December-December Romance

I was telling Studly Doright about my recent blog posts dealing with songs featuring younger men in relationships with older women. He’d never heard the term May-December romance.

“That’s us,” he said, when I finished my explanation.

“That’s not at all us,” I countered.

“Sure it is. You’re way older than I am.”

To be fair, I’m a year and almost two months older than my husband. Certainly not enough to make our 44 year relationship earn the May-December designation, but try telling that to Studly.

At any rate, my blogging friend, author, Shehanne Moore, shehannemoore.wordpress.com, turned me on to another song written about a younger man involved with an older woman. “Desiree” by Neil Diamond fits the bill even if the lyrics were somewhat censored.

https://youtu.be/JHmPRISYB6k

According to Shehanne, “…the words, ‘Became a man at the hands of a woman who was twice my age,’ were changed to ‘Became a man at the hands of a woman who was wise and sage….’ Which does not have quite the same raunch and ring.”

I agree! Why’d they feel the need to change perfectly awesome lyrics? Confession: I’m not a huge Neil Diamond fan, but I listened to “Desiree” for research purposes this morning, and it does meet the May-December theme even in its sanitized version.

Okay, now I’m sure there are more similarly themed songs out there. It’s not like I know everything after all, even though I pretend to on occasion. I’ll just have to keep looking.

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

26 thoughts on “December-December Romance”

      1. I thought you would see it that way. But that is also a song about some boy of 17 and a woman of 31, so it was prob no acceptable but while sage rhymes with age ( no trouble to the June, moon, spoon Mr Diamond, although someone should have pointed out that sage means wise.) I am toiling with the line

        We sat on the sands, and a boy took her hand
        But I saw the sun rise as a man (I guess fan might do it mind you.)

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    1. Still editing! 😳 It’s been hard to sit back and let someone make suggestions. She says we should be ready to publish by Christmas. I’ve finished my little romance, too, but I’m not handing it over until book one is done.

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      1. My editor told me it’s good enough to publish traditionally, but I know just how many books are out there right now. I’m 63. I just want to have something published with my name on it before I die. I have zero contacts in the publishing world, and I don’t want to waste a year or more searching for someone who’ll take it. Long story short—I’ll self-publish.

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      2. Also, did you write books when you were younger or did you only find the time once you retired? Or do you regret not writing sooner or are you happy with the timing of it all

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      3. My whole life I’d said “one day I’ll write a book.” I’d sit down and get maybe a page on paper and then be stumped.

        The book that’s being edited is one I started at least eight years ago. I just got this title in my head and it wouldn’t leave me alone. So I wrote about 20,000 words and got stuck. I had no idea how to move forward. Then this past spring I took a writing course through OLLI. The instructor gave me some tools to work with right as the pandemic hit. I got unstuck and just kept going.

        I do wish I’d have taken a course sooner. Who knows what I might’ve accomplished? I think I thought that, as a reader, I knew everything I needed to know to write a book. 🤪🤣🤪 I knew nothing. Still don’t know much, but I know more than I did.

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