If you're about my age *cough* early thirties *cough* then you'll remember the song "Closing Time" by Semisonic. It was released in 1998 and like a lot of people I've always thought it was about the end of a night out. You know, when the bartender calls time and everyone starts to pile out of the pub or bar. It's a great song and I've often found myself singing along to it, reliving funny nights out.
Only tonight, over a decade later, I've learned the real meaning behind this song. And as a mother of two boys, it really resonated with me. It's beautiful. I cried. And you probably will too.
Have a little watch of this YouTube clip featuring Dan Wilson of Semisonic, where he performs the song and explains the meaning behind it. It's pretty funny to watch, but I don't think I'll ever be able to listen to Closing Time now without thinking of my son's birth and shedding a happy little tear.
Skip to about 3:22 if you don't want to watch the whole thing.
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