Radio XXIXXX, side A, track 6: “Eternal Flame” by Bangles

Bangles - Eternal FlameOh, Bangles, I’m glad that we finally get to talk about this song, because you’re NOT dreaming, the burning I have for this song IS an eternal flame.  Seriously, Bangles, the first time I ever heard the tick-tocky opening of this song, I was forever under its spell.  Which is not a surprise, since it’s a song performed by you, Bangles.  What’s most surprising to me about this song is that I recorded it initially in 1989.  Because a song like this doesn’t seem like it should have any kind of date attached to it.  Unless it’s a date between you and me, if you get my drift. . .

Sorry.  Anyway, what I mean to say is, yes, I first heard this when I was 13, but for a song like this, numbers and dates really has no meaning.  Way back in the day, I briefly discussed how there are certain songs that just have to exist.  They’re the kind of songs that maybe technically had a release date, but for all intents and purposes, they have always existed.  For me, this is one such song.  I’ve always struggled with predestination, but this is the kind of song that makes me A-OK with it.

“Eternal Flame”

Close your eyes
Give me your hand
Darlin’

Do ya feel my heart beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same

Am I only dreaming
Is this burning
An eternal flame

I believe
It’s meant to be
Darlin’
I watch you when you are sleeping
You belong with me
Do ya feel the same

Am I only dreeaming
Or is this burning
An eternal flame

Say my name
Sun shines through the rain, a whole life
So lonely
And then come and ease the pain

I don’t wanna lose this feelin’

Ohhhhhhhh

<awesome Bangles jam>

Say my name
Sun shines through the rain, a whole life
So lonely
And then come and ease the pain

I don’t wanna lose this feelin’

Ohhhhh

Close your eyes
Give me your hand

Do ya feel my heart beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same

Am I only dreaming
Or is this burning
An eternal flaaaaaaaame

Close your eyes
Give me your hand
Darlin’

Do ya feel my heart beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same

Am I only dreaming
Is this burning
An eternal flaaaaaaame

Close your eyes
Give me your hand
Darlin’

Do ya feel my heart beating
Do you understaaaaaaand
Do you feel the same

Am I only dreaming
Ahhhhhh, an eternaaaal flaaaaaaaaame

Close your eyes
Give me your hand
Darlin’

 

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5 thoughts on “Radio XXIXXX, side A, track 6: “Eternal Flame” by Bangles

  1. bwcarey says:

    songs are like prayers, you just have to listen, God works in mysterious ways

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  2. theelderj says:

    You’re killing me this week. I think I had this song in my head an entire year as a child.

    Why don’t people talk more about the Bangles?

    Seriously, I remember being on an airplane when I was in grade school when they had their pre-recorded song lists and hearing “Eternal Flame” maybe four times in one flight. I still smell the faint ozone-scent of air-travel every time I hear the song.

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    • Starstorm says:

      I’m sorry that I’m killing you, but I hope since I am, I’m killing you softly with these songs 😉 That’s a good memory, too, you could do worse than having this song on repeat.

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