Daily Archives: November 15, 2016

Radio 73, side A, track 3: “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls

Iris - The Goo Goo DollsOh, Goo Goo Dolls, shit yeah.  If I’m remembering the timeline of my life, and I might not be because my memories from my college days are fuzzy, but this song came out at the height of my lovefool period.  I must have been about 23, and I was trying to find love and meaning in everything.  Absolutely everything.  I was all about unrequited love.  Hell, unrequited love had been my jam for nearly two decades by this time.  Add in alcohol, ever-deepening depression, a volatile college love affair, I was so in my element, Goo Goo Dolls.  And then here you come with this beautiful song, where the very first lyric is “I’d give up forever to touch you”. . .ba ba BAM!  Not only that, but it was on the soundtrack to the remake of “Wings Of Desire”, one of my favorite movies of all time.  And while I haven’t seen “City of Angels” since it was first released on video, and while I’m guessing it may not have held up real well over the years, when it came out I was in heaven.  Pun intended.

This is one of those pure ’90s angsty songs that you can just roll around in, much like one would roll around in their bed all day, moaning about all the loves lost, only getting up long enough to rewind “City of Angels” so you could watch it again.

lyrics to “Iris”

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