Finding Phantoms

A few weeks ago, I was rummaging through a thrift store’s shelves of used CDs. The sign above it read “CDs $1.99,” and I knew I was about to have a great deal on my hands.

After making my way through a lot of old O.C. Supertones and Michael W. Smith CDs, I came upon an album with a familiar cover–black and blue, with the white, Β all-caps name “Acceptance” printed on it. I instantly flashed back to a few years prior when I had been checking out that specific band and played their song “Different” over and over again…but, for one reason or another, I had never purchased anything from the artist.

And now I held their CD Phantoms with a two-dollar price tag on it. Sold.

When I arrived at home, I anxiously popped the CD in my brother’s stereo, praying for no skips caused by wear from the previous owner. To my delight, the CD ran through completely, and I could tell I was about to have a new favorite item in my music library. And, of course, I was especially excited to hear my old favorite, “Different,” play:

Tell myself on the ride home.
Getting tired, hating all I’ve known.
Holding on like it’s all I have.
Count me out when it’s clear that I
find it hard to say.
And you find it hard to care.

I wanted to see something that’s different,
something you said would change in me.
Wanted to be anything different,
everything you would change in me.

Got this way, up front but never true.
God, I’m wrong, it’s just the way I am.
Crashing down any chance you’ll hear.
Caving in any chance that you,
could see inside of me.
And I, I’ll know what to say,
It’s fine, this isn’t Hollywood.
So fine, getting in your way.

I wanted to see something that’s different,
something you said would change in me.
Wanted to be anything different,
everything you would change in me.

I’m taking a chance,
this could be different.
This could be all I’m waiting for.
Taking a chance,
this could be different.
This could be all I’m waiting for.

Seriously, enter in the warm and fuzzy nostalgic feelings that unavoidably come from remembering an old, favorite song from high school.

Unfortunately, Acceptance has long since been broken up, though their work is still available on iTunes. Most of the former band members are still active in the music industry, though (according to the venerable Wikipedia).

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