Wear Sunscreen

I remember vividly when I first heard it.

I was lying on my bed in the attic bedroom I shared with Hannes, my South African boyfriend. Our relationship was destructive and dysfunctional, but even worse was my relationship with myself.

I was lost, confused and so afraid of myself.

I was living in London, and it wasn’t that long after first heard it, that I finally chose to drag myself away from that life that was on a downhill spiral to God only knows where. I am frightened to ever find out.

I lay on my bed, stopping and starting the CD, recording every single word.

I felt hope.

I can never say exactly just how much impact Wear Sunscreen had on my life, but now even 15 years later, I  still feel that swelling of hope when I hear it. And I spend the whole time nodding my head in agreement, totally understanding every. single. word.

Whereas all those years ago, when I was 21, those words were teaching me.

Teaching me how I could live a good life and what made it so valuable and important.

Did it work or is this just the wisdom that comes with age?

Please listen now and understand

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  • Dad Blog Tork

    Hey Caz.. I did a series of posts on songs. This sunscreen song got me started on it, but it wasn’t the Baz Luhrmann film clip. You might like it, it’s right up your alley. Set to a dude into travelling. I hope you check it out.


    He’s a dance instructor, filiming his time travelling. I hope it gives you a little different view on the song 🙂

    – tork


  • Jared Holland

    It’s wild how songs and their meanings stick with us through life. This is my first time reading your blog, but I would like to say that I’m very impressed with the overall design and feel. Keep up the great work!


  • Catherine Rodie Blagg

    I love this song. I remember the first time I heard it to, it was playing on the radio as I drove home and I sat in the car outside my house until it had finished absolutely mesmerised. Thank you for bringing it back to me 🙂


    • Caz

      Thank you for sharing your experience with hearing the song. It really is so mesmerizing!


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