a creep.
But the point is…um, I guess there is no point. This is still a good song though.